NITOC Accommodations


Stoa has made arrangements with a number of local hotels to offer discounts to tournament attendees.
Some of the hotels have provided web links to register. For the others, call the hotels to make reservations. Mention Stoa NITOC (or speech and debate nationals or some variation on that theme as each hotel has their own wording) to obtain the discounted rate.
Items to consider (please confirm the following items related to the Stoa NITOC rate):
Many of the hotels include breakfast for free or at a discounted rate.
Most hotels have free parking or parking at a discounted rate.
Most hotels include free internet.
Many of the hotels have small refrigerators and microwaves in the rooms.

Many of the hotels will only guarantee rooms and rates until the end of April or early May, so register quickly.

Hilton Hotel

San Diego Mission Valley
Hotel Tournament Information Page
Hotel Registration Weblink
Hotel Website
901 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108
$119/night - Two Double Beds

Wyndham Garden San Diego

Hotel Website
(The hotel is changing names the last week in April from the Mission Plaza Hotel and Suites. Renovations will also be completed by tournament time.)
3737 Sports Arena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
866-269-8927 (Toll free)
$89/night - Standard Room
$99/night - Jr. Suites

Hilton Hotel

San Diego Mission Bay
Hotel Registration Weblink
Hotel Website
1775 East Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
$129/night - One King or Two Queen Beds

Comfort Inn and Suites Zoo/Sea World

Hotel Tournament Information Page
Hotel Website
2485 Hotel Circle Place
San Diego, CA 92108
$85/night - King Bed
$85/night - Two Queen Beds with Sofa Sleeper
$105/night - King Bed Suite with Bunk Beds

La Quinta Inn Old Town

Hotel Website
2380 Moore Street
San Diego, CA 92110
619-291-9100 (ask for Veritas rate)
$89/night - Two Queen Beds

Mission Inn Old Town

Hotel Website
3900 Old Town Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110
Hot breakfast
$99/night - Two double beds

Holiday Inn Bayside

Hotel Website
4875 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
$114/night - Two Queen Beds

Courtyard by Marriott, San Diego Central

Price Reduction
Hotel Tournament Information Page
Hotel Website
8651 Spectrum Center Blvd
San Diego, CA 92123 USA
$99/night - Up to Quad Occupancy

Courtyard by Marriott, Liberty Station

Hotel Website
2592 Laning Road
San Diego, CA 92106
$129/night - Two Queen Beds
You may purchase $5.00 Grab and Go breakfasts.
$145/night - Two Queen Beds with Full Breakfast for up to 4 people (mention code: DBB)

There are also dozens of hotels and motels (in all price ranges) in the Mission Valley/Hotel Circle area. These are within about a 15 minute drive to the Point Loma Nazarene University campus.


Dorm rooms will be available at PLNU.

Cost: $120 per person for 6 nights
The Stoa Board of Directors was able to negotiate a bulk purchase from PLNU for 500 beds and is offering them at $120 per bed for the 6 nights! This includes the costs and a markup to cover contingencies and insurance. We hope this serves you well and can make the tournament more affordable for many of you.

Additional Costs: $20 per person for linens and towels. These are not included in the $120 price for the week. You may bring your own linens and towels.

Check In: After 3 PM on Monday, May 30

Check Out: Before 10 AM Sunday, June 5

Types of rooms:
Flex Housing Family Units: A very limited number (15) of family units are available.
Each unit has 5 beds and all 5 beds must be purchased for the week at a total cost of $600.
Flex housing units have refrigerators and stoves, but no pots, pans, dishes or utensils.

Dorm Rooms: Gender separated rooms and bathrooms. Some by module and some by floor.

Dorm rooms on the campus are $120 per bed for six nights. They do not have bedding, refrigerators or microwaves. You may bring your own bedding and towels, or pay $20 for the campus linens and towels. You may also bring a mini refrigerator and microwave, or anything else you may need. The dorms are gender segregated amongst unrelated families. A mixed-gender family CAN stay together in the dorms and mothers/fathers travelling with same-gender children (i.e. two mothers with their sons) may stay together. We are simply keeping any children that are unrelated and of opposite genders separated, and any mothers/fathers of different families separated.

Plan to have roommates and build friendships!

You can email requests to the housing coordinator, Sandra Ford ( with your specific family configuration to see if she can place as many of you together as possible. Different dorm rooms accommodate different numbers of individuals.

Children 9 years old and younger (of the same gender as the parent) may sleep on the floor in the same room with their parent. You MUST let Sandra Ford ( know if you are planning to have young children stay with you in your room because this could impact your potential roommates.

Linens and towels can be requested for $20 per person for the younger siblings, as well.

Availability: Requests for dorm lodging and payment can be made when tournament registration opens.

Priority: Rooms will be assigned based on receipt of paid registration. This obviously gives priority to those paying via PayPal. There is no way to wait for the pending arrival of checks in order to assign rooms. The complexity of this process necessitates the assigning of rooms immediately upon payment. Those paying by check will be assigned rooms when the checks are received.

Campus Curfew: PLNU requires on-campus residents to be in their rooms by 10 PM in accordance with local noise ordinances.

Meals: Not included*

Campus Meals: Purchased on site - all you can eat
Breakfast $6.25
Lunch $8.50
Dinner $10.90
Tournament meal options will also be available, including pre-purchased Cafeteria meals at a small discount and pre-purchased box meals. These are purchased during registration. There is a small grocery store (Fresh and Easy Market) across the street from PLNU. The market is open from 7am to 10pm and is about a 10 - 15 minute walk from the dorms.