Housing and Transportation

Housing Information

Housing for the Acarology Summer Program in 2018 most likely will be at the Staybridge Suites University Area OSU, located just north of the University main campus.

Check-in will be the day before a workshop begins, check-out the day after the workshop ends. If you elected to have us provide housing, you do not need to do anything else. When checking in your name will be on the list and you will get your room key etc. IMPORTANT: Those interested in their own private room should contact Mr. Manav Singh, the manager of the Staybridge, directly at manav.singh@sintelhotels.com ($128 / night).

If you need other arrangements (especially if you arrive early, or depart late) please contact us at:
Hans Klompen - or - call (614) 292-7180

Participant housing will be in shared suites (2-3 persons / suite). This is an extended stay hotel, with more amenities than most hotels.  Suites have a refrigerator and a microwave. The hotel is full service with free hot breakfast, free parking, indoor pool and whirlpool, free wireless, etc. Indoor fitness center available.

Mailing address:

Staybridge Suites University Area OSU
3125 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202

phone: (614) 292 6900

fax: (614) 262 6999

Note: The legal drinking age for alcohol in Ohio is 21.

Transportation Information

Travel between the hotel and the workshops

To travel between the hotel(s) and the Museum of Biological Diversity, 1315 Kinnear Road, we will be using the hotel shuttle van.  Initial pick-up times will be posted at the hotel.

Travel to and from the airport

For logistical reasons, we cannot provide transportation to and from the airport (Port Columbus International Airport (CMH)).
Taxi: A standard taxi will cost approximately $40. If you send the organizers your arrival information, we can try and pair you up with others arriving at a similar time so you can share a taxi.

Public transportation (COTA): express buses from the airport to downtown are available, but overall travel to or from the hotel is not straightforward. Check on-line or at the airport information desk.