San Japan: Sinister 6 (2013) will be located at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center & San Antonio Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown San Antonio, Texas. It will be happening on August 16th-18th, 2013. The Convention Center is directly next door to the Grand Hyatt. The hotel is nearby the Rivercenter Mall. Inside the Rivercenter Mall is a large food court with a large variety of low-cost eateries (less than 5 minute walk from the convention). Everything is at the heart of famous River Walk with the famous Alamo a short walk from the hotel.
600 E. Market Place
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
It is located right off of Hwy 281 near the Alamodome. This is about a mile from the IH35 & Hwy 281 Intersection.
The entire convention will be located in two locations: the 2nd-4th floor of the Grand Hyatt along with the “A Section” and parts of the “B Section” within the HBG Convention Center. We will have over 300,000 sq feet of function space to use in 2013. This is over fives times the space compared to our 2011 event. For photos of the Convention Center, click here.
San Japan has negotiated a fantastic convention hotel room rate starting at $119/night (normal daily rate is $199/night). This is the lowest hotel rate that you’ll find in the immediate vicinity. We also negotiated with the hotel a daily parking rate of $12/day self-parking. The special parking rate only applies if you’re staying at the San Antonio Grand Hyatt and the room that you’re staying in is under your own name otherwise the normal rate for parking is $23/day ($33/day Valet). You will be able to reserve a room between August 14th to August 21th at the convention rate if you want to arrive early or stay a couple days afterward. The parking discount will be applied directly to your hotel bill when you inform front desk that you’re parked at the hotel. You will have In/Out privileges.
Hotel Check-In Time is at 3PM.
Hotel Check-Out Time is at 12PM.
You can also call in (phone number is above) to reserve your room. Be sure to ask for the “San Japan 2013 Anime Convention” to get the special $119/rate.
The Hyatt reservation room cutoff is July 25th, 2013. However, we have sold out our room block the past two years and we anticipate to sell out our hotel once again. Do not hesitate on reserving your room! Be sure to read the FAQ below which answers the most frequently asked questions that we’ve received.
To answer other common questions:
|Will my credit/debit card be charged when I reserve a room?||Your credit card will not be charged when you reserve your hotel room. It will only be charged when you arrive at the convention hotel OR if you don't show up for your reservation (so be sure to cancel if necessary). You may see a pending charge on your credit card but this is done by the hotel to ensure that it is a valid credit card. This is standard practice with all hotel reservations. You must cancel 24 hour prior to your arrival otherwise your credit card will be charged.
|I need to reserve more than one room, what do I do?||You setup a second reservation on-line or call the hotel directly (phone number is above), ask for Reservations and they will set it up for you.|
|How much is parking around the area?||Parking is $7-$15 for open area parking in the immediate area and $9-$25/day for garage parking (24 hour parking). For more information on parking in the area, click here & here [pdf file].
|Are there any activities around the immediate area?||The hotel is right at the heart of the Riverwalk which you can take a tour. There is a River Taxi service a short distance from the hotel located on the Riverwalk by the mall which costs $5 each way or $10-$15 for a 24 hour pass. The Alamo, HemisFair Park with the Tower of Americas, and Ripley's Believe Or Not are all located within a mile radius of the hotel.|
|After 9pm, the mall will be closed. What food options will be available?||There is a 24 hour cafe and coffee shop within the host hotel. There is Denny's less than 2 blocks from the hotel and a Whataburger that is 4 blocks away. Here is a list of places in the area that are open late night and 24 hours that are less than .5 miles from the convention.|
|What should I do to get the lowest hotel rate?||Click on "1" on number of guests when reserving your hotel room. If you click on any number higher then the Grand Hyatt will be charging you an extra $10 per guest/per night ($129/2 people, $139/3 people, $149/4 people). We will not be inquiring on how many guests actually stay in your hotel room nor is it our business. Our only business is to ensure you have a great time at San Japan.
Note: If there is any issue with the hotel room, like a key card being needing to be reactivated, the person/people that listed on the room will be the only person which can make necessary changes at front desk or ask for a new room key.
|How much is the total cost per room night with tax?||San Antonio Sales & Hotel Tax is 16.75% added to the final bill. It comes to around ~$140 a night if the hotel room is under one person (+$10 per person/per night). So if you're staying for two nights, it'll cost around $280; three nights, around $416; and four nights around $555 to help you with the math if you're planning to share a room amongst several friends. This is still the cheapest room rate in the area as hotels in the immediate vicinity are $160+ a night before taxes (and that's just at the La Quinta that is 2 blocks away).|
|Am I required to reserve and/or stay at the Hotel in order to attend San Japan?||No, you are not required to reserve or stay at the Hotel. However, it is quite beneficial for San Japan if you decide to reserve a room as we are required to fill a certain amount of hotel rooms in order to have access to the hotel meeting space. To ensure that San Japan is able to hold future conventions at the hotel & convention center, we highly recommend in considering to reserve a room at the hotel. You're also much closer to the action instead of walking 4-6 blocks in the hot Texas heat to another nearby hotel.|
|What stores are at the Rivercenter Mall? What is there to eat there?||Go to the official website for a list of eateries and stores. Some places to check out is the Sanrio Store (Hello Kitty), IMAX Theater and a bunch of places to eat at the Food Court and the surrounding area.|