#SEJ2022 Annual Conference • Houston, Texas • March 30-April 3 • Contact

Travel and Lodging

Getting There


George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston (IATA: IAH, ICAO: KIAH)
2800 North Terminal Road
Houston, Texas 77032

(aka Houston Airport; 23 miles from downtown Houston; 27 airlines)

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
7800 Airport Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77061

(international airport; 7 miles from downtown Houston; 4 airlines)


Ground transportation services:

Houston Airport   ||   Hobby Airport

  • taxis and ride apps
  • shuttles and buses
  • rental cars
  • inter-terminal

Roommates / Ride Share

SEJ members can arrange roommates and/or ride shares (you’ll need your MemberClicks log-in info, after Houston registration opens in Fall 2021).

Staying There

Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria

2222 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027 US

Book now

  • The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria is SEJ’s conference hotel. All sessions will take place here unless indicated otherwise in the agenda.
  • Reservations: Book online or by phone (713-627-7600). Ask to be placed in the Society of Environmental Journalists’ room block if you call for a reservation.
  • Rate: $139/night. Book by March 7, 5:00 p.m. CT, for this great rate! Taxes extra.
  • Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be made by calling the hotel at 713-627-7600 by 4:00 p.m. CT the day prior to checking in.
  • Directions from airports and train.
  • Amenities: 24-hour health club, outdoor swimming pool (5th floor), self-serve laundry room, business center, complimentary shuttle within a 3-mile radius (based on availability; ADA vehicle is available upon request), high-speed internet access.
  • Dining options.
  • Parking rates.
  • Numerous restaurants are within easy walking distance and Rice University is a short drive.

Getting Around While You're There

The Royal Sonesta’s complimentary shuttle will transport guests to and from points of interest in Houston within a 3-mile radius. Shuttle service is available on a first-come, first-served basis in front of the hotel. An ADA accessible vehicle is also available upon request. The Front Desk or Valet will make arrangements with you.

Getting Around Houston. Go here for information on:

  • Rental cars
  • METRORail: Accessible service between downtown Houston and NRG Park, including the Museum District. Two additional lines connect the Theater District with BBVA Compass Stadium and destinations east of downtown. One-way fare is $1.25. Route information.
  • Bus: METRO’s local service runs mostly on city streets, stopping at every other corner along its route. One-way fare is $1.25.
  • Taxi: Flat taxi fare of $6 for trips in the downtown area, including for multiple riders. Applies anywhere within the Central Business District, bounded by Interstate 45, Interstate 10 and U.S. 59.
  • Ride-Sharing: Uber and Lyft
  • Bike: Low-cost B-Cycle program has 90 stations with 635 bikes available for short-term rentals throughout central Houston. $3 per 30-minutes from any kiosk.
  • More on public transportation including The Wave, a jitney service that shuttles folks around Houston’s primary nightlife areas, including Midtown, Montrose, Downtown, Uptown, Rice Village and the Washington Avenue corridor.