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Location: The San Mateo San Francisco Airport Marriott is located near the intersection of Highways 101 and 92, about 15 minutes south of the San Francisco International Airport and about a half hour south of San Francisco. The exact location is: 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd. San Mateo, CA 94402 View a map of the location.
Cost: The special rate for Conference participants is $119 per night per room plus tax. Up to 4 people can share a room. The hotel cannot arrange roommates, but we encourage you to let others in your region know if you are looking for someone to share a room with. You may wish to self-organize through this Google group:https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/fgna-conference-connections
Making reservations: Rooms are available at the Marriott for the nights of Wednesday, August 28 through Monday September 2. Rooms may be available other nights, but not at the group rate. To make a reservation at the Marriott at the group rate, use this link, which displays our group code: San Mateo San Francisco Airport Marriott >>
If you are looking for other options for hotels, or for a room on nights that are not available at the Marriott, you can try hotels.com.
Some rooms have mini refrigerators. If you have a medical need for a refrigerator in your room, indicate in the notes section of the online reservation form when you make your reservation to ensure that your room has a refrigerator.
Directions: Directions to the hotel are here.
Site Map: The floor plan of the hotel is here.
Here's a virtual photo tour.
Check-in/Check-out Times: Check in time is 3:00 pm and check out time is 12:00 noon.
Amenities: Heated outdoor pool and whirlpool with sundeck; fitness center with free-weights, cardio and resistance equipment; onsite restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; onsite coffee shop; full-service business center; on-site car rental agency (Hertz).
The hotel guest rooms feature iPod docking stations and coffee/tea makers. Beds come with down comforters and premium bedding. In addition to complimentary weekday newspapers and safes, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail. Televisions have premium cable channels, video-game consoles, and pay movies. Also included are windows that open and blackout drapes/curtains. Guests may request a turndown service, hypo-allergenic bedding, and wake-up calls. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.
Parking: Conference guests receive a 50% discount on self-parking at the Marriott (for a cost of $11 per day). Valet parking is $25/day. On-street parking is also available in the area.
Internet Access: Complimentary wireless access is provided for Conference guests in guest rooms and is included in the special Conference rate. There is also wireless access in the public areas, but not the meeting rooms.
Airport Transportation: The hotel provides a complimentary airport shuttle from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm that departs the hotel once an hour on the hour, arriving at the airport about 20 minutes past the hour.
Transportation to and from the airport is also available via Super Shuttle (about $21 one way) or cab ($28 one way).
Public Transportation: Public transportation to San Francisco is available via BART from the airport (reached by using the hotel shuttle) and by Cal-Train. See details of public transportation.
Wheelchair Access: The hotel guest rooms and meeting rooms are wheelchair accessible. Most meeting rooms are on a single floor. For more details, visit the hotel's fact page.
Information about accessible guest rooms is available here.
The City of San Mateo is located on the San Francisco peninsula about a half hour drive south of the city of San Francisco. It's at the northern end of Silicon Valley. Visitors can choose from a wide array of world-class attractions and activities in the Bay Area.
Weather: The temperature in San Mateo in September averages a high of 76 degrees and low of 56 degrees. It's good to bring layers for the cool evenings and mornings.
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The lovely coastal town of Half Moon Bay is only a 20 minute drive from the Marriott. Here's a list of Half Moon Bay attractions.
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