Travel & Lodging

Pictured at left: The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, our daytime venue.

Venue information: Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, 251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY 40507

Directions to the Carnegie Center

Parking: Registrants were emailed a parking permit for the Transylvania Bookstore parking lot, which is the best option for Thursday's orientation and Friday daytime. Here is a parking map of all options in easy walking distance of the Carnegie Center. All day Saturday and Sunday, free street parking is plentiful, as the street meters are not in use except on weekdays until 5 p.m.


Getting to Lexington

Driving Directions

Located in the "Heart of the Bluegrass," Lexington sits at the crossroads of two major interstate highways, I-64 (east and west) and I-75 (north and south).

View driving directions to Lexington. (Driving directions provided lead to the Lexington Visitor's Bureau, which is in downtown Lexington).

Area Airports

Blue Grass Airport
Located in Lexington, KY

Louisville International Airport
Located in Louisville, KY

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky Airport
Located in Northern Kentucky

Staying in Lexington

The following hotels are listed in order of distance from the main conference venue at the Carnegie Center. As of June 26, 2018, discounts for KWWC registrants are offered at 21c, Holiday Inn Express, and Hampton Inn by Hilton: details below. More discounts are still being negotiated. Please check back or email for updates.

The Sire Hotel (1 block from Carnegie Center, formerly the Gratz Park Inn, now thoroughly remodeled) 120 West Second Street, tel 859-231-1777.

21c Museum Hotel (0.3 miles to Carnegie Center) 167 West Main Street, Lexington, tel 844-301-4629, 10% off  for conference registrants. Use code UK21CLEX when making your reservation via this link.

Hyatt Regency Lexington (0.4 miles to Carnegie Center), 401 West High Street, Lexington, tel 859-253-1234.

Lyndon House Bed and Breakfast (0.6 miles to Carnegie Center), 507 N. Broadway, tel 859-420-2683.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites (1.6 miles to Carnegie Center) 1000 Export Street, Lexington, tel 859-389-6800. $119/night, booking code KWW, cut-off date 8/23/18.

The Inn on Broadway (2.0 miles to Carnegie Center) 1301 South Broadway, Lexington, tel 859-519-2060.

Hampton Inn by Hilton (3 miles to Carnegie Center), 1953 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, tel 859-313-9019. Please ask for the University of Kentucky discounted rate of $114/night.

Four Points by Sheraton Lexington (4.1 miles to Carnegie Center), 1938 Stanton Way, tel  888.627.8157.

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Homeaway is another Web-based private home rental company, at this link, though it appears to have fewer Lexington rentals than Airbnb. Some will list rooms through both agencies.