Travel & Lodging

Pictured at left: The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, our daytime venue.

The 2020 conference will take place online via the Zoom web platform. All information on this page will be relevant again for the next in-person conference, tba.

Venue information: Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, 251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY 40507

Directions to the Carnegie Center

Parking: Registrants will be emailed a parking permit for the Transylvania Bookstore parking lot. Here is a map showing the location of that lot in relation to the Carnegie Center. Friday will be a more challenging day to park, because on Saturday and Sunday, free street parking is plentiful, as the street meters are not in use except on weekdays until 5 p.m. Limestone Street at Third Street and above is a good place for street parking.

Getting to Lexington

Located in the "Heart of the Bluegrass," Lexington sits at the crossroads of two major interstate highways, I-64 (east and west) and I-75 (north and south). Plan your stay using the visitors bureau website and see below for hotel recommendations and discounts. View driving directions to Lexington.

Area Airports

Blue Grass Airport
Located in Lexington, KY

Louisville International Airport
Located in Louisville, KY

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky Airport
Located in Northern Kentucky

Staying in Lexington

The following hotels are listed in order of distance from the main conference venue at the Carnegie Center.

The Sire Hotel (0.1 miles from Carnegie Center, formerly the Gratz Park Inn, thoroughly remodeled) 120 West Second Street, tel 859-231-1777. Conference registrant rate: $149/night plus tax. Book by Aug. 8, 2019.

21c Museum Hotel (0.2 miles to Carnegie Center) 167 West Main Street, Lexington, tel 844-301-4629. Conference registrant rate: $249/night plus tax. Please phone 859.899.6800 and ask for booking within the “Kentucky Women’s Writers” conference block.

Hilton Lexington Downtown (0.3 miles to Carnegie Center), 369 W. Vine Street, Lexington, tel 859-231-9000 or visit the KyWomenWriters room block web page. Conference registrant rate: $129/night plus tax. Book by Aug. 23, 2019.

Hyatt Regency Lexington (0.4 miles to Carnegie Center), 401 West High Street, Lexington, tel 859-253-1234.

Lyndon House Bed and Breakfast (0.6 miles to Carnegie Center), 507 N. Broadway, tel 859-420-2683.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites (1.6 miles to Carnegie Center) 1000 Export Street, Lexington, tel 859-389-6800. $119/night, booking code KWW.

Hampton Inn by Hilton (3 miles to Carnegie Center, near Southland Drive), 1953 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, tel 859-313-9019. Please ask for the University of Kentucky discounted rate of $114/night (aka the hospital medical rate).

Four Points by Sheraton Lexington (4.1 miles to Carnegie Center), 1938 Stanton Way, tel  888.627.8157.

Airbnb is an international Web-based agency for private home rentals. To book, visit this link.

HomeToGo compares the best accommodations in the area, with no booking commissions. Visit:

Homeaway is another Web-based private home rental company, at this link, though it appears to have fewer Lexington rentals than Airbnb. Some will list rooms through both agencies.