Part of the charm of MASMC is that you can do it on a shoestring budget, and as a rule MASMC attendees are, shall we say, a bit reserved when it comes to paying top-dollar for hotel accommodations. I have reserved two blocks of reasonably priced hotel rooms at two adjacent properties, Sleep Inn ($74 pre-tax) and Comfort Inn and Suites ($89 pre-tax), located on the other side of campus from downtown State College. It’s a ~20 minute walk from these hotels to the main venue, ~25 minutes to downtown. Sleep Inn offers standard rooms with two double beds, and Comfort Inn and Suites offers suite rooms with two queens.
These rooms will be held at this price until April 1st. Normal hotel reservation policies apply.
To reserve a room at Sleep Inn call 814-235-1020 and ask for reservations. You need to mention the Group name MASMC — Mid-Atlantic States Mycology Conference to get the $74/night rate.
To reserve a room at Comfort Inn call 814-235-1900 and ask for reservations. You need to mention the Group name MASMC — Mid-Atlantic States Mycology Conference to get the $89/night rate.
There are a lot of other options in town too, including some decent (and somewhat more expensive) hotels downtown. The figure below might help — the two hotels mentioned above are in red. Also, at least one of my students has already volunteered her floor! Live it up, or slum it up: it’s your choice!