Booking your room in the AFA block is extremely important. The Association, on behalf of the attendees and exhibitors, has committed revenue to the hotels for a specified number of hotel rooms. If AFA does not use the specified number of hotel rooms, which can happen when attendees and exhibitors book in the other hotels or outside of the AFA block, the Association is monetarily penalized in the form of attrition fees for any un-booked hotel rooms in our block.

In addition when you “book within the block” you help the AFA keep hotel room rates as low as possible by creating more negotiating power in the future.

To make reservations, book your hotel rooms in the official AFA block by using the hotel’s dedicated AFA website or toll-free telephone number. Make sure to identify yourself as part of the AFA group when making your reservation.

NOTICE: AFA and FENCETECH do not have an official housing company. Hotel reservations should be made directly with any of the official FENCETECH 2017 hotels listed. If you have been contacted by anyone other than these hotels, asking you to book rooms for FENCETECH 2017, please do not conduct business with them!

Please report any unauthorized housing and travel solicitations to Stephen Dennis at


Grand Hyatt San Antonio: Book by December 30, 2016
Wednesday, February 1 - SOLD OUT
Discover the distinctly diverse personality of San Antonio in grand style. Set along the spectacular River Walk, Grand Hyatt San Antonio places you near trendy downtown bars, hot clubs, Zagat-rated restaurants and all the attractions that make San Antonio one of the most culturally rich cities in the country.
Book by December 30, 2016 to receive the discounted rate of $229 per night!

Hilton Palacio del Rio


  • Discounted Room Rate: $219 per night
  • Book By: January 2, 2017 to receive the discounted rate
  • Location: 200 South Alamo Street
  • Phone: 1-210-222-1400

Marriott Rivercenter - SOLD OUT 2/3 AND 2/4
  • Discounted Room Rate: $219 per night
  • Book By: January 6, 2017 to receive the discounted rate
  • Location: 101 Bowie Street
  • Phone: 1-210-223-1000
Make Reservation

Marriott Riverwalk - SOLD OUT 2/3 - 2/5
  • Discounted Room Rate: $219 per night
  • Book By: January 6, 2017 to receive the discounted rate
  • Location: 809 E. Market Street
  • Phone: 1-210-224-4555
Make Reservation

La Quinta Inns & Suites
  • Discounted Room Rate: $159 per night
  • Book By: January 17, 2017 to receive the discounted rate - NOTE: Extended cut off date.
  • Location: 303 Blum Street
  • Phone: 1-210-222-9181
There is no online reservation for the La Quinta Inns & Suites. Please call the number above and mention you are with Fencetech to receive the discounted rate.

The Henry B. González Convention Center
Nestled in the heart of historic downtown San Antonio along the banks of the world famous River Walk thrives the nucleus of the city’s convention industry. Recently renovated, The Henry B. González Convention Center (HBGCC) plays host to more than 300 events each year with over 750,000 convention delegates from around the world. The facility offers meeting and exhibit space within walking distance to the River Walk, historical attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels. It also meets the ever-evolving needs of the industry with innovative design and flexible indoor and outdoor space.

Experience History & Diversity
San Antonio is a tapestry of Mexican and American history. From exciting events to restaurants and attractions, San Antonio offers a unique diversity. But the city is also known for its beauty, with excellent examples of Southwestern architecture and a plush landscape rarely seen in such an arid environment, due in part to the San Antonio River that runs through the downtown area. Whether you simply want to remember the Alamo, stroll down the famous River Walk in Downtown San Antonio or sample the Tex-Mex cuisine, you’ll find this Texas location has a charm that is distinct from any other American city.