The SHEL Conference has reserved rooms at three hotels in Lawrence: The Oread, the Marriott, and SpringHill Suites. Shuttles will be provided once in the morning to the conference venue from the downtown hotels (the Marriott and the SpringHill Suites) and once in the evening back to the hotels.
The Oread is located on the KU campus on Oread Avenue and is a three-minute walk away from the conference location. The Oread is about a 15-minute walk from down-town Lawrence. (The walk down town is mostly downhill, while the walk back is mostly uphill.) The Oread has king classic rooms available for $125 a night for weeknights and $159 a night for Friday and Saturday and queen double rooms available for $125 a night for weeknights and $209 a night for Friday and Saturday. (Tax is not included in these prices.) Valet parking is available for $15 per vehicle per night. For reservations, please call (785) 843-1200 or email Gail Craun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure to indicate that you are part of the “Studies of the History of the English Language” group to receive the discounted rate.
Note that in order to receive the conference rate for this hotel, you will have to book before May 1, 2017.
The Marriott (TownePlace Suites Lawrence Downtown) is located in downtown Lawrence near Massachusetts Street, Lawrence's downtown area. It is within walking distance (2-3 minutes) of many of Lawrence’s restaurants, and it is not far from the campus. Walking from the hotel to the KU Union, the conference venue, takes about 30 minutes, and some of the walk is uphill. The Marriott has rooms available for $129 (+tax) a night. You can contact the Marriot at (785) 842-8800 or book here.
Note that in order to receive the conference rate for this hotel, you will have to book before May 1, 2017
SpringHill Suites is located in the Riverfront Plaza next to the Kansas River and is within a 2-3 minute walk of downtown Lawrence. Walking from the hotel to the KU Union, the conference venue, takes about 40 minutes, and some of the walk is uphill. SpringHill Suites has rooms available for $101 (+tax) a night. You can contact SpringHill Suites at (785) 841-2700 or book at the website here. If you call, please make sure to mention that you are attending the Studies in the History of the English Language Conference.
Note that in order to receive the conference rate for this hotel, you will have to book before March 1, 2017.
There are a number of other hotels in Lawrence (in different price ranges). You can find a listing here. Do note that some of them are not within walking distance of the KU campus (and hence the conference venue) or the downtown area. If you want recommendations, please contact us as email@example.com.