Airport Information

San Antonio is accessible by the San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and is approximately a 20-minute car ride to the convention center.


You must first register for the meeting before securing Academy contracted housing. The Academy aims to offer contracted hotel rates to all registered attendees. We ask that you please do not make two hotel reservations as this takes away room availability from other attendees. Housing will open on May 21, 2018.

Hotel Map V4_AAO 2018

  1. Grand Hyatt San Antonio (Headquarters Hotel)
    600 E. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
    Single and Double: $239/night
  2. Hilton Palacio del Rio
    200 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX, 78205
    Single and Double: $215/night
  3. Hotel Contessa
    306 W. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
    Single and Double: $189/night
    Triple and Quad: $209/night
  4. LaQuinta San Antonio Riverwalk (Student Hotel)**
    303 Blum St., San Antonio, TX, 78205
    Single/Double/Triple/Quad: $185/night
  5. San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter (Exhibitor Block)
    101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
    Single and Double: $229/night
  6. San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk (Exhibitor Block)
    889 E. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
    Single and Double: $239/night
  7. The Menger Hotel (Government Hotel)*
    204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
    Per Diem Rate for Single/Double: $126/night
  8. The Westin Riverwalk San Antonio
    420 W. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
    (City Side) Single/Double: $229/night
    (River Side) Single/Double: $239/night

    *Note that this is a government per diem rate hotel, and as such the rate can change as of October 1, 2018. The rate listed above is based on per diem rates approved through September 30, 2017. Meeting attendees must show Government ID to receive the special per diem rate. Please note that while the Academy works to secure as many government rate rooms as possible, there are only a limited number available at this rate.

    ** Meeting attendees must show current Student ID at check-in to receive the contracted group rate

Directions and Parking

Visit the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center website for more information.

Special Incentive for Staying at an Academy Contracted Hotel

The Academy will randomly select at least one attendee staying at each contracted hotel to receive complimentary registration for Academy 2019 Orlando!

Housing Fraud Alert

The Academy is aware that several fraudulent companies pretending to be associated with the Academy and Academy 2018 San Antonio, may appear in web searches or may contact you via email promising discounted rates on hotel rooms for the meeting. These companies request deposits or even full pre-payment, but they often do not secure the rooms as promised. It is very important that you only book hotel rooms through our official housing provider, Orchid Event Solutions.

Known fraudulent companies include: 
  • Corporate Booking Services (CBS)
  • Global Housing Services, Corp. 
  • Conventioneers
  • CMI Event Travel
  • VIP Destination Management (VIP DMC)
  • Wholesale Room Rates