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.
We are now accepting hotel reservations for SPIE Photonics West and SPIE AR | VR | MR 2023. Reserve your hotel room with Conference Direct—the official housing agent—where attendees receive discounted convention rates.
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
International: 1-801-512-2163 Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET
Exhibitors seeking 10 or more hotel rooms should request a sub-block.
|Deadline to submit a hotel sub-block request||26 October 2022|
|Deadline to assign rooms with names||16 November 2022|
|Last day to cancel rooms without penalty||9 December 2022|
|Processing fee of $20 begins for each reservation cancelled||10 December 2022|
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:
San Francisco Restaurants (Open Table)
San Francisco is serviced by two international airports:
Transportation from the airport
Shuttles and public transportation
Hertz Car Rental
Hertz is the official car rental agency for this event. To reserve a car, identify yourself as a SPIE Photonics West conference attendee using the Hertz Meeting Code CV# 022Q9631. Discount rates apply for roundtrip rentals up to one week prior through one week after the conference dates. (Some one-way rentals qualify for the discount rates based on their pick-up and drop-off locations. Vehicles rented in Northern California can be returned to any corporate Hertz location within Northern California and vehicles rented in Southern California can be returned to any corporate Hertz location within Southern California).
Note: When booking from International Hertz locations, the CV # must be entered with the letters CV before the number, i.e. CV022Q9631.
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.
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.
SPIE believes that parents and caregivers should have an equal opportunity in sharing their research and participating in meetings. SPIE Family Care Grants are designed to supplement caregiving costs incurred by SPIE Members who are registered to attend an SPIE meeting. Grants cover caregiving expenses (at home or at the meeting) for children under the age of 13 or dependent care if you are a caregiver. See hotel details in the reservation system to find hotels that offer onsite childcare.