232nd AAS Meeting Travel & Lodging
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202
Main Number: +1 303-893-3333
Reservations: +1 888-627-8405
Room Rates (daily rate does not include taxes)
Reservations must be made by 10 May 2018 to ensure the group rate.
(Should per diem rates increase, all pre-existing government attendee reservations will automatically be re-rated.)
All rooms are subject to 15.75% per room, per night and is subject to change without notice. Guests are responsible for paying room, tax, and incidental charges.
Non-government employees, book your reservation at the AAS group rate, or call +1-888-627-8405 and mention the "American Astronomical Society".
Government employees, book your reservation at the government per diem rate.
Method of Payment and Cancellation Policy
All reservation requests will require a credit card, a deposit for one (1) room night. Deposits will be refunded for rooms cancelled more than seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival. Name changes to room reservations may be made up to (7) days prior to arrival at no charge.
Roommate Search Forum
Are you looking for a roommate to share the lodging expenses at the 230th AAS Meeting? Take advantage of the Roommate Search Forum to locate a match.
Getting to the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
The following transportation options can provide airport transportation to and from the hotel.
- Super Shuttle: 1-800 258-3826
- Fox Limo Service: 303-882-0525
- Denver Yellow Cab: 303-777-7777
- Metro Taxi: 303-333-3333
- Freedom Cab: 303-444-4444
- RTD Light Rail and RTD Buses
Offering convenient stations on several lines to get you to where you need to be! Convenient stations near the Sheraton Denver CO hotel located at 16th Street & Stout, 16th Street & California and Union Station.
- 0-1 hour: $12
- Each additional hour: $6
- Maximum daily rate: $40
- Mon-Fri 5:00 pm-4:00 am: $12
- Weekend rate (day parking only): $12
- Overnight rate: $40
- Oversized vehicles: $55
- 0-3 hours: $29
- 3-8 hours: $35
- 8+ hours: $42
- Overnight: $49
- Oversized: $55
The AAS Warns about Housing Pirates
A housing pirate is an unauthorized housing provider that often claims a vague affiliation with a conference and offers reduced rates to attendees. The AAS Executive Office is the official housing bureau for the 232nd AAS Meeting in, Denver, Colorado and only they can guarantee room reservations and rates.
Be careful when entering into a financial agreement with any unofficial companies, as their legitimacy and policies may be questionable and show management will not be able to provide a resolution to issues related to such reservations. If another company besides the AAS contacts you, please contact the AAS Executive Office immediately at +1-202-328-2010 x104. Use the direct links below to ensure your reservation.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why should I book at these hotels?
The hotel rates that the American Astronomical Society (AAS) has negotiated include many benefits for you and for AAS. Based on the number of rooms in our block of hotel rooms, the hotels provide complimentary meeting room space, event space, staff accommodations, and reduced food and beverage charges. These savings are passed on to attendees through AAS’s inexpensive registration rates. If AAS is unable to meet its room-block commitment because attendees are making reservations at other hotels, the hotel may either charge us an attrition fee or remove some of the concessions to make up the lost revenue. If this were to become a trend, AAS would be forced to increase the registration fee.
- Is it important for me to let the reservations agent know that I'm associated with the AAS meeting?
Yes. AAS receives credit only when registrants tell hotel staff that they are attending the AAS meeting. Please make sure the reservations agent knows you are attending the AAS meeting — whether you or someone else makes your reservation — or make your reservation through the link on the AAS site and it will be handled automatically.
- Why does AAS reserve a block of rooms?
AAS reserves a block of rooms to assure availability of rooms for meeting attendees, especially during the tourist season, when it can be very difficult to find an affordable hotel room. In addition, if AAS didn't reserve a block of rooms, we would be subject to room rental fees and full food and beverage costs, which would greatly increase the cost of holding the meeting.
- What is AAS doing to reduce these attrition fees and still keep the meeting affordable?
AAS tracks sleeping room reservations and cancellations at the meeting so that it can more accurately block a number of rooms that will be filled by attendees in the future. However, every discount we receive at a hotel is based on the number of room nights we block, so as we reduce our block, we are consequently paying more for other services at the hotel. Reducing the block means that attendees will either have to pay a higher registration fee or possibly that the level and/or quantity of services and events will be lowered.
Please stay at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel – the chosen Headquarters Hotel for the 232nd AAS Meeting.