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Accommodations in Austin for the Symposium

ADA Provisions: for special accomodations advise the hotel when making room reservation.


Both the Hyatt and Radisson are sold out: see information on nearby hotels

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The Symposium will be held at the Austin Convention Center, in proximity to the trail and accommodations in downtown Austin. Getting around is easy.

The conference host hotels, the Hyatt Regency Austin, was selected for their quality and affordability and because their back doors open directly on the 10-mile long Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail. The Radisson Hotel & Suites is three blocks from the Convention Center. See information on other nearby hotels.

GETTING AROUND AUSTIN -- See the map of downtown Austin.

The Symposium will be held at the Austin Convention Center, in proximity to the trail and accommodations. The conference host hotels, the Hyatt Regency Austin and Radisson Hotel and Suites, were selected for their quality and affordability and because their back doors open directly on the 10-mile long Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail. Both hotels are just a few blocks from the Convention Center.

The Austin 'Dillo (Capitol Metro Downtown Shuttle)
While walking around Austin is a delightful way to go, the easy alternative is the downtown trolley, known as the 'Dillo (for armadillo). It stops close to both hotels and most of the downtown tourist spots, as well as providing commuter service in the area. The 'Dillo from the Hyatt takes you across the bridge, where you transfer to another to go to the Convention Center. Shuttles run every 5-10 minutes. Best of all, it's free. These reproductions of trolley cars will take you to, from, and through downtown Austin, the Capitol Complex, University of Texas campus, Austin High School Park & Ride lot, and from the free Park & Ride lot at Bouldin and Barton Springs.

HOTEL UPDATE and ADDITIONAL NEARBY HOTEL INFORMATION

Our blocks at the Hyatt and the Radisson are FULL. The Radisson has no more rooms at any rate. The Hyatt has a minimum number of additional rooms at approximately $160 per night

These hotels have rooms:

The rates below are rack rates. All prices quoted do not include taxes (currently at 15%). We do not have blocks at these hotels. People can typically get a better rate if they say they are corporate or are AARP or AAA, etc.

The Embassy Suites (Congress Avenue directly across the street from the Hyatt) has rooms at the following rates per night (Phone: 512-469-9000):

  • Any night:
    • King Suite - $129
    • 2 Double Beds - $139

Amenities at the Embassy Suite include refrigerator, microwave, breakfast and reception.

The Holiday Inn Town Lake (5 blocks from the Convention Center and backs up to the Town Lake Trail) has rooms at the following rates per night (Phone: 512-472-8211):

  • Sunday through Thursday - $98
  • Friday, Saturday - $119
  • Federal or State Government - $85

The Holiday Inn South (2 miles from the Convention Center on I-35) has rooms at the following rates per night (Phone: 512-448-2444):

  • Sunday through Thursday - $74
  • Friday, Saturday - $79
  • Federal or State Government - $85

Hyatt Regency Austin ~ Host Hotel

  • Phone: 512-477-1234 -- Fax: 512-480-2069
  • Address: 208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
  • http://austin.hyatt.com

Surrounded by the scenic Hill Country of central Texas, this prime convention facility is located downtown on the shores of Town Lake, within easy walking distance of Austin Convention Center, the legendary Sixth Street and Warehouse entertainment districts, and the State Capitol Complex.

Recreation Facilities

There's plenty to keep you occupied while visiting the Hyatt. Whether you're an exercise enthusiast, a shopping buff, or a relaxation addict, they have just the right activity for you.
  • Relaxing, outdoor pool and whirlpool and sundeck in a prime setting on Town Lake with views of Austin's skyline
  • Health club facility with magnificent lake and downtown views features exercise cycles, stair climbers, fitness equipment and treadmills
  • 10 mile Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail runs beside the hotel with bike rental available for guests (Bike rentals are $5.00 per hour. Helmets are available.)
  • Paddle boats and canoes are available for rent
  • Riverboat tours
  • 15 golf courses nearby

Restaurants and Lounges

  • LaVista Restaurant, voted the best fajitas three years in a row by the Austin Chronicle
  • LaVista Lakeside Patio, overlooking Town Lake
  • Branchwater Lounge, voted the best place for a romantic late-night snack and drink (Austin Chronicle)
  • Room service available 18 hours a day

Parking Fees:

  • Self-parking: $8 or Valet parking $12

Radisson Hotel & Suites ~ www.radisson.com/austintx

  • Phone: 512-478-9611 -- Fax: 512-473-8399
  • Address: 111 E. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701

The Radisson Hotel and Suites Austin offers upscale accommodations in a unique downtown/lakeside setting. Your first choice for convenience, the Radisson is within walking distance of the convention center, downtown business district, and the 6th Street and Warehouse entertainment districts. At your doorstep, Town Lake offers the popular 10-mile Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail, and on warm Texas nights you can view the nightly flight of Austin's famous bat colony. There is plenty of space to unwind. Workout in their executive fitness center or refresh in their outdoor pool. For dining and entertainment there's T.G.I. Fridays¨, an American Bistro featuring a wide variety of food, spirits, and fun!

Parking Fees

  • Self-parking: $10
  • Valet parking $15