Professional Development Workshop Series

Location, Lodging, Dining, & Local Activities


The workshops will take place at Claremont Graduate University in the Ron W. Burkle Family Building.  The Burkle Building is located at 1021 N. Dartmouth Ave, Claremont, CA 91711.  Each morning begins with a brief group session in room Burkle 16, adjacent to the Registration Booth.

Parking is free in the parking lots located on College Ave & 8th St, Dartmouth Ave & 9th St, and between College & Dartmouth on 11th St.  Street parking is also available during the workshops.

A campus map can be found after the link.


From the 10 Fwy: Exit Indian Hill Blvd and head north.  (Westbound 10: Right on Indian Hill Blvd.  Eastbound 10: Left on Indian Hill Blvd.)  Turn right on Arrow Route.  Turn left on College Ave.  Continue 11 blocks north to 11th St.  Turn right on 11th St.  11th St. becomes Drucker Way at College Ave. The parking lots on the right and left sides of Drucker Way will be clearly marked.  (The Burkle Family Building is located on the south-west corner of 11th St/Drucker Way & Dartmouth Ave.  The workshops will be held downstairs on the 1st floor.)

From the 210 Fwy: Exit Towne Ave and head south.  (Westbound 210: Left on Towne Ave.  Eastbound 210: Right on Towne Ave.)  Continue south about 1 mile.  Turn left on Foothill Blvd (first major cross street).  Continue past Indian Hill Blvd.  Turn right on Dartmouth Ave (first stoplight after Indian Hill Blvd).  Turn right on Drucker Way/11th St.  Parking lots to the right and left sides of Drucker Way will be clearly marked.  (The Burkle Family Building is located on the south-west corner of 11th St/Drucker Way & Dartmouth Ave.  The workshops will be held downstairs on the 1st floor.)

Transportation Services

Airport: The most convenient airport to Claremont is the Ontario International Airport in Ontario California: Transportation from the airport to area hotels can be arranged through the telephones at the ground transportation board in the baggage claim areas. Taxi service or a shuttle to the car rental office can also be found at these terminals. Reservations are not required for door-to-door shuttle service, but if you want to call ahead of time, these are the numbers:

  • Econoride = (877) 413-2666
  • Inland Express = (909) 626-6599
  • Prime Time = 800-733-8267
  • Southern California Coach = 800-232-6224
  • Supershuttle = 800-933-6901

(Other airports in the area are Burbank, Los Angeles International (LAX), and John Wayne Airport, each of which is approximately an hour drive from Claremont if there is no traffic.)


Workshop participants are responsible for arranging lodging, and several high-quality local hotels are listed below for your convenience.

For recommendations on budget acccommodations, feel free to call us at (909) 607-9016.

Casa 425
Very pleasant boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Claremont, immediate next to some of the town's best dining. A pleasant 15-20 minute walk or 5-minute drive from campus.
425 West 1st Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 624-2272

Claremont Doubletree
Recently rennovated--an attractive 15-minute walk from campus!
555 West Foothill Blvd
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 626-2411

Sheraton Ontario Airport Hotel
A 15-minute drive from campus; has a free Ontario Airport shuttle.
429 N. Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764
Phone: (909) 937-8000
Fax: (909) 937-3378

Ayres Suites
Ontario Airport/Convention Center
1945 East Holt Boulevard
Ontario, CA 91764
Phone: (909) 390-7778
Fax: (909)937-971

Courtyard Ontario Rancho Cucamonga
11525 Mission Vista Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Phone: (909) 481-6476

Sheraton Suites Fairplex
Sheraton Fairplex Hotel
4 miles from campus
Complimentary shuttle service to/from Ontario Airport and Claremont campus (based on availability)
601 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
(888) 627-8074

The Aloft Ontario
New Starwood Hotel
10480 Fourth Street
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Phone: (909) 484-2018

The Ramada Inn
840 S. Indian Hill Blvd.
Claremont, CA, 91711 US


Attendees of our workshop series have many options for dining during the lunch break.  This link leads to a Google Map of local restaurants.  Our staff will be very happy to make recommendations based on your needs.  A detailed map of local eateries will be available at check-in during the workshops.

During the week, you may enjoy lunch at one of the local campus dining halls. These cafeterias generally accept cash only.

Vacation Ideas

Claremont is located in sunny southern California. In the area, there are many interesting places to visit and view – beaches, mountains, deserts, amusement parks, museums, television shows, national sports teams, night clubs, comedy clubs... the possibilities are endless!

Here are links to help with your planning:

Last updated 5/22/2012.