Warm welcome to Youngstown for Fall Lit Fest 2022! We have a few details to share with you about where to stay, eat, park and play. If you have a Facebook account, we have a visitor support group here.

We have a block of 30 rooms reserved at the Downtown Hilton DoubleTree, located within walking distance of Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State.


Arrival Date: October 20, 2022

Departure Date: October 22, 2022

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Reservations must be made by Sept. 20 to receive group rate of $119/night. Rooms and group rate will not be available after this date.

Dining near the DoubleTree

Your packet will include some suggested eateries. We encourage you to try the indie cafes and restaurants while you're here. The DoubleTree includes an upscale restaurant, Bistro 1907.


For breakfast, Pressed Coffee Bar and Eatery across from the YSU campus offers breakfast (and Karen's favorite oatmeal!). Downtown, the Mocha House has an extensive breakfast menu.

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Image by Amador Loureiro


​Parking at the DoubleTree is $12 per day and Thursday evening, Friday, and Saturday daytime events are within walking distance of the hotel

There are YSU parking decks on Wick Ave. (closer to evening events) and Fifth Ave. (closer to daytime events). Parking at YSU costs $5.00 per day. There is a small, free lot at the Steel Museum.

Downtown street parking is free after 6:00, for evening events. St. John's Episcopal Church, Westside Bowl and the Youngstown Playhouse have parking lots.

Mill Creek Metroparks was an Olmstead-designed park (as was Central Park), created in 1891 for workers and their families to have a green space to rest and recreate.  The 2500 acre park includes miles of trails, a covered bridge, picnic tables, a turtle pond and a golf course.

The Butler Institute of American Art has a highly regarded collection of contemporary and historic art, including Homer Winslow's "Snap the Whip."

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