Housing & Travel                   

AVS housing is now closed

New Reservations: To make a new reservation or change an existing reservation please call the hotels directly. Existing reservations will be populated in the hotel reservation system by October 16

AVS is pleased to offer Special rates at two Tampa hotels-Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina (Headquarters) and the Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown. 

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina (HQ)
700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602 
Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown
513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33602
Single/Double: $187* Single/Double: $187*
(813) 221-4900 (813) 769-8300

Cancellation Policy: All reservation cancellations must be received by the AVS Housing Bureau by October 5, 2012. If you need to cancel after October 5, 2012, you must do so directly with the hotel and provide a 72 hour notice to avoid being charged one night's room and tax.



Centrally located, Tampa International Airport is just seven miles west of downtown Tampa. On an average day, the airport is home to more than 100,000 visitors. Tampa International Airport offers 273 daily nonstop scheduled departures to 68 domestic destinations and 42 weekly nonstop scheduled departures to five international markets. The efficient layout of the airport eliminates hassles and delays, ensuring swift and comfortable movement for passengers.

*Securing Visas
International Attendees: Due to increasing delays in securing visas to the U.S. it is strongly encouraged that prospective international attendees begin this process as early as possible to ensure approval. Please refer to the following website for additional information and assistance: www.national-academies.org/visas. You may also contact Yvonne Towse (yvonne@avs.org) for additional assistance.



Ground Transportation from the Airport
Taxi Ride: $25 each direction.
Shuttle Ride: $12-$15 each direction

From Tampa International Airport (TPA) to Marriott (8 Miles):

  • Merge onto I-275 North (towards Tampa).
  • Exit onto North Ashley Drive.
  • Turn left onto E. Whiting Street
  • Turn right onto S. Franklin Street
  • Turn left on Old Water St. Hotel is on the right.

From Tampa International Airport (TPA) to Embassy Suites (7 Miles):

  • Merge onto I-275 North (towards Tampa).
  • Exit onto North Ashley Drive.
  • Turn left onto E. Whiting Street
  • Turn right onto S. Franklin Street
  • Turn left onto Channelside Drive
  • Turn right onto S. Florida





For an interactive map of parking options downtown, please visit http://www.tampasdowntown.com/interactive-map.aspx.  



Tampa's weather is a combination of bright sunny days tempered by gentle bay breezes. In the fall, the days are pleasantly warm, while the evenings can be a bit cooler. The average annual temperature in Tampa is a comfortable 73 degrees. Loose, lightly colored clothing is recommended for daytime activities; a lightweight jacket or sweater is a good choice for the evening, especially for activities on or near the water. Sunscreen rated SPF 15 or higher is also a must for visitors of all ages.



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