The hotel for MIPSA 2012 is the Holiday Inn Express, conveniently located on the edge of the LSSU campus and next to the Interstate 75 exit at Easterday Ave. (the last I-75 exit before the International Bridge to Canada). This five-story hotel overlooks the St. Mary’s River, the International Bridge, and the scenic hills of the Canadian border.
Rooms have quadruple occupancy (two queen-size beds) for a flat rate of $77.00 (plus 12% tax). For reservations, please phone the hotel directly at 1-800-632-7879 or 1-906-632-3999. When you make reservations, be sure to mention that you are with the Michigan Political Science Association and provide the booking code “MPS” (you must provide this information to ensure that you receive the discounted conference rate).
The deadline for reservations is September 25. Rooms may not be available after this date (or available only at regular rates). The hotel must be notified of reservation cancellations at least 48 hours before the arrival date or a fee equal to the entire stay will be charged.
Hotel guests receive a complimentary hot breakfast that features omelets, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, and more. Rooms have high-speed internet access (wired and wireless).
The hotel has a small fitness center with a treadmill, stairmaster, and bike. There is also an indoor heated pool, a whirlpool, and a game room.
Those who stay at the Holiday Inn Express may park their vehicles at the hotel and leave them there throughout the conference. The university’s conference center is just a short walk (about 4 blocks) from the hotel. A shuttle will also be available for those who prefer not to walk.
Full contact information for the hotel is as follows: Holiday Inn Express, 1171 Riverview Way, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, USA; toll-free: 1-800-632-7879; tel: 1-906-632-3999; fax: 1-906-632-9633; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those with other preferences (or for those who may wish to stay on elsewhere after the conference), other possibilities for overnight accommodations include the following:
Kewadin Hotel and Casino
(about 3 miles from campus)
Ramada Plaza Hotel Ojibway
(downtown Sault Ste. Marie, across from the locks, about a mile from campus)