Hotels & Transportation



CONGRESS HOTELS

CNU 19 will be held at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, which is located at One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703.
(See it on Google Maps).

CNU has secured special group rates at several hotels nearby:

The Madison Concourse Hotel
The Madison Concourse offers a special group rate of $154/single, $164/double per night for reservations made by May 17th. Please call 800-356-8293. Identify yourself as a CNU 19 participant to receive the discounted rate.
A complimentary airport shuttle is available to and from Dane County Regional Airport to all hotel guests 7:00 am – 11:00 pm daily. Please use the courtesy phone in the baggage claim area to let us know that you have arrived. The shuttle pick-up area is located outside baggage claim, Door 5. Please make a reservation at the Front Desk for your return trip to the airport. The airport is 5 miles from the hotel.

The Hyatt Place Madison
The Hyatt Place Madison offers a special group rate of $129 per night for reservations made by May 6th. Please call 608 257 2700 or reserve online. Identify yourself as a CNU 19 participant to receive the discounted rate.
A complimentary airport shuttle is available to and from Dane County Regional Airport to all hotel guests 7:00 am – 11:00 pm daily. Please use the courtesy phone in the baggage claim area to let us know that you have arrived. The shuttle pick-up area is located outside baggage claim, Door 5. Please make a reservation at the Front Desk for your return trip to the airport.

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
Host hotel of CNU 19; linked by a skywalk to the Monona Terrace Convention Center.
The Hilton Madison Monona Terrace offers a special group rate of $169/single, $189/double per night for reservations made by May 6th. Please call 866-403-8838 or reserve online. Identify yourself as a CNU 19 participant to receive the discounted rate.
The Hilton Madison has complimentary shuttle service to and from Dane County Regional Airport. The hours of operation are 7am – 10pm, 7 days a week. Guests may request our shuttle upon arrival by using the courtesy phone located in baggage claim. Travel time to and from the airport is 15 -20 minutes depending on traffic. If guests need transportation outside of the hours of operation, there are taxi cabs waiting outside baggage claim. Approximate cost is $17 one way.
Underground parking is available at the Hotel at posted ramp prices. Current rates are $13/overnight subject to change.

Sheraton Madison - SOLD OUT
The Sheraton Madison offers a special group rate of $109 per night (25 rooms available at that rate) for reservations made by April 29. Please call 800-325-3535 or reserve online. Identify yourself as a CNU 19 participant to receive the discounted rate.
Complimentary transportation will be provided to and from Dane County Airport and Monona Terrace from 7am-10pm daily upon request.

Why you should stay in CNU's contracted hotel?

Each year CNU contracts a block of rooms at a variety of hotels for the participants of the Annual Meeting. In order to secure sleeping rooms at a lower rate, CNU must guarantee that a certain number of those rooms are filled by meeting attendees each night. If we fail to occupy these rooms, CNU is forced to pay a fee to compensate the lost profit of the hotel. Not reaching our guarantees at the hotels not only will cost CNU but the members and attendees as well. To compensate, CNU would have to raise the registration fees for the meetings, spend less on member services and have limited space at future destinations to convene our Annual Meeting. To allow CNU to continue to add value to the meeting, it is crucial that participants of the CNU Annual Meeting stay at contracted hotel.

TRANSPORTATION

ARRIVAL BY AIR

Madison is served by the Dane County Regional Airport (MSN). The airport is on Madison's northeast side, a 15 minute drive by car to campus and downtown.

Taxi cabs are usually waiting at the Taxi Stand outside the baggage claim area at the airport. Taxi fare from the Dane County Regional Airport to campus area costs approximately $15.00 one way. There are ATM's available at the airport. If there is not a taxi available at the airport, call: Union Cab (608) 242-2000 and Madison Taxi (608) 255-8294.

ARRIVAL BY BUS

From Chicago: The Van Galder bus runs several times daily from Chicago O'Hare Airport, Chicago Midway Airport, and Downtown Chicago to the Memorial Union on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The one-way fare is currently $27.00 and travel time is approximately 3 hours. Please call (800) 747-0994 for fare and schedule information or visit VanGalderBus.com. Advance reservations are not necessary.

From Milwaukee: The Badger Coach bus line runs 6 trips daily from General Mitchell International Airport directly to the Memorial Union on the UW-Madison campus for $22.00 one way. Travel time is approximately 2 hours. Please call (608) 255-6771 for fare and schedule information or visit BadgerBus.com.

ARRIVAL BY CAR

Madison is 150 miles northwest of Chicago (approximately 2.5 hour drive), 75 miles west of Milwaukee (approximately 1.5 hour drive) and 270 miles southeast of Minneapolis (approximately 5 hour drive). (Driving directions) All of the conference hotels, and The Pyle Conference Center, are located on Langdon Street in downtown Madison.

Parking

Conference hotels provide parking for guests. Arrange for parking when the guest room is booked.

You'll find plenty of parking convenient to all that downtown Madison and Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center have to offer. Monona Terrace features a 600-space, cashier-operated parking structure, which is accessible via East Wilson Street and the eastbound lanes of John Nolen Drive.

Short-term and all-day public parking is provided throughout downtown Madison in various structures and lots. On-street parking is also available for short-term parking in central Madison.

Monona Terrace parking map: http://www.mononaterrace.com/attending-event/getting-here

City of Madison parking map: http://www.cityofmadison.com/parkingutility/maps/index.cfm

Rental Cars

Rental car booths at baggage claim area. Rental car lot outside Door # 6.

Taxis

North end of baggage claim at Door # 7. Estimated fare for an Airport to Downtown Madison: $20

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Madison Metro Transit System (608) 266-4466 TDD (608) 267-1143

TAXI SERVICES

Green Cab: (608) 255-1234, http://www.greencabofmadison.com/
Madison Taxi:(608) 255-8294, http://www.madtaxi.com
Union Cab Cooperative of Madison, Inc.:(608) 242-2000, http://www.unioncab.coop

BIKING

The Machinery Row Bicycles: 608-442-5974, 601 Williamson St. Madison
Rate: TBA

Budget Bicycle Center: (608) 251-8413; 1230 Regent St., Madison
$10/day, $30/week. Tandems $20-$50/day. Big selection. Near lakes and Arboretum.

Williamson Bicycle Works & Fitness: (608) 255-5292; 640 W. Washington Ave., Madison
Bicycle Rentals: mountain bikes, hybrids, tandems, recumbent, trail-a-bikes and trailers. Daily and weekly rates available. See our Web site for more details.