If you are looking for a lower priced hotel option, please contact Birgit for assistance (email@example.com).
Illini Union HotelHotel Website
The Illini Union Hotel is by far the most convenient location for attendees. It is a 2 minute walk to Noyes Laboratory. The room rate includes free parking, free internet, and free continental breakfast. The hotel was completely renovated in 2009 with new beds and furnishings. There is no pool or spa (there is a workout room); however, you may ask for free passes to the campus recreation facilities (the nearest is about 1/2 mile away). This is a nice facility, but does not have quite the finish of the Blackwell. We were able to block more rooms this year, but we still suggest you book early for best availability.
To Book via Website: Click Here (or from the link above, click on the Book Now link on the left side), then enter ISMS15 in the Group Booking Code box at the bottom in Rate Options and enter your dates/number of people. If the website shows sold out, please call to confirm.
There were some reservation oddities last year when booking via the website. We suggest you confirm your reservation/room type prior to arrival.
King Room: $109/night plus tax
Queen Room: $104/night plus tax
Double Room $99/night plus tax
(plus $7 per additional person)
Hampton InnHotel Website
The Hampton Inn is located 1/2 mile North, or about a 12 minute walk, from Noyes Laboratory. The room rate includes free parking, free internet, and free hot breakfast. There is a fitness room and pool. This is a nice facility, but does not have quite the finish of the Blackwell. This hotel has the most availability.
To Book via Website: Click here, or from the main page on the left side, enter your arrival and departure dates and room type and then click on the Add special rate codes link under the two checkboxes. Enter ISM in the Group Code box and click Check Availability. You may also call the toll free Hilton Hotels numbers (1-800-HILTONS or International (+800 4445 8667)) and reference group code ISM.
Room Rate: $132/night plus tax
i Hotel and Conference CenterHotel Website
This is a very nice new property located on the South edge of campus. It is 1.6 miles from Noyes Laboratory (or about a 30 minute walk). There is complimentary shuttle service to and from campus; however, an appointment is necessary and shuttle space is limited, so availability is not guaranteed. The hotel has a workout room, and a spa where you can book a massage. You may also ask for free passes to the campus recreation facilities (the nearest is about 1/2 mile away). The room rate includes free parking, free internet and a free beverage and breakfast item each morning. There is also a restaurant on-site. This is the most similar to the Blackwell in terms of finish. We were only able to block a relatively small number of rooms, so book early for best availability.
To Book Online, click here
King or Two Queens: $119/night plus tax
Comfort Suites UrbanaHotel Website
This is a slightly less expensive option located off campus. The rate includes a free full breakfast, free internet, free parking, and a complimentary shuttle to and from campus. There is also a fitness center and a 24-hour pool/hot-tub. There is a manager's reception from 5-7 PM Monday through Wednesday.
Reservations must be made directly with the hotel using the local phone number at (217) 328-3500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
King or 2 Queens: $89.00/night plus tax
Chicago O'Hare Holiday Inn RosemontHotel Website
Should you decide to fly into Chicago on Saturday in advance of the symposium (or stay overnight on Friday to catch a Saturday flight), the O'Hare Holiday Inn Rosemont is conveniently located (only 1 mile from the airport). There is a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle, a place to print boarding passes, and a departures board. The rate includes free internet. There is a full restaurant on-site. Each room has a microwave and mini-fridge.
The charter buses to Champaign will leave from this location. More details will be provided on the Flying to ISMS page.
Reservations can be made directly with the hotel at 1-888-551-3843. Mention the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy or Group code "ITS" for June 20th or June 26th arrival
or Book Online for either date. For other dates, please contact Birgit for assistance.
King Room or Queen Suite (2 separate rooms): $119 plus tax