Travel & Lodging

The 2018 American Society of Mammalogists Conference will be held at Kansas State University located in Manhattan, Kansas.

MEETING LOCATION, HOTELS, AND OPENING RECEPTION MAP

TRANSPORTATION

Manhattan, Kansas is serviced primarily by Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK). There are five flights per day into and out of Manhattan on American Airlines. These are direct flights on regional jets from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) airport and Chicago O’Hare (ORD).  Before you depart, make sure you are prepared for the REAL ID Act.

Ground Transportation at Manhattan Regional Airport Click here.  Both Uber and Lyft are readily available in Manhattan.

Additionally, attendees may prefer to flight into and out of Kansas City International (MCI) or Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT). Both airports are roughly a 2-hour drive to Manhattan. It would be most cost effective for attendees flying into these airports to rent a car.

The nearest Amtrak station is located in Topeka, Kansas (about an hour away) and the nearest Greyhound station is located in Junction City, KS (about 20 minutes away).

LODGING

There are four options for lodging at the conference. Please be aware, the nation’s largest outdoor country music and camping festival, Country Stampede, will take place in Manhattan on June 21st – June 23rd. It is imperative to get your rooms reserved in advance. Hotel rooms cannot be guaranteed after the cutoff dates listed below.

Campus Residential Hall Housing 

Online registration for Residential Hall Housing is closed.  

For those registered for the Residential Hall housing, Your Residence for the week is Marlatt Hall.  Check in will be available from 7:00 AM until Midnight daily at the front desk of Marlatt Hall.  You will be supplied with linens (sheets, blankets, wash cloths and towels).  Marlatt Hall is easy walking distance to the Student Union.  A campus map is available here.

Res Hall rooms are available through K-State Housing in Marlatt Hall. Optional meal plans may also be purchased. Please note that dorms are gender segregated due to shared bathrooms. Please contact us if you have any special needs or concerns. Single and double rooms are available from June 23rd to July 1st.
Single (1 person per room): $36/night/person
Double: (shared room): $29/night/person
Optional Meal Plan (breakfasts and lunches): $16/day

Holiday Inn at the Campus – $99.00 per night

The Holiday Inn at the Campus serves as this year’s conference headquarters hotel. The hotel is located within a short walking distance (~4 minutes) to the primary meeting spaces. Breakfast is included in the rate at this hotel.

Holiday Inn Photo

Make your hotel reservations online (click here) or by phone at 1-785-539-7531. Be sure to mention you are with the American Society of Mammologists group! The group code is MAM. The cut-off date to reserve a room at the conference rate is May 23, 2018. For information about the hotel, please follow this link.

Check-In Time: 4:00 pm

Check-Out Time: Noon

Please note: All reservation requests will require a credit card or a deposit for one room night. Deposits will be refunded for rooms cancelled more than forty-eight hours prior to arrival. Access to high speed Internet in guest rooms is provided complimentary to all guests. Parking is available at the hotel complimentary as well. If staying at this hotel, you will not need to purchase a parking pass for campus.

Bluemont Hotel – $109.00

The Bluemont Hotel is located at the edge of the K-State campus and at the start of Aggieville, Manhattan’s hub for nightlife and dining! The hotel is within walking distance (8 minutes) or .4 miles to the primary meeting space. Breakfast is included in the rate for this hotel. Suite style rooms are available for an additional $20 per room night.

Bluemont Hotel Photo

Make your reservations online (click here).  Click on BOOK NOW.  Click on CLICK HERE FOR GROUP RESERVATIONS (upper right corner).  The group ID is: MAMM0618 and the password is ksu.  If you’d prefer to book by phone, please call 1-(785) 473-7091 press “0” and ask for “MAMMOLOGISTS SOCIETY” room rate.

** NOTE: if you are coming/going before or after the contracted dates (June 23-29), they will not be able to reserve online. Only the contracted dates are allowable online.

The cut-off date to reserve a room at the conference rate is May 23, 2018. For information about the hotel, please follow this link.

Check-In Time: 4:00 pm

Check-Out Time: 11:00 am

Please note: All reservation requests will require a credit card or a deposit for one room night. Deposits will be refunded for rooms cancelled more than forty-eight hours prior to arrival. Access to high speed Internet in guest rooms is provided complimentary to all guests. Parking is available at the hotel complimentary as well. If staying at this hotel, you will not need to purchase a parking pass for campus.

Parkwood Inn and Suites – $89.95

This hotel is a locally owned, independent, boutique hotel located one mile from the primary meeting space, or approximately a 20-minute walk. Free hot breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel.

Parkwood Hotel Photo

Make your hotel reservations by phone at (785) 320-5440. Reservations for this hotel can only be made by calling the hotel. Using an online 3rd party to reserve the room could potentially end up costing you three times the conference rate. Be sure to mention you are with the American Society of Mammologists group! The cut-off date to reserve a room at the conference rate is May 23, 2018. For information about the hotel, please follow this link.

Check-In Time: 3:00 pm

Check-Out Time: Noon

Please note: All reservation requests will require a credit card or a deposit for one room night. Deposits will be refunded for rooms cancelled more than twenty-four hours prior to arrival. Access to high speed Internet in guest rooms is provided complimentary to all guests. Parking is available at the hotel complimentary as well. If staying at this hotel, you can take advantage of their complimentary shuttle to take you to and from the conference site. This would help you to avoid the need of a parking permit for use on campus.

WHY BOOK INSIDE THE ROOM BLOCK?

The ASM has negotiated a room block (a specified number of hotel rooms that will be occupied by our meeting attendees) at the hotel. In exchange for the hotel room occupation, we are provided with complimentary meeting space, along with many other cost-saving concessions, which allows us to keep registration prices as low as possible to our attendees and provide support for other meeting activities.

Actualizing the room block is the only way the ASM receives the benefits needed to produce the annual conference. When you book outside of the block (by choosing another hotel, or by using third party websites), your hotel room does not count toward the total room block. By booking with the official room block you gain these benefits:

PLEASE DO YOUR PART TO HELP FILL OUR BLOCK AND RESERVE YOUR ROOM NOW.