Lodging for LP 2015

Registrants can purchase a dorm lodging package when registering for the LauraPalooza conference. For those who prefer to stay in hotels (car necessary) a list of hotels is available at the bottom of this page.

Should you choose a dorm or a hotel? Here is information to help you make that decision.

If You Stay in a Hotel…

Cars are a must if you are staying in a hotel. Hotels are not within normal walking distance (unless you’re an Ingalls walking a mile or more to school).  We have blocks of rooms available at hotels in the area, and we will supply that list when registration begins. Hotel guests may eat breakfast and dinner at the dining hall on campus (lunch will be provided in the conference fee) and can pay in cash or by credit card for each meal. Parking is also available adjacent to the conference location.

If You Stay in the Dorms...

The key to a successful stay in the dorms is knowing what to expect. A college dormitory is not a hotel. There are no hair dryers, irons, coat hangers, toiletries, or alarm clocks. Bathrooms are shared with an adjoining suite. All that is provided are simple linens (pillow, sheets, a blanket, a wash cloth and a towel), and you make your own bed. So besides personal items, if you need hangers or a clock or prefer your own pillow or sheets, be sure to bring them. The biggest advantage to dorm dwelling is that it is much cheaper than hotel rates. The buildings are also new, with central air conditioning and wireless Internet access. The dorm is very conveniently located, within easy walking distance of the union—where the conference will take place—as well as the dining hall. And dorm dwellers typically enjoy the camaraderie and socialization of staying together in a group. Each dorm dweller will be provided a personalized card to swipe for building access and for meals in the dining hall. Parking is also nearby.

Dorm pricing:

Conference $136
Double Dorms, per person, $47 per night plus $6 one-time fee for access card
Example: 2 nights is $100 per person
Single Dorms, per person, $58 per night plus $6 one-time fee for access card
Example: 2 nights is $122 per person

Meal plan pricing:

We are offering meal plan sales as a convenience to dorm dwellers only. Meal plans will be deducted from the same access card that gets you into the dorms.
Meal Plan: $45
Includes: Breakfast and dinner on Thursday and Friday, plus breakfast on Saturday. Lunches on Thursday and Friday do not need to be purchased as they are included in your conference registration. (If you think you might prefer to eat elsewhere in the evening, skip the meal plan and simply pay cash for your meals on site.)
  CONFERENCE HOTELS

Brookings, South Dakota

We have a limited number of rooms available in Brookings at special LauraPalooza conference rates. These rates are valid until the date specified or until all of the conference-rate rooms have been reserved. Hotels are especially limited for Friday night, so make your reservation now, or consider staying the dorm, getting a room in De Smet, or staying in one of the communities outside of Brookings for Friday night. (Walnut Grove has a pageant on weekends as well. If you have plans to attend Walnut Grove's pageant on Friday night, it's an easy drive from Brookings, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Walnut Grove provides lodging information on their web site.) Quality Inn Rate $99 + tax (two queens) until June 15, 2015 Available Wednesday and Thursday only http://www.QualityInn.com 514 Sunrise Ridge Road (W of I-29 and 6th St, 1.5 m. east of SDSU) Brookings, SD 57006 1-605-692-9566   1-855-973-7215   Days Inn Brookings Rate $99+ tax until June 24, 2015 Available Wednesday and Thursday only http://www.daysinn.com 2500 E. 6th St. (W of I-29 on US14, 1.5 m. east of SDSU) Brookings, SD 57006 1-800-329-2613     Super 8 Brookings Rate $86 (King) $89 ( 2 Queens) + tax Rate available Wednesday through Saturday http://www.super8.com 3034 LeFevre Drive (E of I-29 off US14, 2.2 m. east of SDSU) Brookings, SD 57006 1-800-382-0484     Holiday Inn Express Rate $116 + tax Available Wednesday and Thursday only http://www.hiexpress.com 3020 LeFevre Drive (E of I-29 off US14, 2.2 m. east of SDSU) Brookings, SD 57006 1-877-859-5095     Hampton Inn & Suites Brookings Rate $114 + tax (2 Queens) Available Wednesday and Thursday only http://www.hamptoninn.com 3017 Le Fevre Drive (E of I-29 off US14, 2.2 m. east of SDSU) Brookings, SD 57006 1-605-697-5232     Fairfield Inn & Suites Brookings Rate $115 + tax (2 Queens) Available Wednesday and Thursday only http://www.fairfield.marriott.com 3000 LeFevre Drive (E of I-29 off US14, 2.2 m. east of SDSU) Brookings, SD 57006 1-605-692-3500  

Other area hotels (no conference rates available)

Arlington, SD, 20 miles from Brookings Arlington Inn http://www.arlingtoninn.net 605-983-4609 Clear Lake, SD, 35 miles from Brookings Americas Best Value Inn & Suites http://www.americasbestvalueinn.com Phone: 605.874.8279: Additional lodging options are available in Watertown, SD and Sioux Falls, SD De Smet, South Dakota DeSmet Super Deluxe Inn  (Holding a small block of rooms, identify yourself as from LauraPalooza) http://www.desmetsuperdeluxinn.com Phone: 605.854.9388 Prairie House Manor Bed and Breakfast (Currently  all reserved) http://www.prairiehousemanor.com Phone: 605.854.9131 Cottage Inn http://www.desmetoxbow.com/cottageinn.html Phone: 605.854.3396