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LOCAL ACCOMMODATION/LOGISTICS

New: More on local logistics

Please note:
1. Participants in the festival must make reservations for themselves.
2. All hotels listed below are very close to each other and adjacent to the conference site.
3. Hotels are fairly typically suburban, located in a commerical area close to the University's Amherst campus.

Hotels listed below are a two minute walk from the E-Poetry 2001 festival's daytime venue, the Buffalo-Niagara Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst, New York, on the edge of SUNY Buffalo's Amherst campus. (Note that there are two SUNY Buffalo campuses in Buffalo as well as Buffalo State College. Hotels are in the town of Amherst.)

Getting There

Hotels are a short distance from the Buffalo-Niagara airport. (This will cost about USD $20 by taxi. Tell the driver your hotel is near "the Marriott on Millersport near UB's Amherst campus".) There is virtually no public transportation available to Amherst from the airport. Those staying at the Marriott can call for a free shuttle. There are courtesy phones near the luggage pick-up area.

If you rent a car at the airport, take Highway 33 (at the southwest corner of the airport property off Genesee Street) towards downtown for about 5 minutes to the 2nd exit, Interstate 90 East (towards Albany). After about 5 minutes on I-90 you will need to take the 2nd exit, Interstate 290 North (towards Niagara Falls). Once on I-290, after about 5 minutes, take the third exit, Millersport Highway (Route 263) north. On Millersport Highway it is a short distance to the first traffic light, where you will want to turn left on Flint Road. The hotels listed here can be found behind the Marriott.

If you drive to the festival, take I-90 to Interstate 290 North (towards Niagara Falls). From I-290, you will need to find Millersport Highway (Route 263) north (from the east, you will find this after about 5 minutes, the third exit from the intersection of I-90 and I-290). On Millersport Highway it is a short distance to the first traffic light, where you will want to turn left on Flint Road. The recommended hotels can be found behind the Marriott.

Hotels

Buffalo-Niagara Marriott
1340 Millersport Highway
Amherst, New York 14226
Tel. (716) 689-6900
Fax (716) 689-0483
Web: http://www.marriott.com/
Location: Millersport Highway and I-290, near U.B. north campus
Cost: Approx. USD $129 (corporate rate)
NOTE: A group rate of USD $89 is available if you say you are with the "University at Buffalo English Department & Poetry" if you reserve by March 28, 2001.

The Hampton Inn of Amherst
10 Flint Road
Amherst, New York 14226
Tel. (716) 689-4414
Fax (716) 689-4382
E-mail: none
Location: Millersport Highway and I-290, near U.B. north campus
Cost: Approx. USD $80 up to 2 persons, breakfast included

Red Roof Inn
42 Flint Road
Amherst, New York 14226
Tel. (716) 689-7474
Fax (716) 689-2051
E-mail: none
Location: Millersport Highway and I-290, near U.B. north campus
Cost: USD $62 two beds/USD $56 one bed, up to 2 people

Super 8 Motel of Amherst
1 Flint Road
Amherst, New York 14226
Tel. (716) 688-0811
Fax (716) 688-2365
E-mail: none
Location: Millersport Highway and I-290, near U.B. north campus
Cost: Approx. USD $55 one person, includes breakfast, free local calls

Meals

We will provide coffee and some other refreshments at daytime events. When we break for meals, we will be suggesting that attendees go to specific economical local restaurants (which we will recommend at the time) to continue conversations, eat, and socialize. Festival attendees will eat at their own expense.

Weather

Despite the portrayal Buffalo sometimes gets, it is not a severe climate. Though it is known for snow it is not known for cold; temperatures are similar to Boston or northern Europe. It is possible that it will snow. Snow can at times be significant but this is very unlikely in April. You should bring warm clothes and be prepared for brisk weather.

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