Page last updated 29 May 97. Updated email address for Conventions in America.

GP 97 Hotels and Transportation

Information on hotels and transportation for GP 97. Includes special conference rates. See the page on Dormitory Housing at Stanford for less expensive rooms.

Hotel information

Because of other events held in the area during the summer, attendees are urged to make their arrangements for accomodations early. For your convenience, AAAI has reserved blocks of rooms at the following hotels:
Best Western Riviera                                    Creekside Inn
15 El Camino Real                                       (Best Western)
Menlo Park, CA  94025                                   3400 El Camino Real
Phone: 415/321-8772                                     Palo Alto, CA 94306
Fax: 415/321-2137                                       Phone: 415/493-2411
Rates: $95 (S or D)                                     Fax: 415/493-6787
                                                        Marguerite shuttle

                                                        pick-up: 0.5 mile
                                                        Rates: $85 (S), $95 (D)
                                                        Reserve by 6/21/97
Stanford Terrace Inn
531 Stanford Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 415/857-0333
Fax: 415/857-0343
Marguerite shuttle stop nearby
Rates: $125 (S), $135 (D)
Attendees must contact the hotel directly. Please identify yourself as a GP-97 registrant to qualify for the reduced rate.

Other Hotels

(Available only on a first-come, first served basis; all prices are subject to changes without notice).
The Cardinal Hotel                                      Holiday Inn-Palo Alto
235 Hamilton Avenue                                     625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301                                     Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 415/323-5101                                     Phone: 415/328-2800 or
Fax: 415/325-6086                                       Fax: 415/327-7362
Marguerite shuttle stop nearby                          Marguerite shuttle stop
                                                        Rates: $139 (S),$156 (D)

Hotel California                                        Mermaid Inn
2431 Ash Street                                         727 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA  94306                                    Menlo Park, CA  94025
Phone: 415/322-7666                                     Phone: 415/323-9481
Fax: 415/321-7358					Rates: $52 (S), $66 (D)
Marguerite shuttle stop nearby                          
Rates: $57-$65 (S and D)

Stanford Park Hotel
100 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA  94025
Rates: $215 (S), $230 (D)

University Housing information

A limited number of spaces are available at Stanford University housing on a first-come-first-served basis. The final deadline for University housing applications is June 13, 1997. See the GP-97 Dormitory Housing page for information and the application form.


Stanford University is near Palo Alto in Northern California and is about 40 miles south of San Francisco. Stanford is about 25 miles south of the San Francisco International Airport and about 25 miles north of San Jose International Airport. Oakland airport is about 45 miles away. Conventions in America has arranged special GP-97 airline and car rental discounts. For travel between July 10 - 20, 1997, American Airlines can save you 5% on lowest applicable fares or 10% off lowest unrestricted coah fares, with 7-day advance purchases. Some restrictions apply. Hertz is offering special low conference rates with unlimited free mileage. Please contact Conventions in America concerning "Group #428" at 1-800-929-4242; or phone 619-678-3600; or FAX 619-678-3699 or e-mail If you call American Airlines direct at 800-433-1790, ask for "Index #S9485." If you call Hertz direct at 800-654-2240, ask for "CV #24250."


See the GP-97 Student Travel Grant page.


Try Stanford University, the Hyperion Guide; the Palo Alto Weekly; the California Virtual Tourist; and the Yahoo Guide of San Francisco.
Patrick Tufts