HOTEL & TRAVEL INFORMATION
Hotel Reservation Discount Deadline: March 28, 2008 Deadline Extended!
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 room rates for conference attendees at the Holiday
Inn Golden Gateway. Please make your reservation as soon as possible by
contacting the hotel directly. You must mention USENIX to get the special
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 441-4000
Special Attendee Room Rates:
$144 single/double plus 14% tax and $0.05 per night tourism tax
Click here to book your Holiday Inn Golden Gateway 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!
AIRPORTS & GROUND TRANSPORTATION
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
(located approximately 12 miles from the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway)
Shuttles can be found at the Domestic and International Terminals: Vans depart from the Departures/Ticketing level from the roadway center island at all terminals.
Fares range from $12 to $20 USD, per person, one-way. For more information about transportation to and from the San Francisco airport, please go to
Taxi Service from SFO to the hotel will cost approximately $40.
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
(located approximately 20 miles from the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway)
Fares for Shuttle Service range from $30 to $40 USD, per person, one-way.
For more information about transportation to and from the Oakland International Airport, please go to
Taxi Service from OAK to the hotel will cost approximately $60.
From 101 North, take the 9th Street exit to Civic Center. Bear left at 9th Street. Continue onto Hayes Street. Turn right at Van Ness Avenue.
From 80 West (Bay Bridge), take the 9th Street exit to Civic Center. Bear left at 9th Street. Continue onto Hayes Street. Turn right at Van Ness Avenue.
The Holiday Inn Golden Gateway offers parking at $32.00 plus tax for overnight guests and $14.00 plus tax for day use/local attendees.
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
The Civic Center Station is located approximately 1 mile from the Holiday Inn.
For purchasing a BART ticket at the station, ticket machines will accept nickels, dimes, quarters, $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills (Please note the ticket machine will not dispense more than $4.95 in change for any one transaction). All BART stations are accessible to wheelchair-enabled passengers. For more information about BART, please see
The California Cable Car
The California Street Cable Car is located approximately 1 mile from the Holiday Inn. See
http://www.sfcablecar.com/ for more information.
Traveling to WOWCS '08 from Outside the U.S.A.?
See detailed advice from the National Academies about visiting the United States.
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau