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Conference Hotel and Motel

The conference hotel for AC2004 attendees is the Sheraton Palo Alto, 625 El Camino Real. AAA 3 diamond rated. At the entrance to Stanford University, just south of University Avenue/downtown Palo Alto and its boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and nightlife. Set amidst picturesque water and flower gardens and koi ponds, the Sheraton is one of the most beautifully landscaped hotels in Silicon Valley. Outdoor heated pool, Poolside Grill, fitness center, 24-hour business center, wireless Internet access.

The Sheraton is 0.8 miles from Tressider Union, a beautiful fifteen to twenty minute walk or three minute drive (free parking at Stanford after 4pm M-F and weekends, $9/day parking at the Sheraton).

Mention AC2004 for the special $99 room rate (ask for "in house registration"). If interested, remind the staff to provide you a room near other conference attendees (more fun that way).

Phone: (650) 328-2800; Fax: (650) 327-7362

For driving directions to the hotel and conference, see our Directions page.

The recommended motel for AC2004 attendees is the Super 8 Motel, 3200 El Camino Real. Pool, cable, refrigerator, and continental breakfast are provided.

Mention AC2004 for the special $58 single/$78 double room rate. If interested, remind the staff to provide you a room near other conference attendees (more fun that way).

Phone: (650) 493-9085; Fax: (650) 493-8405

The motel is a five minute drive from the conference location, which has free parking (after 4pm M-F and weekends).

For driving directions, see our Directions page.


Air Travel and Shuttles to Stanford

For scheduling discount flights, we recommend Orbitz and Hotwire.

San Jose International (SJC) and San Francisco International (SFO) are almost equally close (22 and 25 miles by car, respectively) to Stanford, the Sheraton Palo Alto and the Super 8 Motel. The hotel is located at 625 El Camino Real, adjacent to Stanford on El Camino Real. The motel is at 3200 El Camino Real, 1.5 miles south of Stanford.

Popular shuttles from SJC are Airport Connection, (650) 401-8300, and Silicon Valley Shuttle, (800) 400-2365.
Shuttles from SFO include Bayporter, (877) 467-1800. You can also find several walkup van shuttle services on SFO's second level, one floor above baggage claim. Fares are typically $15, but there may be a wait before you leave. Be sure to ask any walkup shuttle driver: 1) how long before we leave?, and 2) how many stops before my hotel?

Alternative shuttle and transportation options may be found here.

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