Where to stay in Champaign-Urbana
RIP staff have curated a list of local hotels and costs on this spreadsheet
. The next few sections highlight hotels that have more convenient locations.
Illini Union Hotel
RIP staff have been able to organize a hotel room block at the venue
. Unfortunately, there's no discount, but you'll be staying near other attendees! Use code "DDR23" when booking.
Hotels near iStops
The following hotels are notable for their proximity to iStops listed roughly in order of distance to Illini Union (see Local Transportation
for more details): TownePlace Suites by Marriott
, Hampton Inn
, Yugo Guest Suites
, and the cluster of hotels on Lincoln Ave between i-74 and Bradley Ave.
There are also many hotels near bus stops (e.g., downtown Champaign, further down Neil St) that you will need to pay fare to get to Illini Union or walk a bit to get to a free iStop).
Some students and townies living near campus list their apartments or extra bedroom(s) on Airbnb.
While hotels and Airbnbs may be cheaper in Champaign-Urbana than other big cities, it's still pricey! Many people travel to RIP, so ask around the DDRIllini Discord to see if folks are up to split rooms/costs.