Local accommodation

The FRIB Laboratory continues to limit on-site functions. Visit the “FRIB status in COVID Situation” page for updated information.

On-campus Accommodation

To inquire about on-campus availability, please contact the Manager for User Relations.

  • Guest apartments (2-minute walk to FRIB): FRIB is presently renting two apartments in Owen Hall and one in Van Hoosen Hall for the use of FRIB users and guests. The rate is $59 per night. Photos of the apartments are shown in the brochure (PDF). Each apartment includes a kitchen, living area, bedroom, and a private bathroom. The Van Hoosen Hall apartment features a queen-bed sleeping arrangement, while the apartments in Owen Hall feature two twin-bed sleeping arrangements. Please note that the Van Hoosen apartment is only available in the summer months, while the two Owen Hall apartments are available all year round.

  • Visiting-scholar rooms in Owen Hall (2-minute walk to FRIB): These dormitory-style rooms are perfect for the budget-conscious user. The charge for dorm rooms at Owen Hall is $50 per night. Each room has a shared bathroom with one other room. If you are traveling with another colleague, let FRIB know and there is a chance you can be assigned to the same suite (so you would only share the bathroom with your colleague).

The apartments and visiting-scholar rooms are adjacent to the Riverwalk Market, a food mart attached to a student dining hall featuring diverse culinary options. The dining hall, Thrive, is certified free from the Big 8 allergens (egg, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat) plus gluten. There is also a Starbucks Coffee and Panera Bread across Bogue Street in the Business College building. Laundry is available at no cost in both Owen Hall and Van Hoosen (guests need to bring their own soap). The location of the apartments and visiting scholar rooms relative to FRIB cannot be beat!

List of Area Hotels

FRIB has special arrangements with several hotels to provide rooms at reduced rates for FRIB scientific users and visitors, including visitors who pay their own expenses. When making a reservation, simply identify yourself as being eligible for the FRIB reduced rate.

  • Candlewood Suites (3545 Forest Road, Lansing, 517-351-8181, distance to the laboratory – 2.9 miles) offers FRIB visitors the special rate of $75 for Studio Suites, and $105 for a one bedroom. If you are staying more than 29 nights, ask about an even further reduced rate.
  • Hyatt Place  (2401 Showtime Drive, Lansing, 517-679-7600, distance to the laboratory – 5.7 miles) offers a reduced rate of $103 per night (code – FRIB). Price includes hot breakfast, WiFi, prearranged shuttle to airport and/or campus, Starbucks on site, walking distance to many restaurants and retail stores.
  • Kellogg Center (219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, 800-875-5090, distance to the laboratory – 1.4 miles) offers users and visitors the special rate of $135 or $148 per room. Kellogg will provide transportation to the Capitol City Airport, if arrangements are made in advance. The Kellogg Center is located on campus and is within walking distance of the laboratory.
  • Marriott East Lansing (300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, 517-337-4440, distance to the laboratory – 1.1 miles) offers FRIB guests concierge-level rooms with breakfast at $179 per night with the FRIB rate code. This hotel also provides a shuttle to the airport and campus and is located at the pickup/drop-off location of the Michigan Flyer. This hotel is within walking distance of campus, many restaurants, and retail stores
  • Quality Inn (3121 East Grand River, Lansing, 517-351-1440, distance to the laboratory – 3.9 miles) offers users and visitors a special rate of 42-percent less than the best available rate per room using the FRIB rate code. This rate includes a full hot breakfast, high-speed internet access, and pre-arranged airport and local shuttle service. This hotel is within walking distance of many restaurants and retail stores. Quality Inn also offers a shuttle the campus and the laboratory.
  • Residence Inn (2841 Hannah Boulevard, East Lansing, 517-657-2875 or 1-800-627-7468, distance to the laboratory – 1.3 miles) offers users and visitors the special rate of $103 per night with the FRIB rate code. The FRIB rate is based upon availability. If it’s not available, you are guaranteed the regular MSU rates. Price includes complimentary full hot breakfast, fitness, Internet, coffee, business center, parking, evening mixer with hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine (Monday to Wednesday), pool, grocery shopping service, electric car charging station. 
  • Staybridge Suites (3553 Meridian Crossings Drive, Okemos, 517-347-3044, distance to the laboratory – 5.6 miles) offers users and visitors a Studio Room for $109. The hotel offers free hot breakfast, indoor pool and gym, evening socials with hot meal (Tuesday to Thursday), and laundry facilities.
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott (2855 Hannah Boulevard, East Lansing, 517-203-1000, distance to the laboratory – 1.3 miles) offers FRIB visitors the special rate of $103 for Studio Suites. Includes a complimentary breakfast, fitness center, internet, coffee, business center, and parking. The FRIB rate is based upon availability and if not available, you are guaranteed the regular MSU rates.
  • Several other hotels are available in East Lansing or the nearby town of Okemos; search travel websites such as Travelocity for more information.

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Getting Here

FRIB is located on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. It easily can be reached by car and air.

The Lansing Capital City Airport (LAN) is serviced by five airlines. Rental cars and taxis are available for the approximately 20-minute trip to FRIB.

Wayne County Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is serviced by all major airlines. Rental cars, the MichiganFlyer coach service, and limousine service are available for the 90- to 120-minute trip to FRIB.

The MichiganFlyer offers reliable motorcoach connections between East Lansing and the Detroit Metropolitan Airport at affordable rates. The cost of a round-trip from DTW to East Lansing is $54 (with an advanced purchase) for one adult. The bus generally runs 12 to 14 round trips per day between the hours of 4 a.m. and 11p.m. WiFi is available on all routes.

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids (GRR) and the Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint sometimes offer lower rates and are within 60-minute driving distances.

Please contact the Manager for User Relations if you need assistance with your travel or lodging arrangements.