Housing

Robert E. Lee Hotel

Located on Main Street in historic downtown Lexington, the Robert E. Lee Hotel is only 2 blocks from campus.   Twenty rooms have been blocked off for the span of the conference.  Contact the hotel at the number below, and provide the group name, WLU American Arachnology Society Conference, to reserve your room.  The conference rate is $139/night plus tax and incidentals.  The deadline for reservations with the group rate is May 15, 2019.  

Address: 30 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450

Contact: (540) 461-8484


Hampton Inn Col Alto

The Hampton Inn Col Alto is located less than half a mile from Washington and Lee and is very walkable to campus.  Twenty rooms have been blocked off for the span of the conference. Contact the hotel at the number below, and provide the group name,  American Arachnology Society, to reserve your room.  The conference rate is $149/night plus tax and incidentals.  The deadline for reservations with the group rate is May 15, 2019.  

Address: 401 E. Nelson Street, Lexington, VA, 24450

Contact:(540) 463-2223


Sheridan Livery Inn 

Located on Main Street directly across from campus, this is another option for an easy walk. Rooms have not been blocked off, but are currently available during the conference.  The room rate is $139-$189/night plus tax and incidentals.

Address: 35 N Main St, Lexington, VA 24450


On Campus Housing

On campus housing is no longer available. On campus housing is limited to 80 beds, the vast majority of which are in double rooms. Housing will be provided on a first come-first serve basis. Because of the limited number of rooms we can only accommodate meeting registrants, and not accompanying persons. Our preference is to provide on campus housing to students. If you are not financially strapped, please consider one of our other delightful housing options listed.   

Participants who reserved on-campus housing will be staying in Gaines Dormitory. Keys and swipe cards should be picked up during registration. If you are arriving to campus after registration ends on Sunday, June 16, proceed to the Department of Public Safety to pickup your key and building swipe card. Checkout time is 10:00am on the day of departure.

A student will be stationed outside of the laundry room on the second floor of Gaines from 8:00-10:00am Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21. Please return keys and swipe cards to the student on your departure date. If you need to leave before 8:00am, key and swipe card can be turned in at the Department of Public Safety, or given to your van driver if getting a shuttle ride to the Roanoke Airport.

All linens provided by the university should be placed in the appropriate bins in the laundry room.


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There are also opportunities to rent homes in Lexington, VA that are within walking distance of the school.