Discounted Hotel Rates & Travel

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The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held in San Francisco, CA from January 6–9 at the historic
Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel located at 333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.  The academic program will begin on Thursday, January 7 and will conclude on Saturday, January 9. The discounted group rate of $155 per night plus applicable taxes for a single or double room will include complimentary internet and a 5% discount card to be used in food and beverage outlets (excludes alcohol and room service).  The entire conference will be held at the Hilton and the meeting space will be equipped with complimentary wifi.  You can book your room online at or by phone at 1-800-HILTONS and asking for the Group Code: AIA

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Parc 55 - Overflow Hotel
Some nights may be sold out at the Hilton. If this is the case, you can book at our second hotel the Parc 55 at a deeply discounted group rate of $159 per night plus taxes. The Parc 55 (55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102) is located across the street from the main AM hotel. 

The Hilton and Parc 55 are located in the center of the Theater District and the heart of downtown San Francisco.  They offer easy access to public transportation such as MUNI, BART and the famous cable cars. Come early or stay late and enjoy a relaxing stroll through Golden Gate Park to visit the Academy of Sciences and the De Young Museum, or savor delicious delicacies at San Francisco's world-famous Chinatown.  Indulge in wine tasting in the Napa or Sonoma valleys, go hiking in Muir Woods National Monument or escape down the rugged California Coast to Monterey and Carmel. Relax at North Beach, discover great food and entertainment at Fisherman's Wharf and shopping at Ghirardelli Square, or take the ferry to Alcatraz."

Delta Discount

Delta Airlines is offering attendees a discount between 10% to 2% on domestic flights and 28% to 3% on international flights to San Francisco (airport code SFO). Discounts vary by region and are applicable for flights booked from December 31, 2015 - January 16, 2016. To make a reservation online click here and enter the Meeting Code NMMDQ in the box provided.  From, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the Meeting/Event Code NMMDQ in the box provided on the Search Flights page.  Reservations may also be made by calling our Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111 Monday through Friday 7am-7pm CDT. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone. 

Airport and Ground Transportation Information

The hotel is only a few blocks from the Powell Street Station on the BART transit line. It is just steps from the Theatre District and Chinatown and is only 13 miles from both the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK).  The property is also walking distance to the Cable Cars

San Francisco International Airport

Driving Directions: Take Highway 101 North and exit at 7th Street. Turn right on Folsom Street, then left on 5th Street. Turn left onto Ellis Street past Mason St. Garage entrance is on Ellis Street.
Distance from Hotel: 14 mi.              Drive Time: 30 min.
Type Typical Minimum Charge
Limousine 200.00 USD
Super Shuttle 17.00 USD
Subway/Rail 5.65 USD
Taxi 41.00 USD

Metropolitan Oakland International

Driving Directions:  Take Highway 880 North. Take Exit 46* / 80W towards San Francisco/Bay Bridge. Exit at 5th Street in San Francisco. Continue right at Cyril Magnin then left on Ellis st. Hotel garage is 1 block ahead btwn Mason & Taylor Streets.
Distance from Hotel: 20 mi.             Drive Time: 40 min.
Type Typical Minimum Charge
Limousine 200.00 USD
Super Shuttle 27.00 USD
Subway/Rail 5.65 USD
Taxi 60.00 USD

San Jose International Airport (furthest away -not recommended)

Driving Directions: Take Highway 101 North and exit at 7th Street. Turn right onto Folsom, then left onto 5th Street. Left onto Ellis and follow past Mason st. Garage entrance is on Ellis.
Distance from Hotel: 46 mi.            Drive Time: 1 hr.
Type Typical Minimum Charge
Super Shuttle Shuttle Services
Subway/Rail 6.75 USD
Taxi 150.00 USD

Local Discounts & Area Information
Please note that none of the companies below are endorsed by the AM nor are they official AM tours.  The companies below are members of the San Francisco Convention and Visitor's Bureau and are generously offering discounts to AIA and SCS AM attendees and their guests.  You can book all tours directly with the companies using the discount codes provided in the sections below.  

Famous for scenic beauty, cultural attractions, diverse communities and world-class cuisine, San Francisco’s landmarks include the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Chinatown, Union Square, North Beach, the Castro district and Mission Dolores. The much-celebrated fog creates a romantic mood in this most European of American cities.

 For all things San Francisco check out our San Fran Microsite.  The site allows  you to scroll through event calendars, check out local restaurants, or plan your nightlife activities.  Click here to read about the ten things not to miss while in San Francisco

Archaeological Institute of America AM guests receive a 20% discount when purchasing tickets our website at To purchase tickets, click on the Plan A Visit link, then select Tickets. Add the desired items to your shopping cart, and enter your promotion code upon checkout.  Promotion Code:  Archaeological  

Extranomical Tours is a sightseeing company leading unique tours to the most popular tourist destinations in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Due to the small sizes of our groups, tour-goers receive a more personalized service offering a distinct "traveling with friends" experience. 

Book on their website and use discount code CONVENTION at checkout to receive up to 15% off.  Please view a sample of their tour offerings below. 

San Francisco City Insider's Afternoon Tour
Total Yosemite Experience
Redwoods & Wine Country Escape
Wine Lover's
Premium Outlet Shopping & Napa Wine Tasting
Fisherman's Wharf & North Beach Walking Tour
Monterey & Carmel Explorer
Muir Woods Expedition Morning & Sausalito Tour


Annual Meeting Hotels


NOTICE: AIA and SCS members have received telephone calls and e-mails from individuals representing a company called “EHS” or “Exhibitors Hotel Services” (or  “Global Housing” or “Convention Housing Services”).  These individuals are operating without the consent of either Society and are fraudulently representing themselves as AIA/SCS, the Hilton Hotel, or a housing service hired to process reservations for the joint annual meeting.  They are not authorized in any way by the Societies to handle annual meeting hotel reservations and have no special access to our discounted group block at the Hilton.

No one at AIA, SCS, or the Hilton will ever call you via telephone asking you to book a hotel room, and you will not receive a solicitation via email from any of our affiliated hotels.  The only official conference hotel is the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel located at 333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Our rate is $155 per night plus taxes for attendees. Once the Hilton block is filled, we will offer a discounted rate at the Parc 55 San Francisco, a Hilton Hotel located across the street from the conference site at 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, California, 94102. Our rate at the Parc 55 will be $159 plus taxes. Any offers from other hotels and/or travel agencies are not endorsed by AIA or SCS. We strongly urge attendees to use and book through the official housing web link ( on the AIA (  and SCS ( web sites.

The Societies would like to hear from any member who has been approached in this way.  Please write to Andri Cauldwell at or Heather Gasda at

What is the importance of booking at our official Annual Meeting Hotels?

The AIA and SCS are proud to have produced the Annual Meeting for our professional members for the past 116 years. Financially, we are able to do this by reserving a large block of rooms with a hotel. In exchange, these hotels offer our attendees the guaranteed lowest group rate at the hotel and provide us with complimentary meeting space to hold the meeting. But if we are unable to meet our guaranteed minimum number of registered guests, then the AIA and SCS will have to pay for the unused rooms as well as room rental for the meeting space, which can amount to a severe financial penalty to the non-profits. We request your support by booking within our reserved blocks and helping us continue to produce this meeting for the next 100 years. We thank you for your support.

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