Meeting venue

Book a room at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, the conference hotel.

InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
Full Address
999 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
+1 415-392-3434
Check-in policy
The hotel's check-in time is 15:00 Pacific time. Room assignments prior to that time are on a "space availability" basis only.
Check-out policy
The hotel's check-out time is 12:00 noon Pacific time. Any attendees staying in their rooms beyond check-out time without authorisation will be charged for an additional room night at the best available rate. Late check-out is provided based on availability through authorization from our Front Desk.
Cancellation policy
Canceling your reservation before 6:00 PM (local hotel time) three days before your check-in date will result in no charge. Canceling your reservation after that time and before your check-in date will result in a charge for the first night per room to your credit card. Note: this information was current at the time it was published. Please be sure to review the exact hotel cancellation policy during the room booking process.

Travel information

To reach the venue:

  • See parking and transportation information provided by the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
  • Distance to venue from local airports:
    • 14 miles — San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
    • 19.5 miles — Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    • 46.6 miles — Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

For international visitors travelling to the USA:

Please follow the instructions set out by the United States government.

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)

ESTA is an automated system that determines the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Authorisation via ESTA does not determine whether a traveller is admissible to the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers determine admissibility upon travellers’ arrival. The ESTA application collects biographic information and answers to VWP eligibility questions. ESTA applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel, though it is recommended that travellers apply as soon as they begin preparing travel plans or prior to purchasing airline tickets.


Frequently asked questions about the VWP and the ESTA

Apply for an ESTA

Who should apply?

  • You are a citizen or eligible national of a Visa Waiver Program country.
  • You are currently not in possession of a visitor's visa.
  • Your travel is for 90 days or less.
  • You plan to travel to the United States for business or pleasure.
  • You want to apply for a new authorisation for one person or a group of applications for two or more persons.

What do I need to apply?

  • valid passport(s) from a Visa Waiver Program country 
  • traveller's valid email address
  • traveller's home address and phone number
  • traveller's emergency point of contact phone and email
  • payment method:
    • fee for application is $21.00 USD
    • valid payment methods include MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover (JCB or Diners Club only), and PayPal

The following information may also be required:

  • traveller's aliases or other names (if applicable).
  • traveller's National ID or Personal ID number (if applicable).
  • traveller's Global Entry/NEXUS/SENTRI ID number (if applicable).
  • traveller's employer address and phone number (if applicable).
  • traveller's U.S. point of contact name, address, and phone (if applicable).

You must have an e-Passport to use the VWP. An e-Passport is an enhanced secure passport with an embedded electronic chip. You can readily identify an e-passport because it has a unique international symbol on the cover.