Hotel Exemption Forms

Individual attendees are not tax exempt under the diocese, but may present their own tax exempt form for tax exemption as long as they pay with a church check or credit card.  Click here for a downloadable PDF Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exemption Certificate. This form must be presented at the time of check-in and most hotels do not have copies available.

New for Council 2019

UPDATE October 24, 2018 – All rooms at the four hotels surrounding the McAllen Convention Center have been reserved, and their information moved to the bottom of the page.  There are still plenty of rooms at the four remaining hotels:  SpringHill Suites, Hawthorne Suites, Homewood Suites, and Casa De Palmas Renaissance.

UPDATE October 4, 2018 – The 75 rooms at the Embassy Suites have been reserved, and the hotel information has been moved to the bottom of this page.

Four hotels have been built around the McAllen Convention Center however all rooms have now been reserved- see street view below:

Four additional nearby hotels are accepting reservations – SpringHill Suites, Hawthorne Suites, Homewood Suites, and Casa De Palmas Renaissance.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott – .9 miles away

Nestled in the newest development of McAllen the SpringHill Suites by Marriott combines contemporary style and spacious accommodations. SpringHill Suites is ideally located across the Hwy. from the McAllen Convention Center and major Restaurants such as Macaroni Grill, BJ’s Brew House, Cheddar’s, and PF Chang’s. Each suite offers areas for work and relaxation. All rooms have a well-lit work desk with ergonomic chair, data port, complimentary high speed internet, in-room hair dryer, iron and ironing board, in-room coffee and tea, and free local calls. Start each morning with our complimentary New Hot Breakfast Buffet. Enjoy taking a dip in our indoor pool. The Fitness Center, Business Library and Market are open 24 hours.

Hawthorn Suites – 1.3 miles away

Start your day with the free hot breakfast buffet including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, yogurt, fruit and sweet bread. Then take advantage of our fitness center, free Wi-Fi Internet access, business center, outdoor pool, barbecue area, pantry store, coin-op laundry room and 18 hole Miniature Golf.  All of our guest suites feature fully equipped kitchens and spacious work desk.  There are four 2-room suites for those needing a hospitality suite.

Homewood Suites – .9 miles away

You are sure to feel at home at the Homewood Suites by Hilton® McAllen hotel.  With a great location close to downtown McAllen, five minutes from McAllen Miller International Airport (MFE) and in easy reach of shopping malls and restaurants, you’ll really make the most of your time at this extended stay hotel in McAllen, TX.

Keep active on the road with a workout in the modern fitness center, play some basketball on the outdoor court or soak up the sun by the side of the pool.  Surf the web and keep in touch with home from the comfort of your suite, thanks to complimentary internet access.

A separate living room features a fold-out sofa bed, giving you plenty of space for all the family.  Relax with your favorite DVD playing on the flat-screen TV, or fix yourself a snack in the kitchen. With a two-burner stove, microwave, refrigerator and a full set of utensils, it is as easy as it is at home. Let us know and we can even do your grocery shopping for you. A hot full breakfast every morning, and evening social* Monday through Thursday helps keep life stress-free at our hotel.

*Local and state laws apply.

 Casa De Palmas Renaissance Hotel – 2.5 miles away

ALL ROOMS RENOVATED AS OF May, 2017. Renaissance Casa De Palmas, built in 1918, is McAllen’s most distinctive hotel, reflecting the history of the Rio Grande Valley like none other. 165 large well-appointed guest rooms welcome you with modern comforts and surround you with the beauty of historic Spanish style architecture. Renaissance Casa de Palmas is conveniently located just 2 miles from McAllen Miller International Airport, La Plaza Mall, Rio Grande Regional Hospital, McAllen Heart Hospital, Driscoll Children’s Hospital and McAllen Medical Center and minutes away from McAllen Convention Center and State Farm Arena. This full-service hotel features 24 hour business center, state-of-the-art fitness center, on-site restaurant, bar, club lounge, stunning courtyard pool and up to 6500 square feet of elegant event space. It offers a rich experience of hospitality, luxury, and comfort; centrally located in the heart of the McAllen Art District.

Embassy Suites by Hilton – SOLD OUT

Welcome to Embassy Suites by Hilton McAllen Convention Center. Set just one block from Palms Crossing shops, and steps from the convention center, our new McAllen hotel offers a stylish stay and a convenient location.

Settle into a spacious two-room suite with modern décor. The living room has a sofa sleeper, work space and 55-inch HDTV, plus a kitchenette with microwave, mini-refrigerator and coffee maker. The private bedroom has a king or two queen beds and an additional 55-inch HDTV.  Enjoy complimentary WiFi in all suites and public areas of the hotel.

Greet the day with Starbucks® coffee and free made-to-order breakfast.  Brickstone Grill serves delicious American favorites that can also be delivered to your door.  Unwind with a cocktail in the bar after your convention, and join us for our complimentary the Evening Reception.*  There’s plenty of outdoor seating for enjoying McAllen’s warm weather, plus an outdoor pool. Get a full-body workout in the fitness center, and much more.

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.


Experience a hotel created for the modern traveler. From thoughtfully designed lobbies and tech-friendly rooms to little conveniences that make travel so much easier—like free WiFi and a free shuttle for destinations within a five-mile radius—the Cambria® Hotel McAllen Convention Center offers accommodations and amenities to help you make the most of your trip.

Our hotel is within walking distance of the recently developed McAllen Convention Center, McAllen Performing Arts Center as well as Palm’s Crossing, the area’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment district.

Our McAllen hotel features a full-service bar and restaurant that offers local craft beers and a variety of tasty menu items. Need to grab a snack and other travel necessities? Visit our 24-hour grab-and-go market. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art CustomFit™ gym with treadmills, free weights, elliptical machines, multi-workout stations, yoga mats and more. After your workout, relax in our heated outdoor pool or grab a cocktail on the patio.

Home2 Suites by Hilton – SOLD OUT

Welcome to Home2 Suites by Hilton McAllen. Our contemporary all-suite hotel provides easy access to the McAllen Convention Center, dining and entertainment options. Whether you’re visiting for a short business trip or an extended stay in McAllen, we offer all the amenities and services you need to feel at home.

Unwind in a spacious studio or one-bedroom suite featuring a microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker. Catch up on some work at the desk, enjoy complimentary WiFi or relax in front of the 52-inch TV. Fit in a workout while you spin a load of laundry at our innovative 24-hour fitness/laundry center or relax at the outdoor pool. Other features include our 24-hour business center.

Start the day off right with our complimentary Inspired Table™ breakfast. Choose from favorites including oatmeal with apricots, dates, raisins and granola or indulge in a hot breakfast sandwich. Grab a snack and pick up essentials at the 24-hour Home2 MKT®.

La Quinta Inns & Suites – SOLD OUT

About the hotel – Whether you are coming to McAllen for business or pleasure, you will love our spacious rooms and comfortable pillow-top beds. Our rooms also come with complimentary Wi-Fi, TV with cable, a coffee maker, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, and complementary local calls.

We have a fitness center on site, a guest laundry, and a Sundry Shop for guests. And be sure to take advantage of our Free Bright Side Breakfast™ each and every morning. You will find yourself well taken care of and well fed here at La Quinta Inn & Suites McAllen Convention Center.

A little history of McAllen Area – In 1904 John McAllen donated land to the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railroad to ensure the railroad would cross the area.  A depot was built, and the McAllen Townsite Company was formed to create the town of McAllen, which was officially incorporated in 1911.  Agriculture, petroleum, and tourism drove McAllen’s growth through most of the 20thcentury.  Today McAllen’s economy is primarily dominated by manufacturing trade and and tourism.

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