2018 Housing Options

Due to popular demand, Official 2018 CEC Special Education Convention & Expo hotel availability is limited at this time. We are monitoring the situation daily and doing our best to provide you with options. Please search for arrival and departure dates below. If nothing is available for your selected dates, please click here to be connected with aRes Housing (a business partner that provides alternate housing options) to help you find accommodations in Tampa. The hotels offered through aRes will have different deposits and cancellation policies.

You may want to check the CEC housing site by clicking the button below. If anyone cancels a room it will become available. If you don’t find a room or dates that work, please use aRes Housing to find a hotel room.

There are many hotels in Tampa with availability.

Reserve your room today!
Hotels Rates
Tampa Marriott Waterside
(CEC headquarters hotel)
Aloft Tampa Downtown $209
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown $199
Embassy Suites Tampa -Downtown $235
Hilton Tampa Downtown $219
Holiday Inn Westshore $170
Le Meridien $206
Residence Inn by Marriott $209
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk $219
The Barrymore Hotel $169
Westin Harbour Island $239
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Need Help?
For help with making a reservation, you may:

  • Call Experient Customer Service toll-free at 800-696-7353;
    International registrants, please call 847-996-5838
  • Email Experient Customer Service at CEC@experient-inc.com

Why book through CEC/Experient?

  • Best Rate Pledge
    We comparison shop to ensure our rates remain the lowest.
  • Pay Delay
    Ease your commitment — book now, pay later.
  • No Fees
    Escape from booking, change and cancellation fees. No deposit required.
  • Flexibility
    Plans change. Experient lets you make adjustments without penalty.
  • Deep Discounts
    Buy-in-bulk hotel rates, with savings passed on to you.
  • Full Group Control
    Fully manage your group booking, large or small, with robust tools.
  • Real-time Booking
    Book from live inventory and receive immediate confirmations from Experient.
  • Reservation Protection
    Get peace of mind with support before, during and after your stay.

Beware of unauthorized hotel solicitations

Experient is the Official Housing Provider for CEC 2018 Tampa. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company other than Experient is not approved by CEC. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to have lower rates, however, they may be illegitimate, not have the rooms to sell, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of, and report any unauthorized solicitation to CEC or Experient.