We have negotiated a reduced room rate for attendees of the conference, of 119.00 USD per night from November 12, 2016 to November 20, 2016.
To register for a room at the hotel you can use phone (1-713-5238448), fax (1-713-5771273), or their website. Be certain to mention that you are with the Tcl/Tk Conference to get the Tcl/Tk Conference room rate.
These rooms will be released to the general public after October 22, 2016, so be sure to reserve your room before.
Houston is a car-oriented city. You can get to the hotel by:
Uber (about $35 from airport to hotel),
Rent a car ($30-$50 per day),
Taxi, (About $52).
The hotel is in a central location with many restaurants within walking distance. You can find anything from Chick-fil-A to Kata Robata or The Cellar Bar within a few blocks.
More travel information can be found at Visit Houston's Travel Planning page
Houston has two international airports through which it can be reached.
There are several restaurants within walking distance:
The museum district is about 4 miles away, featuring 19 museums, 4 walkable zones, and a 55 acre zoo (Map).
NASA's Johnson Space center is about 30 miles away, and is set up where guests can see indoor and outdoor exhibits (Map).
There are also 4 sports stadiums, Toyota(Basketball), MinuteMaid(Baseball), NRG(Football), BBVA Compass(soccer).
A list of Music Venues can be found at http://www.visithoustontexas.com/nightlife/live-music-top-20/. Please check how far in advance bookings are possible.
The Mucky Duck, one of Houston's premier spots for Texas folk, blues, country, and Celtic music is rated one of the Top 20 Acoustic Venues in the US and is only a block and a half from the hotel.
The Visit Houston website has in general a lot more info on things to do. There should be something for everybody.