APCE Annual Event 2019 | Hotel and Travel Information

This year APCE will be housed in three hotels (Hilton Hotel, San Luis Hotel, and Holiday Inn Resort). Our discounted block at the Hilton and San Luis is now full. Reservations can still be made at the Holiday Inn Resort. Worship, plenaries, market place and most workshops will be held in the Galveston Island Convention Center. All hotels are a short walk to restaurants, a grocery store and pharmacy. 

Complimentary shuttle service is offered between the San Luis and the Holiday Inn Resort hotels and the Convention Center during APCE’s conference.

THE HOLIDAY INN RESORT GALVESTON ON THE BEACH ​

5002 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77551
Hotel direct: 409-740-5300
Toll Free reservation: 1-800-465-4329

  • Room Rates: $124 single/double/triple/quad
  • Check In:  4:00 p.m. 
  • Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, Refrigerator and Microwave
  • Parking fee will be waived for APCE AE participants.
  • All rooms located on the third floor and above have an ocean view.

Reservations can be made here.

For hotel reservations, visit holidayinnresorts.com or call the Holiday Inn Resort at 1-800-465-4329. If you call, be sure to indicate that you are with the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) in order to receive the special conference room rates. Reservation requests will be confirmed only if accompanied by one night’s room deposit or guaranteed by a major credit card.

Group room rates are available three days prior to the Annual Event to three days post based on availability. Hotel reservations made after Friday, January 18, 2019, will be granted at the conference rate only on a space-available basis. Guest room sales tax is currently 15.00%, subject to change without notice. State and local sales tax rates of 8.25% added to all purchases, subject to change.

Airport/ Airline Information

This year there are two airports to choose from (HOU and IAH). Please read the following information carefully as you make your decision. Remember you are flying into the fourth largest city in the US. Rush hour runs from 6:45 am – 9:00 am and 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Traveling during these hours will add a significant amount of time to your trip.

Airport Information:

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is serviced by American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue and Southwest. Houston Hobby to Galveston is approximately 50 minutes depending on traffic.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is serviced by Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United and many more.There are five passenger terminals which operate as independent terminals closely connected to each other. Bush Intercontinental Airport to Galveston is approximately 90 minutes depending on traffic.

Airline Reservations:

Travelink, Inc., the official travel agent for the 2019 APCE Conference, offering expert travel service from your area to Houston. We strongly advise you to make your airline reservations as soon as possible.

Shuttle Information

Shuttle information from both Houston airports:

Travelink accepts no responsibility for schedule changes/times or prices increases/decreases.

 

Galveston Limo – 409-744-5466

https://www.galvestonlimo.com/galvestonlimo/airportshuttle/airportshuttle.aspx  Code APCE

 

IAH (Bush International Airport)

Last Pick Up – Monday-Saturday to Galveston is 6:00pm

Return Saturday – first pickup in Galveston is 8:05am

Return Saturday – last pickup in Galveston is 3:30pm

Return Sunday – first pickup in Galveston is 8:05am, last pick up is 3:15pm

 

Hobby Airport –

Last Pick Up – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – last pickup to Galveston is 7:00pm

Return Saturday – first pickup in Galveston is 8:05am

Return Saturday – last pickup in Galveston is 3:30pm

Return Sunday – first pickup in Galveston is 8:05am, last pick up is 3:15pm

Be sure to check website to be sure of pickup and return times.

Galveston Express – 409-762-4397

https://galvestonexpress.com/galveston-shuttle/   Code APCE

Go to Schedule/Reservations at top of page

IAH (Bush International Airport)

Last Pick Up – Monday, Tuesday to Galveston is 7:00pm

Last Pick Up – Tuesday to Galveston is

Pick Up – Wednesday to Galveston is 8:30pm

Return Saturday – first pickup in Galveston is 6:00am

Return Saturday – last pickup in Galveston is 6:00pm

Return Sunday – only at cruise port – 9:00am & 2:00pm only

 

Hobby Airport –

Last Pick Up – Sunday, Monday to Galveston is 8:00pm

Last Pick Up – Tuesday, Wednesday to Galveston is 9:30pm

Return Saturday – first pickup in Galveston is 8:00am

Return Saturday – last pickup in Galveston is 6:00pm

Return Sunday – only at cruise port – 9:00am & 2:00pm

 

Be sure to check website to be sure of pickup and return times.

Uber and Lyft

Estimated fares for Uber and Lyft are $42-56 from Houston Hobby to the cruise port each way. The estimated cost is $73-96 for a ride from Bush Intercontinental to the Galveston port. Keep in mind that fare is for the car, not per person like many other shuttle services. Up to four people can ride for that price.

 

If you choose to rent a car

Driving directions:

From William P. Hobby Airport (approx. 50 mins)

Get on I-45 S (2.5 Miles)
Follow I-45 S to Broadway Avenue J in Galveston (35.9 Miles)
Follow Broadway Avenue J and 37th St to Seawall Blvd (2.8 Miles)
From Houston Intercontinental Airport (approx. 90 mins)

Get on I-69 from Will Clayton Pkwy (3.5 Miles)
Take TX-8 Beltway E and I-45 S to Broadway Avenue J in Galveston (65.8 Miles)
Follow Broadway Avenue J and 37th St to Seawall Blvd (2.8 Miles)