Meals & Lodging

The CSUSM Travel Desk follows the guidelines set forth in the Policy and Procedures as mandated from the Chancellor's Office. Please make yourself aware of any additional requirements that may be required from your particular Department or Division.

Lodging reservations for stays outside the State of California can be made through any means, including a list of Hotel search engines below:

You will find the link to the Meal and Incidental Allowance Rate table below.

When staying at hotels within the State of California, the Transient Occupancy Tax waiver MAY be accepted. This entitles the traveler to have certain hotel taxes waived for State employees. You may click the link below to print out the waiver and take it with you. It is not a requirement of any hotel to accept the waiver.

The list of Local Hotels is provided as a courtesy. CSUSM has negotiated very good rates at these hotels, and they extend that offer to family and friends as well. We encourage you to use these facilities but you are free to book elsewhere.

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