So CAST – the Conference for the Association for Software Testing – 2010 is coming up, and it’s going to be about 40 miles from my place, at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College.

Last time I checked, the Prince Center was very close to booked solid; people keep asking me where to stay.

I’ve got two concrete suggestions for you:

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You’ll want the Country Inn and Suites in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on East Beltline Road. It’s about 3 miles north of the Prince Conference Center.

#2 Any Marriott You’d like

Specifically, the FairField Inn Grand Rapids, which is maybe 1.5 miles from Prince, probably more like 1. If you really feel like pushing it, you could sign up for a Marriott Rewards credit card, get the points and certificate, and use those. It should be about enough combined for two free nights stay — but read the fine print. The points often aren’t credited to you until the first statement is cut. So you might want to stay at Mariott next time, and use the 35% off the Country Inn and Suites this time.

I hope that helps.