Travel, Hotels and Dining for the NEAA 2016 Meeting

Travel

The NEAA conference takes place on the campus of Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. For planning travel to the conference, see the NEAA Information Page prepared by the Saratoga Conference and Tourism Bureau. For those traveling by air, airport shuttles and local taxis are available.

Check-In, Registration, and Parking

The Check-In and Registration area is located in the lobby of Gannett Auditorium located in Palamountain Hall (see campus map).  Visitors arrive at Skidmore’s main entrance from North Broadway. Turn to the right on the campus circle drive. NEAA signs will be posted to direct conference participants to Palamountain Hall. A campus sign for Palamountain Hall lists Gannett Auditorium, and the NEAA registration area is located in the Gannett Lobby.

Registration Times:

  • Friday, April 22:  11:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 23: 8:00 am–4:00 pm

The conference program is available online. At check-in, conference participants receive name badges and additional information. The registration area also includes lunch tickets to purchase for eating on campus at the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall. Visitors planning to eat in Saratoga Springs will enjoy reading the local eating suggestions from Skidmore’s anthropology students (see Good Eats in Saratoga). Below also is a dining guide prepared by the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau.

Parking:

Visitors are welcome on our campus and there are no requirements to register visitor's vehicles that are parked during normal business hours and do not plan to remain on campus overnight. Palamountain Parking and Falstaff’s Parking are the lots closest to the NEAA meeting spaces (see campus map).

Hotels

Several hotels are available within 1-3 miles from the Skidmore College campus. The following hotel offers a conference discount. Update: rooms are limited, so conference participants may select another hotel or motel on the list below:

The Saratoga Hilton

534 Broadway
1.4 miles from Skidmore, downtown
Group rate $239.00 until March 30, 2016
To reserve a room, use the following link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NEAASKIDMORE

For additional hotels, see the Accommodations listed by the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau. Conference participants should contact hotels directly to inquire about conference rates. For lodging closest to Skidmore College, we recommend the list of lodging options below. Those listed with lower rates are good options for students seeking reasonable rates.

Courtyard Marriott – Saratoga Springs

11 Excelsior Avenue
1.6 miles from Skidmore, close to downtown
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Hampton Inn & Suites – Saratoga Springs

25 Lake Avenue
1.7 miles from Skidmore, downtown
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Saratoga Downtowner Motel (*Lower rates)

413 Broadway
1.7 miles from Skidmore, downtown
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Saratoga Springs

86 Congress Street
1.8 miles from Skidmore, close to downtown
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The Inn at Saratoga

231 Broadway (Route 9)
2.0 miles from Skidmore, south of downtown
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Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs

232 Broadway (Route 9)
2.0 miles from Skidmore, south of downtown
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The Springs Motel (*Lower rates)

189 Broadway
2.1 miles from Skidmore, south of downtown
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Hilton Garden Inn Saratoga

125 S. Broadway
2.4 miles from Skidmore, south of downtown
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Comfort Inn & Suites (*Lower rates)

17 Old Gick Road
3 miles from Skidmore, in the Wilton area near the mall
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Dining

The NEAA conference includes a Banquet on Saturday, April 22 in the evening. During the conference, participants may dine at Skidmore campus dining locations. Information will be provided at the conference registration desk.

Saratoga Springs has many dining options downtown and near the recommended hotels and motels. See the local Dining Guide and Bar and Pub Guide. More specific dining recommendation will be provided at the conference, and Skidmore anthropology faculty and students are happy to share personal dining favorites!

Visitors' Guide

The Saratoga Visitors Guide has resources for visitors. The area has mineral spring spas, state parks, museums, gaming, and a variety of other attractions for visitors to enjoy.