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Homecoming Hotel & Travel

Alumni and friends of Palmer College are welcomed for Homecoming events at each of the Palmer campuses.

Homecoming registration is made simple and easy with several options to choose from. And because we want to help make planning your trip as convenient as possible we have negotiated rates with local hotels, included a list of car rental agencies, nearest airport code, and area maps, or a travel agency to make your plans for you if you choose.

Palmer Main Homecoming

September 16-18, 2021

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

The only airport servicing Davenport, Iowa, is the Quad City International Airport. Please use airport code "MLI" when booking tickets online.

CAR RENTALS

The following car rental agencies are located at the Quad City International Airport.

Act II Transportation - Appointment Only
800-769-8891
309-799-8891 (IL)

Airport Express/Express Limousine Services – Appointment Only
North Liberty, IA
800-383-2219
319-626-5466 (IA)

All Rave Transportation – Appointment Only
610-255-7283 or 844-733-7283
610ALLRAVE@gmail.com

Land Jet, LLC – Appointment Only
Bettendorf, IA
866-526-3538

RC Smith Transportation
Morrison, IL
800-443-7226

Max’s Cab Company – Must call for appointment
563-324-9000 (IA)
309-788-4100 (IL)

Approved Shuttles from Airport to Hotels

Parties should contact the hotel in advance of arrival to schedule shuttle pick-up

Axis Hotel, Moline, IL; 4.8 miles

Best Western Plus Steeplegate Inn, Davenport, IA; 24 miles

Hampton Inn & Suites, Moline, IL (Airport); .25 mi (walking distance)

Hilton Garden Inn, Bettendorf, IA; 7.7 miles

Holiday Inn Express, Moline, IL (Airport); .25 mi (walking distance)

Holiday Inn & Conference Center, Rock Island, IL; 13 miles

Holiday Inn & Suites, Davenport, IA; 9 miles

Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport, IA; 10 miles

Hyatt Place/Hyatt House, East Moline, IL; 8 miles

Isle of Capri Casino Hotel, Bettendorf, IA; 6.7 miles

LaQuinta Inn, Moline, IL; 1.1 miles

Quality Inn & Suites, Moline, IL; 1.1 miles

Radisson on John Deere Commons, Moline, IL; 5.6 miles

Radisson Quad City Plaza, Davenport, IA; 9.8 miles

Rhythm City Casino Hotel, Davenport, IA; 12 miles

Stoney Creek Inn, Moline, IL; 5.4 miles

The Current Hotel, Davenport, IA; 9.3 miles

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Please be sure to mention 'Palmer College' when contacting these hotels to be sure you receive the negotiated rates.

The Radisson Quad City Plaza serves as the preferred hotel for Homecoming. To make hotel reservations, please contact the Radisson toll free at 800-333-3333 for U.S./Canada calls, online or 563-322-2200 for international and local calls.

The Radisson Quad City Plaza
Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel
111 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa
Room rates start at $115 per night plus tax


Since its opening in 1915, the historic Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection has been the luxury hotel of choice for presidents, movie stars and athletes. Today, after a multi-million-dollar renovation, the historic hotel in Davenport, Iowa may look different, but its historic glamor and thoughtful service remain. Set along the Mississippi River, Hotel Blackhawk offers easy access to the Quad Cities and is within walking distance of bike paths, Adler Theatre, RiverCenter and Figge Art Museum. The historic hotel’s accommodations can host elegant weddings, high-profile board meetings or celebratory cocktail receptions in its 10,000 square feet of event space. Hotel Blackhawk offers guest rooms swathed in rich earth tones and filled with modern conveniences, including free Wi-Fi, HD TV and a spa-like bathroom. Stay active at the fitness center or indoor pool or hit the lanes at Blackhawk Bowl. Guests can indulge their senses at The Spa or their appetite at Bix Bistro and Lounge and Beignet Do. The Hotel Blackhawk was voted "Best Hotel" in the state of Iowa in 2016. To make reservations, call 563-322-5000.

Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection - SOLD OUT
200 East 3rd Street, Davenport Iowa 52801
Room rates start at $159 plus tax


The Current Iowa, is part of Marriott's Autograph Collection. Our luxury boutique hotel features 78 rooms including 30 suites. Try UP, which is the Quad Cities first rooftop bar/restaurant and lounge that offers commanding views of the Mississippi. Or, try VIVA our Baja/Mexican restaurant. Our art inspired hotel pays homage to the best of midwestern artists. Our brand promise is that we take an artful approach to guest service. Our pride is reflected in the language of our collateral and our guest interactions. Sitting on the banks of the Mississippi River, The Current offers easy access to the Quad Cities and is within walking distance of bike paths, Adler Theatre, RiverCenter and Figge Art Museum. The Current offers two dedicated meeting rooms on the second floor. Or, choose private meeting space in VIVA's private dining room and/or our Tequila Tasting Room. The Current offers guest engaging and soulful rooms draped in warm tones and filled with modern conveniences. For reservations, please call 563-231-9555.

The Current Iowa, Autograph Collection - SOLD OUT
215 North Main Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801
Room rates start at $159 plus tax


Hilton Garden Inn Bettendorf/Quad Cities
959 Middle Road, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722
563-265-2121
Room rates start at $109 plus tax

Cambria Hotel Bettendorf
5061 Competition Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722 
563-345-1660
Room rates start at $139 plus tax. Book by Aug. 17, 2021
Cancellation policy is 3 days prior to arrival.
Great location for activities while guests are in town. New hotel with great amenities.

Home2 Suites by Hilton
975 Utica Ridge Place, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722 
563-345-1130
Room rates start at 129 plus tax. Book by Aug. 17, 2021
Cancellation policy is 3 days prior to arrival
Centrally located right off I-74 and Kimberly Road. Easy access to Palmer College. All Suite-style hotel, kitchen & living area in every guest room. Breakfast included in the rate.

Holiday Inn Express Moline 
2100 69th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 61265
309-517-6400
Room rates start at $119 plus tax. Book by Aug. 17, 2021
Cancellation policy is 3 days prior to arrival
Located right off I-74 at the airport. Very convenient for guests flying in to for homecoming. Breakfast included in the rate.

Best Western Plus SteepleGate Inn
100 W. 76th Street, Davenport, Iowa 52806
563-386-6900
Room rates start at $109 plus tax. Book by Aug. 17, 2021
Cancellation policy is 3 days prior to arrival
Conveniently located off I-80, and just 10 minutes away from the Palmer Campus. Full breakfast buffet included in the rate.

Quad Cities area map

Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

Top 25 QC Area Restaurants

Duck City Bistro
115 E. Third St.
Davenport, Iowa 52801
563-322-3825

Bix Bistro
200 E. Third St., Hotel Blackhawk
Davenport, Iowa 52801
563-484-5900

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
1300 River Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
309-736-0100

RC Brazilian Steakhouse
320 West Kimberly Road
Davenport, Iowa 52806
563-723-3406

Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano
5195 Utica Ridge Road
Davenport, Iowa 52807
563-344-2103

Captain's Table
4801 River Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
309-797-9222

Le Figaro
1708 Second Ave.
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-786-4944

Mo Brady's
4830 N Brady St.
Davenport, Iowa 52806
563-445-0684

Ruthie’s Steak & Seafood
7077 Elmore Ave., Rhythm City Casino Resort
Davenport, Iowa 52807
563-328-8030

Hemispheres Bistro
2504 53rd Avenue
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722
563-332-2370

DJ’s Steakhouse
777 Jumers Drive, Jumer’s Casino & Hotel
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-756-4773

Mid-Range Pricing

Fuji & Pho Café
1417 West Locust St.
Davenport, Iowa 52804
563-322-0408

Café D’Marie
614 W Fifth Street
Davenport, Iowa 52801
563-323-3293

The Machine Shed Restaurant
7250 Northwest Blvd., I-80/Exit 292
Davenport, Iowa 52806
563-391-2427

Me And Billy Kitchen And Bar
200 W Third Street
Davenport, Iowa 52801
563-323-1195

Thunder Bay Grille
6511 N Brady Street
Davenport, Iowa 52806
563-386-2722

Texas Roadhouse
4005 East 53rd Street
Davenport, Iowa 52807
563-355-2373

Front Street Brewery
208 E River Drive
Davenport, Iowa 52801
563-322-1569

Lunardi’s
102 East Kimberly Road
Davenport, Iowa 52806
563-388-0001

Granite City
5270 Utica Ridge Road
Davenport, Iowa 52807
563-344-9700

River House Bar & Grill
1510 River Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
309-797-1234

Le Mekong Vietnamese Restaurant
1606 Fifth Ave.
Moline, Illinois 61265
309-797-8660

Trattoria Tiramisu
1804 State Street
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722
563-355-0749

Miss Mamie’s
3925 16th Street
Moline, Illinois 61265
309-762-8336

Montana Jacks
5400 27th Street
Moline, Illinois 61265|
309-736-4208

Palmer Florida Homecoming

Please join us February 25-27, 2022 for Florida Homecoming!

Palmer College has a negotiated rate at the following hotels:

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
100 North Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, Florida
$219 per night

The Daytona, Autograph Collection
1870 Victory Circle
Daytona Beach, Florida 
$149 per night

Palmer West Homecoming

2022 Palmer West Homecoming dates to be announced soon.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Palmer College has a negotiated rate at the following hotel:

DoubleTree by Hilton
2050 Gateway Pl.
San Jose, CA 95110

Room rates are TBD per night plus tax for single or double occupancy; subject to availability. To make reservations, please click on the link to visit the DoubleTree website or call the DoubleTree directly at 408-453-4000. Please mention "Palmer College of Chiropractic Homecoming" to receive this reduced rate. 

CAR RENTAL

The following car rental agencies are located at the San Jose Airport.

  • Alamo
  • AVIS
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Thrifty

San Jose area map
San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau
Santa Clara Convention and Visitors Bureau

Contact Us

Continuing Education

800-452-5032
563-884-5998
continuinged@palmer.edu

Prospective Speakers

Are you interested in becoming a speaker for Continuing Education? Please complete and submit the Speaker Application form to be considered for a program. Acrobat Reader is required. Completed forms may be typed or hand-written and submitted via mail, fax or e-mail. Please contact heather.starr@palmer.edu with any questions.

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