Travel


Host City

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists will hold its annual conference in Boise, Idaho June 4-8, 2017. Boise rests at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains along the plain of the Boise River which winds through the city. A very outdoors oriented place with mountains, rivers, lakes and many activities available within the city or in a short distance. You step outside your hotel room in the center of town and find a 25-mile long riverside Greenbelt path, a Ridge to Rivers trailhead leading into scenic foothills, or one of the expansive, interconnected parks lining the city.

The downtown area is very pedestrian and bike friendly. Numerous shops, restaurants, night spots and entertainment options fill the area. Boise’s food scene is diverse and delicious with distinctly Idaho highlights. Many restaurants often use ingredients sourced from local farms and ranches. At night, the downtown core has an active local and regional music scene, several clubs and venues often feature live entertainment.

Due to river flooding, the Boise River Greenbelt recreational path is closed in several areas. See the following map for pathway update: http://www.cityofboise.org/media/1115/greenbelt_fullclosure_4-6-17_4.pdf

Boise visitor’s guide
http://boise.org/visit/visitor-guide
Boise dining

http://www.csteconference.org/2017/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Restaurant-Map-Booklet.pdf

Airport

Boise Airport (BOI) is located approximately 4 miles from downtown. Learn more about the airport, servicing airlines, flights and security at http://www.iflyboise.com/.

Hotel Accommodations

The Grove Hotel was selected as the headquarter hotel with several overflow hotel options available. Not all hotels are within walking distance to the Boise Convention Centre and shuttle service will be provided from select locations.

The deadline for reservations at the group rate is May 11, 2017. However, if the group block sells out for any or all nights of the conference prior to the deadline, then the group rate will no longer be available. The hotel may also sell out even after the CSTE group block sells out. To ensure that you get into a group block hotel, it is recommended that you make your reservation as early as possible. CSTE has contracted with hotels in the group block to provide complimentary in-room internet access to attendees in the group block.

Contact the hotel directly to make your reservation by phone or online. CSTE cannot make a lodging reservation on your behalf. Use the reservation code or link provided below to receive our group rate. Hotel rates are for standard single occupancy rooms exclusive of state and local taxes. Please check the CSTE website periodically for hotel updates.

All hotels in the group block are now sold out. Other hotels in the Boise area
available at http://booking.boise.org/hotel/list/7849/m3253

Group HotelsRateProximity*Shuttle**Reservations
The Grove Hotel - Sold Out!
245 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702
www.grovehotelboise.com
$159.00 - Sold OutAdjacentNo - Walking distanceWebsite link:
https://reservations.travelclick.com/76224?groupID=1700496
Call: (888) 961-5000 or
direct at (208) 489-2222
Hotel 43 - Sold Out!
981 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702
www.hotel43.com
$159.00 - Sold Out Across the streetNo - Walking distanceWebsite link:
https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=14937
Call direct at (208) 342-4622
Safari Inn Downtown - Sold Out!
1070 W Grove St, Boise ID 83702
www.safariinndowntown.com
$109.00 - Sold Out2 blocksNo - Walking distanceCall direct at (208) 344-6556
Hyatt Place Boise Downtown - Sold Out!
1024 W Bannock St, Boise, ID 83702
www.hyatt.com
$189.00 - Sold Out3 blocksNo - Walking distanceWebsite link: https://boisedowntown.place.hyatt.com/group-booking/boizbgcste2017
Courtyard Marriott Downtown - Sold Out!
222 S Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83702
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/boicy-courtyard-boise-downtown/
$159.00 - Sold Out 8 blocksNo - Walking distanceWebsite link:
http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels
call direct at (208) 331-2700
Red Lion Downtowner - Sold Out!
1800 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83702
https://www.redlion.com/boise
$119.00 - Sold Out10 blocks Yes - ShuttleWebsite link:
https://reservations.redlion.com
Call direct at (208) 344-7691
TownePlace Suites - Sold Out!
1455 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83706
http://www.marriott.com
$139.00 - Sold Out 1 mile Yes - Shuttlewebsite link:
http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels
Call direct at (208) 429-8881
Residence Inn Boise Downtown-
1401 S Lusk Place, Boise, ID 83706 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/boiid-residence-inn-boise-downtown-university/
$149.001 mileYes - Shuttlewebsite link:
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/boiid-residence-inn-boise-downtown-university/Call direct at (208) 344-1200
Holiday Inn Express ParkCenter - Sold Out!
475 W Parkcenter Blvd, Boise, ID 83706
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress
$126.00 - Sold Out 1.5 miles Yes - ShuttleWebsite link:
https://www.hiexpress.com
Springhill Suites by Marriott ParkCenter - Sold Out!
424 E Parkcenter Blvd, Boise, ID 83706
http://www.marriott.com/
$139.00 - Sold Out2 miles Yes - ShuttleWebsite link:
http://www.marriott.com
Call direct at (208) 342-1044
*Distance to Boise Centre
**Transportation provided to Boise Centre

All hotels in the group block are now sold out. Other hotels in the Boise area
available at http://booking.boise.org/hotel/list/7849/m3253


Ground Transportation

Airport Shuttle
Hotels in the group block will provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the Boise Airport during airport operating hours. Schedules vary by hotel and attendees should verify schedule at their selected hotel.
Shuttle Service
CSTE will provide complimentary shuttle service between group block hotels and the Boise Centre that are not within walking distance. Boise is a walkable city, so many of the hotels are within walking distance.
Only the hotels listed below will have shuttle service:
  • Route 1 – Courtyard Boise Downtown – View Map
  • Route 2 – Red Lion Downtowner – View Map
  • Route 3 – Residence Inn by Marriott / TownePlace Suites – View Map
  • Route 4 – Holiday Inn Express ParkCenter / Springhill Suites by Marriott ParkCenter – View Map
Shuttle Schedule
Shuttles will run approximately every 15-20 minutes on a continuously loop through the day. Service frequency may vary depending on traffic and weather. The schedule below is subject to change. Please see your hotel onsite for pick up and drop off locations.
DateService Begins at HotelLast Bus Departs from HotelLast Bus Departs from Boise Centre
Sunday, June 46:45 a.m.7:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Monday, June 5
6:45 a.m.8:30 p.m.8:45 p.m.
Tuesday, June 66:00 a.m.8:30 p.m.8:45 p.m.
Wednesday, June 76:45 a.m.5:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Please contact sclinton@cste.org for wheelchair accessible transportation arrangements no later than May 19, 2017.
Taxi
The cost of a taxi ride from the airport to downtown is approximately $15.00 – $20.00 one way depending on distance to hotel..
Public Transportation
ValleyRide is the transit services division of Valley Regional Transit (VRT), the regional public transportation authority for Ada and Canyon counties in southwest Idaho. ValleyRide provides fixed-line public transportation services with 16 bus routes in the Boise and Garden City, four bus routes in Nampa and Caldwell, one fixed-line route that serves Canyon County (Route 73), one dial-a-ride type service in Nampa/Caldwell (Route 57) and five intercounty bus routes between Ada and Canyon counties. VallyRide does not provide airport transportation. Additional information available at http://www.valleyride.org/.
Ride a Bike
Try Boise GreenBike for a bike sharing experience in the downtown area. It’s a convenient way to get from one place to another without contributing to traffic congestion or air pollution. Bike hubs are located near the Boise Centre and many of the group block hotels. Attendee discount is good for a $5 credit for new members to the program. The promo code is BOIS17323. There are three ways to redeem the promo code, through the website, downloading the mobile app called Social Bicycles (available for iOS and Android), or by using one of the payment kiosks. The app is recommended for an easy way to location and lock bikes. For additional questions, call 208-345-7422 for customer service, which is staffed Monday through Saturday only.

Bike lanes throughout downtown that make riding enjoyable and safe. Here’s a link to the Ada County Highway District Bicycle Resources page, which includes links to bike maps: http://www.achdidaho.org/Community/BikeResources.aspx


Boise Weather

In June the average temperate in 80 degrees with dry humidity. Low temperatures average 50 degrees.