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18-21 May 2016
US/Pacific timezone
Several local hotels were called on February 16, 2016. Here is the status:

Budget Inn Redwood City
2526 El Camino Real, Redwood City
650-366-0880
15 rooms available
$109 Kings
$99 Queen
 
 
Days Inn Palo Alto
4238 El Camino Real, Palo Alto,
650-493-4222
5 rooms available
$239 - 10% discount
Listed as well on the Fedrooms.com website as well at $175/night goverment rate.
 
Pacific Inn of Redwood City
2610 El Camino Real, Redwood City
650-368-1495
10 rooms available
$129.99
 
 
Hotel Lucent
727 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
650-521-0024
$439 for Tue-Fri
$159 for Sat-Sun
Web site shows governernment rate ($189) rooms available.
Does not appear on the Fedrooms.com site.
 
 
Red Cottage Inn (quoted 18 Feb 2016)
1704 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
650-326-9010
No Gov. rate

For your dates May 17-21 we do have the following discounted rate and room type availability.  

Standard Queen Room                   2 rooms       $ 224.00

Premium King Room                      4 rooms       $ 234.00

Premium Double                            2 rooms       $ 224.00

Redwood Suite - 1 bedroom Suite   1 suite          $ 334.00

Oak Studio                                    1 suite          $ 334.00

 
 
Maple Tree Inn
711 E. El Camino Real,  Sunnyvale
408-720-9700
This is hotel being used by our competing HEDLA conference. It is rather further from SLAC than the others listed (16 miles, 20-30min drive, but closer than SFO)
On 18 Feb, web site showed availability & prices at $203-208/night.
We may negotiate a reserved block @ $189/room. Stay tuned.

Embassy Suites by Hilton SFO Waterfront
650-342-4600
Web site shows "easy cancellation" rooms available at $199+tax/night ($179/night government rate).