hotel and travel

This year's LOEX conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel.

LOEX set aside at the Renaissance as large a block of room as possible at the rate of $129. However, as of March 6, 2012, the LOEX rate is essentially not available, as the room block is now full on certain nights*. We then set up an 'overflow' block at another hotel, the Residence Inn**. However, as of March 19, that block is also full.

Thus, we've secured a block of additional rooms at a third hotel, the Courtyard Columbus Downtown, for $129. It is less than a 1/2 mile from the conference hotel. To make a reservation, use this link. This rate will be available at least until April 10, 2012 depending upon how quickly the room block is filled.

LOEX negotiated a reduced group parking rate of $10 per day with the Renaissance Columbus Downtown hotel. Please simply tell the valet that you are with LOEX (or “Library Orientation Exchange” if that doesn’t work) and you will be given the reduced rate. Valet-parking is the only parking option at the Renaissance. For the overflow hotels, due to the much smaller block of rooms we were able to get & fill, we were not given any discounted parking.

___Per hotel reservations, the Renaissance accepts tax-exempt forms from State, Federal and non-profit groups; show your institution's tax-exempt form to remove state taxes from your room bill.

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel (Conference Hotel)
50 North Third Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 228-5050

Residence Inn Columbus Downtown (Overflow Hotel #1)
36 E Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 222-2610

Courtyard Columbus Downtown (Overflow Hotel #2)
35 W Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 228-3200

*If you would like to check and see if a room has come open at the LOEX rate (e.g., due to a cancellation), call 1-877-901-6632 (reference Event ID #8228449) or use this link (choose 'LOEX 2012 Guest' from drop-down on left).

**If you would like to check and see if a room has come open at the LOEX rate (e.g., due to a cancellation) at the Residence Inn, call 1-800-331-3131 and identify yourself as a LOEX 2012 attendee or use this link.

hotel and surrounding area

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel and surrounding area

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getting around columbus and to/from the conference hotel

Airport Shuttle and Taxis

COTA Public Bus Schedule (can take #2 Bus from High Street north to Ohio State, Short North, or North Market)

Driving/Flying Travel Time to Columbus

Renaissance Hotel Travel/Map Information

Note there is no special "LOEX Rate" or coordination by LOEX for these transportation options; these links are simply provided as a courtesy.


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Last Modified:LOEXMay 2, 2012