Hotel & Travel
Hotel | Transportation | Directions | Tourism
We have a block of rooms reserved at the Bloomington Hilton Garden Inn on North College Ave. It is very conveniently located for the training as well as downtown and all the swinging nightlife Bloomington has to offer. OK, maybe not all, but most. It’s a really nice hotel. It is about a 10-15 minute walk to the event location. We also plan on running a shuttle.
Unfortunately the deadline for the conference rate was August 18, but if the standard rate or location don't suit you, we have several other very fine lodging options in town. Search in the area of campus.
If you plan on taking either of these shuttles to Bloomington it will bring you to campus and downtown locations but may not go right to your hotel’s door. You might have a few blocks to walk, but nothing is that far here in Bloomington.
Bloomington Shuttle Service: This company offers both bus and private car service from the Indianapolis airport to Bloomington. Pricing: bus $15/ea way, private car $97/ea way (up to 4 people). To make a reservation, visit their website or call 800-589-6004 (812-332-6004). For more information please visit www.BloomingtonShuttle.com.
Star of America: This is a newer shuttle from the Indianapolis Airport. To see the schedule or make a reservation, visit their website or call 800-933-0097.
There are all the typical car rental options at the Indianapolis Airport. If you would like to hook up with other travelers to share a rental please post it on the Ride and/or Room Share page.
The event is being held at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. There are two buildings at Kelley. We will be in the Godfrey Graduate & Executive Education Center on the NW corner of Fee Lane and 10th Street. (1275 E. Tenth Street 47405) There is a parking garage immediately behind (north) of the building, accessible from 11th Street. Parking is free on the weekend.
From Indianapolis: Take Indiana State Road 37 South from I-465 to the first Bloomington exit (College Avenue). Stay on College Avenue until the second traffic light and turn left onto the 45/46 Bypass. Stay on the Bypass until the second traffic light. Turn right at this light onto Fee Lane. Take Fee Lane south until you go under a railroad trestle at the bottom of the hill. Take your next right, 11th Street, and you will find the entrance to the parking garage.
From the South: Take Indiana State Road 37 North until you reach the intersection of 37 and 46. Take the 46 East exit. Go through 3 stoplights. At the fourth traffic light, turn right onto Fee Lane. Take Fee Lane south until you go under a railroad trestle at the bottom of the hill. Take your next right, 11th Street, and you will find the entrance to the parking garage.
From the East: Via I-65 or I-74, turn onto Indiana State Road 46. As you enter Bloomington, SR 46 becomes East Third Street. At the College Mall shopping plaza, turn right onto the 46 Bypass. Continue on the Bypass until the second traffic light. Turn left at this light onto Fee Lane. Take Fee Lane south until you go under a railroad trestle at the bottom of the hill. Take your next right, 11th Street, and you will find the entrance to the parking garage.
- Our Town, a great new magazine with a tremendous amount of information about Bloomington
- The official Bloomington Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (http://www.visitbloomington.com/) has info on going out for food and drink, interesting goings-on, things to do that are uniquely Bloomington, and more
- A slightly less official but packed with local flavor, Bloomingpedia (http://www.bloomingpedia.org) also has great suggestions on things to do and places to visit while you’re in town