Hotel and Travel

This year's LOEX conference will be held in Nashville, Tennessee at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel.

LOEX set aside at the Sheraton as large a block of room as possible at the rate of $152. However, as of March 5th, there are no more rooms available in the Sheraton Nashville block*. Thus, we secured an additional block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Vanderbilt. However, as of April 3, 2013, that entire hotel is full.

- Sheraton overnight guests, LOEX has negotiated a discount rate for self parking of $19 per day* (or $21 per day* for valet) at the hotel's parking garage.
_____*This reduced rate should appear on your hotel bill, along with your other room charges
- Driving in for the day (e.g., 'commuting' from a house), LOEX has negotiated a discount rate for self parking of $14 per day** at the hotel's parking garage.
_____**This reduced rate requires a discount pass; pick it up at the LOEX 2013 Reg/Info desk and present it when you leave the structure each day.

- The Sheraton accepts tax-exempt forms from State, Fed and non-profit groups; show your institution's form to remove state taxes from your room bill (per reservations).

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel (Conference Hotel)
623 Union Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: (615) 259-2000
GPS users: In order to reach the parking garage and valet side of the hotel, please enter 226 7th Ave N, Nashville, TN as the address for the hotel.

Holiday Inn Vanderbilt (Overflow Hotel)
2613 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 327-4707
- To get to the Sheraton, the Holiday Inn has a complimentary shuttle available to all their guests or there is ready access to multiple Nashville MTA bus lines (primarly the 3 and the 5) which essentially go point-to-point every 10-15 minutes for the ~15 minute trip. LOEX does not coordinate these options.

The average temperature in Nashville for May 2-4 is a high of 75°F and a low of 53°F

* If you would like to check and see if a room has come open at the LOEX rate of $152 (e.g., due to a cancellation), call 1-800-447-9825 (reference "LOEX") or use this link (click on the blue 'Reserve >' button on the bottom right).

Hotel and Surrounding Area

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Getting around Nashville and to/from the Conference Hotel

Driving directions to Sheraton Nashville Hotel

Park It Downtown - Map provided by Nashville Downtown Parntership.
Useful if you would like to identify cheaper alternatives than the hotel parking structure, such as the Library Garage. We strongly recommend you contact ahead of time any garages/lots to verify hours of operation and price.

Airport taxi contacts and rates
Flat rate taxi fee from airport to downtown Nashville: $25 plus addt'l passenger charge of $1 when accompanying original passenger to same destination.

Airport shuttles

Nashville MTA bus Airport/Elm Hill Pike route - Hourly service daily, $1.70 one way fare
Music City Central downtown transit station is 0.3 mile from Sheraton Hotel

Nashville MTA Music City Circuit bus - Free downtown service daily. Conference hotel is closest to the blue circuit, which operates 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays.

Things to Do in Nashville

The LOEX 2013 planning committee has prepared a selective list of places to eat and things to do and see in downtown Nashville and nearby. Feel free to stop by the conference registration desk during the conference to ask for help and suggestions.