Travel/Hotel Information


The two closest airports are San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and San José International Airport (SJC).  Public transportation is available from San Francisco International Airport to the Palo Alto Caltrain station: take BART to the Millbrae station and then switch to the Caltrain going to Palo Alto station.  Likewise, there is SamTrans Bus Service.  Prearranged car services (limo or airport shuttles) are usually cheaper than taxi, which can easily exceed $100.

***Parking is free on Saturday and Sunday. Complimentary “Event” parking passes will be available at the registration desk to use for Monday/Tuesday.***

Driving Directions/Parkingmaps to parking structure 5

Highway 280 North or South
• Take the Sand Hill Road exit, head east
• Turn right on Stock Farm Road
• Go past Oak Road
• Make the next left‐hand turn (see photo)
• Follow directions for “all” below

From Bayshore US Highway 101 North or South
• Take the Embarcadero Road/West exit
• Follow Embarcadero Road for about two miles
• Cross El Camino Real, after which the road LKSC becomes Galvez Street
• Turn right at Arboretum Road
• Turn left on Sand Hill Road
• Turn on Stock Farm Road
• Make the next left‐hand turn (see photo)
• Follow directions for “All” below

• Stay to the right
• Turn left into the second parking structure entrance
• Drive up to the roof of the parking structure where Event Parking is
• Find the parking attendant
• Correctly scratch the permit and place it on your dashboard


Discounted rates are available until the reservation deadlines, or until all rooms in the group block have been reserved, whichever occurs first.  We encourage you to make your reservations early.


Please follow the links to the individual reservation sites. Reservation deadlines are May 15 (Cardinal) and May 24 (Sheraton and Westin).

Cardinal Hotel
Rates: $89-$159

Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel 
Rates: $129-$229

Westin Palo Alto Hotel
Rates: $159-279

On Campus Housing (Dorms): (3-Night Package Required for the nights of 6/22-6/24)

Rains Apartment (single room): apartment accommodations consisting of 2 or 4 bedrooms. Bathrooms are shared between two bedrooms (located off common area). Kitchen included. $87.15 per person/per night.

Studio 2 (single room): studio apartment accommodations combining living and sleeping quarters that include a full bed, kitchen and a private bathroom. $103.93 per night.

For other lodging near Stanford, see the Stanford University Lodging Guide for visitors.

Special Needs

Please advise us of any special needs by contacting  This also includes dietary needs or access to childcare – please let us know by or before May 15.