Lodging/Transportation: SEJ 17th Annual Conference, Stanford, CA

Visitor Information
We offer the following information to assist you in planning your trip to SEJ's 17th Annual Conference, September 5 - 9, 2007, in Stanford, California:
Transportation and driving directions
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If you'd like to find a roommate, SEJ members can use this interactive roommate matching page.

The Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel is SEJ's primary conference hotel.

NOTE: As of August 15, 2007, the Sheraton is fully booked. Please see the alternate options below.

Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, Calif. 94301
Phone: 650-328-2800
Fax: 650-327-7362
Email: sheratonreservations@pahotel.com
SEJ Rate: $159 (single/double); $219 (club rooms)
Reservation Deadline: The Sheraton is full.

Stanford Terrace Inn
531 Stanford Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-857-0333
Fax: 650-856-5299
SEJ Rate: $160 (single/double); $170 (triple)
Reservation Deadline: August 15, 2007, for SEJ conference rate.
IMPORTANT: To get the conference rate, you must refer to "Group #95969/Society of Environmental Journalists."
Rooms are limited! Book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The Westin Palo Alto
675 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Reservations: 650-321-4422
The Westin is right next door to the Sheraton. Westin guests will have easy access conference transportation departing from the Sheraton.

If you can't get a room at either the Stanford Terrace Inn or Westin Palo Alto, below are some other options. If you're driving, these options will work well, though it's not too far for die-hard walkers. Note also that Creekside Inn has free shuttle service.


The hotels below will NOT be included in SEJ conference shuttle loops. However, if you're not driving or hiking to the Alumni Center, you can walk to the Marguerite bus stop near the Stanford Terrace Inn and pick up a shuttle there.

Creekside Inn
3400 El Camino Real
Reservations: 800-492-7335
Local: 650-493-2411
Complimentary local Town Car and mini-van (5 mile radius; 7am - 8pm)
2.4 miles from the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
1.02 miles to the Stanford Terrace Inn Marguerite bus stop

Super 8
3200 El Camino Real
Phone: (650) 493-9085
Free high-speed internet service
2.2 miles from the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
.83 miles to the Stanford Terrace Inn Marguerite bus stop

Comfort Inn
3945 El Camino Real
Phone: 650-493-3141
2.97 miles from the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
1.32 miles to the Stanford Terrace Inn Marguerite bus stop

Quality Inn
3901 El Camino Real
Phone: 650-493-3141 (Yes, same as the Comfort Inn)
3.02 miles from the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
1.37 miles to the Stanford Terrace Inn Marguerite bus stop


Airport and Airport-to-Hotel Information:
Norman Y.Mineta San Jose International Airport
1661 Airport Blvd,
San Jose, CA
Ground transportation information for SJC

San Francisco International Airport
25 Van Ness Ave,
San Francisco, CA
Ground transportation information for SFO

Oakland International Airport
1 Airport Dr,
Oakland, CA
Ground transportation information for OAK

Here's a list of transportation options to get you from the airport to your hotel (includes contact information and costs).

Caltrain Stations:
For those staying at the Sheraton Palo Alto, the Caltrain commuter rail stops within walking distance of the Sheraton. Station locations for San Jose and San Francisco.

Driving Directions:
Here are maps and driving directions to Stanford University and the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel.

At Stanford University, conference attendees can park for free at Galvez Field, a parking lot at the corner of Galvez Street and Campus Loop Drive. See details below.

Driving directions to Galvez Field from the Sheraton Palo Alto
Exit the Sheraton and make an immediate right (do not go under the overpass). Follow the sign to Stanford; turn left on Palm Drive. Continue to Campus Drive, turn left. Proceed on Campus Drive and look for the sign indicating a left-hand turn into Galvez Field. The sign is just before the intersection of Campus Loop and Galvez Field.

Driving directions to Galvez Field from the Stanford Terrace Inn
Exit the hotel and proceed to El Camino Real, turn left. Proceed to Galvez Street, turn left. Proceed to Campus Dr., turn right and into the Galvez Field parking lot.

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