San Japan: Samurai 7 (2014) 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 July 18th-20th, 2014. 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 & 3rd floor of the Grand Hyatt along with the “A Section” and “B Section” within the HBG Convention Center. We will have over 300,000 sq feet of function space to use in 2014. This is over fives times the space compared to our 2011 event.
San Japan has negotiated a fantastic convention hotel room rate starting at $129/night (normal daily rate is $199-$249/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 $13/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 $25/day ($37/day Valet). You will be able to reserve a room between July 14th to July 25th 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 2014 Anime Convention” to get the special $129/rate. The Hyatt reservation room cutoff is June 25th, 2014.
However, we have sold out our room block the past three 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.
Overflow Hotel Information
Our overflow hotel is the Hilton Palacio del Rio located at 200 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205, USA. This is across the street from the Convention Center. There is no discount on parking. The rate for rooms are below. We only have a limited number of rooms so we anticipate this will sell out. Per Hilton Reservation Policy, all reservations will require a minimum of one night deposit CLARIFICATION: Hilton does NOT require to pay for ALL of the hotel rooms ahead of time, only for ONE night which is refundable as long as you cancel 72 hours before check-in. The cut-off date is July 8th.
Starting at $179
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Frequently Asked Questions about our Hotel
|Will my credit/debit card be charged when I reserve a room?||Grand Hyatt: 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.
Hilton: You will be charged for a one night deposit when you reserve your room. This policy is standard with a majority of Hilton-property hotels. You must cancel 72 hours prior to check-in to get a refund.
|I need to reserve more than one room, what do I do?||Grand Hyatt: 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.
Hilton: You can reserve as many room as you need on-line.
|How much is parking around the area?||
Parking is $13 day if you are staying at the Grand Hyatt and the room is under your name. The discount will be applied when you check-in but be sure to let them know at Front Desk.
Hilton does not have any discount on parking. Parking is $5-$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? Where can we get food?||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?||Grand Hyatt & Hilton: Click on "1" on number of guests when reserving your hotel room. 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 ~$150 a night if the hotel room is under one person. So if you're staying for two nights, it'll cost around $300; three nights, around $455; and four nights around $607 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-$250 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 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?||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 2014 will be on the 2nd & 3rd floor. There are 9 elevators to the 2nd - 4th floor. There will be escalators to the 2nd-4th floor inside the hotel which we highly recommend to use versus taking the elevator which will be constantly full throughout the duration of the convention.|