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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.

HOTEL

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 NSDI to get the special group rate.

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

Online Reservations
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 http://www.flysfo.com/web/page/tofrom/transp-serv/.

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 http://www.flyoakland.com/.

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

Driving Directions
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.

Parking
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.

If the Holiday Inn parking is full, overflow parking is available at:
Clay Street and Van Ness Avenue (3 blocks away): $10.00 per day, $20.00–$40.00 overnight, with 24-hour access.
1770 or 1775 Sacramento Street (2 blocks away): $2.00 for each 20 minutes, or $12.00 maximum, 6:00 a.m.–2:00 a.m.
1300 Pine Street (at St. Francis Hospital, 1 block away): $2.00 for each 20 minutes, or $20.00 maximum, no overnight, closes at midnight.

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 http://www.bart.gov.

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 NSDI '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
http://www.sfvisitor.org/

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