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Conference Accommodation (skip to Workshop Accommodation)

To ensure that you are eligible to receive a discounted conference rate, please book your Ramada Plaza Hotel room as soon as possible.

Our host hotel for the Conference is the Ramada Plaza Hotel. A variety of alternative hotels is also listed below. Accommodation for the conference week may be booked through the links below. Regular public transport is available from the hotel locations to McMaster. Bus tickets will be included in the registration fee (see Registration page). Accommodation for those attending the workshop weeks will be on campus (see Workshop page).

Conference Hotel:

Ramada Plaza Hotel
150 King Street East
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B2
Phone (905) 528-3451
Fax (905) 522-2281
Rate: $94.00 (When booking, mention the Origins Institute Conference)

The Ramada is 2(1/2) - 3-star hotel located in the heart of downtown Hamilton. Most amenities are within short walking distance (i.e. shopping, theatres, and a vast choice of cuisine)
The Ramada Plaza Hotel has recently undergone extensive renovations and is still currently in the midst of renovations. There is no guarantee whether or not you will be placed in a renovated room. It will be based on availability, so the sooner you book the better.

Other Recommended Hotels:

Visitors Inn
649 Main St. West (Hwy 8 & 403)
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1A2
Phone/Fax: (905) 529-6979
Toll Free: 1-800-387-4620
Rate: $89.00 (When booking, mention the Origins Institute Conference, only a block of 20 rooms)
The Visitors Inn is located close to McMaster University. It is a 5 minute drive and a 25 minute walk to McMaster University. Taxis and buses are readily available

Admiral Inn
149 Dundurn N
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3E7
Phone: (905) 529-2316
Rate: $79.95 (Weekday) and $99.00 (Weekend) (When booking specify booking number 60681, only a block of 10 rooms)
The Admiral Inn is located closer to McMaster University. It is an 8 minute drive and a 45 minute walk to McMaster University. Taxis and buses are readily available

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
116 King St. West
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4V3
Phone: (905) 529-5515
Fax: (905) 529-8266
Rate: $134.00 (Indicate your attending a conference with McMaster University)
The Sheraton is also located in the heart of down-town Hamilton. It is a 15 minute drive to McMaster University. Taxis and buses are readily available.

On Campus Accommodation

McMaster University Student Residence, Hedden Hall
(Block of 30 rooms. Priority to be given to students)
Housing & Conference Services
Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext 27222
Email: confs@mcmaster.ca
Fax: (905) 529-3319
Rate: $50.00 (book by faxing Accommodation form on website below)
Website: http://housing.mcmaster.ca/confs/FORMS.htm

Hedden Hall

To book a room in Hedden Hall, use the special Accommodation form available at the website above. Print off a copy, fill it out and fax it back at the above number.

Transportation to and from airport:
Transportation to and from the Toronto and Buffalo Airports are available with Airways Transit. We have arranged a discounted rate with them for the Origins Institute Conference at the rate of $35.00 for Hamilton and $40.00 for Toronto. Reservations can be made with them via their website at www.airwaystransit.com or by phone at (905) 689-4460.

Workshop Accommodation

Participants for the Workshop are strongly recommended to apply for Accommodation to the newly opened Mary Keyes residence. This modern facility has proved to be very popular with visitors to our campus, and has wireless internet connection. This building is a few steps from the venue for the Workshop, and should prove to be a very pleasant experience for all Workshop participants.
Mary Keyes ResidenceEast Meets West Bistro (in the attached atrium)

To book a room, please complete the Accommodation form located on the McMaster Housing & Conference Services website:

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