San Francisco is a unique and breathtaking metropolis. The famous Golden Gate Bridge serves as the backdrop to a city that takes pride in its engaging attractions and inviting neighborhoods, which are treasures of their 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.
San Francisco Travel is working with SPIE to help you have a safe and wonderful experience. Learn more about San Francisco Safety and Security.
The Moscone Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, California 94103
The links provided here are the only ones authorized for making reservations and you will never be contacted by email or phone unless you explicitly request. If you book your hotel room from another source, you may be subject to fraud or identity theft.
We are now accepting hotel reservations for SPIE Photonics West and SPIE AR | VR | MR 2024. Reserve your hotel room with Conference Direct — the official housing agent — where attendees receive discounted convention rates. Book your room today at the best available rates. The last day SPIE group discount rates will be available is 7 January 2024.
Upon arrival at the hotel, you will be required to provide a credit card for payment of room, tax, and incidentals. If your institution is paying for your room in advance, please contact the hotel directly after this reservation system closes to make arrangements before your arrival date.
For any housing questions please contact the SPIE Photonics West official housing bureau:
Exhibitors seeking 10 or more hotel rooms should request a sub-block.
|Deadline to submit a hotel sub-block request||25 October 2023|
|Deadline to assign rooms with names||15 November 2023|
|Last day to cancel rooms without penalty||8 December 2023|
|Processing fee of $20 begins for each reservation canceled||9 December 2023|
Discover the variety the city has to offer, from the Golden Gate Bridge to unique neighborhoods. Look below for further details on the following:
San Francisco is serviced by two international airports:
Special Alaska Airlines Group Fares: Discount Code ECMK132
SPIE is pleased to partner with Alaska Airlines to offer a special airfare discount on roundtrip air travel to and from San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK) or San Jose (SJC) airports for Photonics West/AVR 2024.
Departure City(s): Any Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air US city
Valid Travel Period: 22 January–3 February 2024
To take advantage of the reduced fares, please enter the Discount Code ECMK132 and the reduced fares are automatically displayed.
Transportation from the airport
Shuttles and public transportation
To receive 20 percent off the retail rate, enter “CDP 2188961” under the ‘add a discount code’ section when making an online reservation.
Parking rates at Photonics West hotels range from $30 (self) to $60 (valet), but rates are subject to change. Please check with your individual hotel for specific parking rates during the conference week.
Restaurant and city information
Find restaurant options and information about popular attractions. 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.
San Francisco Restaurants (Open Table)
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.