The Ohio Shakespeare Conference

2006 Hotel and Travel Information

Conference Hotels

The conference hotel with the largest block of rooms is the:
Comfort Inn at 700 Pike Street in Marietta (1-740-374-8190).

  • Be sure to ask for the "Ohio Shakespeare Conference rate," which is $62.00 a night, plus tax.
  • Continental breakfast is included.
  • In order to take advantage of this rate, you must book your room before November 5.

We also have a block of rooms at the historic Lafayette Hotel at 101 Front Street in Marietta (1-740-373-5522).

  • Rooms are $53 a night if you ask for the “Ohio Shakespeare Conference rate.”
  • Continental breakfast is not included; however, there is complimentary coffee in the lobby. In addition, there is a full service restaurant in the building, the Gun Room, that is open for breakfast.

Travel to and from Marietta, Ohio

Driving directions to campus are available here:

Download a campus map (PDF):

If you plan on flying to the conference, be advised that the closest airport to Marietta College is the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport in Parkersburg, WV (

  • The airport is within a fifteen minute drive of both the conference hotel and the Marietta College campus.
  • Seating is limited on flights in and out of the airport, so the committee recommends you book your flight as soon as possible.
  • If you fly into Parkersburg, WV, please notify Joe Sullivan so that free ground transport can be arranged to take you to the Comfort Inn.
  • If you are staying at the Lafayette, you can order shuttle transport at the time you make your reservation.
  • If you would prefer to fly into Columbus, OH, be aware that you will need to rent a car to drive the two hours to Marietta.

Parking at Marietta College

The Conference will provide a shuttle van to and from the Comfort Inn at various times throughout the day.

  • If you are driving to the conference, you will be provided with a temporary parking permit for campus.
  • You should anticipate the most difficulty parking on campus Friday morning. It may be a good idea to plan on attending an early session for no other reason than to get a parking spot.

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