San Francisco Travel Association

Convention center92,160 sq. m
Guest Rooms34,002
Guest rooms at 1 hotel
Special event venues580
Average room rate$230.00
Daily food cost$90.00
Occupancy rate
Tax rate9.5%

San Francisco Travel Association


Why Choose Our Destination?

San Francisco Hotel Availability Dates Optimal in 2018-2019 San Francisco Travel is the official destination marketing organization for San Francisco. San Francisco Travel works with hotels and vendors in downtown San Francisco, as well as the following areas: East Bay, Sacramento, Silicon Valley, Wine Country, Yosemite, Central Valley, Monterey/Carmel and more! It’s our pleasure to help plan any meeting of all sizes from self-contained meetings based at one hotel to citywide utilizing multiple properties and The Moscone Center. More than 34,002 hotel rooms and two-thirds are within walking distance of The Moscone Center. Our satellite offices are located in major destinations like Washington, DC; Chicago and New York; also representation in 13 countries to serve local clients and provide access into the City by the Bay.


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Distance from airport

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

    22.53 km from city center

  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)

    32.19 km from city center


Local Attractions

Yerba Bunea Gardens

Yerba Buena Gardens embraces 87 acres (35 hectares) of downtown development including the city’s major convention facility, Moscone Center. Numerous museums and galleries are headquartered in the area including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts with its visual arts building and theater building, a sculpture court and garden. The center overlooks a park complete with terrace cafes, an outdoor performance area with lawn seating for 3,000 and a walk-through waterfall leading to a memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Atop Moscone Center, the Rooftop at Yerba Buena Gardens features an ice skating rink, bowling center, carousel and Zeum, an interdisciplinary arts center for young people. Directly opposite the center sits Metreon, which opened in June 1999.
750 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


Business district
The “Summer of Love” lives on mainly in stores: vintage clothing, books and records are abundant along Haight St., the neighborhood’s busiest stretch. Places of interest include 710 Ashbury St., once home to the legendary band The Grateful Dead; 112 Lyon St., where famous singer Janis Joplin lived; Buena Vista Park, with its views of The city; and, for architectural highlights, Masonic Ave., Piedmont and Delmar Sts.
Haight Street + Ashbury Street
San Francisco, CA

The Presidio of San Francisco

Founded in 1776, the Presidio served as a military garrison under the flags of Spain, Mexico and the United States before it became a national park in 1994. Its long history is reflected in many places: 17th-century cannons, a diversity of architectural styles and a forest planted beginning in the 1880s. Within the boundaries of this 1,480-acre (599 hectares) preserve are The Walt Disney Family Museum, Main Post, the Officers’ Club, San Francisco National Military Cemetery, Fort Point and the Herbst International Exhibition Hall. The Presidio is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
103 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94129

Golden Gate Bridge

Historical landmark
Once called “the bridge that couldn’t be built,” today it is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. This magnificent span, perhaps San Francisco’s most famous landmark, opened in 1937 after a four-year struggle against relentless winds, fog, rock and treacherous tides. It links The city with Marin County and the Redwood Empire beyond. Pedestrians and bicyclists can cross free of charge (hours are subject to change). Enjoy a gull’s-eye view down to the decks of oceangoing passenger and cargo liners, aircraft carriers and sailboats.
San Francisco, CA

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

A stunning Greco-Romanesque rotunda with Corinthian colonnades rising from a lagoon, the Palace of Fine Arts was built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Restored to its original splendor in 1967, this landmark includes a 1,000-seat theater for numerous cultural and entertainment events.
3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

The Embarcadero

Business district
The Embarcadero stretches along the bay where miles of deep-water piers shelter ships of all flags. A new cruise terminal opens this September (2014) at Pier 27, near Fisherman’s Wharf. Here, too, at the foot of Market St., is the Ferry Building. The Ferry Building is a vibrant public space housing high-end retailers, a food hall, restaurants and a farmers’ market. The Ferry Building is also the terminal for ferries to Marin County, Vallejo, Oakland and Alameda. Promenades extend along The Embarcadero from the Ferry Building, past the base of the Oakland Bay Bridge to the South Beach area near King St.
Southeast of Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, CA


Business district
Visitors to San Francisco can take in Japan without a passport. The shortcut is only 1.1 miles (1.8 km) west of downtown. Celebrating its centennial in 2006, Nihonmachi, as Japantown is known to San Francisco’s more than 12,000 citizens of Japanese descent, is one of only three in the United States. The Japan Center is a five-acre complex of shops, restaurants and sushi bars, movie theaters, art galleries, Japanese baths, a major bookstore and Peace Plaza. New People on Post St. offers the latest films, including anime, art, fashion and retail brands from Japan. The plaza, crowned by a five-tier pagoda, is the main setting for such renowned celebrations as Northern California’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival (April), Nihonmachi Street Fair (Aug.) and several smaller festivals.
Geary, Fillmore, Sutter, and Laguna Sts
San Francisco, CA

Civic Center

Business district
A monumental grouping of federal, state and city structures, San Francisco’s Civic Center is the most spacious and, for many, the most impressive in the United States. The magnificently restored City Hall is crowned by a dome taller than the one on the nation’s Capitol; tours of City Hall are conducted on a regular basis. Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, the War Memorial Veterans Building and the War Memorial Opera House are now collectively known as the San Francisco Performing Arts. SFJAZZ Center, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium — the scene of concerts and civic events — the Main Library and other civic structures are all nearby. The old Main Library has been transformed into the new Asian Art Museum.
Van Ness, Market + Golden Gate Triangle
San Francisco, CA

Convention Centers

  • The Moscone Center an SMG Managed Facility

    The Moscone Center (Moscone North, South and West) consists of more than two million square feet of building area, including over 738,000 square of exhibit space, up to 107 meeting rooms, and nearly 152,000 square feet of prefunction lobbies.

    • Exhibit Space69,213 sq. m
      Total meeting space137,495 sq. m


Additional Information

We are expanding… With the completion of the The Moscone Center in late 2018, the North and South buildings will offer ✓ More than 500,000 sq. ft of contiguous space ✓ Two ballrooms, including a new 50,000 sq. ft. Column-free ballroom ✓ 211,000 sq. ft. meeting space ✓ Extended lobbies will total 59+, 000 sq. ft. Hotel Availability and more… Hotel availability during The Moscone Center expansion is optimal for the years 2016-2018. If you are flexible with your meeting we can make your meeting even more memorable. Give us a Call! ✓For every 25 rooms consumed, receive one complimentary room ✓20% audiovisual discount ✓Complimentary welcome reception ✓WiFi service – Free in guest room and 50% off in meeting rooms A Window into It All… The San Francisco Travel Convention Services Team is a one-stop resource for information that provides access into all things San Francisco. Some of the services provided include: ✓ Electronic Marketing Tools – Promote attendance with Social Media activities, visitor guides, microsites and more! ✓ Supplier Network – Access to over 1,500 partners and suppliers who understand compliance guidelines, city regulations and budget limitations. ✓ Venue Selection – Technology integrated Venue Search Tool to deliver efficiency and an engaging experience. Get Connected San Francisco attendees have come to expect quality choices that elevate to a more personalized experience. By combining meeting space and room blocks at neighboring hotels, our SFMeetings Neighborhood Network Connections offer attendees additional meeting options in a variety of settings. Now larger groups up to 2,500 people have non-convention center opportunities for their meetings in San Francisco while the Moscone Center Expansion continues. Get connected and explore a new way of meeting. ✓San Francisco Downtown Connection ✓Nobhill Connection ✓SOMA One Connection ✓Moscone Connection ✓Union Square Alliance It is truly the most interesting 49 square miles on the planet...come experience it for yourself.