Lodging and Travel for SEJ's 28th Annual Conference

 

 

Lodging and
Transportation

Agenda Registration Lodging/ Travel Advertise/ Exhibit Environmental News About Flint

 

 

 

SEJ MEMBERS:

Find a roommate or arrange to carpool.
(You'll need your log-in information.)

 

Air and Ground Transportation
Lodging

 

GETTING THERE

 

Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)

 

  • ONLINE: www.metroairport.com
  • SERVICE: Flights from multiple domestic and international carriers. Hub for Delta and Spirit airlines. Two terminals.
  • GROUND TRANSPORTATION: Detroit Metropolitan Airport is approximately 80 miles from Flint. Car rentals are available. We've negotiated a reduced rate shuttle service to and from Detroit Metropolitan Airport for conference attendees with Golden Limousine. The shuttle from Detroit Metro to Flint is available from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3 – 4, and from Flint to Detroit Metro until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 – 7. Go here to register for this service. If Golden Limo's schedule doesn't work for you, there are several other private shuttle services advertised online. SEJ members can also arrange ride shares (you'll need your log-in info).

 

Bishop International Airport (FNT), Flint

  • ONLINE: www.bishopairport.org
  • SERVICE: Airlines include Allegiant, American, United and Delta. Nonstops available from Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, Ft. Myers, Tampa and Orlando.
  • GROUND TRANSPORTATION: Complimentary shuttles to SEJ host hotels.

 

STAYING THERE

 

NOTES:

  • There will be regular shuttles from each hotel to the conference center and back each day. You should receive a shuttle schedule upon check-in to your hotel, we'll have stacks of them on hand at each hotel and it will be posted online here, when available. Please check back. Factory One is a very short walk from the Riverfront Conference Center. We'll walk back to the Riverfront to catch shuttles back to hotels after the program at Factory One.

  • Free parking is available adjacent to the Riverfront Conference Center. Ask at the desk inside the Riverfront.

 

Holiday Inn Flint Gateway Center (near airport)

  • ADDRESS: 5353 Gateway Centre Dr., Flint, MI 48507
  • Distance to Riverfront Conference Center: 8.7 miles. Directions.
  • PHONE: (810) 232-5300 or (800) 465-4329. Identify yourself as part of the SEJ group if you call for a reservation.
  • RESERVATIONS: Book online or by phone and ask to be placed in the Society of Environmental Journalists’ block. Reserve by Sept. 21 for special SEJ rate.
  • RATE: Single and Double: $109. Taxes extra. Free parking.
  • AMENITIES: Complimentary Flint airport shuttle and WiFi. Indoor pool, fitness center and full-service restaurant (steakhouse).

 

Residence Inn by Marriott Flint (near airport)

  • ADDRESS: 2202 West Hill Road, Flint, MI 48507
  • Distance to Riverfront Conference Center: 8.5 miles. Directions.
  • PHONE: (810) 424-7000 or (888) 236-2427. Identify yourself as part of the SEJ group if you call for a reservation.
  • RESERVATIONS: Book online or by phone and ask to be placed in the Society of Environmental Journalists’ block. Reserve by Sept. 21 for special SEJ rate.
  • RATE: Single and Double: $129. Taxes extra. Free parking.
  • AMENITIES: Complimentary Flint airport shuttle and WiFi. Breakfast included with room. Fitness center and indoor pool.

 

Courtyard by Marriott Flint (near airport)

  • ADDRESS: 5205 Gateway Centre, Flint, MI 48507
  • Distance to Riverfront Conference Center: 8.8 miles. Directions.
  • PHONE: (810) 232-3500 or (888) 236-2427. Identify yourself as part of the SEJ group if you call for a reservation.
  • RESERVATIONS: Book online or by phone and ask to be placed in the Society of Environmental Journalists’ block. Reserve by Sept. 21 for special SEJ rate.
  • RATE: Single and Double: $109. Taxes extra. Free parking.
  • AMENITIES: Complimentary Flint airport shuttle, parking and WiFi. Indoor pool and fitness center. Starbucks Bistro.

 

Holiday Inn Express Flint – Campus Area (walking distance to the Riverfront Conference Center)

  • ADDRESS: 1150 Robert T. Longway Blvd., Flint, MI 48503
  • Distance to Riverfront Conference Center: 0.8 mile. Directions.
  • PHONE: (810) 238-7744 or (877) 834-3613. Promo code HBC.
  • RESERVATIONS: This hotel is full.
  • RATE: Single and Double: $110. Taxes extra. Free parking.
  • AMENITIES: Complimentary Flint airport shuttle, parking and WiFi. Breakfast included with room. Fitness center.

 

And now for something completely different:

 

UM – Flint Riverfront (our conference center)
1 Riverfront Plaza, Flint, MI 48502. Map.

The Riverfront features dorm-style lodging with four private bedrooms in a suite with shared kitchen, living room and bathroom space. Bedding is a bit unpredictable; we suggest bringing a blanket.

These rooms, located in the building where most sessions are held, are only $60 per bed per night. We ask that those who can afford to stay in one of the conference hotels do so, and allow these rooms to be used by people who couldn’t otherwise afford to attend the conference. You’ll be rewarded by better privacy and likely a more comfortable bed. ;-)

You can request to be placed with specific individuals as roommates by filling adding their names to the roommates field. 

Hall amenities include:

  • Secure buildings with keycard access
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking
  • Building staff dedicated to helping guests
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending machines
  • Community gathering area

Note: you’ll need to bring your own blow dryer. Rooms are set up suite style, giving each guest their own bedroom while sharing the common areas with other guests. Each suite has a kitchenette, living space and breakfast bar or dining room table. A typical bedroom comes with an extra-long twin bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and a chest of drawers with desktop organizer.

ADULT RATE: $60.00 per guest, per night

ADDITIONAL COSTS

  • Linen Service*
  • Housekeeping Service

*First set of linen is free. Linen includes extra-long twin fitted sheet, extra-long twin flat sheet, extra-long twin blanket, pillow with case, towel and washcloth. There is a fee for additional linen.

Reserve your room here. Note: Submitting this request form is not a guarantee of a room. Watch for a follow-up email from the UM-Flint housing office confirming your room.