There are many hotels around Ames. In addition to hotels, there are numerous economical options via Air BnB in the Ames’ area. Out of state graduate students looking to stay with local graduate students can send their request to TSLLConf@gmail.com to have their request forwarded to ISU grad students who may respond individually. No room pairing, housing or guarantee of housing is offered by the conference or affiliates directly.
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.
Rooms have been blocks for the conference at several area hotels (see rates below). To get the group rate, reservations must be made by phone and you must ask for a reservation in the ‘Technology for Second Language Learning’ block. Group rate reservations should be made by August 15th.
Closest to conference site:
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center – Group Rate $169
Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center
West side of town:
Sleep Inn & Suites -Group Rate $99
Hilton Garden Inn – Group Rate $125
1325 Dickinson Ave
CyRide Red line (goes directly to conference site) serves this area.
*Near Sleep Inn (above) and served by the Red line which is the most frequently running line in town. Cafes, restaurants and conveniences stores within walking distance of this hotel.
SouthEast side of town:
Country Inn & Suites – Group Rate $91
2605 SE 16th St.
CyRid Gray line serves this area, but ONLY on WEEKDAYS. May be driving detours in effect. Check hotel website. Note: AmericInn shifted the TSLL room block to Country Inn & Suites.
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.