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Hotel Reservation Discount Deadline: April 17, 2006
Hotel is almost sold out! Make your hotel reservations by April 17 to get the discounted rate!

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.

USENIX has negotiated special 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 to get the special group rate.

The Fairmont San Jose
170 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Telephone: (408) 998-1900

$150 single/double (plus 10% occupancy + $2.00 per room/per night tax)

Online Reservations
Click here to book your 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!



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.


Complete coordination of transportation needs is available through the Fairmont Concierge staff at (408) 998-1900 extension 55.

The Fairmont San Jose offers valet parking only. Valet parking (for overnight guests) is on a space-available basis and is $22.00 per night including in-and-out privileges. Valet parking (for visitors) is on a space-available basis at $5 for the first thirty minutes with $1.50 for each additional twenty minutes, to a maximum of $22 for the day.

Overflow garages are located throughout the downtown area near the hotel.

Click here for driving directions.

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