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2003 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, June 9-14, 2003, Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas
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Register Now! Hotel and Travel Information

USENIX has negotiated special rates for conference attendees at the Marriott Rivercenter. Please make your reservation as soon as possible by contacting the hotel directly and mentioning USENIX to get the special group rate. A one-night room deposit must be guaranteed to a major credit card. To cancel your reservation, notify the hotel at least 48 hours prior to your planned arrival date.

Warning: There are many Marriott hotels in San Antonio. Please make sure to stay at the RIVERCENTER property.

Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Telephone (toll free): +1.800.648.4462
Telephone (local): +
Fax: +1.210.554.6248

Web site:
As of May 21, there are still rooms available at the hotel. Check the Marriott Website for special rates.

Rate: $175 single/$192 double (plus taxes, currently at 16.75%)

Note: When the rooms in the USENIX block are sold out, requests will be handled on a space-available basis at the hotel's standard rate. Make your reservations early!

Why should you stay in the headquarters hotel?
We encourage you to stay in the conference hotel and when making your reservation to identify yourself as a USENIX conference attendee.

It is by contracting rooms for our attendees that we can significantly reduce hotel charges for meeting room rental. And, when the sleeping rooms are not utilized, we face significant financial penalties. As a result, these penalties force us to ultimately raise registration fees.

We recognize, however, that not everyone can afford to stay in the conference hotel so we always try to book venues that have some low-cost alternatives available nearby the conference.

With costs going higher and higher, we are working very hard to negotiate the very best hotel rates and keep other conference expenses down in order to keep registration fees as low as possible. We appreciate you helping us in this endeavor.

Special discounted airfares have been negotiated with United Airlines:

  • 5% off any published fare on United Airlines, United Express, or Shuttle by United.
  • 10% off coach fares (BUA) when reservations are made in "M" class and utilize the MTGUA Unique Fare Basis Code.

Make reservations through your travel agent or directly with United Airlines at 1.800.521.4041. Refer to Meeting ID Number 510CH.


By Air: The San Antonio International Airport is approximately 8 miles from the hotel. Shuttle service is $9 to the downtown district, $16 round trip. Taxi service is $15 to $17 to downtown.

By Train: Amtrak has daily and weekly passenger rail service to and from San Antonio. The Texas Eagle route offers daily service connecting San Antonio to Austin, Fort Worth, Dallas, and other cities north to Chicago, Illinois. The Sunset Limited route serves San Antonio three times a week, running east and west between Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, California.

By Car: Take 281 (North or South) to the Commerce Street Exit. The San Antonio Marriott RiverCenter Hotel is on the corner of Bowie and Commerce. The San Antonio Marriott RiverCenter Hotel offers valet parking for hotel guests only. The rate of $19 for 24 hours does not include in-and-out privileges. Self-parking garages along Bowie Street charge $5 to $10 per day.

By Bus: Greyhound Bus Terminal, 210-270-5824

Public Transit: VIA Metropolitan Transit, 210-362-2020

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