Housing

All participants are responsible for their own housing reservations. Urbana-Champaign offers numerous lodging options. Below is just a sampling of what's available in the area. You can also find more information at VisitChampaignCounty.org.

Eastland Suites

1907 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217-367-8331  Web: http://www.eastlandsuitesurbana.com

Hampton Inn

1200 W. University Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-337-1100  Web: http://go.illinois.edu/HamptonInn

Hawthorn Suites

101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL. 61820
Phone: 217-398-3400  Web: http://www.hawthorn.com

Hilton Garden Inn

1501 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-352-9970  Web: http://www.champaignurbana.hgi.com

Holiday Inn Express

1003 W. Killarney St., Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-928-7941  Web: http://go.illinois.edu/HolidayInnExpress

iHotel and Conference Center, next to Memorial Stadium

1900 S. First Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-819-5000  Web: http://www.stayatthei.com

Marriott TownePlace Suites

603 S. Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-344-1600  Web: http://go.illinois.edu/marriott-townplace

Ramada Urbana/Champaign
902 W. Killarney St., Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 647-993-9399  Web: http://www.ramada.com/hotels/illinois/urbana/ramada-urbana/hotel-overview

Wyndham Garden

1001 Killarney Street. Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217-328-7900  Web: http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/48892

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Travel to Champaign-Urbana

Car: Metered street/lot parking is available all around the historic Harding Band Building for Friday sessions. (Parking is free on Saturday.) You can choose to "plug" the meter ($1.00/hour; quarters, dimes, nickels), or use the Pay-by-Phone meter payment service which is available for most meters. (Downloading the app and setting up an account can take a few minutes, so you may prefer to do so prior to your arrival.)

Bus/Train/Air: UI Bands staff will coordinate pick-up and drop-off for any paying participant. Please send your arrival and departure times in and out of Willard Airport (CMI) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, or Illinois Terminal (Amtrak/bus) to bands@illinois.eduWe must know your schedule at least one week before the event to ensure our shuttle schedule. 

Train: Amtrak services the Urbana-Champaign area. UI Bands staff will coordinate pick-up and drop-off for any paying participant. Please send your arrival and departure times to bands@illinois.edu. We must know your schedule at least one week before the event to ensure our shuttle schedule.