Conference Hotel

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

5 Embarcadero Center (Map)
San FranciscoCaliforniaUSA 94111
Reservations: (888) 421-1442
Hotel: (415) 788-1234
Fax: (415) 676-5660

All ICSE 2013 events are held at the Hyatt Regency in central San Francisco on the Embaradero, about 100 meters from San Francisco Bay.  For less than $10 and under an hour, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) goes to within 50 meters of the hotel from both San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK) airports.

Hotel rooms are blocked at $196+tax per night (single or double), including in-room wireless, access to the fitness center, etc.

Reserve your room at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Embarcadero Waterfront at $196+ per night

Some nights are no longer available at that price.

Additional Lodging Options

You may find that for some days the conference hotel is no longer available. But the good news is that there are many alternatives given that the conference hotel is well-connected to the public transportation.

The Conference hotel is at the Embarcadero BART station  the “California” line of the San Francisco Cable Car (see for information, cool maps and useful fare information) as well as the F-Line Cable Car to Fisherman’s Wharf.

We suggest that you “roll your own” hotel if the conference hotel is not available or not your choice. This gives you the most freedom of choice, also regarding your budget, and perhaps let you also experience other parts of town.

Perhaps you want to

  1. contact nearby hotels directly (see this useful overview map of the area showing public transportation and major hotels.

  2. Use hotel booking agencies like or other sources like  and to find the right hotel at the right location at the right price

  3. Use the San Francisco Visitor Information Center for their services in helping find a hotel

There are a great number of hotels in the “Union Square” area (South of “California” street near Powell Street.) which is west of the hotel and easily reachable both via BART (Powell St. Station) or Cable Car (California Line to Powell St).

Or if you prefer to stay in the famous “Fisherman’s Wharf” area, there is also a historic “F-Line” cablecar that goes from Embarcadero to Fisherman’s Wharf.

Public Transportation

Trip Planner:


Cable Car Information:

Transportation to the Conference

ICSE 2013 has arranged for discount for shared or group vans and town cars to and from the hotel and the San Francisco and Oakland airports through SuperShuttle - ExecuCar Transportation Systems. Details will be made available before ICSE registration is available.

Show Your Badge!

The San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau is providing their Show Your Badge Program, which provides discounts and programs to anyone who registers for an ICSE event.   Just show your ICSE badge to get the discount!
For example:


Some international visitors will need to get a visa to travel to the US. To get the latest and official information on US visas and to see if you need a visa please visit  Additional unofficial information is available from ACM SIGSOFT Visa page.  The visa process varies from country to country (and sometimes region to region), so it is best to start the process as early as possible to be able to satisfy all of the requirements and paperwork.  The visa process usually starts by visiting your local US embassy
Visa support letters can be requested by those who have finished the registration process and paid their fees; details will be available when registration is opened in March 2013.

Local Information and Promotional Items

The following documents were provided by the San Francisco Traveler's Bureau, and contain information regarding promotional items for visitors. They include references on San Francisco, maps, and other promotional items.