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Hotel & Travel

Conference Hotel

The meeting venue is the Fairmont San Francisco. A limited block of rooms has been set aside at a special AUPresses rate: $259 a night (+tax) for a Fairmont Queen. Limited rooms with two beds are available. Limited rooms at the group rate are available for the night of June 16. The Association has secured additional deluxe king rooms  at  $299 for June 16. Guests booking those rooms will then pay  $259 for June 17, 18, and 19.

Guests can receive complimentary guestroom Internet access AND complimentary access to the fitness center if they sign up for the Fairmont President’s Club (no charge to enroll).

Make your reservations online here:

The last day to make a reservation at the discounted rate (subject to availability) is Monday, May 14, 2018, but book early, as this block of rooms tends to go quickly.

The deadline to get the group rate at the Fairmont San Francisco has passed. If you are unable to book a room at the Fairmont a list of alternate hotels close to the Fairmont is below. Please note, AUPresses has made no agreements with any of the alternate hotels and the Association has not authorized and will not authorize any third-party housing company to contact attendees. Please disregard any such phone calls or emails should anyone try to contact you.

Stanford Court San Francisco Hotel
InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
The Scarlet Huntington, San Francisco
The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection

Travel Information

Travel by Air

Travelers to the San Francisco Bay Area can use either the San Francisco International Airport (about 15 miles from the Fairmont) or the Oakland International Airport (about 20 miles from the Fairmont).

Ground Transporation

Association of University Presses has established a a discount on your Super Shuttle ride to and from the airport. Use the link below to receive 5% off your one-way ride and 10% off your round trip ride. 
Super Shuttle Discount

Travel by Car

The Fairmont San Francisco address is:

950 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Driving directions to the Fairmont are available on the hotel website here:


Fairmont Hotel Garage is located on the corner of Powell and California Streets.

  • Valet parking for guests is $71 (tax included) per night including unlimited access.
  • Parking for visitors is $6 for every twenty minutes or $15 per hour with a daily maximum of $62 (tax excluded)
  • Parking fees are subject to a 14% city tax & a 1.5% Tourism Improvement District Assessment.

San Francisco Travel Guide

There’s much do in the area and a detailed guide will be available closer to the meeting.

In the meantime, some resources are below:

General San Francisco Information

Nob Hill Neighborhood

Local guide

For Book lovers

Robert Grabhorn Collection on the History of Printing and the Development of the Book at The San Francisco Public Library

Map of San Francisco Bookstores

For Baseball Fans

The Oakland A’s are scheduled to play the Angels at home June 15, 16, & 17. The San Francisco Giants are at home on June 18 & June 19 and currently scheduled to play the Florida Marlins.