Hotel Info




Renaissance Austin Hotel

9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78759

To make Reservations, please follow the link below:

Renaissance Online

By Phone: 512-343-2626 (Use Group Name: KState Joint Meeting)

Make sure you indicate that you are with the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists to get the group rate. Any reservations received after the reservation deadline will be honored on a space-available basis at each hotel’s prevailing rate.

In order to confirm a room assignment, attendees will be required to provide a first night’s deposit, which is refundable up to 72 hours in advance of your arrival date.  Major credit cards are acceptable to establish prepayment.  All credit cards used to prepay will be charged only in the case of no-show.

Room Rate: 
A group rate of $149 per night plus applicable taxes has been arranged. This rate may include up to four room occupants.  Children and other accompanying adults are welcome. (includes free Wi-Fi)

Check-In Time: 4:00 p.m.
Check-Out Time: 11:00 a.m.

Room Rate Cut-off Date:
June 19, 2017

To find walking/driving distances from the hotel to restaurants, shops, bars and attractions use the following link:

Amenities include:
Complimentary self-parking for all
Complimentary internet in all guest rooms.
24 hour hotel fitness center
Indoor/ Outdoor pool


Save on hotel rooms and Find a Roommate*!

*Once you register to attend the JMIH, you will be provided, via an email, with the link to the Roommate Finder form. Once you have entered your information into this Roommate Finder form, you will receive an email with additional instructions and a link to a list of others who are looking for roommates.

ATTN: Phishing Scams

For those of you planning to attend the upcoming meetings in Austin, please be aware of possible phishing scams about housing and hotel reservations. There is no official housing bureau for the JMIH. All reservations are to be made directly with the Renaissance Austin Hotel from either the online form or calling the number above.  Neither K-State nor the Renaissance Austin Hotel make outbound calls for reservations/sales. If you are contacted by any agency offering to make your hotel reservations for the JMIH, we urge you to not use their services and report this to the K-State coordinator, Brandi Nelson, immediately. The rooms these agencies offer are usually at higher rates, are non-refundable and/or carry a significant cancellation penalty.

When Booking a Hotel Room, Please consider:

We know that, for many attendees, finding the lowest possible hotel rate is paramount, and we are aware that often people choose to stay on the outskirts of town and then choose to drive to the meeting each day.

It certainly is your choice as to where to stay during the meeting, but please understand that commitments are made to the host hotel that a specified number of hotel rooms will be occupied by our meeting attendees. In exchange for the hotel room occupation, we are provided with complimentary meeting space, along with many other cost-saving concessions.

The organizing societies continue to make every effort to keep costs at a minimum for those attending the JMIH. We ask for your help in assuring that there are no negative financial implications to the societies and the membership.