Hotel Info


Air Travel

The closest airport to Iowa State University is Des Moines International Airport. There is a shuttle service available between the airport and ISU (see below). Other major airports, including Minneapolis-Saint Paul International AirportKansas City International Airport, and Omaha Airport. are within driving distance, but require renting a car.

Shuttle Service to and from Des Moines International Airport

Executive Express offers shuttles approximately every 90 minutes ($36 one-way; $56 round trip per person – prices are cheaper when booking for more than one person).

Car Rental

Car rental agencies are located in the baggage claim area in Des Moines International Airport.

Ames’ Bus System

Ames CyRide bus system offers safe, reliable, and friendly service for navigating around Ames. Please find a nice CyRide and Ames map here. The Iowa State “MyState” app offers a nice CyRide GPS interface that shows in real time where buses are with respect to your current location.

Getting to the Conference Venue 

Conference sessions will be held on campus in the Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames Iowa 50014. Pay parking is available in the Memorial Union Parking Ramp, adjacent to the conference venue. For more information, visit–maps/parking/. More information about parking can be found at


There are many hotels around Ames. In addition to hotels, there are numerous economical options via Air BnB in the Ames’ area.

Note that CyRide (the Ames public bus system) is updating its routes and schedules. Double check any public transportation information listed here with CyRide directly. See our travel page for more information.

Hotels with room blocks [Please be sure to say that you are booking a room for the PSLLT/TSLL Conferences]:

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center (Block held until August 15)

2100 Green Hills Dr.
CyRide Brown line serves this area, but only on weekdays.

Hilton Garden Inn (Block held until July 16)

1325 Dickinson Ave
CyRide Red line (goes directly to conference site) serves this area.

Additional hotels in Ames:

Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center 

2609 University Blvd
CyRide Brown line serves this area, but only on weekdays.

       Sleep Inn & Suites 

1310 Dickinson Ave
CyRide Red line (goes directly to conference site) serves this area.

Country Inn & Suites 

2605 SE 16th St.
(515) 233-3935

Days Inn Ames

229 S Duff Ave
CyRide Blue line serves this area.
*Days Inn is about a 10-minute walk to Ames downtown Main Street which features shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, and a farmers market on Saturday mornings. CyRide Red and Green lines go between Main Street and campus.