ACCESS Symposium venue

National Student Parent Support Symposium Venue

The Blackwell Inn & Pfahl Conference Center

2110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, Ohio 43210

The 2020 Student Parent Support Symposium (SPSS) will be held at The Blackwell Inn & Pfhal Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. The Blackwell Inn is centrally located on The Ohio State University's campus. SPSS attendees will receive a hotel rate of $159/night.

To make reservations, guests should call or email The Blackwell Inn directly at 614-247-4000 or To receive the discounted group rate, participants should identify themselves as being with the ACCESS Student Parent Support Symposium program when making reservations. All reservations should be made by April 26, 2020, first come, first served in order to receive the group rate.

For additional hotel information, please visit The Blackwell Inn's website at:

Parking Options


For easy loading and unloading of luggage, take advantage of the hotel's on-site valet parking, available 24 hours a day with unlimited in-and-out privileges. Charges for hotel guest parking will be added directly to your bill and settled upon check-out. Currently, the fee for overnight valet parking is $25 per vehicle, though many special offers include discounted valet parking and complimentary breakfast. Ask one of the hotel Reservation Specialists about the available packages.

Valet parking is also available for those visiting the Pfahl Conference Center and Bistro 2110. Groups hosting meetings at the hotel and conference center are subject to the following fees:

  • Day Parking – $15

  • Special Event Parking - Varies

Over-sized vehicles require a 24-hour notice and are subject to increased parking rates. Note that valet prices vary during special events, including football games, stadium concerts, and graduation; rates will be available the week of the event.


Self-parking is available in the Lane Avenue Parking Garage adjacent to the hotel. This is not a hotel-operated garage, and fees must be paid directly to the garage via electronic cashier each time a vehicle departs the structure. Note that there are no in-and-out privileges available for those self-parking.

The rates for the Lane Avenue Parking Garage are based on a 24-hour clock which resets daily at midnight.

Note that the garage operator reserves the right to charge more for special events with limited notice to The Blackwell Inn.