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Hotel Reservation Discount Deadline: March 7, 2003

Why should you stay in the headquarter hotel?
We encourage you to stay in the conference hotel and when making your reservation to identify yourself as a USENIX conference attendee.

It is by contracting rooms for our attendees that we can significantly reduce hotel charges for meeting room rental. And, when the sleeping rooms are not utilized, we face significant financial penalties. As a result, these penalties force us to ultimately raise registration fees.

We recognize, however, that not everyone can afford to stay in the conference hotel so we always try to book venues that have some low-cost alternatives available nearby the conference.

With costs going higher and higher, we are working very hard to negotiate the very best hotel rates and keep other conference expenses down in order to keep registration fees as low as possible. We appreciate you helping us in this endeavor.

HOTEL UPDATE - 3/13/03
The conference hotel, the Cathedral Hill, is sold out on several nights of FAST. We recommend you stay at this alternate hotel:

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109
Room Rate: $104

USENIX has negotiated special rates for conference attendees at the Cathedral Hill Hotel. Please make your reservation as soon as possible by contacting the hotel directly.

Cathedral Hill Hotel
1101 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94109
Local Telephone: 415.776.8200
Toll-free: 1.800.622.0855
Reservation Fax: 1 415 441 2841
Web site:

Room Rates**: $129 single/double plus tax

**Attendees must mention FAST or USENIX in order to receive the group rate. Hotel room rates are subject to an Energy Surcharge of $2.50 per night in addition to applicable state and local taxes - currently 14%. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. You may cancel 24 hours prior to your arrival without penalty. In the event that the cancellation is within 24 hours of your scheduled arrival, the credit card used to guarantee the reservation will be charged one night's room and tax.

Note: When the rooms in the USENIX block are sold out, requests will be handled on a space-available basis at the hotel's standard rate. Make your reservations early!

Special discounted airfares have been negotiated with United Airlines:

  • 5% off any published fare on United Airlines, United Express, or Shuttle by United.
  • 10% off coach fares (BUA) when reservations are made in "M" class and utilize the MTGUA Unique Fare Basis Code.

Make reservations through your travel agent or directly with United Airlines at 1.800.521.4041. Refer to Meeting ID Number 510CH.

Self-parking is available for $8.00 per day for conference attendees - you must get special validation from USENIX. Without this validation, parking is $17.00 per day. Note: the Cathedral Hill Hotel garage can not accommodate vans, trucks or SUV's over 6' in height.

BART ( - Civic Center Station - 9 blocks south of hotel

San Francisco - SFO

Taxi fare runs approximately $35 one way from SFO.

From San Francisco International airport: Private shuttle transportation directly to hotel and pick up service range between $12.00 and $15.00 per person one way (this service is not affiliated with the hotel).

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Last changed: 13 Mar. 2003 jr