Travel and Accommodations
CSEET 2008 will be held at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. The hotel is in a central location, within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, and universities. For more information on local attractions, see the location page.
All guestrooms offer high-speed internet access (with a fee), phones with data port access, coffee makers, hairdryers, iron and ironing board, and complimentary daily newspaper.
The hotel also offers complimentary 1-800 calls from attendee guest rooms, room service, a restaurant, a coffee shop, and complimentary use of the on-site fitness center.
Booking ReservationsAll reservations can be made by telephone (877-756-2121), emailing, or online (see instructions below). Be sure to mention CSEET in your reservation. The reservation cut-off date will be 23 March 2008 at 5:00 p.m EDT. Reservations received after this date will be accepted by the hotel on a space available basis at the conference rates.
To book your reservation online, follow these instructions:
Guaranteed reservations: The hotel will require a deposit in advance from individual guests to guarantee a particular reservation. To guarantee an individual reservation, a guest must either
Early checkout: In the event that an attendee who has reserved a room within the Conference room block checks out prior to the reserved check-out date after he/she has confirmed the departure date upon arrival at the front desk, the hotel will charge an early departure fee of fifty (50) percent of the attendee’s room rate for one night. The hotel agrees that attendees departing early due to an emergency will have the early departure fee waived. Attendees should make every effort to inform the hotel in advance of any changes to their planned length of stay. The hotel's check-in time is 4:00 p.m. The hotel’s check-out time is 12:00 p.m. Guests are permitted to check in earlier or check out later subject to room availability.
Getting to Charleston
Air TravelCharleston International Airport is located 12 miles from historic downtown Charleston and near the intersection of I-26 and I-526. The approximate airport taxi fare to the Francis Marion Hotel is $26.
AirTran is a low-cost carrier that will be offering flights in and out of Charleston as of May 2007.
Car RentalYou will not need a car unless you are planning some additional sightseeing. Self-parking is available at a nearby garage and valet parking is also available. Since garage parking is fairly expensive, we recommend against renting a car if you will be spending your time primarily in downtown Charleston.