116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

2018 Accommodations and Transportation

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham

The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham is a lovely full-service, three-star hotel, with a full-service restaurant, a heated indoor pool, free wifi, free parking, a fitness center, and a business center.

The Holiday Inn is just minutes from the Bellingham Airport. Arrange for a pickup by the Holiday Inn shuttle ahead of time, or walk the seven minutes to the hotel yourself. The Bellair Shuttle from SeaTac drops off at the Bellingham Airport, just across the street from the Holiday Inn, and just a brief 15 to 20 minute car ride to Western Washington University. PAMLA will provide a free shuttle. If you reserve your r00m at the Holiday Inn and would like to make use of the PAMLA shuttle to the conference site at Western Washington University, please email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin at svonkin@netzero.com.

Holiday Inn & Suites Bellingham
4260 Mitchell Way, Bellingham, WA 98226

The special PAMLA room rate is $119 a night (plus tax). Please ask for the special PAMLA or PAM rate when calling to make a reservation. And do make sure you ask to speak to someone at the front desk (not the 800 Holiday Inn number).

To make a reservation at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham, please call the hotel's front desk directly at: 360/746-6844 (and ask for the PAMLA or PAM rate).

Cancellations: You must cancel reservations more than 48-hours in advance or you will be charged for room nights.

Hotel Check In: 3:00 PM
Hotel Checkout: 12:00 Noon

Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham

It appears that the Four Points is sold out for most room nights. There are rooms remaining at the Holiday Inn (please see above). If you have any questions, please email or call PAMLA Executive Director, Craig Svonkin: svonkin@netzero.com or 626-354-7526.
One of our two conference hotels is the full-service, three-star Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham, a thirty-minute walk from the conference registration desk at Western Washington University's Miller Hall Collaborative Space (516 High St., Bellingham, WA 98225). Or, if you have a car, it is a seven minute drive to Western Washington University's Parking Lot C (which in turn is a 15-minute walk from our conference registration in Miller Hall on the WWU Campus (516 High St, Bellingham, WA 98225)). There will also be a PAMLA shuttle (more info about the shuttle schedule coming soon).

Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel
714 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham, WA 98229
Phone: (360) 671-1011

The special PAMLA room rate is $119 a night (plus the 10.7% tax) for two Queens or a single King bed.

We are very pleased to offer a special PAMLA Conference Hotel Rate at the Four Points by Sheraton in Bellingham. To book your room at the special PAMLA rate, click here.

Website (Please use the blue link above to make a hotel reservation at the special PAMLA rate; the following link is to the hotel website, not the special PAMLA hotel link): http://www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints/property/overview/index.html?pr...

Or you can call the Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel directly and ask for the special PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) rate: (360) 671-1011.

The Four Points by Sheraton is a full service hotel with:
Complimentary hotel shuttle to airport or downtown (five-mile radius). (PAMLA is looking into a PAMLA shuttle to and from the conference site at WWU—more information forthcoming)
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Complimentary Self-parking

You must cancel reservations more than 48-hours in advance or you will be charged for room nights.

Hotel Check In: 3:00 PM
Hotel Checkout: 12:00 Noon

Hotel rooms at the PAMLA rate will undoubtedly sell out. So, please make your reservation as soon as possible.

You may also make a reservation via the following link (or copy this link into a new browser window): 

Should you have any questions about the Four Points by Sheraton or our special PAMLA rates, or need any assistance, feel free to contact PAMLA Executive Director, Craig Svonkin: svonkin@netzero.com or 626-354-7526.

Transportation to Western Washington University/Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham/Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham

You may fly directly to the Bellingham Airport (or indirectly--we've seen roundtrips in the neighborhood of $400), or fly into Sea-Tac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport) and then rent a car or take a Bellair Shuttle (be sure to make a reservation ahead of time) to get to Bellingham (a drive of a bit more than 90 minutes). Or, you can fly into Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada, so you will need your passport, of course), and then drive or shuttle south across the international border to Bellingham (a bit less than a 90 minute drive).

The Bellair Airporter Shuttle has shuttles from SeaTac (Seattle Airport) to the Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel and to the Bellingham Airport (across the street from the Holiday Inn). You will be wise to reserve ahead of time:  1-866-235-5247. Visit the Bellair Airporter Shuttle Website for more information about schedules and pricing (currently $80 round-trip, less for seniors) and to make a reservation:


OR: http://www.airporter.com/shuttle/bellingham-to-seatac-airport-seattle 

Conference Site and Map

Click here for campus maps, parking, and driving directions. The conference registration will take place in the Miller Hall Collaborative Space of the Western Washington University campus.

Conference Parking at Western Washington University

There will be free parking on Saturday and Sunday in Lot C at Western Washington University (a 15 minute walk from our conference site).

There will be a $10 charge for parking in Lot C on Friday. If Lot C fills up on Friday, you may be directed to a more distant lot, one that has a shuttle to the campus for $1.

Complimentary PAMLA Shuttle Schedule

There will be a PAMLA shuttle from the Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham and the Holiday Inn & Suites Bellingham to the conference site at WWU—more information forthcoming.