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Hotel Reservation Discount Deadline: Monday, April 19, 2010  Deadline Extended!

Why should you stay in the headquarters hotel?

Given the current economic situation, it is more important than ever that you stay in the conference hotel. It is by contracting sleeping rooms 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 and reduce amenities.

We strongly encourage you to stay in the conference hotel and appreciate your help 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 and mentioning USENIX or NSDI to get the special group rate.

The Fairmont San Jose
170 S. Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 998-1900
Hotel Web site

Special Attendee Room Rate:
We have a block of rooms available for $179 single/double plus tax.

Online Reservations
Click here to book your Fairmont San Jose 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
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Free Internet in Guest Rooms
Register here for the Fairmont President's Club Loyalty Program and you will be able to receive complimentary daily in-room high-speed Internet service in addition to many other benefits.


American AirlinesUSENIX has partnered with American Airlines to provide a 5% discount on your trip to San Jose or San Francisco Airports. 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 Jose (SJC) or San Francisco (SFO). 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: NSDI2010
  • Discount: 5%
  • Valid Outbound Dates: April 24–27, 2010
  • Valid Return Dates: April 30–May 3, 2010
  • Discount Reservation Web Site


Avis Car RentalUSENIX has partnered with Avis to provide discounts on car rentals for your trip to San Jose. To book at the discounted rate, click here.


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.
  • Door-to-door shuttles are available outside Terminal A and Terminal C. Approximate fares from the airport to the hotel are $21 one-way, per person.
  • 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 (408) 321-2300 or visit Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).

Taxi Service from San Jose Airport
Taxis to and from the airport cost approximately $20 to $25 USD.

Taxi Service from San Francisco Airport (SFO)
Taxis to and from San Francisco International Airport are approximately $134 one way.

Note: 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 in San Jose
Hertz Rental car is located underneath The Fairmont San Jose's main building across from the Valet Parking desk.

Rental Cars at San Francisco Airport

Car rental agencies located at San Francisco International Airport:

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.

Capitol Corridor
The Capitol Corridor, an intercity passenger train system, stretches from San Jose to Sacramento. You can get to the stations using local transit, or even connect from BART. Fare information is available for train service between Auburn and San Jose. Download a fare chart (PDF) for One-Way/Round Trip tickets.

Additional information can be found here.

Valet parking is available at the Fairmont San Jose for a daily maximum of $26. If you are staying overnight at the Fairmont and drive a hybrid, you are able to park for free.

There are also several parking garages near the area with various rates:

  • 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.

  • CityView Plaza Garage
    10 CityView 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).
Check out the downtown parking map.


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Last changed: 19 April 2010 jp