Travel & Accommodations
Gather at the River will meet at Travis Park United Methodist Church, http://travispark.org/, an open and justice-seeking Reconciling Congregation in downtown San Antonio, steps away from the historic River Walk cultural and entertainment district. Worship services and plenary sessions will be held in Travis Park’s beautiful, spacious sanctuary. All facilities are air-conditioned and ADA-accessible. For details, see this Accessibility Guide. Sign language interpretation provided upon request. MFSA and RMN members and friends in the Rio Texas Conference are preparing to offer extravagant hospitality to Gather at the River participants.
Hotel update: The Sheraton Gunter is SOLD OUT of all 250 rooms reserved for Gather at the River. You can get on the wait list for a room there by calling Cindy or Kathleen at 210-554-1720. Additional hotel rooms are available at the Home 2 Suites, one block from the church, at $129 per night plus tax. You can cancel your reservation at Home 2 Suites without penalty up to 24 hours before your arrival if a Sheraton Gunter room opens up for you.
Book at Home 2 Suites by calling 210-354-4366 and asking for a Gather at the River room. Rate guaranteed until July 15, 2015.
Housing and additional meeting rooms will be at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel, next door to the conference site. Rooms with two queen beds or one king bed are available for $119 per night double; $139 triple; $159 quad. Hotel tax is 16.75%. Club level rooms (king bed) with extra amenities are available at $159 per night plus tax.
NOTE: If you plan to stay at the hotel before Wednesday, August 5, you need to call 210-554-1740 and talk to Kathleen or Cindy in order to get the Gather at the River room rate. For assistance in finding a roommate(s) to share housing, go to our find-a-roommate bulletin board where you can post your search or find others seeking roommates.
Lunches on Friday and Saturday and the Saturday night banquet dinner are included in the Gather at the River registration fee. A list of nearby cafes and restaurants will be provided for other meals.
San Antonio International Airport is located nine miles from downtown. Shuttle service between the airport and the Sheraton Gunter Hotel is available from the GO Airport Shuttle. Cost is $30 roundtrip and $17 one-way. Children aged 3 and under are free; aged 4-12 are half-price. ADA-accessible vans are available.
Driving directions are available via Google Maps. Valet parking for guests staying at the Sheraton Gunter will be $21 plus tax per night. Additional parking available at other downtown garages.