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Hotels with shuttle service: 1/30/08

Limited numbers of rooms are on hold at several hotels. All blocks of rooms should be under the name Transforming Culture.

We suggest you make your reservations as soon as possible. The following hotels have rooms on hold for us or other arrangements as mentioned below. Please mention you are calling for the Transforming Culture Symposium. In fact, if there is a special rate and you don’t mention the Transforming Culture Symposium, you will not receive the special rate. Cut off dates for holding rooms vary, so make your reservation soon. All quotes below are plus taxes.

Additional hotel properties will be posted online as they become available.

The highway which runs between I-35 and MOPAC (Loop 1) is called Ben White Boulevard, Highway 290 West, and Highway 290/71. Same road, just many names. If you get confused, all we can say is – we’ve been confused, too. Monterrey Oaks, the street where First Evangelical Free Church, our host church, is located, crosses this road of many names, and is a marked exit as you come from the east.

Heart of Texas Motel
-Roadside motel. The quoted rate is $65 for a single and $70 for a double.
Family owned and operated. Microwaves, refrigerators, high speed Internet, outdoor pool. The closest motel to the host church. 5303 W Highway 290 Austin, TX 78735 (512) 892-0644. Follow directions posted to go to the church, but to reach the motel, go east on the Highway 290 service road from Monterrey Oaks instead of south on Monterrey Oaks.

Extended Stay Hotel
-Austin Southwest- The quoted rates are $85.49-single, queen size bed; $90.24-King size bed; $99.99-Double bed-two full size beds. All rooms feature a kitchenette with a stovetop with two burners, microwave, basic cooking utensils and refrigerator. Irons and ironing boards in all rooms. Workout offsite. No business center. 5100 US highway 290. Very close to the host church on north side of Highway 290.

La Quinta Inn & Suites
-Austin Southwest at MOPAC- Double-$115. King-$125.
Large atrium style lobby. Free high speed internet. Coffee maker, iron with ironing board, hair dryer in all rooms. Freezer and large refrigerator available for medicines of guests. Heated outdoor pool. Fitness center. Huge free breakfast.
4424 South MOPAC Expwy. Austin, TX 78735. (512) 899-3000

Holiday Inn Express
Queen Suites-$115-kitchenette with two queen beds, microwave, refrigerator, and basic utensils. No stove or oven. King-$100-no kitchenette.
24 hour fitness center, business center, outdoor pool, free breakfast. North side of Highway 290, exit Brodie Lane if coming from the west and Westgate if coming from the east (then u-turn under Highway 290). East of MOPAC, west of I-35. 4892 Highway 290 West.

The symposium will be held at First Evangelical Free Church of Austin. The physical address of the church is 4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd, Austin, Texas 78749