San Francisco is a unique and breathtaking metropolis. With the famous icon of the Golden Gate Bridge, the city takes pride in its unrivaled attractions and its unique neighborhoods which are treasures of its own. Discover the variety of sites, shops, and restaurants that reflect the city's great ethnic and cultural diversity. You will find tips for traveling to and around the city, as well as the many hotel options available to conference attendees.
The Moscone Center West
800 Howard Street
San Francisco, California 94103
For a list of hotel names with distances and room rates, download this PDF.
For any housing questions please contact the SPIE Photonics West official housing bureau
Toll-Free: 1-888-408-8195 Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET
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San Francisco is a unique and breathtaking metropolis. Discover the variety the city has to offer, from the Golden Gate Bridge to unique neighborhoods. Look below for further details on the following:
Upon arrival at the hotel you will be required to provide a credit card for payment of room, tax and incidentals. If your Company/University/Organization is paying for your room in advance please contact the hotel directly after housing closes to make arrangements before your arrival date.
San Francisco is serviced by two international airports:
Transportation from the airport
To recieve 20% off the retail rate, enter "CDP 2188961" under the 'add a discount code' section when making an online reservation.
Shuttles and public transportation
Parking rates at Photonics West Hotels range from $30 (self) to $60 (valet), rates subject to change. Please check with your individual hotel for specific parking rates during the conference week.
SpotHero provides reserved parking spaces throughout San Francisco
Parkopedia lists all the publicly available parking lots, garages, and information about street parking
Best Parking lists parking options in San Francisco
Union Square Parking provides parking garage information in the Union Square shopping district
Restaurant and city information
Find restaurant options and information about popular attractions that could help you get around. Visit the San Francisco Visitor's Guide
Download this list of restaurants near the Moscone Center that are open for business, provided by the San Francisco Travel Association.
Visit the San Francisco Visitor's Guide
SPIE believes that individuals with significant caregiving responsibilities should have an equal opportunity to share their research and participate in conferences and symposia. SPIE Family Care Grants are designed to supplement caregiving costs incurred by SPIE Members who are registered to attend an SPIE meeting, either in person or virtually. See hotel details in the reservation system to find hotels that offer onsite childcare. Find information and apply for an SPIE Family Care Grant