The 2014 conference will be held in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. We’ve provided the below information on hotels, parking and general area information to help you while you enjoy the conference.
Conference Location & Map
The conference will take place on the College of Charleston campus at:
- The Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center (JSC) located on the corner of Glebe and Wentworth streets – most conference sessions
- The Alumni Center in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance (ED) building located at 86 Wentworth Street – keynote speakers, some conference session overflow
We will use the above location codes (JSC, ED, etc.) to designate the location of an event in our official schedule.
Please view the conference map for a complete listing of conference session locations, hotel & parking locations and some restaurant and coffee shop locations.
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Hotels in downtown Charleston are notoriously expensive. As June is wedding season here, we highly recommend that you book your rooms as far in advance as possible. We’ve pulled together a listing of several hotels and one hostel in and around the conference area. But we also recommend using a site like Hotwire, Priceline or Hotels.com to search for your best rate. AirBnB also has some very good rates in the downtown area. All of the below listed Hotels are also listed on our conference map.
Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street, Charleston, SC, 29403
1 Maiden Lane, Charleston, SC 29401
Hotel Information: http://www.indigoinn.com/
Days Inn Charleston- Historic District
155 Meeting St., Charleston, SC, 29401
Hotel Information: http://www.daysinn.com
NotSo Hostel Annex
33 Cannon Street
Approx. $60-75/night for private room
Approx. $26/night for shared room
Hotel Information: http://notsohostel.com/
Various Locations around downtown Charleston
Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District
345 Meeting St., Charleston, SC, 29403
Embassy Suites Charleston – Historic District
337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC, 29403
Courtyard Marriott – Charleston Historic District
125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401
Parking & Driving Information
There is actually quite a bit of parking in downtown Charleston and finding a lot/garage shouldn’t be much of a problem. Most parking garages range in price from $1-2 dollars/hour and many hotels will offer parking options with your room. Though, if you are willing to look around, it might be cheaper to park near your hotel in a city garage then to park at your hotel. Downtown Charleston is very walkable and it is unlikely that you will need a car to get around the downtown area. While there are taxi services, there isn’t a large taxi population downtown, so you will need to call to schedule a ride. Here are some links to a variety of parking information, maps and taxi services. We’ve also highlighted a few conveniently located parking garages in the conference map.
- City of Charleston parking garage locations
- Traveler of Charleston parking garage map (includes trolley routes)
- Charleston Public Transit (CARTA) map
- Free DASH Trolley downtown Charleston route map
- Charleston Green Taxi 843-819-0846
- Yellow Cab of Charleston 843-577-6565
- Charleston International Airport taxi and shuttle rates