Hotel and Travel

Hotel Accommodations

ASCRS has secured sleeping rooms throughout the downtown area near the Convention Center at discounted rates. Rates are based on availability and subject to state and local fees/taxes.  

Headquarters Hotel sits waterfront and adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center where most Annual Meeting sessions will be held. It is located near the Tampa Riverwalk, Florida Aquarium and Sparkman Wharf with an outdoor pool overlooking Tampa Bay.

Marriott Water Street Hotel
505 Water Street
Tampa, FL

To reserve rooms, follow one of these methods:

Via phone: Call Marriott Central Reservations at 888 789 3090, identifying yourself as an ASCRS attendee and requesting Marriott Water Street Hotel.  Please do not call the hotel directly as they are not setup to accept reservations in the ASCRS block.  This can only be done by calling Central Reservations or using this link:  https://book.passkey.com/go/ASCR2022

The ASCRS special group rate is $231 plus applicable taxes.
Complimentary Wi-Fi Available
Complimentary Wi-Fi will be provided.

Electric car charging stations: 1, Complimentary
Off-site parking fee: $9 hourly
Valet parking fee: $32 daily
Short-term Valet - Day Time Only: $20.
Please contact the hotel for self-parking

Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton 
513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 


Connected to the Tampa Convention Center, this all-suite hotel offers separate living rooms with pull-out sofas, as well as kitchenettes. Freebies include hot breakfast and an evening weekday reception with refreshments.  An outdoor pool overlooks Tampa Bay.
ASCRS Rate:  $275 single occupancy;  $285 double occupancy 

To reserve rooms, follow one of these methods:

Online: Log on to Embassysuites.com
Telephone: 1-813-769-8300 and identify yourself as an ASCRS attendee in order to receive special discounted rates.

Be sure to make reservations by April 7, 2022; afterward, the discounted room rates may not apply. 

Parking Information:

Self-parking: Not available
Valet parking:  $35.00
Day Parking: $20++ for Special Events

Hilton Tampa Downtown
211 North Tampa Street
Tampa, FL

Located in downtown Tampa, two blocks from the Riverwalk and a half mile from the Tampa Convention Center with convenient streetcar service from the hotel to the convention center.  Boasts a rooftop pool.
ASCRS Rate:  $189 single/double occupancy
To reserve rooms, follow one of these methods:
Online:  Log into Hilton Tampa Downtown
Telephone:  1-888-225-9664 and identify yourself as an ASCRS attendee in order to receive special discounted rates.

Be sure to make reservations by April 7, 2022; afterward, the discounted room rates may not apply. 

Self-parking: Not available
Valet parking: $35.00
Parking details: Valet Only $35/nt. No trailers or large truck

Beware of Unauthorized Hotel Solicitations

ASCRS does not contract with any provider for hotel reservations associated with our meeting. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering accommodations for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the meeting. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences. Should you be contacted by any agency other than ASCRS, please email ASCRS at [email protected] with the details.

Convention Center and Area Information: 

All meeting activities will be held at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida unless otherwise noted.  To explore more about the area please visit the Tampa Area Guide for more information.  


Airport Transportation Information

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is about 9 miles from the Tampa Marriott Waterstreet Convention Center. 

Taxi Service - The estimated taxi fare from TPA to the Convention Center and hotels is about $30 (one way). Taxi service by Yellow Cab and United Cab is available at the curbside outside the Baggage Claim Level. Both companies charge the same fares: $2.50 for the first 1/8 of a mile or part thereof , plus $2.40 per mile. The minimum fee from the airport is $19. There is a flat rate fee of $30 to downtown Tampa and the cruise terminal.

Ride Share (Uber/Lyft) - Guests departing the Airport using a TNC can be picked up by the service provider at Red Baggage Claim, Blue Baggage Claim or the Remote Curbisde at the Rental Car Center. A service fee of $5.00 will be added to the cost of the fare.

Guests may be dropped off at any public access location including Ticketing, Baggage Claim or the Rental Car Center.

Private Car (Carey) - To book a private car, create an account on the Carey website. Once an account is created you can either make reservations through the phone number listed or online. You can also download the app on an iPhone or Android device. Once logged into your account you will need to create your reservation, which will include your pick-up location, date, time and passenger options. After entering your travel details, select “continue”. When you select continue, it will then ask if you would like to apply a promo code or account number. You will click “yes” and select “Promo Code”. Enter your code (KLATAS), select “apply & continue” to your vehicle selection. Select your vehicle option and click “review & confirm”; you will then enter payment info. Once booking is complete you can find your reservation in the “My Reservations” tab of your account.

Call 800-336-4646 or visit https://www.carey.com/ if you have additional questions.

Car Rental Partners - Avis is the official car rental service for the ASCRS 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting. We encourage you to enroll in either Avis®, Budget® or both! Discount codes can be found below.

An advanced reservation is recommended. First, create an Avis or Budget account. For this you'll need your driver's license and credit card ready. You can rent a car without an account, but you'll lose the benefit of skipping the counter. 

If you already have a profile, add the ASCRS’ discount codes, D619101 for AVIS Wizard and D958401 for Budget Fastbreak, to your account to receive the special rates and benefits. Negotiated insurances are not included.

Weather and Meeting Attire

Tampa has an average high temperature of 84 degrees Fahrenheit/28 degrees Celsius in April, with an average low temperature of 66 degrees Fahrenheit/18 degrees Celsius. Attire for the conference is business casual. Because meeting room temperatures sometimes fluctuate, attendees may wish to bring a sweater or jacket.

Foreign Visa Requirements 

Visa requirements vary based on national origin, current residence, previous travel and passport eligibility. 

  • The U.S. Department of State is the most trusted source for up-to-date information on visa and passport issues. 
  • The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without first obtaining a visa, when they meet certain requirements. 
  • The Visa Wizard is a tool to help travelers understand what type of visa they may need. 

How do I apply? 

We recommend that you apply for a visa as soon as possible. You will need to complete an application and provide a photograph. You may require an interview. Contact the U.S. Embassy or consulate in your country for specific application procedures and estimated wait times for interview appointments.