by Davis Murphy last modified Jun 09, 2017 by Lori Appel


A number of rooms at local motels have been blocked for workshop participants under the listing “NRAO ngVLA” for the period of the workshop.  All motels offer free Wi-Fi and Continental Breakfast.

In order to get the rate in the table below do not use websites or 1-800 telephone numbers to make your reservations!  When making a reservations online or via the 1-800 number, the block will not be listed and the attendee will not get the reservation rate we have contracted with the local motels. Instead, you should call the local motel directly and ask for the NRAO ngVLA block. 




Best Western


    $91.00/night plus tax

Econo Lodge/Suites 


    $89.00/night plus tax.

*Holiday Inn Express


$91.00/night plus tax.

The room blocks expire May 25, 2017.  Please book early to get the special rates.

* Drop date extended to May 31


The best airport to fly into is Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ), located approximately 75 miles north of Socorro.  We recommend you rent a car as there is no public transportation between Albuquerque and Socorro.  There are Albuquerque-based taxis that will sometimes agree to take passengers to Socorro, however these can be quite costly.  If there are several passengers it might be more economical. 

From Albuquerque International Airport to Socorro

The Domenici Science Operations Center (DSOC) and Workman Center (New Mexico Tech Campus) is located in Socorro, New Mexico, about seventy five miles South of the nearest large airport in Albuquerque. The trip from Albuquerque Airport to Socorro takes just over an hour by car; please refer to our New Mexico Map.

  1. Leave airport on Sunport Blvd. -- stay to your left on the exiting lane of the parking lot; you will then be heading West. Sunport Blvd. isn't on the Web map, but there are obvious signs posted at the airport.
  2. Cross over the bridge and turn left at the stop sign -- this will put you on I-25 going South.


  1. Leave airport on Yale Blvd, which will get you heading north (you have no choice on this).
  2. The second stoplight on Yale will be Gibson Blvd. Turn left (West).
  3. After a few blocks, you'll see I-25. Take it going South (a left turn).

When you see the exit for Socorro (exit 150), take it. This will put you on California Avenue, the main street in town, going South.

Socorro Map

Workman Center

  • From California Street (main street)
  • At the traffic light  (at Little Ceasar’s) turn right onto Bullock. 
  • Continue on Bullock past the 3rd stop sign
  • Enter NM Tech campus (this becomes Olive Lane)
  • Continue straight heading south on Olive Lane around bed
  • You will see a sign on the right that says BUMP
  • Prior to the speed bump make a left hand turn into the parking lot
  • Workman Center is the building north of the parking lot   See campus map