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Hotel Reservation Discount Still Available!

There's still time to book your room at the low attendee rate. Find out how below.

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 rates for conference attendees at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center. Please make your reservation as soon as possible by contacting the hotel directly. You must mention USENIX or LISA to get the special group rate.

Town & Country Resort and Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
Telephone (toll free): 800.77.ATLAS
Telephone (local): 619.291.7131
Fax: 619.291.3584

Hotel Floor Plans (PDF)

Special Attendee Room Rates
Garden Rooms: $131 single, $146 double
Regency Tower/Courtyard Rooms: $143 single, $158 double
Royal Palm Tower Rooms: $154 single, $169 double

Rates do not include 10.5% Occupancy Tax or 2% San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment.

Online Reservations
Click here to book your Town & Country Resort and Convention Center hotel room at the special USENIX rate.

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!

Room Sharing
Need a roommate at LISA '08? Subscribe to the roomshare email list.


American Airlines USENIX has partnered with American Airlines to provide a 5% discount on your trip to San Diego. Plan to book early for the best airfare discounts. Use the following information while booking your flights to receive the USENIX discount:

JetBlueUSENIX has partnered with JetBlue to provide a 5% discount on your trip to San Diego. Plan to book early for the best airfare discounts. Use the following information while booking your flights to receive the USENIX discount:

  • Meeting Promotional Code: LISA2008
  • Discount: 5%
  • Valid Travel Dates:
    • Outbound: November 8–12, 2008
    • Return: November 10–15, 2008
  • Promo Code available until November 8
  • Discount Reservation Web Site


Hotel parking is $4/day. For driving directions to the hotel, please visit

Shuttle Service:
Xpress Shuttle is $11 per person one-way. For more information and special coupons, visit

Super Shuttle is $12 per person one-way. It operates 24 hours a day. For more information, visit

Taxi Service:
Taxis from the airport to the hotel are approximately $25–$30.

Trolley Service:
The San Diego Trolley is adjacent to the Town & Country. It is known for its reliability, safety, and convenience. Often called San Diego's "moving landmark," the Trolley is also a fun way to get around, whether traveling to the International Border or heading to Centre City's shopping, restaurants, harbor, and historic attractions.

From the airport to the hotel: The Trolley does not stop at the airport. However, you can use bus service to connect with the Trolley. The Town & Country is located on the green line for the Trolley. Visit to plan your trip.

From Amtrak to the Trolley: The Trolley system has two stations that connect with Amtrak.


See detailed advice from the National Academies about visiting the United States at


USENIX and SAGE are pleased to bring LISA back to San Diego and the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center. San Diego offers beautiful weather, a wide array of restaurants to suit every taste and budget, and miles of stunning beaches. There are many attractions that will be of interest to LISA attendees. Here are just a few:

  • The world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, featuring thousands of species of rare and endangered animals in one of the world's most renowned facilities
  • SeaWorld San Diego, a 150-acre park featuring marine habitats, aquariums, and Shamu the killer whale
  • The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, featuring planetarium shows and more than 100 interactive science exhibits
  • The Birch Aquarium at Scripps, where you can explore corals reefs, see sharks feed, and dip into tidepools
  • LEGOLAND California, an interactive theme park for LEGO enthusiasts of all ages
More information is available from the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau,, as well as the Town & Country,


Looking for a quick lunch during the technical sessions?
Wednesday: Concession Cart on the Show Floor
Pick up your lunch at the concession cart on the show floor and help us kick off the Vendor Exhibition. Watch Vendor Presentations, get started on your vendor passport, and mingle with your colleagues, all while enjoying a selection of sandwiches, salads, and a daily special.

Looking for dining options or a dinner buddy?
New! USENIX Dinner Board

Saturday–Tuesday, November 8–11
Looking to meet other attendees while enjoying a good meal? Sign up on the USENIX Dinner Board. Here's how it works: Pick one of the following restaurants from the board in the Atlas Foyer: Kelly's Steakhouse (on-site), Charlie's (on-site), Uno (off-site at Fashion Valley Mall), or Cheescake Factory(off-site at Fashion Valley Mall). Then meet back at the board at 7:30 to join your assigned group. Head out for stimulating conversation and good food.

Dining Options in the Hotel


  • Featuring appetizers, burgers, salads, and hand-tossed pizza
  • 7 TV monitors and a giant 65" HDTV big screen and video games and pool tables
  • Full cocktail service and over 20 beers including local microbrews
The Terrace Cafe
  • Open daily at 6:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Sandwiches, salads, and sundaes
Sunshine Deli
  • Open daily
  • Deli sandwiches and snacks
  • Freshly baked pastries and cookies
  • Soft drinks, milk shakes, and malts
Trellises Garden Grille
  • Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Fresh seafood, pastas, and steaks
  • Variety of pastas and pizzas
Kelly's Steakhouse
  • Dinner and cocktails daily
  • Prime rib, steaks, and chicken
  • Lively piano bar

A Short Walk Away

Head across the bridge to the Fashion Valley Shopping Center and you'll find:

  • Food court, featuring a variety of food including Mexican, Italian, Chinese, and much more!
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Pizzeria Uno Restaurant & Bar
  • Bing Crosby's Restaurant & Piano Bar
  • P.F. Chang's China Bistro

?Need help? Use our Contacts page.

Last changed: 6 Nov. 2008 jp