Accommodations & Travel



Official site of the 2015 SFG Meeting:
Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Address: 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, California, 94102, USA
Phone: +1-415-771-1400
Fax: 1-415-202-7798
Web: www.hiltonsanfranciscohotel.com

  • Room reservation link- Group rate starting @ $219/night +taxes & fees. Limited government rooms available @ $189/night (ID required)
Discounted group rates available until November 9, 2015 (or until block is full). Hotel arrangements/cancellations remain the sole responsibility of the individual. The Society has negotiated a special group room rate at the hotel for our Annual Meeting but discounted rooms are in limited quantity so please reserve as soon as possible. 

Check-in / Check-out - Check-in time: 3:00 pm. Check-out time: 12:00 pm.

Location - The hotel is located just steps from Union Square and in the heart of San Francisco. Guests traveling for business can enjoy being only five blocks from the Moscone Convention Center, Bank of America, Charles Schwab, and other downtown corporations. A few other location highlights: •Only a few blocks from the Powell Street Station on the BART transit line •Steps to the Theatre District and Chinatown •Only 13 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and 13 miles from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) •Walking distance to the Cable Cars •2 blocks from the shops at the Westfield San Francisco Center


Ground Transportation

San Francisco International Airport
DIRECTIONS: Take Highway 101 North and exit at 7th Street. Turn right on Folsom Street, then left on 5th Street. Turn left onto Ellis Street past Mason St. Garage entrance is on Ellis Street.
Distance from Hotel: 14 mi.
Drive Time: 30 min.
Super Shuttle     $17.00 USD
Subway/Rail     $5.65 USD
Taxi     $41.00 USD

Metropolitan Oakland International
DIRECTIONS: Take Highway 880 North. Take Exit 46* / 80W towards San Francisco/Bay Bridge. Exit at 5th Street in San Francisco. Continue right at Cyril Magnin then left on Ellis st. Hotel garage is 1 block ahead btwn Mason & Taylor Streets.
Distance from Hotel: 20 mi.
Drive Time: 40 min.
Limousine     $200.00 USD
Super Shuttle     $27.00 USD
Subway/Rail     $5.65 USD
Taxi     $60.00 USD

San Jose International Airport
DIRECTIONS: Take Highway 101 North and exit at 7th Street. Turn right onto Folsom, then left onto 5th Street. Left onto Ellis and follow past Mason st. Garage entrance is on Ellis.
Distance from Hotel: 50 mi.
Drive Time: 1 hr.
Subway/Rail    $6.75 USD
Taxi     $150.00 USD

Parking - Self parking in garage: $53.58 USD. Valet: $59.28 USD.


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