Hotels & Travel
Click here to download the 2018 Housing Registration Form
San Antonio offers a wide range of affordable accommodations. From the elegant to the sophisticated to the eclectic all San Antonio hotels were selected with you in mind. The SWVS Official Hotels were selected by popularity in safe locations nearest to the Convention Center. All of these hotels are ready to make you feel welcome and you will find friendly service with incredible San Antonio hospitality! These hotels are across the street or a few blocks from the convention center, Riverwalk, restaurants, shops and entertainment. Hotel rooms go fast, so please make your reservations early!
The easiest way to make your hotel reservations is online. You may also contact the SWVS Housing Center at 866-849-8870 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWVS Housing Center
11208 Waples Mill Road, Suite 112
Fairfax, VA 22030
Why Use SWVS Official Hotels?
- Hotels are screened and chosen for convenience in a range of prices and amenities.
- Hotels are across the street or within a few blocks of the convention center.
- Reservations can be made easily using the SWVS Housing Center online.
- Using SWVS Official Hotels keeps your registration costs to a minimum.
Staying at SWVS Official Hotels offers great networking opportunities in which to meet colleagues and make new friends. Housing deadline for SWVS Official Hotels is September 13, 2018. All housing requests must be received on or before September 13, otherwise the negotiated room rates may not be available.
Although all of the SWVS Official hotels are within walking distance of the convention center, there is the 301 Bus that takes you to each hotel and the convention center. Please see the 301 Bus Route map and rates below under EXPLORE SAN ANTONIO WITH VIVA Routes.
2018 SWVS Official Hotels
|SWVS Official Hotel
San Antonio, TX 78205
|Distance to Center
|Marriott Riverwalk Hotel (Headquarters)
||889 East Market Street
||Across street from HBGCC
||Valet Only: $45.47
|Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
||101 Bowie St.
||2 blocks from HBGCC
|Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel
||200 South Alamo St
||Across street from HBGCC
|Historic Menger Hotel
||204 Alamo Plaza
||4 blocks from HBGCC
Hotel parking fees for guests vary at each hotel and some of the hotel parking garages are unable to fit larger trucks. Listed below are the entrance dimensions for each hotel parking garage so you will know if your vehicle will fit into the garage.
Hotel Parking Garage Dimensions
Marriott Rivercenter Hotel: Clearance is 6’ 5”.
Marriott Riverwalk Hotel: Clearance is 7’ 5”.
Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel: Clearance is 7’.
Historic Menger Hotel: The valet area can handle SUV’s and Pick-Up Trucks; please note that the only restrictions are on large, flatbed trucks or semi’s.
Housing Scam Warning
Unknown companies may contact SWVS exhibitors and attendees falsely claiming to represent SWVS and the 2018 SWVS Annual Symposium in San Antonio, Texas. DO NOT make any reservations through unknown companies. Most importantly, do not provide them your personal information, especially your credit card number. These rogue companies (commonly referred to as “pirates” or “bandits”) may charge your credit card for services not rendered. The official hotel reservation/ housing services company for the Southwest Veterinary Symposium is SPARGO, INC. All reservations must go through Spargo, Inc., 11208 Waples Mill Rd., Suite 112, Fairfax, VA 22030. If you are contacted by anyone else asking if you "need a room at the upcoming Annual Symposium” or representing themselves as the “SWVS Housing Bureau,” please get as much information as you can - such as name of the company, the person calling, and their telephone number - and immediately email these details to email@example.com.
SWVS has negotiated discounts with SuperShuttle
again this year for the most convenient, safe and economical shuttle service to and from San Antonio International Airport to the SWVS Official hotels in downtown San Antonio. The discount is valid September 17 – 25, 2018.
To receive the discount, make your SuperShuttle
reservations by booking them online and Use SWVS Group Code: ABUTG
to receive 10% Discount on SuperShuttle
Shared-ride or ExecuCar black car service in San Antonio.
Click Here To Book Your SuperShuttle
Additional Information: Book via the link here or use the discount code on your iOS or Android smartphone via the SuperShuttle
App and earn airline reward points for your transfers on American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest or United Airlines.
AVIS BUDGET Rental Car
SWVS has negotiate discounts with the AVIS BUDGET GROUP and selected AVIS BUDGET as the Rental Vehicle Provider for the 2018 Southwest Veterinary Symposium (SWVS 2018). These special discounts are available on a wide selection of vehicles from eco- friendly and fuel efficient compacts and hybrids to stylish premium and luxury sedans and SUVs. Take in the sights, explore the surroundings and enjoy the ride!
When renting a vehicle, please use the SWVS 2018 Avis Worldwide Discount or AWD number: J953407. The AWD will be effective from seven days prior to the Southwest Veterinary Symposium until seven days after the symposium.
Simply click on Southwest Veterinary Symposium 2018. The SWVS 2018 AWD number will automatically be placed in the reservation detail. Click on Make a Reservation, Fill in your destination pick up and drop off with the dates, Click on Discount Code, J953407, and Select My Car and proceed to completing your vehicle reservation.
When calling AVIS BUDGET at 1 (800) 331-1600 to make reservations, you should provide the AVIS BUDGET reservations agents with this AWD number J953407 to ensure you receive the best available car rental rates.
Getting Around San Antonio is Easy
San Antonio’s central location makes it a convenient destination from both the East and West coasts, and a newly renovated international airport located only 8 miles from downtown makes access even easier.
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT: The San Antonio International Airport is approximately 8.5 from the downtown business district with a travel time of approximately 15 minutes by car.
Two to six people ride for the price of one. Approximate fares, not including tips, to the downtown business district from the airport range from $22-$29.
For discounted rates, book your airport shuttle with SuperShuttle in advance – see Travel Discounts above.
San Antonio is conveniently located in south-central Texas, only 1.5 hours from Austin, 3.5 hours from Houston and 4.5 hours from Dallas/Fort Worth.
Getting Around Downtown
Authentic reproductions of those that traveled the streets of San Antonio more than 50 years ago, streetcars make it easy to get to top attractions like the Alamo, the Spanish Governor’s Palace, La Villita and the King William Historic District. The downtown streetcar station at Convention Plaza provides convenient access for travelers. Stop by the San Antonio CVB booth located in the SWVS Registration Area. When you get in town, pick up a streetcar brochure in your hotel lobby. All four Streetcar routes connect you to the Henry B. González Convention Center.
In the downtown area, there is a minimum charge of $5. Two to six people ride for the price of one.
Uber and Lyft are also available in getting around San Antonio.
The River Taxi stops at 40 locations on the River Walk. This is a very unique way to get from place to place and sight see along the river. Drivers have tickets on board, or you may purchase them at any ticket location.
The Sightseer Special Bus
The Sightseer Special (Bus 7) runs daily between the city’s favorite top sites. You can travel to them all for one price. Locations include: Henry B. González Convention Center, Alamo, River Walk Streetcar Station, San Antonio Museum of Art, Japanese Tea Garden, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio Zoo, Trinity University, University of Incarnate Word, Witte Museum and San Antonio botanical Garden.
Explore San Antonio with VIVA Routes
Three distinct VIVA routes connect riders with historic places, opportunities to learn and discover, classic and contemporary art, and popular dining and entertainment spots. The VIVA Culture route connects riders with Southtown, King William, Downtown, the Pearl and the Broadway Cultural Corridor. The VIVA Missions Route brings visitors to the Alamo and the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site, including Missions Concepcion, San Jose and San Juan. The VIVA Centro conveniently connects riders to Centro Plaza, and St. Paul Square!
Get the best deal with a VIA Day Pass that lets you ride all day for just $2.75.
Passes are available, on the bus, or on the new VIA goMobile App and can be used with any regular VIA bus service.
Bus Fare: $1.30 single trip, $2.75 unlimited Day Pass. Reduced fares for seniors, children under age 5, active-duty military, and students are available.
More information about fares is available on the VIA Rates page.
For more information on getting around San Antonio and downtown San Antonio, visit www.visitsanantonio.com.
Directions & Parking
Henry B. González Convention Center
900 East Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210.207.8500 / 1.877.504.8895
The Henry B. González Convention Center is an easy walk from the SWVS Official hotels in the downtown area so there is no complimentary SWVS shuttle service provided between the hotels and convention center.
If you are driving to San Antonio and need driving directions, maps, routes, we recommend you go to www.visitsanantonio.com.
Parking is available at the SWVS Official hotels. There are many parking options in San Antonio. Listed below are the Parking Garages/Lots close to the convention center and prices:
|Grand Hyatt Garage
(Closest to the Convention Center)
|600 E. Market St.
(Bowie & Market)
|First hour: $10
Each additional hour: $5
(up to $29 per day)
|Convention Center Garage
||850 E. Commerce St.
(Corner of Commerce & Bowie)
|Daily flat rate: $10
Event flat rate: $11
|Convention Center South Parking
||637 S. Tower of the Americas Way
||Monday-Thursday: $3 per hour
Friday-Sunday: $5 per hour
||210 N. Presa St.
(Commerce & Market @ Presa)
|Daily flat rate: $16
Events & weekends: $16-$20
||849 E. Commerce St.
||Rates (up to 1 hour): $5
Each additional 20 minutes: $1
Rates (up to 6 hours): $20
Each additional hour up to 12: $20
Each additional hour from 12-24: $25
RV parking available
|Tower of the Americas Parking
||739 Cesar Chavez Blvd.
(On Bowie South, off Market St.)