THE ROOM BLOCK AT THE CONFERENCE HOTEL (HILTON SAN DIEGO BAYFRONT) IS NOW COMPLETELY TAKEN. ROOM AVAILABILITY MAY STILL BE POSSIBLE ALTHOUGH THE RATES ARE LIKELY HIGHER THAN THE CONFERENCE RATE. SEVERAL WEB LINKS ARE PROVIDED BELOW IN ORDER TO ALLOW ATTENDEES TO SEARCH FOR ALTERNATE ACCOMODATIONS WITH AVAILABILITY ON THESE DATES (OR OFFERING GOVERNMENT RATES).
The conference hotel is the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, a flagship Hilton property on the West coast.
This 30-story tower is San Diego's newest (completed in 2008) waterfront hotel and is located immediately adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center and just 10 minutes (3 miles) from the San Diego International Airport (SAN). It's also within walking distance, via a pedestrian bridge, of the San Diego Padre's PETCO Park stadium and the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter of the downtown area which boasts more than 16 square blocks and more than 150 restaurants, shops, and nightclubs. The hotel also hosts the technical program of the conference in the 4th floor Sapphire ballroom, immediately adjacent to elevator banks used to transport attendees to their rooms on the upper floors and providing the ultimate in convenience.
A block of rooms have been set aside for conference attendees at a special conference rate of $174.00 for single or double occupancy. Conference rates extend from Sunday, May 27, 2012 through Tuesday, June 12, 2012 so attendees are invited to come earlier or stay later in order to further enjoy San Diego and all its attractions. All hotel rooms feature expansive glass windows with views of the San Diego Bay/City Skyline, Coronado, or Coronado Bridge/Port of San Diego. They also include a large work desk as well as High Speed Internet Access (both wired and wireless), the Hilton Serenity Collection® Bed, large 37" plasma TVs with HDTV, and a spacious bathroom including Crabtree & Evelyn® bath products.
Complementary high speed wireless internet access in the guest rooms has been arranged for all attendees by the conference staff. In addition, 10% discounts have also been negotiated for lunch menus in the hotel restaurants and parking is also being provided at reduced rates (self-parking at $15/overnight and event parking at $11/day for off-site attendees). On premises restaurants include Odysea, Vela, Bay Breeze, Fox Sports Grill, and Starbucks.
The conference group rate is available for reservations through the website above until May 11, 2012. Subject to availability. Attendees can also make reservations and obtain these same group rates by calling the Hilton phone reservation system (1-800-445-8667) and identifying yourself with the "IEEE" Group Code.
THE CONFERENCE HOTEL GROUP RATES ($174/NIGHT) ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. ROOM AVAILABILITY AT THE HILTON MAY STILL BE POSSIBLE AT A HIGHER RATE. LINKS TO ALTERNATE HOTELS ARE ALSO LISTED BELOW.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, California 92101
Hotel parking rate:
$15 for conference discounted self-parking per day (has in and out privileges)
$35 for valet parking per day (has in and out privileges)
The Hilton has a large covered parking structure immediately adjacent to the hotel. Conference attendees arriving by plane may also use a taxi (estimated fare $14-18), Super Shuttle ($8), or limo in addition to a rental car from the Airport to the hotel.
While we believe that conference attendees will optimize their experience by staying at the conference hotel, we also recognize that alternate accommodations may be more desirable in some cases
A list of local hotels that offer US Government rates can be found at the internet links below:San Diego Starwood Hotels Offering US Government Rates
San Diego Hyatt Hotels Offering US Government Rates
Because of the existing occupancy issues with the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, we have also looked at alternate accommodations for conference attendees during these dates. A list of local hotels that have available and reasonable rates for these dates can be found at the internet link below. In this case, the list has been organized by distance from the conference hotel. Attendees can adjust the search parameters to consider room rates and hotel ratings as desired.San Diego Hotels With Availability on June 2-7
The San Diego International Airport (SAN), is one of the few airports that are located immediately adjacent to the downtown area of a major city. More than 600 flights per day are serviced by 23 major and commuter airlines and it has regular direct flights to 44 cities in the US including New York, Washington DC, Albuquerque, Austin, DFW, Boston, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Newark, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Philadelphia, Seattle, etc. Airlines include Air Canada, Alaska, American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, Sun Country, United, US Airways, Virgin America, and WestJet. A map showing the layout of the airport terminals can be found here (airport terminal map).