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.


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:

Galveston Limousine & Transportation:

As a valued partner and guest, Galveston Limousine & Transportation is offering discounted rates for the APCE 2019 Annual Conference attendees.

● $38.00 round trip from Hobby Airport (HOU)
● $48.00 round trip from Bush Intercontinental (IAH)

To make your Galveston Limousine & Transportation shuttle reservation: www.apcenet.org or call 1-409-744-5466. PROMO Code apce.


At George Bush International Airport (IAH) please select the 4:00pm pickup time.

At Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) please select the 5:00pm pickup time.

In the “Order Info Notes” on the Personal Info and Payment Section ADD “APCE”.The shuttle service will add earlier vans as needed.

Promo Code # apce


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)