Accommodations

Lodging

Blocks of rooms for the 2019 Animal Behavior Conference have been reserved at 3 Bloomington hotels.

Marriott Courtyard Bloomington
Address: 310 South College Avenue
Phone: 812-335-8000
Designated Group link for Reservations:  Book your group rate for IU Animal Behavior
Group Rate: $136.00 per night
Cut-off date: February 28, 2019
The Courtyard by Marriott is adjacent to and connected with the Bloomington Convention Center.

Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel
Address: 900 East 7th Street
Phone: 800-209-8145 or 812-855-2536
Reference Code for Calling or online: ANIMALBEHAVIOR
Website Reservations: www.imu.indiana.edu
Group Rate: $174 per night
Cut-off date: February 28, 2019

The Graduate Hotel
Address: 210 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Phone: 812-668-2213
Designated Group Link for Reservations: IU 2019 Animal Behavior Conference Graduate Bloomington March 2019
Group Rate: $114.00 per night

 

 

Transportation

Bloomington Transit runs an extensive network of buses through the city. The central station is located downtown at 3rd and Walnut, a 15-minute walk from the IMU and 2 blocks from the Monroe County Convention Center. For a map of routes, see this PDF.

If you're coming from out of town, Bloomington is roughly 45 minutes south of Indianapolis, two hours from Louisville, and four hours from Chicago. At the Ground Transportation Center of the Indianapolis International Airport, located on Level 1 of the Parking Garage, you can claim rental cars or catch a taxi, limousine, or shuttle to Bloomington. The Bloomington Shuttle service provides transportation between the airport and the IMU, the Courtyard by Marriott, the Hilton Garden Inn and the Hyatt Place Bloomington for $20 per trip online or at stop kiosks (online reservsations suggested to guarantee spot).

If you plan to drive or rent a car, free parking is available at the Courtyard by Marriottt next to the Bloomington Convention Center, $10 self parking per day at Hilton Garden Inn and $10 per night parking at the Hyatt Place. You can find information about on-campus visitor parking from the Office of Parking Operations. Garage parking can cost up to $24 a day, and the IMU pay lots cap at $20 (parking is free for customers of the Biddle Hotel). You can also find lots and garages operated by the City of Bloomington downtown (see a list of rates).