San Japan 009 (2016) will be located at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio Grand Hyatt Hotel & Marriott Riverwalk hotel in downtown San Antonio, Texas. It will be happening on September 2nd – 4th, 2016 during Labor Day Weekend. 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.
Hotel Addresses & Phone Numbers
San Antonio Grand Hyatt
600 East Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
[Directly next to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center]
889 East Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
[Directory across from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Grand Hyatt]
Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: (210) 223-1000
[Closest hotel to the Rivercenter Mall, less than 2 blocks from the Convention location]
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It is located right off of Hwy 281/37 near the Alamodome. This is about a mile from the IH35 & Hwy 281 Intersection.
The entire convention will be located in multiple locations: San Japan will take place in Hall 3 & 4 within the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention along with connecting panel rooms on 3 floors. There will be actives in the 3rd & 4th floor of the Grand Hyatt plus the 2nd floor of the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel. We will have over 500,000 square feet of combined function space to use in 2016.
San Antonio Grand Hyatt
San Japan has negotiated a fantastic convention hotel room rates starting at $139/night (normal daily rate is $259/night) at the Grand Hyatt. There is free Wi-Fi within the San Antonio Grand Hyatt in all hotel rooms.
You will be able to reserve a room between August 31st through September 6th at the convention rate if you want to arrive early or stay a couple days afterward.
|Hyatt Hotel Rate|
|1 person - $139/night|
|2 people - $139/night|
|3 people - $164/night|
|4 people - $189/night|
|Grand King (larger than regular King) - $229/night|
|Marriott Hotel Rate|
|1 person - $147/night|
|2 people - $147/night|
|3 people - $147/night|
|4 people - $147/night|
|Will my credit/debit card be charged when I reserve a room?||Grand Hyatt & Marriott: Your credit card will not be charged when you reserve your hotel room. It does not matter if you currently do not have enough money in your account to cover the charges of the 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 national policy with all hotel reservations. You must cancel 72 hours prior to your arrival otherwise your credit card will be charged for at least one room night.|
|I need to reserve more than one room, what do I do?||
Grand Hyatt & Marriott: 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?||
Hyatt: Self-Parking is $14.50 day if you are staying at the Grand Hyatt and the room is under your name. For 2016 the discount will only apply to ONE car. Valet Parking will not be discounted. The discount will be applied when you check-in but be sure to let them know at Front Desk.
Marriott: There is a discount on parking if you park your car in the Marriott Rivercenter only. There is no discount on valet parking at the Marriott Riverwalk hotel.
Parking is $5-$15 for open area parking in the immediate area and $10-$25/day for garage parking (24 hour parking). For more information on parking in the area, click here. The closest lot next to the Marriott Riveralk hotel, Marina Parking, is $11 per day which does allow overnight parking but is usually full by Thursaday night of the convention.
|What is this charge to my credit/debit card when I check-in?!||
Grand Hyatt and Marriott have national policies which they put a hold on your card for additional services and potential damages to the room. The rate is $50/day for Hyatt, $40/day for Marriott. Even if you are paying by cash you must put a credit/debit card on file as a hold will be put on your card account.These policies for a required hold are set by the national corporate offices. They are not a policy set by our host hotels.
If you are using a debit card we recommend that you have at least $100-$200 extra for the impending hold on your card so that you are not hit with non-sufficient funds fees by your bank. After you've checked out the funds will be released back to your account in 4-7 days.
|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? Where can we get food?||There is a 24 hour cafe and coffee shop within the Grand Hyatt 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?||
We list above the rates depending on how many are staying in your hotel room and the hotel selected.
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 ~$162-$172 a night depending on the hotel selected if it is under one person.|
|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 3-6 blocks in the hot Texas heat to another nearby hotel.
|What is the minimum age to rent a hotel room?||You will need to be at least 18 years old with a major credit card. Contact the hotel if you have questions about policies and setting up your reservation.|
|Does the hotel have high-speed internet?||
Hyatt: Starting in 2015, Wi-Fi will be free in all hotels room. Wi-Fi is not free in the convention spaces of the Grand Hyatt. There is limited free internet in the Grand Hyatt lobby.
Marriott: It is $12.95/night+tax in the hotel room. There is free internet in the lobby.
|What about elevators and escalators?||
All activities for San Japan on the Hyatt side in 2016 will be on the 3rd floor & 4th floor. We will have the Marriott Riverwalk hotel Alamo Ballroom for all 3 days. Elevators in the Grand Hyatt will not be accessible to the 2nd-4th floor except for disabled attendees. There will be escalators to the 2nd-4th floor inside the Grand Hyatt hotel.
There are 6 elevators total in the Marriott Riverwalk hotel and 8 elevators total in the Rivercenter Hotel. Activities will be on the 2nd floor in the Alamo Ballroom at the Marriott Riverwalk. There is a set of stairs in the lobby that go right up to the Alamo Ballroom.