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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.


All symposium events will take place at the:

Headquarters Hotel
The Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 397-7000

Hotel Map (PDF)

The hotel deadline was on Monday, July 18. If you are unable to make a reservation at the conference hotel, we recommend that you check out hotels in the surrounding area for availability. Reservations at these hotels will be handled on a space-available basis at the hotel's standard rate.

Sir Francis Drake
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Web site

Chancellor Hotel
433 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Web site

Handlery Union Square Hotel
351 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Web site

Hotel Frank
386 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Web site

JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
500 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Web site

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American AirlinesUSENIX has partnered with American Airlines to provide a 5% discount on your trip to San Francisco. 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 Francisco. To book at the discounted rate, click here.


San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located approximately 14 miles from The Westin St. Francis.

Parking information can be found here.

Traveling to USENIX Security '11 from outside the U.S.A.?

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The Westin St. Francis is located in the heart of Union Square, which offers a variety of upscale and casual San Francisco dining options.

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Last changed: 12 August 2011 jp