Lunacon 2016 will be held at the Hilton Westchester, Lunacon’s home for 21 of the last 23 years, located at 699 Westchester Ave., Rye Brook, NY, in Westchester County, just north of New York City. The Port Chester stop on Metro-North's New Haven line is the closest train station.
The hotel's on-site restaurant, härth, provides a relaxing atmosphere to sip local craft beers or enjoy some creative dishes made from locally sourced, farm fresh Hudson Valley offerings. There is also an indoor pool, a health club, plenty of free parking and, of course, bedrooms.
Special room rates (per night) for Lunacon 2016 are: $141 for all regular rooms, not including taxes, which are currently 13.38% (7.38% combined State and Local Sales Tax, 3% County Occupancy Tax, and 3% Local Occupancy Tax), which will be added to this rate. Room types include one king bed, two double beds and two queen beds.
The minimum legal age to register for a room is 18. Children 17 years or younger will stay free of charge in their parent’s room. Cancellations made within 24 hours of arrival will forfeit one night's room and tax. Check in time is 3 PM, check out time is Noon.
The hotel is 100% Non-Smoking. Self parking in the hotel’s parking lot is free. Valet parking is $18.00/day with in and out privileges. Service animals and pets are allowed, but there is a $75 non refundable deposit. The hotel is ADA compliant and has accessible bedrooms.
The hotel accepts American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Visa, MasterCard, JCB, Discover cards and a few others. Please go to the Lunacon 2016 Hotel Reservation Page to reserve your room. You will be asked if you want to be on an “Active Floor”, a “Quiet Floor” or “No Preference”.
If you have any problems making your reservations, please contact us immediately so that we can resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Please note that any add-ons that may appear to be available after you confirm your reservation on the hotel website as part of the Hilton “eStandby Upgrade Program” will not be honored by the hotel for Lunacon.
There are also a limited number of Junior and Luxury Suites available. If you are interested in one, please contact us. All suites must be booked through us. All available suites in the hotel are assigned to and by the Convention, so please get your requests in as soon as possible. When you contact us, we will provide the Suite rates.
If you'd like to host a party (public or private), you must register with us in advance and use a room in the “Active Floor” room block. Please fill out the Lunacon 2016 Party Reservation Form.
Being in a Party room on one of the “Active Floors” also ensures you are covered by Lunacon's corkage agreement (allowing you to serve food and non-alcoholic drinks). Parties may be "open" (all convention members welcome, and with doors open or ajar) or "closed" (invitation only). Serving of alcohol is not allowed in open party areas. All open parties will be listed in the convention newsletter.
Parties outside of the block WILL be shut down by hotel security or the convention.
Party hosts are responsible for adhering to convention policies, hotel rules, and local, state, and federal laws.
We will do our best to accommodate all parties and their specific needs, but we cannot make any guarantees.
There are also a number of local places to eat in the area, several supermarkets and other stores to supply all your needs.
Click here to view directions to the Hilton Westchester on your web browser or mobile device.
From the South:
Take I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike/New England Thruway) north to Exit 21, Rye. Go west on I-287 (Cross Westchester Expressway) to Exit 10 (Bowman Avenue/Webb Avenue). Make a right at the second traffic light, then go three more traffic lights and turn left into the hotel entrance;
or take I-87 (New York Thruway), or the Hutchinson River Parkway, or the Saw Mill River Parkway north to I-287 east (Cross Westchester Expressway) to Exit 10 (Routes 120, 120A, Port Chester). Stay to the left, following the signs to Port Chester. Go under the highway and you are on Westchester Avenue. At the fourth traffic light, turn left into the hotel entrance.
From the North:
Take I-95 (New England Thruway) south to Exit 21 (Rye, Cross Westchester Expressway). Go west on I-287 (Cross Westchester Expressway) to Exit 10 (Bowman Avenue/Webb Avenue). Make a right at the second traffic light, then go three more traffic lights and turn left into the hotel entrance;
or take I-87 (New York Thruway), or the Merritt Parkway, or the Saw Mill River Parkway, or I-684, or I-84 south to I-287 east (Cross Westchester Expressway) to Exit 10 (Routes 120, 120A, Port Chester). Stay to the left, following the signs to Port Chester. Go under the highway and you are on Westchester Avenue. At the fourth traffic light, turn left into the hotel entrance.
From the North and West of the Hudson River:
All major highways intersect with I-87 (New York Thruway). Go east on I-87/I-287 over the Tappan Zee Bridge and stay on I-287 east (Cross Westchester Expressway) and continue as above under "From the South".
Take the Metro-North New Haven Line Local from Grand Central Terminal to the Port Chester Station. The hotel will be running a limited complimentary shuttle service to and from the station, coordinated with the train schedule. Details will be posted as we get closer to the convention.
The #13 Westchester bus runs from the Port Chester Station and the hotel. Check the Westchester Dept. of Transportation Bee-Line website for further details.
Buses are available from various points in Westchester and the Bronx. For current fares and schedules, check the Westchester Department of Transportation website for further details.