Lodging & Food Recommendations

This year CALICO has blocked rooms at the Illini Union Hotel on campus as well as dorm rooms and the Hyatt Place. You are also welcome to find your own lodging in Champaign. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the campus if you do choose an outlying hotel.


$104 Full Size, $109 King or Queen, $184 Suite, single/double occupancy, plus applicable taxes.
Room rates are valid through and including April 28, 2018. After April 28, 2018 rooms and rates are subject to availability. Early reservations are recommended as rooms, or certain types of rooms, may sell out prior to April 28, 2018.

This year’s main conference hotel is situated right on the quad of campus. Amenities include

  • Adjacent to the myriad of restaurants and shopping along Green St.
  • Free access to premiere training and recreation facilities ARC and CRCE
  • 42″ flat-screen plasma display in each room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking

Reference group booking code “CALICO” when making reservations
– Online: click here
– Phone: (217) 333-1241

 

Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana


217 North Neil Street
Champaign, IL  61820
Phone: (217) 531-2800

Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana is the official CALICO co-headquarters hotel. It is located in the heart of downtown Champaign, within steps of over 35 dining options, and approximately 1.5 miles from campus.  Room amenities include 42″ Flatscreen Swivel TV, state-of-the-art media and work centers, and Cozy Corner with sofa or sofa-sleeper. Additionally, the facility has an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, 24/7 Gallery Market and Coffee to Cocktails Bar. Complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary parking and complimentary breakfast are provided. A free shuttle is available to hotel guests, based on availability, between 7AM and 11PM daily for locations within 5 miles of the hotel.

$139 single/double occupancy, plus applicable taxes.

Room rates are valid through and including April 28, 2018. After April 28, 2018 rooms and rates are subject to availability. Early reservations are recommended as rooms, or certain types of rooms, may sell out prior to April 28, 2018.

Reference group booking code “CALICO” when making phone reservations, “G-CALI” when making reservations online
– Online: click here
– Phone: (217) 531-2800

 

TownePlace Suites Champaign-Urbana
603 S 6th St, Champaign, IL 61820

  • Approximately 2 blocks from campus and the Illini Union Hotel (5 minute walk)
  • Fitness Center and indoor pool
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free breakfast
On Campus Housing in Dorms
Nugent Hall
207 E Gregory Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
  • Single rooms: $55.12(tax included)/per night and Double rooms: $37.90(tax included)/per person per night
  • Rooms individually air-conditioned
  • Wireless Internet
  • Floor-shared bathrooms

Hotels off campus

There are many hotels in the Urbana-Champaign area, so it is worth digging for deals on your own, but if you want to stay in the restaurant area in downtown Champaign this would be a good choice.   If you look for other hotels or housing options (e.g. Airbnb), either use Google Maps or the CUMTD site to find out how easy it would be to get to campus from that location by bus.

On Campus Dining

Open for us on campus from Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1, is the Ikenberry Dining Center for lunch. The hours are 11:30am-1:00pm. They accept only cards for payment (credit or debit), no cash: $11.72 including tax. Find it on campus

Restaurants and Bars

The University of Illinois has one of the largest international student populations  in the US and the food options reflect this.  There are two main areas for restaurants and bars that are easily accessible from campus:

  • Green Street is immediately adjacent to the Illini Union Hotel, and the restaurants on that street begin less than a block away from that hotel.  Along Green Street you’ll find about 50 restaurants, coffee shops, and pubs within walking distance.  Zoom in a bit on this Google Map and then keep looking to the left to see the restaurants along Green.
  • Downtown Champaign is another great area for restaurants.  If you stay in the Hyatt Place Champaign-Urbana you’ll be right in middle of this area.  There are over 30 restaurants and pubs in the downtown area, which can easily be reached by bus from the Illini Union in less than 10 minutes.   Google Map for Downtown (again, zoom in to see more restaurants)