Hotel Information and Reservations

Why stay at an APS negotiated hotel?

APS has negotiated discounted hotel rates – available only to APS meeting attendees.

  • Convenient – located close to the convention center
  • Easy – online through the hotel
  • Affordable – a range of hotel prices are available
  • Supports APS by keeping meeting facility rentals and registration fees lower

Meeting rates are available three days prior to and three days after the meeting, based on availability at the hotel.

NEW! Make your hotel reservations for 2016 DIRECTLY WITH THE HOTEL (instead of a housing bureau as we have done in the past).

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel (headquarters hotel)

**Most rooms are sold out - some rooms are available at a higher rate as the cut-off date has passed.

700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida
(across from the Convention Center)
Discounted Rates:

Standard Single/Double: $149.00
Plus 12% tax (subject to change)
Amenities: Fitness center, rooftop outdoor pool, whirlpool, complimentary internet, Starbucks, business center, room service, full service restaurant and lounge, in addition to standard guest room amenities
Check In: 4:00 p.m.; Check Out: 12:00 p.m.
Parking: $18 valet/day or $24/overnight (subject to change); no self-parking available 


Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel
Online reservations: To secure a King or Double Beds please add a note in the "Additional Comments" Section

Toll-free in North America: 888.789.3090
International: +1.
Fax: 813.221.0923

Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center

**Most room nights SOLD OUT 

513 S Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida
(connected to the Convention Center)
Discounted Rates:

Standard Single: $139.00
Standard Double: $149.00
Plus 12% tax (subject to change)
A limited number of government rooms are available and can be reserved by calling the hotel; however showing appropriate ID at check in is required for the government rate.
Amenities: Fitness center, outdoor pool, complimentary internet, complimentary breakfast, business center, coin laundry, in addition to standard guest room amenities
Check In: 3:00 p.m.; Check Out: 12:00 p.m.
Parking: $24 valet/day (subject to change); no self-parking available


Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center
Toll-free in North America: 1-800-362-2779
Direct to the Hotel: 813-769-8300 and press 1 for reservations

Fax: 813-769-8301


Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, July 1, 2016, to guarantee convention rates. After that date, room blocks will be released, and rooms and rates will be based on availability. All housing changes, cancellations, and inquiries should be made directly with the hotel.

Special Accommodations
Indicate any special needs you may have when making reservations either online or by telephone.


Confirmations will be e-mailed to attendees making reservations using the internet if an e-mail address is provided. Confirmation numbers will be given to attendees making reservations by phone.

Room Deposit, Payment Methods, and Tax

All rates are per room per night and are subject to 12% tax (subject to change). Reservations will not be accepted without a valid credit card guarantee of one night’s room rate plus tax for each room reserved.


After July 1, 2016, rooms and rates are subject to availability. Embassy Suites - Cancellations within 72 hours of the day of arrival will forfeit the entire deposit. Marriott - Cancellations within 24 hours of the day of arrival will forfeit the entire deposit.

Early departures are subject to penalties set by the specific hotels. Credit cards will only be charged if cancelled within the penalty period. A charge of the first night’s room and tax will be applied and/or forfeited if you do not cancel or do not arrive (no show). 

HOTEL HOUSING SCAM ALERT – don’t get caught with a bad reservation!

WARNING Regarding Unauthorized Contacts by Companies Offering to Book Your Hotel Reservations

If you are contacted by Global Housing Corp., Exhibition Housing Services, Convention Expo Travel (CET),, or anyone claiming to book hotel rooms or travel on behalf of APS, DO NOT book your travel or hotel reservations with any caller or email claiming to represent APS. APS does not authorize outside booking agents for any APS meetings. These companies may be offering hotel rates that are above/below the APS-discounted convention rates published on the APS Annual Meeting website. No one can book hotel rooms at rates lower than APS-contracted rates over APS Annual Meeting dates at the APS-designated hotels.

Many of these organizations ask for full payment upfront. Please also be advised that once you sign any agreements (i.e., credit card authorization forms), APS cannot guarantee that you will get your money back. Be aware that reservations booked through these companies may not be honored by the APS-contracted hotels and APS will not guarantee these reservations. If you have been contacted by any housing service company, or if you have any questions/concerns, please contact us here or call +1.651.454.7250.

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