Hotels and Transportation

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Hotels

The Stanford Park Hotel

We had a group room block reserved at The Stanford Park Hotel for conference attendees. The Stanford Park is a classically elegant hotel located minutes from the Stanford University campus. Our group rates were as follows: $179/night for a Standard King/Queen room; $199/night for a King/Queen Courtyard room; $219/night for a Fireplace King room; $239/night for a Parlor King/Queen room or $259/night for a Suite, plus taxes. All room types are also subject to an $18/night Hotel Amenity Fee, which includes self-parking with in-and-out privileges or 24-hour valet parking, free internet, free local calls, access to the 24-hour business and fitness centers and weekday evening wine tasting receptions among other perks. The hotel also boasts a beautiful courtyard with a heated swimming pool and whirlpool spa as well as sauna facilities. The group rate cut-off date has now passed, but you may still be able to reserve a room by calling the hotel directly at: (800) 368-2468.

The Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel

We also had a group room block reserved for conference attendees at The Sheraton Palo Alto. The hotel is located close to the Stanford University campus and offers comfortable accommodations, a pleasant courtyard pool and lounge, a 24-hour business center and a fitness center. The Sheraton was offering a group rate of $139/night plus taxes for King and Double rooms. Guestroom Internet is available for $9.95 per 24-hour usage per IP address. Valet parking is available for $15/day or self-parking for $10/day. The group rate cut-off date has now passed, but you may call the hotel directly to inquire about availability:  (800) 325-3535.

Stanford Guest House

Additionally, we had a group block reserved at The Stanford Guest House. Located a short drive from the University campus in the foothills of Palo Alto and within the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory grounds, The Guest House is a popular choice for individuals and groups visiting Stanford. This Stanford-run hotel offers contemporary accommodations as well as free wireless Internet, free daily continental breakfast, complimentary parking, in-room microwaves and mini-fridges and a fitness center. The Guest House was offering group rates of $119/night for a Queen room or $139/night for rooms with 2 Queens, plus taxes. Although the group rate cut-off date has passed, you may still be able to book a room by calling the hotel at: (650) 926-2800.

Panelist Accommodations

Please contact Liberty Mulkani at lmulkani@aldf.org for information about our panelist hotel room block at The Stanford Park Hotel.

Transportation

Ground Transportation

We have arranged a shuttle to and from campus, which will pick people up from The Stanford Park Hotel and the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel. The shuttle will run the mornings of Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27 as well as Saturday evening after the banquet dinner and Sunday afternoon after the conference concludes. Click here to view the shuttle schedule and a map of the campus pick up and drop off location.

The Stanford Guest House offers a free 10-passenger shuttle, which will take guests to campus or downtown Palo Alto locations of their choice. The shuttle typically runs once per hour and we have reserved some spaces for our attendees on these shuttles during the conference weekend. The shuttle will also pick attendees up after the banquet dinner at the Stanford Faculty Club for return shuttle service to the hotel. Stanford University’s complimentary Marguerite Shuttle also stops in front of the hotel approximately every 20 minutes from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Airports

Three major airports serve the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco International (SFO), San Jose Mineta International (SJC), and Oakland International (OAK). We suggest comparing fares to all three airports, as there can be significant differences, even for the same airline.

Stanford is roughly equidistant from the San Francisco and San Jose airports. Although San Francisco is the largest of the three area airports and offers the most airlines and flights, some visitors find that San Jose’s smaller size makes it a somewhat more convenient alternative, especially for domestic flights.

Airport Shuttles

There are a number of shuttle services available from SFO or SJO Airports to get you to Palo Alto. Super Shuttle (www.supershuttle.com) can be booked online for shared or direct rides to specific locations. Another option for reserved shuttle service from San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland airports to Palo Alto is Palo Alto Airporter: http://www.paloaltoairporter.webhomy.com/. For additional information about shuttles from SFO Airport, visit this link: http://www.flysfo.com/to-from/sb/shared-ride-vans. There is also an extensive list of shuttles available on the SJO Airport website at this link.

Public Transportation

Whether you are arriving by plane or traveling from elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is possible to reach Stanford by public transportation. NOTE: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is currently on strike. Although the strike may be over by the conference, please have a back-up plan for transportation just in case!

The local transit hub for bus and train services at Stanford is the Palo Alto Caltrain Station, located near the main entrance to campus near the intersections of Palm Drive, University Avenue, and El Camino Real. A one-way trip from San Francisco takes approximately one hour and costs about $5.75; a one-way trip from San Jose takes approximately 40 minutes and costs about $4.00. Caltrain also connects with stations and shuttles serving the San Francisco and San Jose International Airports.

The Stanford Marguerite Shuttle, the University’s free shuttle bus, operates several routes (Monday through Friday), most of which provide service from the Caltrain Station to multiple campus locations.

A set of basic directions to Stanford for travelers using public transportation is available on Stanford’s Bay Area Transit webpage.

Driving to Stanford Law School & Paul Brest Hall

There are several ways of reaching the law school by car. Directions can be found on the Stanford Law School Driving Directions page. Paul Brest Hall is located directly behind Stanford Law School.

Parking on Campus
The two parking lots closest to the law school are Parking Structure 6 (PS6) at Campus Drive East and Arguello Mall and the Tresidder Lot near Tresidder Union and the Faculty Club, off Mayfield Ave.

Parking Fee Hours

Parking Structure 6: Monday–Friday, 6am–4pm.
Tresidder Parking Lots: Monday–Friday, 8am–4pm.
You are free to park in those areas after enforcement hours.

From the Parking Lot

To get to the law school from the parking lots please refer to the walking directions here.

Maps

 

There are several map options for Stanford University.  The Searchable Stanford Campus Map is useful and you can also download a Complete Campus Map as a PDF here: http://transportation.stanford.edu/pdf/parking-map.pdf.

Local Taxi Companies

Stanford Yellow Cab
(650) 321-3535
(800) 725-1777
stanfordtaxicab.com

Best Airport Yellow Cab Co
(650) 852-1233

Yellow Cab Co. Stanford
(650) 333-3333
(800) 595-1222
www.yellowcabpeninsula.com

Yellow Checkered Cab
(650) 321-1234

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