The 2015 conference will be hosted at the PARC 55 San Francisco A Hilton Hotel
PARC 55 San Francisco
55 Cyril Magnin St.
San Francisco,CA 94102
1.800.HILTONS REFERENCE The National Association for Chicana & Chicano Studies
The PARC 55 is now a Hilton Hotel. The change over is creating some extra work. Please call as the link is not simple.
Reserve your room online - now available - GROUP CODE - CHC
Best call until we receive a new page.
Hospitality in San Francisco
The PARC 55 is perfectly located in downtown San Francisco to access a variety of locations or if you just want to walk. Located in Union Square the PARC 55 is embedded in an active area for eating, shopping, and many tourist attractions. This is the first time that NACCS is in San Francisco. Our first Bay Area conference was in the early beginnings of NACS (sic) hosted at the University of California, Berkeley. We have also been in Sacramento (twice) and our most recent in San Jose, CA.
Conference Dates: For the duration of all conference events - arrival April 15, 2015 (onsite registration begins at 3:30 p.m. followed with a session on NACCS for Beginners and an evening welcome reception. Conference presentations begin April 16 in the morning). Departure is generally the morning of Sunday, April 19, 2015, however, the conference officially ends Saturday, April 18 in the evening.
Participants can begin their stay at the hotel starting April13th and/or stay until April 19th with the conference rate . For additional dates and/or room options, please contact the hotel directly.
Rates: (not including taxes) Reservations must be made by March 20th to receive the conference rate. Single/Double/Triple: $189.00, Quad rate is $209.00. Rooms are limited and in high demand. Make your reservations early. Please note that NACCS relies upon the rooming at the hotel to secure break-out rooms for the entire conference. Lastly, we are happy to note that the Parc 55 Westin is a UNION hotel - which makes it even a greater accomplishment for our annual 2015 gathering.
We are dedicated to securing the best rates for our members (and we did!) - getting a rate under $200 is unheard of for a major downtown/Union Square San Francisco hotel. There is a lot of demand for conventions from bigger and more affluent groups than NACCS but we were fortunate in negotiating our conference agreement! Please come join us and support the conference by making use of the conference hotel for your stay at NACCS 2015.
The fitness center is available to all guests. All guest rooms include a coffee maker, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer. Complimentary computer terminals and printing is also available.
Check in starts at 3:00 p.m. Check-out 12:00 pm. Pets are allowed. Speak to a Hotel Representative for details.
Driving? Parking is available at the hotel at a rate of $52.00 per day. We strongly encourage folks who are driving in daily individually or or as groups to seek Self Parking at the Union Square area public garages or other nearby garages at a lower daily rate (around $30.00). Other suggestion is park at BART stations or elsewhere and take public transit into San Francisco.
SF Weather in April: High: 63, Low: 49. Layers layers and more layers. Be prepared for warm/cool/windy afternoons and chilly nights.
Airport and Transportation: Two airports are available: Oakland (OAK) and San Francisco (SFO). Both airports have direct access to BART that will take you to the POWELL STREET station which is less than a block walking distance to the hotel. One-way fares from OAK is $4.50 (plus $6.00 for air tram from airport to station) and SFO is $8.65.
Your Best Bet for travel is BART from Oakland or San Francisco airports. For information on BART see https://www.bart.gov for fares. Hotel is less than a block from the POWELL STREET Station.
BART from SFO: http://www.flysfo.com/to-from/sf/public-transit
BART from OAK: http://oaklandairport.com/public_transportation.shtml
Taxi from SFO: $45.00 (20 mins but depends on traffic) http://www.flysfo.com/to-from/sf/taxis
Shared-Rides Vans from SFO: starts at $17.00 (adults) http://www.flysfo.com/to-from/sf/shared-ride-vans
Ground transportation from OAK: http://oaklandairport.com/shuttles.shtml
Estimated Taxi Fare from OAK: $38.00-$56.00 depending on traffic - bridge toll may apply.