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Primary Conference Hotel: Candlewood Suites East Lansing

Candlewood Suites (exterior)Address:
3545 Forest Rd,
Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: (517) 351-8181

This hotel is physically connected to the Henry Center. All guest rooms contain a full kitchen with dishes and utensils. The studio rooms contain 1 queen size bed. The one-bedroom suites have one queen size bed in the bedroom with a door and a pull-out sofa bed in the main room of the suite.

Rooms in our block will be released on September 10, 2018, so be sure to book before that date!

Room prices:
  • 1 queen bed "Studio Suite" @ $109/night
  • 1 queen bed + pull-out sofa bed "One Bedroom Suite" @ $149/night
(group rate effective from October 7 – 15)

The "book a room" link above will pre-fill our group code. Reservations must be made by the cutoff date and guaranteed with a credit card. Reservations are subject to GLPA’s room block availability. Lodging requests made after the cut-off date will be filled on a space- and rate-available basis.

If you would prefer to book a room by phone or manually, these instructions should help:
To make your reservation, contact the front desk at 517-351-8181 or log on to the website After you have entered your arrival and departure dates, enter the group code GLP in the "group code" field. When you click "check availability," the preferred group rates will be shown.

Secondary Conference Hotel: Best Western Okemos/East Lansing Hotel and Suites

Best Western (exterior)Address:
2209 University Park Dr.
Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: (517) 999-8700

Located in Okemos, this hotel is not far off I-96 at exit 110. It is about a 10–15 minute drive to the Henry Center or Abrams Planetarium. It is a more traditional hotel compared to Candlewood Suites at the Henry Center. A shuttle to and from the Henry Center will be available for registrants. Driving is also an option as there is free and ample parking at the Henry Center.

Rooms in our block will be released on September 19, 2018, so be sure to book before that date!

Room prices:
  • 1 king bed @ $115/night
  • 2 queen beds @ $115/night
(conference rate effective from October 10 – 14)

To book online, use the link above, which pre-fills our group code. Alternately, if you wish to book by phone, call the Front Desk at 517-349-8700 or 517-999-8700 OR send e-mail to Specify you are with the Great Lakes Planetarium conference.

Other nearby hotels

(no conference shuttle service provided at these hotels)

  1. TownePlace Suites by Marriott East Lansing
    2855 Hannah Blvd
    East Lansing, MI 48823
  2. Residence Inn by Marriott East Lansing
    2841 Hannah Blvd
    East Lansing, MI 48823
  3. Hampton Inn & Suites East Lansing/Okemos
    2200 Hampton Pl
    Okemos, MI 48864
  4. Fairfield Inn by Marriott East Lansing
    2335 Woodlake Dr
    Okemos, MI 48864