Travel Information


Hotel Information

There are blocks of reservations at each of the following hotels. To get the rates listed below you must book your room before the individual deadline dates listed with each hotel below. You will have to mention the MRO-NOAO Workshop.



For those interested in finding a roommate please use our online roommate discussion board to conduct your searches.


Best Western

1100 N California st

Socorro, NM 87801

Phone: 575-838-0556

Toll-Free: 800-937-8376

Holiday Inn

1040 N California st

Socorro, NM 87801

Phone: 575-838-4600

Super 8/River Valley

1121 Frontage Rd NW

Socorro, NM 87801

Toll-Free: 575-835-4626







Transportation Information


Traveling to New Mexico Tech and Socorro:

We will be offering rides from the Albuquerque Sunport to Socorro on Sunday, March 27, and returning to the Sunport in the evening on Thursday, March 31 and during the day Friday, April 1 at no charge to registered participants. We have set up a sign up page for anyone who would like a ride. Please sign up your date, time and incoming flight, and we will respond to you before the conference begins with times when vans will be available to pick you up at the airport.


To sign up for free bus rides to and from Socorro from the Albuquerque Sunport go here.



Alternatives for getting to New Mexico Tech include:

  • Taxis to Socorro (505-765-1234 or 575-835-4276) -- Approx $100 each way.
  • (Note, Socorro area code is now 575.)


  • Bus (Route 250) to the Rail Runner train southbound, and then a shuttle from Belen to Socorro
  • (Mon-Fri regular service during the day, no Sat-Sun service)

    Bus Route Schedule

    Rail Runner Schedule

    Belen to Socorro Shuttle Schedule


  • Saturday service bus to Rail Runner available but not free
  • Bus Route Schedule


  • No public transportation services available on Sunday to Rail Runner station. Will have to take a taxi to Rail Runner. But the Rail Runner only has one trip scheduled for this day. Check Rail Runner website for details.

  • Driving directions from Albuquerque Sunport or El Paso/Las Cruces


    Travel Within Socorro

    Each morning and evening of the conference there will be vans to bring people back and forth from the NM Tech campus to the hotels running every 5-10 minutes for about 30-40 minutes. On nights with evening activities (e.g. banquet), vans will run to/from the activity to the hotels. Schedules will be posted during the workshop.


    Alternatively, the walk between the hotels and the campus is approximately 1 mile. Walk along California Avenue from your hotel to Bullock Avenue (there is a Taco Bell on the corner). From there, walk west along Bullock Avenue about 0.7 mile to Leroy Place, which is at the northeast corner of the campus. The Fidel Center is building 14 on the campus map. The workshop activities will be located on the 3rd floor of the Fidel Center.