Lodging, Hotel, and Transportation Information

                             Housing Accommodations

The primary purpose of the conference is to explore and discuss a variety of perspectives
relating to "gay pride" and the creaton of "gay shame."  Individuals from various
backgrounds, organizations, and interests are encouraged to attend the conference and
voice their views and concerns in the roundtable discussions and panels. The Conference
will do its best to find housing for individuals coming from out of town and on a limited
budget.  Many local undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and members of the
Ann Arbor community have offered their homes for people to stay at during the
conference. For further information, contact Suraj Patel at patelsr@umich.edu


                             Hotel Accommodations

For those with a slightly more resourceful budget:

Five rooms have been reserved at the Campus Inn Hotel in Ann Arbor for guests coming to
town for the Gay Shame conference. Located at 615 East Huron St in Ann Arbor, the
Campus Inn is within walking distance of the University of Michigan campus and the venues
the conference will be held at. All five rooms are Penthouses (ca. $200/night). These rooms
will be held for conference guests until February 27. If you wish to reserve one of these
rooms, please contact the Campus Inn at (734) 769-2200 and request a room reserved on
Group Prospectus for 4259-Gay Shame.

Reasonably priced hotels within walking distance of the University of Michigan campus and
conference events:

Embassy Hotel ($59 - $65)
Tel: 734-662-7100
200 East Huron (corner of Huron and Fourth Streets)
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
About 4 blocks to campus; 1 block to the Main Street area.

The Library ($65 for singles and doubles)
Tel: 734-668-6815
808 Mary Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
2 blocks on campus; exciting little bed and breakfast

Oxford House ($67 - $93)
Tel: 734-764-5297
627 Oxford
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
U-M Facility, on campus

Bell Tower Hotel ($149 - $167)
Tel: 734-769-3010, (800) 562-3559
300 South Thayer
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
On U-M campus, historic setting

There are many other hotels in the Ann Arbor area that are accessible to the campus via
public transportation. These following hotels are merely a sampling. See the end of this list
for a url that connects to a more complete list of lodging options. The hotels on Boardwalk
and S. State Street are near the Wolverine Tower which houses a number of University
business offices and is also a stop on the free Campus Bus that makes frequent trips to

Sheraton Inn, Ann Arbor ($92 - $119)
Tel: 734-996-0600
3200 Boardwalk
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

Fairfield Inn, Ann Arbor ($69 - $74)
Tel: 734-995-5200
Fax: 734-995-5394
3285 Boardwalk
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

Red Roof Inn ($51- $56)
Tel: 734-665-3500
Fax: 734-665-3517 l
3505 South State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

Courtyard Inn (Marriott) ($104 - $159)
Tel: 734-995-5900
Fax: 734-995-2937
3205 Boardwalk
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

Motel 6 ($45 - $65)
Tel: 734-665-9900
3764 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48108


For a more extensive list of local hotels, please check out:



               Transportation to and from the Airport

There are various inexpensive services that provide transportion to the University of
Michigan campus from the airport (and also back to the airport). The following
websites list these various services, offering details on prices, group rates, how to
make reservations, etc:

Airport Transportation

Campus Information Centers: Transportation

Arbor Ride

Directions from Metro Airport to the University of Michigan


If you have any trouble finding transportation or have any questions, contact:
Suraj Patel (patelsr@umich.edu).