Travel & accommodations
ScienceWriters2016 will be held at the Omni La Mansión del Rio on the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas.
Please make your travel plans early.
As of September 19, there are still a few rooms left in the Omni block. Certain room types, however, may be sold out. There are very few Kings left. The online system won't tell you this, so if you are searching for a King, and it returns no availability, search again for a Double. Information on an alternate block at the Mokara Hotel & Spa is below.
Headquarters hotel details
Omni La Mansión del Rio
112 College St
San Antonio, Texas 78205
To book at the Omni: We have reserved a block of discounted rooms ($179 + applicable tax per night for single or double occupancy) To receive this discount, call 1-800-843-6664 and mention "ScienceWriters2016." You can also book online using this link: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-antonio-la-mansion-del-rio/meetings/sciencewriter2016
Rate expires October 7, 2016
To book at the Mokara: We have reserved a block of discounted rooms ($189 + applicable tax per night for single or double occupancy). To receive this discount, call 1-800-785-1400 and mention "ScienceWriters2016." Please note that while the Mokara is a very short walk across the River Walk to the Omni, there are a few, short flights of stairs between the Mokara and the Omni. It is possible to go the long way around a few blocks via surface streets and avoid these stairs, but this may be less than optimal. If you need to avoid stairs, we suggest you book at the Omni.
Rate expires October 7, 2016
Arriving by air
Nonstop flights to San Antonio International Airport are available from 30 U.S. and international cities, with hundreds of connecting flights. The airport is only 15 minutes from downtown. (Allow more time during heavy traffic.)
There are several ways to get from the airport to the conference hotel. Taxis and shuttles are available 24 hours a day at every airport terminal.
Shuttles are ~$20 one way or ~$36 roundtrip. Shuttle booking details
Taxis are ~$23 each way for up to four people.
The Omni does not have an airport shuttle.
Arriving by car
Driving directions to the Omni provided by the Omni
Attendees who are driving to San Antonio or renting a car and staying at the Omni can self-park in the Omni parking structure for ~$35 per night. Several parking garages are nearby and may be used for self-parking.
Arriving by train
The Amtrak station is 1.5 miles from the Omni. Please visit amtrak.com for schedules and price.
Getting around once you're here
Transport will be provided to offsite events and field trips.
For exploring on your own, the Omni is centrally located on the River Walk in downtown San Antonio. There is easy walking access to restaurants, shopping, and cultural institutions, including the Alamo.
Check out the visitsanantonio.com/meetings for ideas of things to do and places to visit while you are in town.