Housing Information

Housing reservations must have been booked online by October 28 to secure the group rates listed below.

  • Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card at the time of booking. The Hilton Austin requires one night’s deposit plus tax (to be charged after September 29).
  • Rooms canceled after September 15 incur a $50 cancellation fee regardless of when the reservation was booked. This also applies if you change hotels.
  • Modifications and cancellations can be made to an existing reservation using the reservation link, with the acknowledgment number, until October 28. After that date, please contact your hotel directly.

Please direct questions on hotel reservations to the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, 877.205.2871.

Beware of Room Poachers

Conference registrants are sometimes contacted by room poachers offering cut-rate housing. They make it seem as if the offer is made on our behalf, or that they are a viable alternative to our service provider. This is not true. Housing for the Texas Assessment Conference and TACTP Conference is handled exclusively by the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.

How it Works

Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies acting as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants for room reservations.

The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Additional deceptive tactics include distributing forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by us.

Room poachers make it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events.

Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non-existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been canceled and hefty fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.

Poachers often represent themselves as being affiliated with us by illegally using our logo.

What You Can Do

Don’t be misled! If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the conference, please get as much information as you can and pass it on to our housing service provider, Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, 877.205.2871.

Participating Hotels

To receive the listed group rate at the following hotels, you must have booked your housing online by October 28. Most hotels are within walking distance of the convention center. No shuttle service is provided.

Please note: Beginning October 28, Austin’s Hotel Tax increases from 9% to 11%.