South San Francisco, CA Meeting Planning Overview
The letters on Sign Hill proudly declare "South San Francisco the Industrial City." Home to companies like Core-Mark and Genentech, "South City" (pop 62,502), as locals call it, is a regional hub for business and industry. Some 10 miles south of San Francisco proper and close to busy San Francisco International Airport, the event venues in South San Francisco further recommend this friendly city.
SFO offers a wide variety of travel options to passengers, with 34 international carriers serving 30 international points, as well as 15 domestic airlines offering nonstop service to 78 cities in the United States. Among airports in the Bay Area, SFO continues to be the airport of choice for both domestic and international flights. The airport is ideally situated on San Francisco Bay in the heart of Northern California's biotech region.
The largest of South San Francisco meeting venues, the 20,500-square-foot South San Francisco Conference Center, has a four-story atrium with 6,300 square feet of space for gatherings of up to 450. The Grand Ballroom and Baden Room boast no visual obstructions and offer flexible arrangements for 1,200 guests.
Among the hotels in South San Francisco with event space, the modern, 312-room Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport has 12,000 square feet of space for up to 450; it features a beautiful outdoor patio and 12 meeting rooms. Nearly 5,000 square feet of space in seven meeting rooms are available at the 206-room Best Western Plus Grosvenor hotel, where groups of up to 400 can meet. For larger gatherings, the 400-room Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront offers 11,000 square feet of meeting space.
Two private dining areas for up to 40, plus traditional Italian fare, are available at Ristorante Buon Gusto in downtown South San Francisco. Meeting space is offered at Basque Cultural Center, where up to 100 guests can also savor delicious French cuisine. For a taste of something different, groups of up to 235 can plan a gathering at Espetus Churrascaria – Brazilian Steak House.