Lodging

The Inn at Penn

The Inn at Penn is the newest hotel in the area, managed by Hilton. It is 4-diamond AAA.

This link allow ISSAC participants to look for roommates to help defray the cost of a hotel room. Participants may post their name and email address on the list, or they may review the list to find someone with whom to share a hotel room.

Location: 3600 Sansom Street

This is a walking distance (4 blocks) to the conference site. Thus, by using this hotel, you can SAVE about $50 a day by NOT paying for rental car (about $40 a day) and parking (about $10 a day).

Phone: US Reservations: (800) 774-1500| International Reservations
URL: http://www.theinnatpenn.com
Map: Center City map
Rates: $124/night (single/double) before July 18, 2003. Ask for the ACM ISSAC conference rate

For secure online-reservation using your credit card, please,

  • follow the link to the hotel
  • at the bottom, click on "reservations"
  • at right, click on "book a room"
  • fill in the dates of your stay and enter the convention code ISS (sic!)
  • click on "next"
now you should see the conference rate ($124), and you can complete your registration.

Alternatively, send e-mail to Petra_Hernandez-Vargas@hilton.com The fax number for registrations is fax: 215 823 6229.

Exercise:
  1. Along the Schuylkill River (flat course, black top surface)
    Go up on West River Drive (7 K, 1 water station),
    go back on Kelly Drive (7 K, 3 water stations).
    • Jogging (free)
    • Bike rental
    • Inline skate rental
  2. Hutchinson gym (University of Pennsylvania), see this web page and click on "Facilities"); guest pass $10
  3. Hotel facilities

Drexel Dormitories (East Hall)

Dormitory suites with 2 or 3 rooms, 1 communal area with living room, kitchenette, bath, shower, suitable for sharing with a colleague. Warning: These are just empty dorm rooms, no decorations, no phones, no room service, no jacuzzi.

Register for a dorm room when you register for the conference. The dormitories are now closed. No further reservations will be accepted.

Location: 115 North 32nd Street (2 blocks from conference site) )
Map: campus map
Rates:
  • 2 persons in a shared bedroom: $28/person/night + a one-time charge of $10 for linen and towels. The bedroom is part of a suite that might also accommodate other conference participants.
  • 1 person in a single bedroom: $35/person/night + a one-time charge of $10 for linen and towels. The bedroom is part of a suite that might also accommodate other conference participants.
Breakfast: The rooms are without breakfast, but there are a number of breakfast places nearby.
Exercise:
  1. Along the Schuylkill River (flat course, black top surface)
    Go up on West River Drive (7 K, 1 water station),
    go back on Kelly Drive (7 K, 3 water stations).
    • Jogging (free)
    • Bike rental
    • Inline skate rental
  2. Drexel athletic facilities (guest pass $5; see opening hours)
    • swimming: 6-lane 25 yd swimming pool
    • weight lifting: free weights and machines