Location and Accommodations

Parc 55

The ScicomP 16 & SPXXL 2010 Meeting will be held at:

Parc 55 Union Square Hotel
55 Cyril Magnin Street
San Francisco, CA
Phone: 1-415-392-8000

Ideally situated in downtown San Francisco, this hotel is within walking distance to Union Square, and just a half-block from cable cars and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).

A block of sleeping rooms is being offered at the special meeting rate of $119 per night (Single/Double Occupancy) for the nights of May 9 through May 13. This rate is also offered three days prior and three days post the meeting dates, based on availability.

On April 25 (cut-off date), this courtesy room block will be released and prevailing market rates will apply. April 27 update: The cutoff has passed, but guests can call in to see if the rate is available based on availability.

To reserve a room, please use online reservation or call hotel reservations at 1-800-697-3103 and mention the group name "ScicomP" in order to receive the group rate.

Please note:

  • All guests are responsible for their own room, tax and incidental charges upon checkout
  • All reservations must be cancelled at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation penalty
  • Check-in time: 3 pm; Check-out time: 12 noon

Travel Information


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