Hotel Info


All session, meetings, poster presentations, oral presentations, symposia, and exhibits will be held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Boulevard, Austin, Texas, for the 2017 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.  The block rate sleeping/guest rooms at the Renaissance are sold out as of 5/26/17.


Renaissance Austin Hotel

9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78759

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

Additional hotels in the area –

Since the Renaissance Hotel is now sold out of rooms reserved at a discounted rate, we have reserved additional blocks at two other hotels in the area.

Embassy Suites Austin Arboretum
9505 Stonelake Blvd, Austin, TX 78759
Direct: +1 512 231 4006 | Fax: +1 512 231 4099
$149++ up to 40 rooms –  rate cut-off, June 25, 2017
Free shuttle from hotel to Renaissance

A three-letter reservation code has been made for guests to use when calling the reservation line directly. This code is JMI. When a guest calls into the hotel or the reservations line, please have them reference either the reservation code and/or the group name JMIH 2017.

Hotel: Embassy Suites Hotel Austin-Arboretum
Group Name: JMIH 2017

Courtyard by Marriott Austin Northwest/Arboretum
9409 Stonelake Blvd. Austin, TX 78759
$149++ per night – rate cut-off, June 27, 2017
Free High-speed internet

Online Booking: Book your group rate for JMIH 2017

Group Name: JMIH 2017


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.