Saint Louis University is pleased to offer on-campus, air-conditioned apartment-style housing options for attendees of the Symposium for the reasonable price of only $65 per night. Attendees can stay as long as seven nights, from Friday the 7th of June until Friday the 14th. The Student Village Apartments has single-occupancy rooms within four-room suites. You can book this housing option as part of registration. Participants who stay in on-campus housing have the option to bring their own linens (for bed and bath) or to purchase an eco-friendly set of linens for the duration of their stay at the cost of $35. The registration page allows you to select this option. The pack of linens includes: pillow, pillowcase, sheets, light blanket, bath towel, and washcloth. This is a new option as of 2024 because the university has stopped automatically including linens with temporary summer housing. The cost per room per night of on-campus housing has been reduced to $65/night instead of the former $75/night to account for this change.
The nearby Element Hotel offers a more elegant experience for $154 per night within easy walking distance of conference venues, and has a special rate for symposium participants.
There are also several alternative options to suit any needs or budget that can be booked separately from your conference reservation. These options may require additional walking or trips by public transportation. Bus trips can be purchased in cash for $1/ride and rail rides for $2.50. For simplicity, attendees may also consider using the Metro Transit App, which allows the purchase of individual e-tickets, week-long passes, and ride bundles for reduced rates. St. Louis also has reliable Uber and Lyft options.
The Angad Arts Hotel is an easy 15 minute walk from the Symposium’s location and provides a taste of the artistic side of St. Louis. Located in the historic arts district, this boutique hotel offers a unique experience situated among the hotel’s rotating curated art galleries, with easy access to local restaurants, museums, music venues, and the theater.
Several options in the City West neighborhood are available for a range of prices and require a short commute (between 15 and 20 minutes) by local transport. These hotels are situated near the new CityPark soccer stadium, the historic Union Station, a selection of restaurants and bars, and a stretch of green space including the Aloe Plaza, Memorial Plaza, and several parks.These hotels include the Pear Tree Inn St. Louis Near Union Station, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott St. Louis Downtown, St. Louis Union Station Hotel - Curio Collection by Hilton, Drury Inn St. Louis At Union Station, and Home2 Suites By Hilton St. Louis Downtown. To travel between these hotels and SLU’s campus, guests will need to walk a few minutes to a nearby bus stop on Olive Street (Stop ID 2607, 2608, or 7651) to take bus #10 Gravois-Lindell. This bus will take them down the street to SLU’s campus where conference attendees will get off at Lindell @ Spring Ave. This bus runs every day between 4am and 1am, and picks up at this stop every 30 minutes.
Near Forest Park and located in the lively Central West End of St. Louis, sit several hotel options. The affordable Holiday Inn Express St Louis - Central West End, the AC Hotel by Marriott St. Louis Central West End, and the luxurious Royal Sonesta Chase Park Plaza St. Louis offer a range of accommodations and experiences. Public transportation to SLU will take 15 to 20 minutes. To travel between these hotels and SLU’s campus, guests will need to walk a few minutes to a nearby bus stop on Lindell Blvd. (Stop ID 2349 or 9543) to take bus #10 Gravois-Lindell. This bus will take them down the street to SLU’s campus where conference attendees will get off at Lindell @ Spring Ave. This bus runs every day between 4am and 1am, and picks up at this stop every 30 minutes.
Home and apartment rentals provide another excellent option in any of the neighborhoods of St. Louis. Check out Airbnb or Vrbo to see which properties are available.
All attendees are welcome to exercise using the facilities at the Simon Recreation Center for a $10/visit fee.
Looking forward to seeing you in June!