St. Louis hosts a great number of hotels conveniently located within a 20 minute-drive from the Missouri Botanical Garden. Attendees are required to make a hotel reservation on their own, conference organizers are not responsible for booking rooms for attendees, but might help in case of questions and inquires.

Conference organizers have negotiated discounted rates with the closest hotels and apartments for conference attendees. In most cases, discounted rates apply only to the days of the conference, longer stays are possible, but room rates might vary from those negotiated. Accommodations are reserved on a first-come basis and will sell-out fast. We recommend inquiring about reservations as far in advance as possibly.

Please note the reservation deadline (July 21, 2023) for all accommodations. Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability.

Trelease House: The Garden is offering discounted guest housing in shared apartments within walking distance to the event. Up to 20 beds are available in fully furnished apartments that include use of a shared kitchen and living spaces. For undergraduate, Master and PhD students attending the conference, the nightly rate per person is US$15 (shared room) or US$30 (private room). For other attendees (i.e. not students), the nightly rate per person is US$30 (shared room) or US$45 (private room). Please contact the organizing committee at to inquire about the Garden’s accommodations, reservations, and deposit fees

Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Forest Park: Offers a group rate of US$185 per night for 1 King Bed Deluxe or 2 Queen Beds Deluxe rooms (either single/double/triple/quad occupancy). Click here for more info and document with direct link to the discounted reservation page. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to our group number 10044058 (“XIV International Aroid Conference”). Please make your reservations by Friday, July 21, 2023.

Red Roof Plus+ St. Louis - Forest Park / Hampton Ave.: Rooms available include Standard 2 full beds (US$84-143 per night) and Superior 1 King bed (US$92-152 per night). Rates vary depending on the day and number of people in the room, please inquire for specific rates when calling. The block code for our group is B135AC0822 (“AROID CONFERENCE”). Guests would need to call to book their reservation at 1-800-733-7663. Operators available 7 days a week, 8AM - 1AM EST). Please make reservations by Friday, July 21, 2023 to receive this rate. You must change or cancel your reservation by Friday, July 21, 2023 to avoid first night billings.

Airbnb: There are ca. 20 airbnb hosts within walking distance of the Garden, offering a range of accommodations and prices. The conference organizing committee have not negotiated with, contacted or vetted these hosts, but they could serve as a good alternative to standard hotel accommodations.

St. Louis Travelers: A non-for profit group of travelers and hosts in the St. Louis area will be offering accommodation, food and rides to/from the conference venue for FREE for a limited number of attendees with a demonstrated financial need who could not otherwise attend the conference. Please contact the organizing committee at to enquire about this type of accommodation.


XIV International Aroid Conference