Travel & Lodging Information


Pocatello has several options for lodging. If you are not
planning to have a vehicle, we recommend the Rodeway Inn.
If you have a vehicle and your budget allows, there are
several nice options within a 10 minute drive.
Note: Most hotels will have a discount rate for individuals
visiting ISU on business. Call the hotel directly and ask for the
ISU rate.

1. Walking distance to Idaho State University

A. Rodeway Inn. Economy hotel across the street from the
University and within walking distance of multiple restaurants.
Address: 835 S 5th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201.
Phone: (208) 233-0451.
B. Black Swan Inn. Themed suites. 20 minute walk from
university and restaurants.
Address: 746 E. Center, Pocatello, ID 83201.
Phone: (208) 233-3051

2. Eight minute drive to the University.

(1-15 Exit 69: Center and Clark Street)

A. Hampton Inn and Suites.
Address: 151 Vista Dr, Pocatello, ID 83201.
Phone: (208) 233-8200.
B. TownePlace Suites by Marriott.
Address: 2376 Via Caporatti Dr, Pocatello, ID 83201.
Phone: (208) 478-7000.
C. Holiday Inn Express and Suites.
Address: 200 Via Venitio, Pocatello, ID 83201.
Phone: (208) 478-9800.

3. Ten minute drive from the University.

(I-15 Exit 71: Pocatello Creek Road)

A. Best Western.
Address: 1415 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: (208) 237-7650.
A rate of $60 is available to guests who
call the hotel and tell the clerk they are visiting ISU
on business.
B. Red Lion Hotel.
Address: 1555 Pocatello Creek Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201.

Phone: (208) 233-2200

4. Airbnb is also available in the area with great rates.


1. Fly into Pocatello (PIH).
2. Fly into Idaho Falls (IDA) and rent a car or take the shuttle.
(50 minute drive from Pocatello)
3. Fly into Salt Lake City (SLC) and rent a car or take
the shuttle.
(2:30 drive from Pocatello).


1. Airport Shuttle: Salt lake express offers shuttle service from
the Salt Lake airport to Pocatello and from the Idaho Falls
airport to Pocatello.
2. Taxi Service. Taxi service is available to travelers by
contacting one of the services below. Reserving a taxi in
advance is recommended.
Checker Cab Company  (208) 200-8814
Country Coach  (208) 233-2551
Bannock Transportation (208) 232-0537
Yellow Cab     (208) 237-8294
Sam’s Taxi     (208) 904-0420
3. Ride Sharing services such as Lyft are available in
4. During daytime hours on the Pocatello campus, from
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors may pay to park at the pay stations
or use day passes in general lots. During evening hours,
campus visitors are invited to park for free, unless otherwise
posted. The conference will provide a general (G) parking
pass for those with vehicles. We recommend parking in
G10 or G7. If you are unable to find a space in those lots,
you may choose to park farther ways and use the free on
campus shuttle More shuttle information:
A campus map can be printed here:


1. Check out for hiking and outdoor recreation
2. Plan a side trip to Lava Hot Springs.
3. Plan dinner and show at Pocatello’s nonprofit dinner
theater: The Westside Players. The 4th Wall by A.R.
Gurney is being performed on April 13 and 14. The theater
is a short walk from the University.


Food may be purchased on campus in the Rendezvous
atrium area or the Pond Student Union building.
There are several restaurants along 5th street adjacent to the

Pocatello Food Express will deliver food from a variety of
restaurants (208-779-7622;

Additionally, a variety of restaurants are listed at tripadvisor

Restaurants we recommend.
1. Café Tuscano: Café Tuscano is an Italian restaurant located
in, of all things, a gas station; though with its warm and
inviting atmosphere, diners will forget its location once they
step inside this Tuscan-inspired café. Serving lunch and
dinner daily, guests will be impressed by the numerous
options, which are all made with fresh and high quality
ingredients. Notable savory items include penne pasta
with chicken, artichoke hearts, tomato, and basil in a creamy
bacon carbonara sauce and lamb chops marinated in
pomegranate sauce served with fresh vegetables and your
choice of potato. Café Tuscano is also a big supporter of
local art and animal organisations, and features an
impressive wine list with both national and international
Café Tuscano, 2231 E. Center St., Pocatello, ID, USA,
+1 208 233 7702
2. Sumisu: Located in Pocatello’s historic Old Town,
Sumisu is an restaurant specializing in sushi and creative
Asian cuisine. In a friendly atmosphere with minimal décor,
this place features a whole host of menu items including
bento boxes, various entrées, and sushi. Everything is
made-to-order using quality produce, which includes flying
in fresh fish from both coasts. Red onion and pineapple
shrimp with cilantro-lime butter and omakase (sushi of the
chef’s choosing) are just a couple of highlights. For those
seeking sushi rolls, try the Chief Pocatello made with
cucumber, avocado, and spicy tuna rolled and topped with
tempura salmon nuggets, sweet soy and spicy mayo.
Sumisu, 309 E. Center St., Pocatello, ID, USA,
+208 232 5610
3. Portneuf Valley Brewing: Owner and brew mistress
Penny Pink opened the doors of her brewpub,
Portneuf Valley Brewing, to the public in 1996.
Featuring ten craft beers, such as the Portneuf cocoa porter,
the pub also serves an array of delicious, globally inspired
cuisine. From appetizers and pizzas to vegetarian dishes and
mouth-watering meats, the menu will appeal to a variety of
tastes. Delicious dishes include the pesto veggie sandwich
on ciabatta beer bread and the BBQ shrimp pizza with bay
shrimp, BBQ sauce, mozzarella, red onions, and spinach.
PVB is a vibrant joint with outdoor seating and live music
events taking place in their large loft several nights a week,
as well as artworks often adorning the brick due to the venue
participating in Pocatello’s First Friday Art Walks.
Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. 1st Ave., Pocatello, ID, USA,
+1 208 232 1644

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