Bryan/College Station is about two hours drive from Austin or Houston. You can fly directly to the area to Easterwood Airport
on American or United and get a hotel shuttle or other ground transportation to the LaSalle Hotel
Or you can rent a car at the George Bush International Airport in Houston or at Austin Bergstrom Airport in Austin and drive to the area. Parking is available at the hotel. It is street parking, but most of it is free, with a small public lot very close.
You don't need a car! We'll have buses to take us to events at the Institute, but you can also grab an Uber or a taxi, and, with notice, the hotel shuttle can provide limited transportation within 10 miles.
The LaSalle is an historic boutique hotel offering us any size room for $99 + tax, breakfast included. When you book, let them know you are with IWCA.
The LaSalle Hotel
120 S. Main
Member - Downtown Bryan Association
Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the LaSalle Hotel
offers 55 beautifully-appointed rooms, each with either a courtyard or downtown view.
We've heard it's haunted.
More about Bryan, Blinn, and Texas A&M
Bryan is a newly re-designed and now thriving downtown area, still changing and growing. There are plenty of places to eat, and there are a couple of coffee shops, restaurants (including Mexican, Italian, German, and an old time soda fountain) at different price points. There are antique shops and other stores, including a bookstore that specializes in old hard covers and a custom Texas Stetson store. We even have a Carnegie Library, one of the last in the country.
Texas A&M University
You'll love downtown Bryan. Here's a map of things to do: http://www.downtownbryan.com/stay/map/.
is about 10 miles away from downtown Bryan, in College Station. Texas A&M serves about 54.000 graduate and undergraduate students on the College Station campus. Our University Writing Center
also houses the writing-and speaking-in-the-disciplines program for the 60 or so majors on campus. The University Writing Center will soon be undergoing a physical remodel and expansion, so we'll certainly visit there.
A bit closer to the LaSalle Hotel, and in Bryan, you'll find the Bryan campus of Blinn College
. Blinn is a large, two-year college of about 19,000 students that partners with Texas A&M in many areas. We'll be visiting their writing center as part of the Institute.