Hotel and Travel

Housing and Travel

Wednesday, July 31 is the last day to reserve housing through the official ASCRS and ASOA Combined Ophthalmic Symposium housing block and receive the reduced rate. You can book directly with the JW Marriott by visiting or calling the reservation line at 512-474-4777. Be sure to mention ASCRS to receive the group rate.

JW Marriot Austin

110 E. 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Situated in the heart of the city, the hotel is just a 15-minute drive from Austin International Airport. Here, you'll experience the quiet luxury of a JW Marriott hotel with 1,012 elegant, oversized guest rooms, brand new 4,600 square feet full-service spa, countless amenities and a superior location near some of the best attractions and entertainment options Austin has to offer.

Group Rate

JW Marriott: We have secured a group rate of $209/night single or double-occupancy plus taxes for all program. participants. The group rate is available for three days prior to and three days after the program., subject to availability. The hotel is projected to sell out over our meeting dates, so we encourage guests to make reservations early. If you prefer, you can make your reservations by calling 512-474-4777. Be sure to mention ASCRS to receive the group rate. Book your housing reservations now.


JW Marriott: Check-in time for all hotel guests is 3 p.m. Attendees may be checked in earlier depending on availability. Check-out time is 11 a.m. Late check-out times may be available depending on availability and when the guest requests a late check-out.


JW Marriott: Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid penalty of one night’s room and tax.


The group rate is subject to state and local taxes and occupancy taxes. The taxes are subject to change without notice and currently total 15%.

Airline Travel

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is located approximately 7.5 miles from the JW Marriott.  ASCRS and ASOA has negotiated discounted flights for travel to and from the meeting through MacNair Travel. Please call (877) 924-0557 to book your travel.

About Austin

Home to the annual South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival, Austin consistently ranks as one of America’s best cities to visit, attracting more than 21.5 million domestic visitors each year. Known as the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin offers more than 250 venues featuring rock, blues, jazz, hip hop, punk or Latin music shows nightly. Austin’s universal appeal extends well beyond music, however—with outstanding dining experiences, world-class sporting events, an oasis of outdoor activities and other unique happenings only Austin can offer.

Local Attractions

360 (Pennybacker) Bridge
Sixth Street Corridor Entertainment
Bob Bullock State Museum
Downtown Business District
Texas State Capitol
LBJ Library and Museum
2nd Street District
South Congress District Shopping
Hill Country

BBQ Restaurants

Coopers’ BBQ
217 Congress Ave
Austin, Texas 78701

Salt Lick BBQ - Driftwood (Cash Only)
18300 FM 1826
Driftwood, Texas 78619

Lambert’s – Downtown
401 W 2nd St
Austin, Texas 78701

Iron Works
100 Red River St
Austin, Texas 78701

Franklin Barbecue
900 E 11th St
Austin, Texas 78702

La Barbecue
900 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, Texas 78702

Young Eye Surgeon's Program Shared Hotel Accommodations

Shared hotel accommodations at the JW Marriott will be provided for US residents and fellows, traveling from outside the greater Austin, TX area (100 mile radius). Please note that hotel rooms are based on double-occupancy shared accommodations. ASCRS will be contacting you by June 28 to collect the necessary information to confirm your hotel room, including asking for roommate requests. We will attempt to honor roommate requests and encourage you to communicate with your preferred roommate, so requests match up. If you do not request a specific roommate, one will be assigned. ASCRS will make the hotel reservation for you and there is no need to book direct with the JW Marriott. Alternatively, if you decline the shared hotel accommodations, you may qualify for a $250 stipend. In order to qualify for the shared hotel accommodations or travel stipend, you must be present for the entire ASCRS Young Eye Surgeons Program. If you have questions, please contact