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HOTEL & TRAVEL INFORMATION

Hotel Reservation Discount Deadline: November 19, 2004

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.

HOTEL
USENIX has negotiated special rates for conference attendees at the Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel. Please make your reservation as soon as possible by contacting the hotel directly. You must mention USENIX to get the special group rate.

Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel
55 Cyril Magnin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: +1.415.392.8000
Web site: http://marriott.com/property/
propertyPage/SFOSR

Rates:
$159 single/double

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 Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel)

Shuttles can be found in one of two areas:
Domestic Terminals: Vans depart from level 2 (departures), Center Island, outside all terminals.
International Terminal: Vans depart from level 3 (departures), Center Island, outside the terminal.
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 www.flysfo.com.

Taxi Service from SFO to the hotel will cost approximately $40.

Oakland International Airport (OAK)
(located approximately 15 miles from the Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel)

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 www.flyoakland.com.

Taxi Service from OAK to the hotel will cost approximately $60.

Driving Directions
From 101 North, merge on to I-80, take the Seventh Street exit. Merge right on to Bryant Street. Turn left on to Fifth Street. Go across Market Street. Fifth Street then becomes Cyril Magnin. The front drive to the Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel is on the left side of Cyril Magnin.

From 80 West (Bay Bridge) take the Fifth Street exit. Turn right on to Fifth Street. Go across Market Street. Fifth Street then becomes Cyril Magnin. The front drive to the Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel is on the left side of Cyril Magnin.

Parking
The Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel offers valet parking for hotel guests only. The rate is $35 for 24 hours, including in-and-out privileges. There are also many self-parking garages close to the hotel. Rates range from $20 to $30 per day.

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
The Powell Street station is located approximately 1.5 blocks from the Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel. 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 visit their Web site at http://www.bart.gov.

SAN FRANCISCO
Things-to-do/Attractions

  • Cable Car/Powell Street (1 block)
  • Embacadero Center (5 blocks)
  • Fisherman's Wharf (2 mi)
  • Fort Mason (2 mi)
  • Golden Gate Park (4 mi)
  • Haight Ashbury (1.5 mi)
  • Moscone Convention Center (4 blocks)
  • North Beach/China Town (1.5 mi)
  • Pacific Bell Park (Giants) (1.5 mi)
  • Presidio (2 mi)
  • San Francisco Shopping Center (1 block)
  • Sony Metreon Entertainment & Theatres (3 blocks)
  • Union Square (1 block)

San Francisco Convention and Visitor's Bureau
http://www.sfvisitor.org/

Map of San Francisco
http://www.sfvisitor.org/maps/html/Citywide.html

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