September 15-16, 2017
Lexington, Kentucky

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: For free parking in one of the lots provided to the Carnegie Center by nearby Transylvania University, attendees must obtain a signed and dated validation that looks like this (PDF)--but you can't just print it out from this link. To be valid, the validation must be printed on the particular color of paper that the Carnegie Center supplies. You may pick those up at Thursday night's opening event (see itinerary) or on Friday morning. A volunteer will be stationed behind the Carnegie Center roughly 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday morning distributing these passes as needed. On Saturday and Sunday, free street parking is plentiful, as the street meters are not in use except on weekdays.

 

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

Each year, several hotels in Lexington offer discounts to conference registrants. You must reserve by the date shown below and mention the discount code given. 

The Inn on Broadway (2.0 miles to Carnegie Center) 1301 South Broadway, Lexington, tel 859-519-2060, $89 per night for conference registrants. Ask for the group block for the Kentucky Women Writers Conference when calling to make reservations before August 16, 2017.

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.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites (1.6 miles to Carnegie Center) 1000 Export Street, Lexington, tel 859-389-6800, $119.95 per night for conference registrants. Use code KWW via website or phone before August 16, 2017.

Hampton Inn by Hilton (3 miles to Carnegie Center), 1953 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, tel 859-313-9019, $149 per night for conference registrants. Make reservations via this link before August 14, 2017.

University Inn (1.81 miles to Carnegie Center) 1229 S. Limestone, Lexington, tel 859-278-6625.

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

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

Gratz Park Inn (1 block from Carnegie Center) 120 West Second Street, tel 800-752-4166. Closest hotel to KWWC. Please call for availability and rates.

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

Airbnb is an international Web-based agency for private home rentals. To book, visit this link.

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.