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A note when making your travel plans: the workshop will end sometime around 5:30 p.m. on May 24, 2006.

Local Hotels

For your convenience, we have reserved a block of rooms at Carolina Inn, Holiday Inn, Sheraton Hotel, Best Western University and The Marriott Meadowmont. Please make your reservation under the "UNC/CS - EDGE Workshop " group rate to receive the discounted rates. These rates are only available for limited numbers of rooms until April 20-25, 2006 (depending on the property). The local hotels get booked up very quickly in the spring, sometimes months in advance. So, please make your hotel reservation ASAP. All rates listed are without tax.


Hotel Phone Rates* Notes
Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill
(919) 933-2001 / (800) 962-8519 $175.00 - $225.00

The conference rate has expired, however, you can contact the Carolina Inn directly to check room availability. Across the Street from CS Dept.

*Does NOT offer Gov't rate

The Franklin Hotel
311 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill

(919) 442- 9000
(866) 831-5999


*If UNC guest there is a special UNC rate if the department arranges the booking ($154)

*Does NOT offer Gov't rate

Siena Hotel
1505 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
(919) 929-4000 $195 UNC/CS rate: $145.00
Limited Availability; Call ASAP.
Walking distance to Downtown.
5-10 min taxi ride to UNC
Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel
One Europa Dr., Chapel Hill
(919) 968-4900 $119.00 / $124.00 / $179.00

UNC/CS EDGE rate: $109.00
Complimentary shuttle bus to
UNC on by request 7am-8pm

Holiday Inn
1301 N. Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill
(919) 929-2171 / (800) 465-4329 $89.00 UNC/CS EDGE rate: $75.95
Walking distance to Downtown.
Complimentary shuttle bus to
UNC on the hour M-F 7am-8pm;
Call for return shuttle service.
Hampton Inn & Suites
6137 Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill
(919) 403-8700 / (800) 426-7866   UNC/CS rate: $89.00 (standard); $119.00 (suite)
One of the newest hotels in town.
Complimentary breakfast served;
Shuttle service upon request.
Holiday Inn Express
6119 Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill
(919) 489-7555 / (800) 465-4329   UNC/CS rate: $76.00
One of the newest hotels in town.
Complimentary breakfast served;
Shuttle service upon request.
Best Western University Inn
Highway 54 E., Chapel Hill
(919) 932-3000 $76.00 / $82.00

UNC/CS EDGE rate: $72.00
Please call the hotel directly to secure the conference rate. High-speed internet is included. Shuttle service to UNC 8:00-5:00 by appointment

Comfort Inn University
3508 Mt. Moriah Rd., Durham
(919) 490-4949 $70.00 - $100.00

UNC/CS rate: $75.00
Deluxe Continental Breakfast & high-speed internet Included. There is no shuttle service to UNC.

Days Inn
1312 N. Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill
(919) 929-3090 $69.00 / $79.00 UNC/CS rate: $62.10 (1 King) $71.10 (2 Queens)
Continental Breakfast Included. There is no shuttle service to UNC
Hampton Inn
1740 Hwy. 15-501 (Fordham Blvd), Chapel Hill
(919) 968-3000 / (800) 531-0202 $85/$92 UNC/CS rate: $79
Deluxe Continental Breakfast & high speed internet included. On the Chapel Hill Transit bus line, no shuttle service to UNC
Homewood Suites Hotel
3600 Mt. Moriah Rd., Durham
(919) 401-0610 $85 - $139
La Quinta Inn and Suites
4414 Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham
(919) 401-9660 $79.99 - $84.99
Red Roof Inn
5623 Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham
(919) 489-9421 $43.99 - $53.99 special Internet rates available

Local Bed and Breakfasts

B&B Phone Rates*
Teardrop B&B
175 W. King St., Hillsborough
(919) 732-1120 85.00 - 110.00
The Hillsborough House Inn
209 E. Tryon S., Hillsborough
(919) 644-1600 /
(800) 616-1660
95.00 - 200.00
The Inn at Bingham School
PO Box 267, Chapel Hill 27514
(800) 566-5583 75.00 - 110.00

On-Campus Parking

Visitor parking is available at several university parking lots. The closest lots to Sitterson Hall are the Swain and Hanes lots. Both are reached from Cameron Avenue and are just a few minutes walk from our building. For more information see the UNC Department of Public Safety's page (select "Visitor/Guest/Conference Parking at UNC"). The parking lot attendants have campus maps and can direct you to Sitterson Hall.

If both the Swain and Hanes lots are full, ask the parking lot attendant to direct you to the nearest parking lot with available space. There are also several municipal pay parking lots a few blocks away from Sitterson Hall on Rosemary Street in downtown Chapel Hill. See the map below for lot locations.

If you are visiting a member of the department on official business, the department will validate your parking ticket from any of the university visitor parking lots. Please ask your host, or see the attendant at the front desk in Sitterson Hall.

The UNC Department of Public Safety's page provides more information about transportation and parking on campus, special event parking, alternatives to driving, and other relevant information.

Chapel Hill Public Transportation

The town of Chapel Hill has a number of bus routes that serve the town and campus, including transportation to "Park and Ride" lots. All buses within Chapel Hill are free of charge. The Blue Line bus runs between Chapel Hill and Durham with stops at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University. The UNC Department of Public Safety's page provides more information about bus service (select "Transit & Parking", then "Chapel Hill Transit Web Site").

Airlines Serving Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Raleigh-Durham International Airport Web Site

Airline Reservations Web Site
Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz 800-247-2262
AirTran Airlines 800-247-8726
America West
American and American Eagle 800-433-7300
Continental and Continental Express 800-525-0280
Delta and Delta Connection 800-221-1212
Northwest 800-225-2525
Southwest 800-435-9792
United Express 800-241-6522
US Airways
US Airways Express

Airport Shuttle Services

Shuttle Telephone Rates
LTD Transportation (800) 432-8008
(919) 518-2346
$30.00 one-way for one person, $5.00 for each additional person in the party. Ask for the UNC Computer Science EDGE Workshop rate when making reservation.
Tarheel Taxi (919) 933-1255 $35.00 one-way

Auto Rental at RDU

Map of Rental Car Locations at RDU

Company Reservations Web Site
(800) 327-9633
(800) 331-1212
(800) 527-0700
(800) 800-4000
(800) 840-9555
(800) 654-3131
(800) 227-7368

(800) 847-4389

Auto Rental in Town

Company Telephone Web Site
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
100 Ephesus Church Rd., Chapel Hill
(919) 967-5128

Enterprise Rent-a-Car
1400 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

(919) 928-0045
Thrifty Car Rental
2804 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham
(919) 688-1147
Triangle Rent A Car
3730 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham
(919) 493-1078