CR-AVE Logistics - Lodging

Houston - January (pre-Costa Rica) and February (post-Costa Rica)

Marriott Residence Inn - Houston Clear Lake
525 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058
281.486.2424 (voice)
281.488.8179 (fax)
Web Site
Rate is $92.00 per night, plus tax for a one-bedroom suite.
Rate includes a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast (every day) and evening hospitality hour (Monday through Thursday only).
Group name: NASA AVE
Group dates: 2-14 January 2006 and 12-14 February 2006. Note that the group rate will be extended to three days before and after the group dates, based on availability.
Cut-off date for reservations: 30 December 2005

 

TownePlace Suites - Houston Clear Lake
1050 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058
281.286.2132 (voice)
281.286.1493 (fax)
Web Site
Rate is $65.00 per night, plus tax for one-bedroom studio unit.
Group name: NASA AVE
Group dates: 2-14 January 2006 and 12-14 February 2006. Note that the group rate will be extended to three days before and after the group dates, based on availability.
Cut-off date for reservations: 30 December 2005

 

The Ellington Field Area
See Map for hotel location.

NASA Ellington Field Shipping Address:
NASA
Bldg. 994/Ellington Field
Houston, TX 77034
Attn: Quincy Allison for Your team/Your name
650 455-4964 cell

 

Houston Car Rental Information:

AVIS Car Rental:
For those traveling from Houston to Costa Rica on the C-5A:

  • You are encouraged to rent your car in Houston from Avis. If you do, you can drop off the car at Southwest Services, which is located on the other side of the old terminal at Ellington Field, approximately a quarter to a half a mile from the WB-57F hangar, before boarding the C-5A for the transit flight to Costa Rica. The Avis Clear Lake office will pick up your car, process the paperwork, and send you a receipt.
  • If you need a receipt immediately, you can drop off the car at the Avis Clear Lake office, which is located next to the Residence Inn on Bay Area Boulevard (see address below). You then will need to make arrangements for transportation from the Avis office back to Ellington Field.
  • There is no drop charge for picking up your car at the airport (Hobby or Intercontinental) and returning it to Southwest Services or the Clear Lake office.
  • Southwest Services is open 24/7.

For those traveling from Costa Rica to Houston on the C-5A:

  • Again, you are encouraged to rent your car in Houston from Avis. Request rental location 'W5T' (the Clear Lake office). If making your reservations on the Internet, under 'additional remarks,' type 'Deliver to EFD.' Or, if you call the Avis 1-800 reservation number (1.800.331.7423) or the Clear Lake office, specify your request to the rental agent. The car will be waiting for you at Southwest Services when the C-5A lands in Houston. Southwest Services is on the other side of the old terminal at Ellington Field, approximately a quarter to a half a mile from the WB-57F hangar.
  • It will be more convenient for all involved (including you) if you are an Avis Preferred Service member. This will save you the trouble of completing a lot of paperwork when you pick up your car. Membership is free, and you can apply on-line. http://www.avis.com
  • There is no drop charge for picking up your car at Southwest Services or the Clear Lake office and returning it to the airport (Hobby or Intercontinental).
  • Southwest Services is open 24/7.

If you have any questions, please call the Avis Clear Lake office directly:

Avis
477 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058
281.488.4995
281.488.5221 (fax)

Costa Rica

Melia Cariari
Autopista Gri. Canas
Cruce San Antonio
San Jose, Costa Rica
+506.239.0022 (voice)
+506.239.2803 (fax)
Email
Web Site
Rate is US$104.00 per night, plus tax for a single/double room. The charge for each additional person in a room is $US20.00.
The rate includes a buffet breakfast and use of the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and sauna.
Internet access is available for an additional charge of US$12.00 per day - you must request a room with Internet access when making your reservation.
Suggested gratuities include US$3.00 for the bellman (per person round trip), US$2.00 for the housekeeper (per room, per night).
Mandatory gratuities include US$1.50 for deliveries.
Group name: NASA AVE
Group dates: 14 January to 12 February 2006. Note that the group rate will be extended one week before and after the group dates, based on availability.
Cut-off date for reservations: 14 December 2005
To make reservations, contact Mrs. Alejandra Albertazi (+506.232.8122 ext. 162, ereservas@melia.co.cr) and copy Mrs. Evelyn Monge (+506.232.8122 ext. 290, evelyn.monge@solmelia.co.cr). The fax number for reservations is +506.231.5698.
Cancellation for individual room reservations must be received 72 hours before the arrival date. Any cancellation within 72 hours or no-show reservations will be subject to one night's room rent, plus tax. This will be charged to the credit card used to make the reservation.

 

Costa Rica Marriott Hotel
San Antonio de Belen
San Jose, Costa Rica
506.298.0000 (voice)
506.298.0044 (fax)
Web Site
Rate is US$104.00 per night, plus 16.4% tax for a single/double room. The charge for a third or fourth person in a room is US$15 each. There is no extra charge for children under 12 years of age sharing a room with their parents.
A full American buffet breakfast at the Villa Hermosa Restaurant is included in the room rate.
The rate also includes a complementary local newspaper and use of the health club.
High-speed Internet access is available for an additional charge per day.
A bellman gratuity charge of US$4.00 per person round trip and a housekeeping gratuity charge of US$2.00 per room per day will be posted directly to each room account. Group name: NASA AVE
Group dates: 14 January to 12 February 2006. Note that the group rate will be extended to three days before and after the group dates, based on availability.
Cut-off date for reservations: 14 December 2005
To make reservations, call +506.298.0844, fax +506.298-0044, or e-mail rreserva@marriott.co.cr

 

San Jose, Costa Rica Map
See Map for San Jose location.
CR-AVE Car Rental Information for Costa Rica
We have made arrangements with Alamo/National and Hertz car rental agencies in San Jose, Costa Rica. Dont forget to mention NASA CR-AVE when making arrangements. The discounts will apply at these local agencies only, so please do not make your reservations through the national toll-free number. Call the car rental agency directly. If you already have made a reservation on the Internet or with the corporate office and you wish to take advantage of these discounted rates, you must call the local office (numbers provided below) and make a reservation directly. Dont forget to cancel your other reservation.

Alamo prices reflect a 20% discount, and Hertz prices reflect a 10% discount.

If you wish to rent a mobile telephone, you can do that through the car rental agency. Rate information is included below.

ALAMO / NATIONAL Rent-a-Car:
Option 1 Toyota Echo/Yaris ( or similar)
  4-door, air conditioning, standard transmission;
  $33.60/day, $201.00/week
  full-coverage insurance $27.00 per day
   
Option 2 Toyota Corolla (or similar)
  4-door, air conditioning, standard transmission;
  $39.20/day, $235.20/week
  full-coverage insurance $30.00 per day
   
Option 3 Daihatsu Terios (or similar, small SUV)
  4-wheel drive, 4-door plus hatch, air conditioning, standard
  transmission; $43.20/day, $259.20/week
  full-coverage insurance $30.00 per day
   
Option 4 Toyota RAV4
  4-wheel drive, 4-door plus hatch, air conditioning, standard
  transmission; $60.00/day, $360.00/week
  full-coverage insurance $30.00 per day
   
Alamo Rent-a-Car cell-phone rental rates are as follows:
Daily Rate: $2.00
Local Call Rate: $0.69 per minute
International Call Rate: $2.50 per minute
   
Alamo Rent-a-Car cell-phone rental rates are as follows:
Phone: 011 506 242 7733
E-mail: alamocostarica@anccar.com
Fax Reservations Department: 011 506 242 7755
Local web site: http://www.alamocostarica.com
   
Hertz Rental Car:
Option 1 Class C; Toyota Yaris
  4-wheel drive, 4-door, air conditioning, standard
  transmission; $35.10/day or $184.50/week, plus insurance
  (these are the prices from the web site, less the 10% discount)
   
Option 2 Class F; Daihatsu Terios (small SUV)
  4-wheel drive, 4-door plus hatch, air conditioning, standard
  transmission; $49.50/day or $272.70/week, plus insurance
  (price from web site less our 10% discount)

Full coverage insurance prices for Hertz have not been provided at the time of this message.

Hertz also rents cell phones. There is no daily charge; however, there is a minimum 3-minutes/day charge. All calls are billed at $1.95 per minute incoming and outgoing, local and international.

Contact: Roberto Calderon Jr., General Manager
Phone: 011 506 221 1818
Fax: 011 506 222 8428
E-mail: roberto@hertzcr.com
Key points of contact: Roberto, Jr., Arnoldo, or Federico
Local web site: http://www.costaricarentacar.net

Visit the web site and fill out the reservation form for an on-line quote. Then fill out personal details and send the application for a reservation number.