Conference Hotel and Travel Information

Hotel Information

Blocks of rooms are reserved for ISMTA members with discounted rates at two hotels in Charleston. When you reserve your room, be sure to tell the hotel that you are with ISMTA!
Note: Hotel rates may be subject to change if your reservation is made after the block of rooms reserved for ISMTA are sold out.

Lawson Hall (dorm on campus)
(217) 581-7482
Double rooms (2 beds) $25/night, semi-private bath.   Cash or check only.
Only 15 rooms available.
See Lawson Dorm Information document link at the bottom of this page for more information.

Unique Suites Hotel
920 W Lincoln Ave, Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 348-8161
King bed or Queen beds: $75/night + 11% Tourism Taxes per room per night ($166.50 / 2 nights)
1.8 Miles from Doudna Fine Arts Building - 7 minute drive

Baymont Inn and Suites
206 McFall Rd, Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 234-2420
King bed rooms for $60.78/ 1night ($134.94 / 2 nights) plus tax and two Queen beds room for $ 65.03 ($144.06 / 2 nights) plus tax.
9.2 Miles from Doudna Fine Arts Building - 16 minute drive


Travel information
Eastern Illinois University is located off Interstate 57, about 50 miles south of Champaign.   Amtrak travels into Mattoon, just ten miles away. 
For information on traveling to EIU, visit

Parking information
ISMTA has purchased parking for conference attendees and competition participants for Friday.   Please print parking pass and place on dashboard of car.  Click the link at the bottom of this page to download and print your parking pass.
Parking pass is not needed for Saturday parking.