Accommodations & Directions

Ayres Hotel

Overnight Accommodations

The Ayres Hotel Redlands is conveniently located nearby and offers guests registered for the Festival a special rate of $59 per night (regular price $129 per night!) Rates include a complete breakfast buffet. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 909-335-9024. Additional information is available on their website:

Additional nearby overnight accommodations are also available.

ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS take place on the University of Redlands campus. Registration check-in, meals and general sessions take place in Orton Conference Center which is centrally located on campus. Free parking is available near the building.


Getting to Orton 


  • Exit at University Street and turn left onto University Street
  • At E. Brockton, turn right.
  • The sign identifying Orton Center will be on your right
  • Park in one of the lots adjacent to the area


  • Exit at Cypress Avenue and turn left at bottom of ramp
  • Take the second right onto University Street
  • Proceed straight through the intersection with the traffic light, and pass underneath the freeway
  • At E. Brockton, turn right
  • The sign identifying Orton Center will be on your right
  • DOWNLOAD PDF OF CAMPUS MAP Orton Center is 225. Park in one of the lots adjacent to the area. Parking lots are marked P.

For more information, contact festival secretary Colleen Quesada at 909-748-8791 or email the festival coordinator Marjorie Arnett. Give a gift to yourself; register now for The Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival. Better yet, bring two friends so that the three of you can share two days of the best children’s literature has to offer and save $25 each!

Thurber, an English bulldog, is the University's mascot.

He is named after Clarence Howe Thurber, University president from 1933-37.

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