The Hampton Inn is the host for guests of the Orphan
Film Symposium (aka "Orphans 5"). The hotel is located at 822
Gervais Street in The Vista (aka the Congaree Vista), a downtown historic
district with galleries, shops and restaurants. The Hampton Inn is
in walking distance of University of South Carolina campus, as well
as The State Museum, EdVenture Children's Museum, the Riverwalk, and
the State House (i.e., the capitol). All Orphan Film Symposium
events are within walking distance of the hotel, but a shuttle bus
will also be available to take you to and from events if you prefer.
A block of rooms is reserved for symposium participants.
When making a reservation, you MUST ASK for the Orphan Film
Symposium rate: $104/night for a single room (breakfast included).
With tax, it's $115.44/night.
Taxi fare from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport to
the Hampton Inn runs about $15.
The Hampton Inn Downtown (822 Gervais St.)
1-800-HAMPTON or dial the Columbia location directly: 803-231-2000
Free Internet access in every room.
Other hotels nearby include:
Clarion Town House Hotel
1615 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Holiday Inn (Coliseum at USC)
630 Assembly Street
Some rooms are available at a university rate of $75 + tax, but there
will not be Orphans shuttle service running there. Inquire
about rates for University of South Carolina guests. (Pet friendly!)
The Inn at USC
1619 Pendleton St. (on campus)
Best Western Governor's House Hotel
1301 Main Street
1200 Hampton St. @ Main St.
2003 Greene St. (in Five Points)
The Whitney Hotel
700 Woodrow St.
Traveling to Columbia
The Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) is served
by Continental, Delta, Northwest, Independence Air, American Eagle,
United, and US Airways. Direct flights from New York City take less
than 2 hours. The airport has free wireless Internet access.
If you are driving, three interstates bring you to
Columbia: I-77 from the north; I-20 from the southwest/northeast;
and I-26 from the northwest/southeast. Drive times run about 75 minutes
from Charlotte, North Carolina; 80 minutes from Charleston, South
Carolina; 3.5 hours from Raleigh-Durham; and 4 hours from Atlanta.
Amtrak and Greyhound both stop near the conference
Parking at the university is limited, but some spaces
are available with advanced notice. Both the city and the university
have in-town public transit.