Venue Description

The conference venue is the Perdido Beach Resort, which is located on the beach facing the Gulf of Mexico, with approx. 346 hotel rooms, 22 meeting rooms, and 45,000 square feet of conference space. The resort has 4 restaurants, a deli, a coffee shop, 3 bars (poolside, terrace, and indoor), and indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, and private beach. Free parking and WIFI is provided to all conference guests. Regular meetings similar in size to the US HABs meeting are held at this hotel annually.  

Perdido Beach Resort
Aerial View of Perdido Beach Resort

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

The city of Gulf Shores-Orange Beach has approximately 80 restaurants and bars and many local attractions close to the resort including: Dolphin and Whale watching tours (several local options exist), The Wharf Entertainment District with hundreds of fun activities, shopping, dining, movies, a marina, events amphitheater, Ferris wheel and more! (4.2 mi), Perdido Key State Park (5.8 mi), Hummingbird Zipline Course (6.4 mi), Gulf State Park Fishing Pier (6.6 mi), Gulf State Park (7 mi), Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (9.1 mi), OWA Entertainment Destination (12.9 mi), National Naval Aviation Museum (18.0 mi), Fort Morgan (30.0 mi), and USS Alabama (53.4 mi).  Also, the Blue Angels are scheduled to practice in the area November 5-7.

To get around the Orange Beach area, you will find ample options, including rental cars, taxis, shuttles, and Uber.  Staff at the Perdido Beach Resort can also provide transportation guidance.

Perdido Beach Resort

We have reserved many rooms at the conference location and strongly encourage participants to stay at this hotel - Perdido Beach Resort, 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL 36561, phone 800-634-8001,

Please use our Roommate Finder form to help reduce your travel costs and to broaden your network.

When contacting the hotel (800-634-8001), please use the following information to the get the block rates.  Non-government participants can connect to the blocked rooms at this link. Government participants will need to call the hotel (800-634-8001) to book their rooms at the government rate.  Blocked room rates expire on 3 October 2019, so book your room today.

Regular rate: $108/night for a single or double room - Group name: HAB Conference 2019, Booking ID# 16042
Government rate: $105/night for a single or double room - Group name: HAB Conference 2019, Booking ID# 16471

Upgraded rooms are also available (rates are per night):
Gulf Front ($144), Courtyard Suite ($184), One-bedroom Executive Suite w/ Parlor ($244), Two-bedroom Executive Suite w/ Parlor ($364), Club Level Pass View ($154), Club Level Pool View ($169), Club Level One-bedroom Executive Suite w/ Parlor ($294), Club Level Two-bedroom Executive Suite w/ Parlor ($414)

Speakers 2019 US HAB

Commercial Airports

Pensacola Airport shuttle information:

Sunday PNS to Hotel - two 11 seat shuttles leave the airport at the following times: 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, 6pm, 7:30pm

Friday Hotel to PNS one - 11 seat shuttle leaves hotel at following times: 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5pm

Saturday Hotel to PNS one - 11 seat shuttle leaves hotel at following times: 6am, 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am, 12pm

All transport is happening to/from the Pensacola airport to the Perdido Beach Resort and will cost $20 each way.  The shuttle will run on a first-come, first-served basis.  We will have someone at the PNS airport helping to direct people.  

Airport information

  • 29 miles to Pensacola International Airport (PNS) - 2430 Airport Blvd., Pensacola, FL
  • 60 miles to Mobile Downtown Airport at Brookley (BFM) - 1891 9th St., Mobile, AL
  • 72 miles to Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) - Terminal Drive, Mobile, AL
  • 73 miles to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) - 1701 State Rd. 85 North, Eglin AFB, FL
  • 127 miles to Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT) - 14035 Airport Rd, Gulfport, MS
  • 152 miles to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) - 6300 W. Bay Pkwy., Panama City, FL
  • 169 miles to Dothan Regional Airport (DHN) - 800 Airport Dr. Midland City, AL
  • 181 miles to Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) - 4445 Selma Hwy., Montgomery, AL
  • 209 miles to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) - 900 Airline Dr, Kenner, LA 70062


  • 11 miles to Jack Edwards National Airport (GUF) - 3190 Airport Drive, Gulf Shores, AL
  • 74 miles to Destin Executive (DSI) - 1001 Airport Rd., Destin, FL
  • 92 miles to Trent Lott International Airport (PGL) - 18301 Saracennia Rd., Moss Point, MS

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