The Comics Studies Society

ACCOMODATION

Hotel Blocks
Two blocks of hotel rooms have been reserved for conference delegates at special rates.

iHotel - stayatthei.com
A contemporary designed four-star property located on the south campus of the University of Illinois in the heart of The Research Park. A 30 minute walk or 10-minute $1 bus ride to the conference site.

Conference room information
Block of 15 Deluxe King rooms at $129 + tax
Reservations must be made by 7/7/2018
Attendee group booking code: COMIC18
Online booking link: https://reservations.travelclick.com/15044?groupID=2052566

Illini Union Hotel
A quaint and comfortable hotel that is a 5 minute walk to the main conference site. Amenities include free use of campus recreation facilities, a $5 breakfast voucher at restaurants in the Illini Union, and city/campus bus transportation outside the front door.

Conference room information
35 rooms (mix of double/double & king) at  $104/$109 + tax (Suites available for $184 + tax)
Reservations must be made by 7/7/2018
To make reservations online go to http://union.illinois.edu/stay/illini-union-hotel
Attendee group booking code: COMIC (go to “Book Now” screen and look for “group booking code” at bottom) To make reservations by phone call 217-333-3030 and ask for group code “comic.”

Residence Hall Rooms
We have availability at Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall (PAR) from August 8-12.  PAR is an air conditioned hall located on College Court and Lincoln Avenue. The bathrooms have recently been remodeled to feature individual use bathrooms with a shared sink area.

The PAR housing rates are:
Shared room: $32.60 per person per night including tax
Single room: $49.82 per person per night including tax

To make reservations  go to https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/8467652
For general information go to: http://www.housing.illinois.edu/living-options/residence-halls/undergraduate-halls/pennsylvania-avenue

Other Nearby Hotels (within 20-30 minutes walking or 15-20 minutes by bus to campus)

Comfort Suites (early bird from $108)
https://www.choicehotels.com/illinois/urbana/comfort-suites-hotels/il366

Holiday Inn Express (rates starting at $124)
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/urbana/cmiil/hoteldetail

Hampton Inn (rates starting at $129)
http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/illinois/hampton-inn-champaign-urbana-CMIILHX/index.html

Hilton Garden Inn (rates starting at $129)
http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/illinois/hilton-garden-inn-champaign-urbana-CMICHGI/index.html

Homewood Suites (rates starting at $134)
http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/illinois/homewood-suites-by-hilton-champaign-urbana-CMIHWHW/index.html

Hyatt Place (rates starting at $139)
Located in downtown Champaign, approximately 10min by bus ($1) or about 25 minutes on foot.
https://champaign.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html


TRAVEL INFORMATION

General information about arriving by air, Amtrak, and bus: https://www.visitchampaigncounty.org/getting-here

Arriving at O’Hare? Book your shuttle to Champaign here ($59 return): https://peoriacharter.com/schedule.php?tt=OW
If staying at the Illini Union, get off at the Altgeld Hall stop. For everywhere else, get off at the Illinois Terminal.

Tourist Information
Visit Champaign County: http://www.visitchampaigncounty.org/

Smile Politely (local events listings): http://www.smilepolitely.com/