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Urbana, IL

One of the charms of mid-size destinations like Champaign County is how easy it is to get from here to there. Centrally located in East Central Illinois, Champaign County is home to the internationally acclaimed Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) and Illinois Terminal, Champaign County has the key to your transit needs.

I-72, I-74, and I-57 lead directly to Champaign-Urbana if you plan to drive. You can also travel by train or bus. The station is located two miles from the main campus. Or, you can fly directly to Champaign’s Willard Airport (airport code = CMI), which is five miles from the campus.

Hotel information and block rooms are available below.


Directions to KCPA

  • From I-74: Take the Lincoln Avenue exit. Head south on Lincoln Avenue, crossing Bradley Avenue, University Avenue, Springfield Avenue, and Green Street. Turn right on Illinois Street (one block south of Green), which borders Krannert Center on its north side, or turn right on Oregon Street (three blocks south of Green), which borders Krannert Center to the south.
  • From I-57: If you’re coming from the north, exit I-57 at I-74 heading east, then follow the directions from I-74. If you’re coming from the south, exit I-57 at Monticello Road. Head east on Monticello to Church Road (it’s a T-intersection) and turn left (or north). Church Road becomes Neil Street in Champaign. Turn right (or east) on Windsor Road, and then left (or north) on Lincoln Avenue. Follow Lincoln north past Florida Avenue to Oregon Street. Turn left on Oregon, which borders Krannert Center on its south side, or turn left on Illinois Street, which borders the Center on the north.

Parking

  • The campus community has very limited parking available; however, there are meters located on most streets and these tend to cost around $1.00 per hour. Meters are free on Sundays. Most parking meters on campus only take coins (quarters, dimes and nickels), please be sure to bring change with you.
  • Parking is free in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts after 5PM on Monday-Friday, and is free all day on Saturday and Sunday. This parking enforcement schedule pertains to all other University parking lots, as long as parking is not marked as a 24 hour space or lot.
  • Click here to find out more about on- and off-street metered parking, visitor parking lot locations, rates and payment options.

Buses

  • The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) offers the Champaign-Urbana community with phenomenal and convenient service (it is only $1.00 per ride). Be sure to consult the MTD website, or download the appropriate smartphone app, so that you can locate nearby stops and ensure an easy commute when making a decision on your accommodations.

Maps

Official Conference Hotel:

  • I Hotel: A total guest experience – It’s in the attention to detail: The stylishly distinctive aura and upscale room essentials. Innovative spaces and dining that’s a little classic, a little daring. The desire to exceed your expectations. The commitment to “wow.” It’s more than just a stay – it’s a multi-sensory, total guest experience. Welcome to the I Hotel.
    • RATE: $129.00 for a 2 Queen and/or 1 King room
    • RESERVATION: Reserve by calling the hotel (217.819.5000) and asking for the NASA Conference rate or use “ASAX” if they ask for the attendee code.
      • Block room rates will be released to the general public on 2.4.2014
    • INCLUDES: WIFI and shuttle service available to NASA Conference location and airport (call to schedule)
    • OTHER DETAILS:
    • DISTANCE to KCPA: 2.2miles (driving) | bus directions

 

Hotels (with block room rates) :

  • Comfort Suites – Urbana
    • RATE: $119.00 for a 2 Queen suite and/or 1 King suite
    • RESERVATION: Call hotel (217.328.3500) and ask for the “NASA” block rate
      • Block room rates will be released to the general public on 2.20.2014
    • INCLUDES: Breakfast Buffet, WIFI, and shuttle service available to NASA Conference location (call to schedule)
    • DISTANCE to KCPA: 1.9miles | bus directions
  • Eastland Suites – Urbana
    • RATE: $89.00 for a 2 Double, $99.00 for a 1 King, and $129.00 for a 2 Queen room
    • RESERVATION: Reserve online by using “4176” as the Group ID or by calling the hotel (217.367.8331) and ask for the “NASA CONFERENCE” group rate
      • Block room rates will be released to the general public on 2.19.2014
    • INCLUDES: Breakfast Buffet, WIFI, and shuttle service available to NASA Conference location (call to schedule)
    • DISTANCE to KCPA: 2.7miles (driving) | bus directions
  • Hampton Inn - Urbana
    • RATE: $129.00 for a 2 Queen and/or 1 King room
    • RESERVATION: Call hotel (217.337.1100) and ask for the “SAXOPHONE” block rate
      • Block room rates will be released to the general public on 2.20.2014
    • INCLUDES: Breakfast Buffet and WIFI
    • DISTANCE to KCPA: 0.6mileswalkable | bus directions
  • Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham – Champaign
    • RATE: $104.99 for a 2 Queen and/or 1 King room
    • RESERVATION: Call hotel (217.398.3400) and ask for the “NASA” block rate
      • Block room rates will be released to the general public on 2.19.2014
    • INCLUDES: Breakfast Buffet and WIFI
    • DISTANCE to KCPA: 2.4miles (driving) | bus directions
  • Holiday Inn – Urbana
    • RATE: $109.00 for a 2 Queen and/or 1 King room
    • RESERVATION: Reserve online by using “NAS” as the group code or by calling the hotel (217.328.7900) and asking for the “NASA CONFERENCE” rate.
      • Block room rates will be released to the general public on 2.28.2014
    • INCLUDES: WIFI and shuttle service available to NASA Conference location, airport and train station (call to schedule)
    • DISTANCE to KCPA: 2miles | bus directions
  • Holiday Inn Express – Urbana
    • RATE: $115.00 for a 2 Queen and/or 1 King room
    • RESERVATION: Reserve online by using “NAS” as the group code or by calling the hotel (217.328.0328) and asking for the “NASA Conference” rate.
      • Block room rates will be released to the general public on 2.28.2014
    • INCLUDES: Breakfast, WIFI, and shuttle service available to NASA Conference location, airport and train station (call to schedule)
    • DISTANCE to KCPA: 2miles | bus directions
  • Wingate by Wyndham - Champaign
    • RATE: $95.00 for a 2 Queen and/or 1 King room
    • RESERVATION: Call hotel (217.355.5566) and ask for the “NASA CONFERENCE” block rate
      • Block room rates will be released to the general public on 2.20.2014
    • INCLUDES: Breakfast Buffet and WIFI
    • DISTANCE to KCPA: 4.1miles | bus directions

Other Hotels (without block room rates) :

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