SEJ's 29th Annual Conference • #SEJ2019 • Fort Collins, CO • Oct 9-13, 2019 • Contact

Lodging and Transportation

Getting There


Air

Denver International Airport (DEN)
8500 Peña Blvd, Denver, CO 80249, USA

Denver International Airport, locally referred to as DIA, is 70 miles from Fort Collins.


Shuttle

Groome Transportation provides round-trip rides to and from Fort Collins. Groome’s pickup location at Denver International Airport (DEN) is on the East side of the Main Terminal, directly outside of Doors 513 and 515.

Note: The Groome ride can take 2+ hours between DEN and Fort Collins, depending upon day and time of day.


Roommates / Ride Share

SEJ members can also arrange roommates and/or ride shares (you’ll need your MemberClicks log-in info).

Staying There

Hilton Fort Collins

425 West Prospect Road, Fort Collins, CO, 80526
Website

  • The Hilton is full.
  • Distance to CSU: 1 mile (18 minutes on foot). From Denver International Airport, the drive takes about an hour. Hilton’s map and directions. Google map from CSU’s Lory Student Center (where sessions will be held) to the Hilton.
  • Amenities: Business center; indoor pool with whirlpool and modern fitness center; locally sourced cuisine at the Spring Creek Grill; bar.
Room Single Rate Double Rate Triple Rate Quad Rate
Two Double Beds $179.00 $179.00 $189.00 $199.00
King Deluxe Room $199.00 $199.00 $199.00 $199.00
King Standard $179.00 $179.00 $189.00 $199.00

Taxes extra. Parking: $10.

Fort Collins Marriott

350 E Horsetooth Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Website

Book now

  • Distance to Colorado State University: 3.5 miles. Marriott’s map and directions. Google map from CSU’s Lory Student Center (where sessions will be held) to the Marriott. MAX bus map (take).
  • Phone: 833-517-4287. Identify yourself as part of the SEJ group if you call for a reservation.
  • Reservations: Book online or by phone and ask to be placed in the Society of Environmental Journalists’ block. Reserve by deadline of September 20 for special SEJ rate.
  • Amenities: Fitness center, pool, free high-speed internet, Copper Creek Restaurant and Bar.
  • Rate: $169. Taxes extra. Free parking.

Candlewood Suites

314 Pavilion Lane, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Website

Book now

  • Distance to Colorado State University: 4.3 miles. Google map from CSU’s Lory Student Center (where sessions will be held) to Candlewood Suites.
  • Phone: 970-223-0200. Identify yourself as part of the SEJ group if you call for a reservation.
  • Reservations: Book online (input your check-in and check-out dates, then click ‘check availability’ to see room choices) or by phone and ask to be placed in the Society of Environmental Journalists’ block. Reserve by deadline of September 9 for special SEJ rate.
  • Amenities: Fitness center, free internet, outdoor gazebo grill.
  • Rates: King or double queen studio: $110; one-bedroom king suite: $119. Taxes extra. Free parking.

Getting Around While You're There

Travelling by bus between CSU and your hotel:

MAX Bus Rapid Transit Service follows a dedicated transit-only guideway (its own road) and mixed-traffic streets that run parallel to the BNSF Railway between the South Transit Center (south of Harmony Road) and Downtown. It is served by 12 stations and stops.

MAX schedule.

Fares and passes. (Discounts seniors: 60+ years.)

MAX route map and our conference hotels.

  • Hilton guests: Walking from the Hilton to the LSC takes only 16 minutes. Alternatively, you can ride the HORN bus (NOTE: The Around the Horn is a free CSU shuttle; it is not the MAX). There will be a one-minute walk from the Hilton to the Centre & Bay HORN station. Take the HORN to the CSU Transit Center. Walk three minutes to the Lory Student Center. Click here for Google Transit directions. When using the MAX (a longer route to LSC than the HORN), the Prospect Station is closest to the Hilton (six-minute walk).
  • Marriott guests: Use the Horsetooth Station. There will be a 10-minute walk from the Marriott to the Horsetooth Station. Take the MAX to the University station. Walk another 10 minutes to the Lory Student Center. Click here for Google Transit directions.
  • Candlewood guests: Use the Troutman Station. There will be a 13-minute walk from the Candlewood to the Troutman Station. Take the MAX to the University station. Walk another 10 minutes to the Lory Student Center. Click here for Google Transit directions.

Download the conference logistics document (6.8 MB). It’s also on the Whova app, with links.

NOTE: If you have limited mobility and require assistance getting back and forth between the Lory Student Center and your hotel, please indicate that when registering online (page 4 of the form). SEJ will arrange a small shuttle for attendees with special needs. If you’ve already registered, use this form to sign up.

Parking at the Lory Student Center (LSC):

Campus and parking map. Parking is $12.65/day*; add it when you register for the conference. Parking passes are electronic (no physical pass to put in your car). If you purchased parking when you registered, you should have provided your license plate # as well. If you did not, contact CSU with the plate #: (970) 491-6222 or email conferences@colostate.edu. If you change cars or have a rental car, provide CSU with the new plate number as soon as possible.

There are two pay-to-park metered lots at either end of the LSC (see map). Note that, during the week, the LSC is the busiest spot on campus, along with the parking lots directly next to it, so parking passes are filling and will soon be unavailable. If you don’t have a parking pass, you can park in any of the metered spots and pay that way.

If you have a parking pass, check the map for the dark teal-colored lots available to you.

* Parking at the LSC is enforced Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday parking is free, so no passes are needed and there should be plenty of parking spots available.