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Hotel Reservation Discount Deadline: Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Why should you stay in the headquarters 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. When the sleeping rooms are not utilized, we face significant financial penalties. As a result, these penalties ultimately force us to 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 near 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 your help in this endeavor.

USENIX has negotiated special room rates for conference attendees at the Fairmont San Jose. Please make your reservation as soon as possible by contacting the hotel directly. You must mention USENIX FAST Conference to get the special group rate.

The Fairmont San Jose
170 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Telephone: (408) 998-1900
Toll-Free: (800) 346-5550

Special Attendee Room Rate:
$199 single/double plus 10% tax and a $2 per room/per night Business District Assessment 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!



Norman Y. Mineta International Airport is located in San Jose three miles (5 km) from the hotel.

San Francisco International Airport is located 37 miles (60 km) from the hotel.

Airport Shuttle from San Jose Airport

  • The Fairmont San Jose does not provide
    complimentary shuttle service.
  • VTA Airport Flyer makes frequent stops between San Jose International Airport and the Metro Station Light Rail Stop (North 1st Street and Metro Drive). For more information call at (408) 321-2300 or visit their Website Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).

Taxi Service from San Jose Airport

Taxis to and from Norman Y. Mineta International Airport cost approximately $15 to $20 USD.
  • Checker Cab: (408) 293-1199
  • Yellow Checker Cab: (408) 293-1234
  • United Taxicab: (408) 971-1111
  • National Cab: (408) 298-4374
  • Rainbow Cab: (408) 271-9900
  • USA Express Cab: (408) 441-6300

Rental Cars at San Jose Airport

Hertz Rental car is located underneath The Fairmont San Jose's main building across from the Valet Parking desk. Phone: (408) 286-6201.

Car rental agencies located at San Jose International Airport:

  • Alamo: (800) 327-9633
  • Avis: (800) 831- 2847
  • Budget: (800) 527-0700
  • Dollar: (800) 800-4000
  • Enterprise (800) 736-8222
  • Fox: (800) 225-4369
  • Hertz: (800) 654-3131
  • National: (800) 227-7368
  • Payless: (800) 729-5377
  • Thrifty: (800) 367-2277

Taxi Service from San Francisco Airport (SFO)

Taxis to and from San Francisco International Airport are approximately $134 one way.

Metered rates apply to all destinations. Destinations either 15 miles beyond the limits of the City and County of San Francisco or 15 miles beyond the boundaries of San Francisco International Airport are charged at 150% of the metered rate. A $2.00 exit surcharge is included in all San Francisco taxicab meter fares for rides originating from San Francisco International Airport. By sharing a ride, up to 5 persons can ride for the price of 1 person.

Taxi drivers are required by Airport regulation to accept fares to all Bay Area destinations.

Rental Cars at San Francisco Airport

Car rental agencies located at San Francisco International Airport:
  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Thrifty

Car rental counters are located on the fourth floor of the SFO Rental Car Center.

BART/Caltrain Service from SFO to The Fairmont San Jose

From BART (SFO Station) board the Pittsburg/Bay Point train and get off at the San Bruno Station. From the San Bruno Station board the Daly City/Millbrae train and get off at the Millbrae Station.

From the Millbrae Station head towards the Caltrain Station located at Millbrae Avenue and California Drive. Once at the station, board the Southbound Line/San Jose and get off at the San Jose Station.

Once you arrive at the San Jose Caltrain Station, head to the south corner of Cahill Street and Caltrain Station. Then board the Santa Clara VTA Bus #180 Express/Fremont and get off at San Fernando and Almaden.

Total estimated travel time: 2 hours
Total cash fare: $10.75

Please visit the SF Bay Area transit trip planner to see associated maps for the travel itinerary above and for assistance from San Jose back to SFO.

Valet parking is available at the Fairmont San Jose for a daily maximum of $26. There is also overflow parking available at:

  • Fairmont Plaza Parking
    50 W. San Fernando St.
    $20 daily maximum
    From the Fairmont San Jose entrance, turn right onto Market St. Take your first right onto San Fernando St. The Fairmont Plaza is immediately on your right.

  • Park Center Plaza
    10 Park Center Plaza
    $25 daily maximum
    From the Fairmont San Jose entrance, turn right onto Market St. Move into the left most lane as soon as possible. Bear left around the Park. Prepare to take your first right onto Park Ave. Turn onto Park Ave. Garage entrance is on your right (Underneath the Bank of America building).

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