Conference Parking & Hotel Information
Where is the conference?
The conference will be held at the Galveston Island Convention Center located at 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551.
NASW/Texas is excited to offer discounted sleeping room rates to 2017 NASW/Texas State Conference attendees at three beautiful, beachfront hotels near the Galveston Island Convention Center: Hilton Galveston Island Resort, The San Luis Resort and Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach.
Discounted rates are available until September 13, 2017 or until the room block is filled-- whichever happens first. Our room blocks often sell out, so don't delay making your reservations.
NOTE: You must request the "NASW/National Association of Social Workers room block" to receive the discounted price. Payment for the first night's stay via credit card is required at the time of reservation.
Hilton Galveston Island Resort: $152/night + tax. For reservations, call 877-425-4753. (The Hilton is the closest of the three hotels, located next door to the Galveston Island Convention Center.)
San Luis Resort: $168/night + tax. For reservations, call 1-800-392-5937.
Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach: $95/night single occupancy, $145 double occupancy + tax. For reservations, call 1-800-315-2621. (Reserved exclusively for our attendees who are government employees.)
If you fly to Conference, we recommend Houston Hobby (closest) or Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Hobby Airport is approximately 40 miles from the island and George Bush Airport, 70 miles.
Driving Directions to the convention center
From Downtown Houston
Take Interstate 45 South to Galveston. Take the 61st Street exit and turn right (south). Stay on 61st Street to Seawall Boulevard. Turn left (east) at Seawall Boulevard. The Galveston Island Convention Center is located at 56th Street and Seawall Boulevard on the left (north) side.
From Hobby Airport
Begin at William P Hobby Airport, take Lockheed Ave and go North for 0.2 miles. Turn left on Convair St and go West for 200 feet. Turn right on Telephone Rd, TX-35 and go North for 0.3 miles. Turn right on Airport Blvd and go East for 2.4 miles. Turn right on Gulf Fwy and go Southeast for 0.6 miles. Continue on ramp at sign reading "I-45 S" and go Southeast for 0.3 miles. Continue on I-45 and go Southeast for 35 miles to Galveston Island. Once on island, exit 61 Street and turn right for 1.7 miles, left on Seawall Boulevard for .03 miles – Convention Center on left.
From George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Begin at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Terminal Rd S and go East for 0.6 miles. Bear left and go Southeast for 300 feet. Turn left on Greens Rd and go East for 2.4 miles. Turn right on Eastex Fwy, US-59, US-59 N and go South for 0.6 miles. Bear left on ramp and go South for 1000 feet. Continue on Eastex Fwy, US-59 and go South for 14 miles. Bear right on ramp at sign reading "I-45 to Galveston / Dallas" and go South for 0.6 miles. Continue on I-45 and go Southeast for 45 miles to Galveston Island. Once on island, exit 61 Street and turn right for 1.7 miles, left on Seawall Boulevard for .03 miles – Convention Center on left.
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Parking at the convention center
Parking at the Galveston Island Convention Center is free. A two-story parking garage is located directly below the building with over 700 parking spaces. There are two entrances--one, on 57th street, and another one, in the Hilton parking lot.
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