The 2023 Veteran Recruiting Conference is Feb 28 – Mar 2, 2023 at the beautiful Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk (103 9th St, San Antonio, TX 78215).

The hotel is a short (15-20 min) drive / Uber / Lyft from the San Antonio International Airport (code SAT).

For travel planning purposes, we recommend you:

  • Fly in to San Antonio early on Monday February 27, especially if you plan to take part in any of the pre-conference events happening on Feb 27 or 28. Use any free time to relax, network with other attendees or do some work before the conference starts at 1 pm on Tuesday Feb 28.
  • Do not schedule your return flight until after 3:00 pm on Thursday March 2 (if you are not participating in the veteran career fair) so that you don’t miss any of the great information presented Thursday morning.  If you are attending the career fair on Thursday afternoon, we recommend scheduling your flight for mid-day on Friday Mar 3.

San Antonio is famous for its Hispanic culture and Spanish colonial missions. It’s also known for the Alamo and the Riverwalk. Our hotel is in a quiet portion of the Riverwalk, but you only need to walk a short 20 min south down the river to get to the “busy” part of the Riverwalk (with the restaurants and bars) or walk a short 20 min north along the river to reach the Pearl Brewery dining and entertainment complex. Uber/Lyft will be about $10 + tip either direction from hotel.

Conference attendees who stay at the event hotel receive:

  • Free in-room high speed internet access
  • Free on-site gym
  • Outdoor pool with hot tub
  • On-site restaurant serving breakfast for purchase

Our special conference room rate is $149++/night for standard and $169++/night for deluxe room with balcony.  These rates will be honored for 3 days before/after the conference dates of Feb 28 – Mar 2, pending hotel availability.  These conference rates expire Tuesday February 7th or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first, so book early to guarantee your preferences.

You can book Feb 28-Mar 2 using this online link .  Once you have a reservation number, call the hotel (210-515-4555) and ask to modify your reservation to all days needed (any dates between Sat Feb 25 – Sun Mar 5).  Our group name is The Value Of a Veteran and the group code is 022823.

NOTE: Do not let hotel transfer you to the 1-800 general reservations number.  Acquiring the extra days at the conference rate must be coordinated directly with the hotel staff onsite. Tell them you are making a “room block reservation” so they don’t transfer you.

There is a $18/day self-parking fee for use of any of the 3 hotel surface parking lots located in front of or to the side of the hotel.  Alternatively, there is free EXTREMELY LIMITED street parking along 9th street.

For those who are local to San Antonio and who will be driving in for the conference each day, there is a public parking lot one block from hotel at intersection of Broadway and 9th Streets with a $10/day rate.

Pre- and post-conference events will be taking place away from the conference hotel, so if you are participating in those events and have things to carry, you may want to rent a car for your stay.  Book early, as the rental car rates tend to be much higher if booked closer to the event.

Otherwise, Uber/Lyft rides will be about $20 each way + tip for basic (e.g. UberX) rides and $5-10 more for larger vehicles (e.g. UberXL).

Also: there are about 80+ parking spaces for a hotel that has 132 rooms, so if you are traveling with colleagues, it’s advisable to share a car for your trip