Marriott Hotel

Currently, the host Marriott hotel is sold out and our overflow Holiday Inn Express hotel’s web link has been disabled due to past the date. However, the Holiday Inn Express Director of Sales had stated that if you still need a room for the week of AFTE at our overflow hotel please contact her directly at the below information:

Julie Caldwell
Director of Sales
Holiday Inn Express Charleston Civic Center
100 Civic Center Drive
Charleston, WV 25301
Direct Line:  304.345.0600 ext. 139
Fax:  304.343.1322


The room block at the Marriott Hotel is full.  See below for information on the Overflow Hotel.

The Host Committee will continue to monitor the room block at the Marriott and if there any cancellations I will email those at the Holiday Inn Express if you would like to be moved over. Also, if you know you would like to be on a waiting list for the host hotel in the event of cancellations please email me at afte2018@gmail.com.

Charleston Marriott Town Center
200 Lee Street East
Charleston, WV 25301

Reservations can be made by calling the number above.  Please be sure to identify yourself as a part of the AFTE group.

Room Rate: $139.00

Guest room rates are based on single/double occupancy and currently subject to a 13% tax.  The group rate will be honored two days pre/post meeting based upon availability. 

Reservation Cutoff Deadline: May 11, 2018

Marriott RoomGuest Amenities & Services

All hotel rooms come with a flat-screen TV, coffee and tea maker, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, and a work desk.  The hotel has its own Brick Salt Bar+Kitchen boasting seasonally influenced cuisine crafted from fresh local ingredients with a warm, welcoming atmosphere.  Also available to guests is a Business Center and a Fitness Center featuring cardiovascular equipment and free weights along with an indoor swimming pool.

Guest Parking

The Marriott Hotel offers 24 hour in/out access to a secured parking garage for $15/day.

Attractions and Activities

The Marriott Hotel is located in beautiful downtown Charleston that offers one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, and the Charleston Town Center Mall directly across from the hotel.  Fifty restaurants and bars are within walking distance including plenty of local dining that you can only find in Charelston.  Downtown also offers a riverfront park and boulevard jogging path, the Capitol Market with specialty shops, the Clay Center for Arts and Sciences with children's museum, and Appalachian Power Park, home of West Virginia's minor league baseball team.  The State Capitol Complex, WV Culture Museum, and Governor's Mansion are all within 2 miles and offer free tours.  The Mardi Gras Casino and Dog Track are right outside of downtown, or whitewater rafting, zip-lining, and the famous New River Gorge Bridge catwalk are within an hour drive.


The Holiday Inn Express is located directly across the street from the convention center (just opposite from the side where the host Marriott hotel is located). Please be aware of any events such as the welcome reception, Bring your own slides presentations, and some workshops will be located in the Marriott hotel.  All location information will be listed in your registration packet but everything will still be within about a block and a half.

Group Block:     AFTE Firearm & Tool Mark Examiners Assoc
Group Code:      AFT
Group Rate:       $110.00 - Includes hot-buffet breakfast, ground-level parking, and high-speed Internet
Book By:           May 8 – to receive the special group rate and while rooms are available
Call:                   855.729.5133

The Holiday Inn Express Charleston Civic Center offers the best value and the most convenience. During your stay you will enjoy the following:

  • Complimentary Express Start hot buffet breakfast featuring our Quickstart Pancake Station along with our world famous Cinnamon Rolls
  • Complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet
  • Convenient location, adjacent to the Civic Center and the Town Center Mall
  • One to two blocks away from over 50 restaurants and pubs.
  • In room coffeemakers, full size irons and boards, hairdryers, telephones with voicemail and data ports
  • Flat screen, HD TV and internet access
  • On site fitness center
  • Complimentary airport shuttle service including shuttle service in the downtown area
  • Complimentary, spacious LIGHTED outdoor parking for all overnight hotel guests