Hotel & Travel
The Hyatt Place Austin- Downtown
The Hyatt Place Austin Downtown is within steps of the best of Downtown Austin, including the Austin Convention Center, 6th Street Entertainment District, the University of Texas and a multitude of restaurants waiting to satisfy your appetite for delectable food and engaging entertainment.
Hyatt Place guestrooms feature spacious, contemporary decor and furnishings including the plush Hyatt Grand Beds™, a Cozy-Corner oversized sofa sleeper, and state-of-the-art media and work center with a high-definition 42 inch flat panel television that will satisfy the needs of the multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle offering easy integration of laptops and other electronic devices.
Special Conference Rate is $154 per night. To check availability and make a reservation Click Here.
or call: 1-800-233-1234 or the hotel direct: 512-476-4440
The Driskill Hotel
Built in 1886, The Driskill Hotel remains a legendary landmark in Texas hospitality. As a member of The Historic Hotels of America and Associated Luxury Hotels International, The Driskill offers an elite level of luxury accommodations and services, as one the world’s finest hotels. Located in downtown Austin, it is convenient to the best of Austin – including the Texas State Capitol, the Austin Convention Center, Lady Bird Lake, The Long Center for the Arts, casual and fine dining, shopping, and Austin’s world famous 6th Street music scene.
The 189 distinct guest rooms and signature suites consist of classic styling and the rich colors of the Texas Hill Country. complimentary wireless or wired high-speed Internet is provided in all rooms.
To make reservations call: 1-800-252-9367 or the hotel direct: 512-391-7039.
The Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown
Rooms are now sold out. To check availability call call reservations: 800-333-3333; or the hotel direct: 512-478-9611.
The property offers 413 guest rooms, including 99 Two-Room Suites with separate living room. Select your own comfort with Sleep Number beds in all suites and most rooms. Complimentary high speed internet access is provided in all guest rooms and public spaces. The Radisson Hotel & Suites is a non-smoking hotel.
American Airlines is offering a special 10% discount for all conference attendees!
Take advantage of a 10% discount on AA and American Eagle to the U.S. News STEM Solutions 2013, June 17-19, 2013 in Austin, TX.
It’s simple! After you have selected your flight(s) on aa.com, you will see the “Promotion Code” box at the bottom of the next page. Please enter in 6263EJ. This discount is valid for travel June 14 – 22, 2013 to U.S. News STEM Solutions in Austin (AUS), TX. You may also call 800-433-1790 to book via the telephone. Please note that there is a ticketing fee for all tickets issued via telephone.
Book your travel via American Airlines to U.S. News STEM Solutions today.
Getting to STEM Solutions
Austin is a “drive friendly” city that offers over one hundred car rental or taxi options for visitors traveling from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA).
Directions and Parking
The Austin Convention Center is located at: 500 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701. It is approximately 11 miles from ABIA and can be accessed from the I-25 and Loop 1.
The Austin Convention Center has two parking garages:
- 2nd Street Garage at 201 East 2nd Street with entrances on Brazos and San Jacinto streets.
- 5th Street Garage at 601 East 5th Street with one entrance on 5th Street, between Red River and Sabine streets.
Both garages use an hourly “pay on exit” method, with an $8.00 flat weekend rate on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information on directions and parking rates visit Austin Convention Center – Directions, Maps & Parking.
Check back for more information and updates about parking for conference guests.
Capital METRO Airport Service
Austin’s Capital METRO offers two convenient options for a quick ride to and from ABIA for just $1. You can hop on the MetroAirport Flyer—which picks you up at the lower level of the airport and drops you off in downtown Austin. This service is available every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour. Or, catch the Route 350 bus, also located at the lower level of the airport. This bus route travels from ABIA to North Austin. Please visit Capital Metro or call 512.474.1200 for ticket and schedule information.
Pick Up Locations for Metro Airport Flyer:
- ABIA Lower Level
- Riverside at Town Creek
- Downtown Station – 401 E. 4th Street
- University of Texas – 23rd at Robert Dedman Drive
- Downtown – 4th and Trinity
- Pick Up Locations for Route 350:
- ABIA Lower Level
- Austin Community College (ACC) Riverside – 5930 Middle Fiskville Road
- Airport at Oak Springs – Airport Boulevard and Oak Springs Drive
- Highland Mall and Highland Station – 6001 Airport Boulevard
- North Lamar Transit Center – N. Lamar Boulevard and U.S. 183
- There are an abundance of taxi options for travellers in Austin. The current meter rate for taxis is $2.50 for the first 1/6 mile with an additional $0.40 for each additional 1/6 mile. Visit Austin’s taxicab directory for services and contact information.
- Car Rentals
- The city of Austin also offers car rentals via typical nationwide companies. Contact your company of choice for more information.
SuperShuttle and ExecuCar
Click here to make a reservation using the discount code: USNSS
Avis Rental Car
Stem Solutions has arranged with Avis to provide rental cars at a discounted rate.
If you wish to reserve a car please contact Todd Alexander at 1-800-525-7537 Ext. 35003 or the Meetings and Convention Department at 1-800-525-7537 to receive the best rate possible