Venue Information

The American Open will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Costa Mesa, California. A 12,000 sq. ft. ballroom areas providing space and comfort. Book a hotel room with discounted room rates at $129/night by October 31, 2019. Mention the group name "Chess Palace or "American Open to get this chess rate. Rates may increase after the deadline or as our room block gets filled.

Reservation online link:

Click here to reserve a hotel room!

Most hotels we use, at one time or another, tell players that rooms at the chess rate are not available, or that no rooms of any kind are available, when this is not true. If you are told this more than a month before a tournament, it is probably wrong! If you are told this a few weeks before, it could be correct, but there is still a good chance it is wrong. Even if you try to reserve late (after the advertised deadline), if you are told "not available," it's best not to accept this as the last word- ask for the hotel Sales Office Monday-Friday 9-5 and if that doesn't work, send us an email. Sometimes that late the hotel is really sold out or has discontinued the chess rate, but there is still a fair chance that the person you are speaking to is poorly informed, and you can get a room at the chess rate or not too much more expensive.

For reservations by phone, some hotels won't recognize the tournament unless you ask for "ChessPalace," or the tournament name, "chess tournament," or the "chess rate." Try all these variations if one doesn't work.
If an online reservations link is offered, often you can obtain the chess rate through the link even when you are refused by phone. Always try the link first before calling!

Hotels do often sell out, either the chess room block or the entire hotel. Asking for a reservation by the announced deadline date DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU A ROOM, as it is possible that our chess block, or all rooms, have sold out before the deadline. If you make a reservation a few weeks before the deadline, you will almost always be able to obtain the chess rate.

**There is a $7 day parking fee to park at the hotel.; $16/overnight
Complimentary guest room basic internet.

Address: Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Reservations: use the link above or call 1-714-540-7000 and mention the group name "ChessPalace or "American Open" to get the discounted chess rate.

  • 0.2 miles from South Coast Plaza premier shopping and dining
  • Orange County airport hotel less than 4 miles from airport
  • Complimentary shuttle to/from John Wayne Airport (SNA) (also known as Orange County or Santa Ana airport)
What to do around there?: 

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa is right between Los Angeles and San Diego. Bring the family to Disneyland® Resort or Knott’s Berry Farm. Go surfing at Hungtington Beach, Newport Beach, or take a trip to Laguna Beach to see the art galleries. Orange County's famous shopping mall, South Coast Plaza, is also only a few minutes from the hotel.