Hotel and Travel

Housing

Book within the EDUCAUSE block by October 3, 2024 to take advantage of the negotiated low rates and save money!

Reservations within the hotel block can be made upon registration for the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference within the registration platform. You can reserve your hotel room during registration or at a later time by logging back into your registration dashboard. EDUCAUSE has partnered with Maritz Global Events for convenient online hotel reservations. The Housing site will list the EDUCAUSE 2024 hotels and their distances to the convention center on a map of the area. You can narrow the list of hotels based on room availability, dates, price, or by specific hotel brand, and for each hotel you can access information about amenities provided, optional services, cancellation policies, and more.

The Housing site provides real-time information from the automated system about room availability and prevents overbookings.

Hotels and room rates for your reference
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 Market Street.
(Distance from conference: 240 ft.)
$272 Single/Double
Omni La Mansion del Rio
112 College Street
(Distance from conference: 0.7 mi)

$272 Single/Double
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
200 S. Alamo Street
(Distance from conference: 0.3 mi)
$267 Single/Double
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
(Distance from conference: 0.2 mi)

$272 Single/Double
Hotel Contessa San Antonio
306 W. Market Street
(Distance from conference: 0.4 mi)

$239 Single/Double
San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
889 E Market Street
(Distance from conference: 200 ft.)
$272 Single/Double
Hyatt Regency San Antonio
123 Losoya Street
(Distance from conference: 0.4 mi)

$246 Single/Double
Sonesta ES Suites Alamo Plaza
425 Bonham Street
(Distance from conference: 0.5 mi)

$178 Single/Double
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
300 Blum Street
(Distance from conference: 0.3 mi)

$219 Single/Double
Westin Riverwalk San Antonio
420 Market Street
(Distance from conference: 0.4 mi)

$267 Single/Double

Benefits of the Official Housing Block

  • EDUCAUSE monitors the rates to ensure that you receive the lowest rates available.
  • You can book your hotel room now and pay for it later.
  • You are able to participate in your preferred hotel loyalty program.
  • Network with other attendees staying in the same hotels.
  • EDUCAUSE gets credit for the room, which allows rates to stay low for future events.
  • Outstanding customer service agents waiting to assist you. If you have questions while booking your reservation email [email protected] or call 864-641-6856. A housing representative will be available at the conference if you need any assistance.

Housing and Attendee List Advisories

Maritz Global Events is the Official Housing and Registration Provider for the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company other than Maritz Global Events is not approved. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to have lower rates, however they may be illegitimate, not have the rooms to sell, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of and report any unauthorized solicitation to EDUCAUSE or Maritz Global Events.

Due to its popularity, the event is targeted each year by housing and registration poachers. Be sure to only work with the official show vendors, which include:

  • Housing and Registration: Maritz Global Events
  • Exhibitor Services: Freeman
    Freeman is the general service contractor for all booth and audio/visual (A/V) services.

EDUCAUSE does not sell or condone the harvesting of our attendee lists for any purpose. If you or someone at your organization has already been contacted by any company other than the above and we haven’t already spoken, please take one of the following actions and do not respond to any other company claiming to represent the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference:

  • Forward the email you received to [email protected].
  • Email us the company name and contact information if you were contacted by phone.
  • Add the individual's email address or email domain to your company's blocklist to prevent further email communication.

Airport

The San Antonio International Airport is located approximately 9 miles from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

Transportation

  • Public Transportation
    VIA Metropolitan Transit is San Antonio’s public transportation agency offering service throughout the city including service within the downtown area. Learn more about San Antonio’s public transportation options.
  • Taxis
    Taxi cabs are available at the outer commercial curbside at Terminal A of the San Antonio International Airport. For assistance, please see the Airport Ground Transportation employee (wearing red shirt). Fares to San Antonio downtown areas start at $24 – $29 (U.S.) per taxi cab.
  • Ride Share
    San Antonio has a few approved rideshare services including Uber, Lyft, WIngz, and Wrdiz. Approved rideshare services meet customers on the outer commercial curbside, lower level of Terminal A of the San Antonio International Airport.

Passport Requirements for International Participants

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
To view a VWP FAQ and learn more about this requirement, see the U.S. Department of State's VWP web page.

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)
For information, see the U.S. State Department's WHTI web page.

For more information on U.S. border requirements, see the following websites: