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Hotel Reservation Discount Deadline: Monday, January 23, 2012

Why should you stay in the headquarters hotel?

We encourage you to stay in the headquarters hotel and when making your reservation to identify yourself as a USENIX conference attendee.

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.

We recognize, however, that not everyone can afford to stay in the conference hotel. We always try to book venues that have some low-cost alternatives available near the conference.

With costs going higher and higher, USENIX is 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 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 FAST to get the special group rate.

Fairmont San Jose
170 S. Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 998-1900
Fax: (408) 287-1648

Special Attendee Room Rate:
We have a block of rooms available for $175 single/double plus tax. This rate includes free in-room Internet if you register for the Fairmont President's Club Loyalty Program.

Online Reservations
Click here to book your Fairmont San Jose hotel room at the special USENIX rate.

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American AirlinesUSENIX has partnered with American Airlines to provide a 5% discount on your trip to San Jose. Plan to book early for the best airfare discounts. Use the following information while booking your flights to receive the USENIX discount:


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 (SJC) is located in San Jose, three miles (5 km) from the hotel.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located 37 miles (60 km) from the hotel.

Airport Shuttle from Norman Y. Mineta International 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 the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) at (408) 321-2300 or visit their Web site.

Taxi Service from Norman Y. Mineta International Airport
Taxis to and from the airport cost approximately $20 to $25 USD.

  • Checker Cab: (408) 293-1234
  • National Cab: (408) 436-0999
  • Rainbow Cab: (408) 271-9900
  • United Taxicab: (408) 971-1111
  • USA Express Cab: (866) 441-6300
  • Yellow Checker Cab: (408) 777-7777

Taxi Service from San Francisco International Airport
Taxis to and from San Francisco International Airport are approximately $134 USD 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 regulations to accept fares to all Bay Area destinations.

Rental Cars in San Jose
Hertz Rent a 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:

  • 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
Car rental counters are located on the fourth floor of the SFO Rental Car Center.

Train/Rail Options to San Jose
BART/Caltrain service between SFO and the Fairmont San Jose:

  • Total estimated travel time: 2 hours
  • Total cash fare: $10.75
Please visit the SF Bay Area transit trip planner for more information and for assistance to/from San Jose.

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 at the Capitol Corridor web site.


  • The parking garage is located underneath the hotel and is valet only.
  • Valet parking (for overnight guests) is on a space-available basis and is $26 per night, including in-and-out privileges
  • Valet parking (for visitors) is on a space-available basis:
    • First 20 minutes: $5
    • Every additional 20 minutes: $1.50
    • Maximum rate for the day: $26
  • Overflow garages are located throughout the downtown area, with close proximity to the hotel.
Check out the downtown San Jose parking map.


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