Join us in the heart of San Francisco June 15 – 18 atop Nob Hill at The Fairmont. You'll be steps from Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square and more – code by day and explore the City by the Bay at night!

The Fairmont San Francisco

950 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA, 94108

The Fairmont Complete Conference + Hotel Package – SOLD OUT

The Fairmont does still have room availability, but the Visual Studio Live! group rate is no longer available. There are several hotel options close by with more affordable rates available:

InterContinental Mark Hopkins
1 Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108

Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA 94102

The Westin St Francis on Union Square
335 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94102



Avis Rent-a-Car is offering a discount on car rental for Visual Studio Live! San Francisco attendees. To receive the discounted rates, call Avis at 800.331.1600 and use the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number D005872, or click here to make your reservation online.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Public Transportation
Directions from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

  • Metro rail towards Pittsburg/Bay Point ($8.25 one-way ticket)
  • Go 10 stops (29 minutes) to Powell Station
  • Exit Powell Station
  • Walk to Powell & Market Street
  • Board Powell-Mason Cable Car ($6.00 one-way)
  • Exit Powell & California St.


  • Walk 8 blocks North on Powell Street to California Street
  • Hotel is on corner of California and Mason Street

Super Shuttle
Book online. One way Shared Ride Van Service is ~$17.00.

One way fare averages $55.00-$60.00.

Parking at the Fairmont San Francisco
The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel Garage is located on the corner of Powell and California Streets.

  • Valet parking for guests is $56.00 USD ($65.00 including tax) per night including unlimited access. Rates subject to change.
  • Parking for visitors is $5.00 USD for every 20 minutes with a 24-hour maximum of $56.00 USD.

Parking fees are subject to a 14% city tax.

Additional Parking Options
The following list of parking garages near the Fairmont San Francisco is provided for general informational purposes only. Visual Studio Live! does not endorse, guarantee, warrant, or recommend any products or services listed below.

  • Grace Cathedral Garage - 1051 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94108 - $ 30.00* / 24 hours
  • Nob Hill Masonic Center Garage - 1101 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 - $ 30.00* / 24 hours
  • Crocker Garage - 1045 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 - $ 40.00* / 24 hours

*Pricing subject to local taxes and fees subject to change.

Discover San Francisco

Though it's smaller than most "big" cities, San Francisco more than compensates for its size with personality that simply won't quit. The dazzling views; daunting hills; one-of-a-kind neighborhoods; and laid-back, friendly people create a kind of charisma that continues to fascinate visitors and residents. The city manages to pack an incredible amount of vitality into its 47 square miles, running from its thriving art communities and bustling shops to the pulsing beats in some of the country's hippest nightclubs and bars. Everyone finds something to love here and a reason to return.

Find out more about what San Francisco has to offer at www.visitsfbayarea.com.