Hotel & Travel Information


The 2021 SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition has set its course for Cleveland for its fall festivities. The Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel hosts the association’s premiere event for scaffold and access industry professionals.  It is located in the heart of Downtown Cleveland with expansive views of Lake Erie.  The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and FirstEnergy Stadium (home of the Cleveland Browns) sit just across the street and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Playhouse Square and East 4th Street shopping are within within walking distance of the hotel. When not attending an educational session or checking out the latest the exhibitors have to offer, take advantage of the hotel amenities - an indoor pool, fitness center, and a top-floor bar with views of Lake Erie just to name a few.

The SAIA has negotiated a special room rate of $209 (not including taxes or fees) for all convention attendees.

To make your reservation online, .You can also call the hotel directly at 216-413-5000. Please be sure to mention that you are with the SAIA group in order to receive the discounted rate. Do not use any third-party providers to make your reservations.

Should your start or end date of your reservation fall outside the block (August 27-September 2), you will need to call the hotel to check availability and rates for those dates outside the block. The hotel will be able to assist you, answer any questions and make the extended reservation, pending room availability.

The deadline to make your reservation is Friday, August 6, 2021. Rooms will only be held until that date or until the SAIA Group Block (Friday, August 27-Thursday, September 2) is sold out, whichever comes first. After this date, rooms are subject to availability and higher rates may apply.


Various telemarketing firms with names like Global Housing Services Corporation, National Travel Associates, Elite Expo, Travel Era, Expo Rooms, and others have contacted SAIA attendees to solicit hotel reservations for the SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition. These companies usually say that this is the last day to get discounted rates, block is about to be sold out, or some other scare tactic. NONE of these companies are affiliated with SAIA or the Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel, and they are not authorized to book rooms in the name of SAIA.

What they are saying is not true. Please use the SAIA link above to book your rooms. If there is information on the hotel that SAIA needs to communicate with you it will be done through headquarters staff. There is great risk in booking hotel rooms through telephone marketers. Companies have been known to cancel reservations once they have the credit card information.

The only secure method of reserving rooms for SAIA at the negotiated rate is by booking through the Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel . Any and all phone calls and correspondence received from anyone (other than SAIA) offering to make room reservations should be ignored and reported immediately to SAIA headquarters at 816.595.4860.


It's the center of conference activity, that's why! You'll be able to network easily with other conference attendees. It's a quick trip from your room to get to the general sessions, exhibit hall, and receptions! But there are other reasons to consider before you look at another hotel.

The SAIA has taken their role of finding a conference site very seriously. They've looked at a number of locations, taken into consideration the needs of attendees, and considered the options for conference meeting spaces. Hotel room rates are then negotiated based on the number of expected attendees and the meeting space required to comfortably accommodate everyone.
If the program does not meet the contracted sleeping room commitment, the unfilled sleeping rooms can cost the association thousands of dollars; this puts pressure on the staff and leadership to increase registration fees for the following year.

So stay with us. Use the provided passkey link to book your room directly in the SAIA Convention room block. We think you’ll find the host property to be top-notch!


Hotel Exterior

100 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio  44114
PH | 216-413-5000


Opened in 2016 - located in the heart of downtown, the 32-story Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel is the tallest building in Cleveland and offers expansive views of downtown and the lakefront. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and FirstEnergy Stadium (home of the Cleveland Browns) sit just across the street and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Playhouse Square and East 4th Street shopping are within within walking distance of the hotel. 

After a busy day take a little time for yourself - return to your hotel room or suite to relax and take in the city/lakefront views, take a dip in the indoor pool, or get in a quick workout in the fitness center.  Maybe take advantage of the some of the hotel's social amenities and meet up with friends & collegues at one of the hotel's bars or restaurants. Try Eliot's Bar-named for famed Clevelander & prohibitionist Eliot Ness, Bar-32-a top-floor bar with panoramic views of Lake Erie serving up signature cocktails with liquid nitrogen or explore the diverse American menu at The Burnham Restaurant. 
 The hotel is also walking distance to a variety of restaurants, bars and other shopping options.

The hotel is smoke-free. All rooms feature, 50" HDTV, work desk, mini fridge, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, complimentary WiFi (for SAIA attendees) and views of either the city or Lake Erie. Check-in is 4 p.m.; check-out is 11 a.m.