Hotel/Travel/Local Info


We have reserved blocks of rooms at the following hotels:

Eldridge Hotel (0.9 miles to the Kansas Union)
701 Massachusetts St. (Historic hotel in downtown Lawrence)
Please specify “Digital Humanities Conference” and make reservations by August 22, 2011.

SpringHill Suites Marriott (1.1 miles from the Kansas Union)
1 Riverfront Plaza, Lawrence, KS 66044 (in downtown Lawrence)
Wed 9/21 and Thurs 9/22: $92/night + tax
Fri 9/23 and Sat 9/24: $119/night + tax

Hampton Inn (2.1 miles to the Kansas Union)
2300 W. 6th Street (This hotel is located away from campus and downtown and will require transportation to the conference and THATCamp location).
$109/night; Group code: DHC
Please make reservations by August 31st to receive the group rate.

Additionally, the Oread Hotel is practically on campus (0.2 mi to the Kansas Union), and although they claim not to have rooms available, it may be worth asking.

Transportation from airport

Kansas City International Airport is approximately 1 hour from downtown Lawrence. The following companies provide shuttle service to/from the airport to Lawrence. Reservations are recommended. Shuttles run approximately every 2 to 3 hours (see schedules on their websites).

KCI RoadRunner (pick up drop off at Lawrence Holiday Inn/Holidome only – no door to door pickup).

Ground Transportation, Inc. (offers door to door pickup)

Transportation within Lawrence

Foot: The downtown hotels are a 20-minute walk to the center of campus.

Bus: An hourly bus is available between downtown (e.g. 9th and Massachusetts) and the Kansas Union; another between the Hampton Inn (W. of downtown) and the Kansas Union.

Taxi: e.g. Jayhawk Taxi ((785) 843-8294), Lawrence Taxi ((785) 304-6748); GTI transportation ((785) 312-7125)

Car: Beware of Lawrence’s “Rush Minute”.

Parking: The closest pay parking to the DH venues is in the Kansas Union parking garage, but it is possible (esp. early and late in the day) to park for free on e.g. Illinois St. and walk 3-4 blocks to the Union.

About Lawrence,_Kansas

For food, entertainment and shopping options, see:

Lawrence, KS City Guide

Yelp – Lawrence, KS


  1. Elaine Reynolds

    Where would you recommend we park for Day 1?

    Elaine Reynolds
    William Jewell College
    Liberty, MO

  2. ehealey

    Dear Elaine,

    Great question! Please see the post on parking available at The short answer is that we recommend you park at the Mississippi St. Garage on Thursday and Friday. The fee for parking there is $1.25 / hour.

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