DD25 Accommodations and On Campus Food Information

The local organizing committee have made arrangements for two types of accommodations for the DD25 meeting in St. John's Newfoundland.

Downtown Hotel

The Sheraton hotel is one of the premiere hotels in downtown St. John's, conveniently located near the harbour, the base of Signal Hill, downtown restaurants and pubs. The campus (and meeting location) is a pleasant 3-3.5 km walk from the hotel either through old St. John's or along a small river trail. Google says approximately 40 minutes, but of course this depends on walking speed. A shuttle can also be arranged to campus. Please see this link for more information and booking information. Rooms start at $204 Canadian per night plus taxes/fees. The release date for the limited block of rooms at the Sheraton is May 22, 2018. There are, of course, many food options close to the downtown hotel. Breakfast may be purchased in the hotel ($$), or close by - a great coffee shop just across the street! Google is your friend here! If you come to campus a little early breakfast is also available at the university food court - see below.

Residence Style Housing Downtown/Signal Hill

Memorial University runs graduate housing in the former Battery Hotel location part way up Signal Hill, overlooking the harbour in St. John's. See here for more information. You can book by emailing stay@mun.ca with your full name, arrival and departure dates, anticipated arrival time, and contact information (email, phone number). Their staff will then book you manually and send you confirmation. You can book by email now, however after May 1st you can also call 1 877 730 7657. They will follow up with you closer to your arrival regarding their invoice and payment. The rate for these rooms is $125 plus 15% HST and 4% city accommodations tax. Food options are more limited close by the Battery. A walk down over the hill towards the Sheraton will give you many options. If you come to campus a little early breakfast is also available at the university food court - see below.

On-Campus Bookings

For those more budget oriented travellers and those liking the convenience of staying on campus we have arranged a block of dormitory style rooms on campus. The rooms will be located in the new Macpherson College just a few hundred metres from the meeting location. Macpherson is organized in "suites". Each suite has two separate bedrooms, each with a single bed. Everyone has a private bedroom and share a washroom and shower with the oother person in their suite. The 2017 rate was $120 per night for the suite including the 15% tax and 4% accomodations tax. This works out to $60 per person per night. This is a room only rate and does not include breakfast or meals. There is a university food court and vendors as well as coffee shops close by. This is no housekeeping during the stay, however there will be linen exchange on the 24/7 front desk. See the link below to book and pay for their rooms individually. At the time of booking you can make a request to share a suite with a particular individual, otherwise the residence staff will match people two per room.

To book your room in MacPherson college:

NOTE: The promotion code only works when you book under the above reservation link and only for the nights of July 21-29, 2018. Please book by June 1, 2018.

Payment is due at the time of booking by Visa or MasterCard. On your credit card receipt there will be a transaction from SpeedyBooker (this is the company that powers our reservation system) and they are out of the United Kingdom. To view the Cancellation terms please visit: this site

On Campus Food Options

There are several food options for those staying on campus including the food court at the University Centre, a Tim Hortons outlet at the Aquarena, the graduate student pub Bitters (12-10pm TW, 12-11pm ThF), (unfortunately closed on Monday July 23) and restaurants at the nearby Churchill Square - again google is your friend. The outlet "Treats" in the University Centre on campus has offered the following breakfast options and prices for DD25 participants:

  • Combo 1, Choice of Bacon, Sausage+ two eggs+ two toasts+ Hash browns  12oz coffee or tea     $ 7.4
  • Combo 2 Choice of Bacon or Sausage Sandwich + hash browns +12oz coffee or tea                       $6.08
  • Combo 3 Pancakes + 12oz coffee or tea                                                                                                 $5.22
  • French Toast $3.47
  • Breakfast Sandwich $3.47
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich $3.47
  • All prices are subject to 15% HST
Treats has indicated a typical 7:30 opening time in the University Centre food court. Given the early start on Monday they have indicated a 7:00 am start time to allow folks to purchase breakfast. If you are wearing conference badges or identify yourself as a Domain Decomposition conference attendee you can receive a 10% discount at Mustang Sally’s, DQ or Manchu Wok. Hours of operation are: Mustang Sallys MTWR 1030-700, F 1030-430, Dairy Queen MTWR 1030-600, F 1030-400, Extreme Pita/Just Fries MTWRF 1030-400, Manchu Wok 1030-400


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We also acknowledge the support of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Faculty of Engineering at Memorial and the United States national labs LANL (Los Alamos National Lab) and LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Lab)