Travel and Lodging

Getting to Berkeley:

The closest airport to the Berkeley campus is Oakland International Airport, 15 miles away. From here, shuttles, taxi, and public transportation on BART (the Bay Area Rapid Transit System) are possible (BART requires a bus-to-BART transfer). More information on getting to Berkeley can be found on the University website.

For some visitors, air travel may be more convenient via San Francisco International Airport. BART extends directly to the airport. The main BART stop serving the Berkeley campus is Downtown Berkeley; expect to transfer between BART lines if coming from the San Francisco Airport.

The International House (I-House) website provides map and driving information. Be advised that parking on or even near the Berkeley campus can be expensive and difficult during weekdays. Several lots near I-House offer paid public parking on nights and weekends.


Berkeley, and the San Francisco Bay Area in general, are expensive areas. We have arranged for conference rates at the hotels closest to the conference venue, International House on the Berkeley campus. To obtain these rates, please follow the directions for the individual hotel and take special note of the cut-off date for guaranteed discount rates. We encourage early hotel booking; while we have scheduled the TAG conference before Berkeley commencement season begins, there may still be visitors coming early.

We have discounted and university rates at six hotels within walking/shuttle distance to the Conference. Please mention the ‘Cal TAG Conference’ when making your reservation for special rates at these hotels. Discounted rooms are limited to a first-come, first-served basis.

Hotel Durant
2600 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704 Phone: (510) 845-8981
Reservations: (510) 845-8981
Conference Rate: Limited special rate, cut-off date April 6th
Deluxe Queen: $119.00 + tax
Deluxe Double/Double: $139.00 + tax
Walking distance from conference
Hotel Durant TAG Reservation page
For Location and Directions

Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 549-1000
Conference Rate:
$129 + tax, Limited special rate, cut-off date April 6th
Walking distance from conference
For Location and Directions

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704 Phone: (510) 845-7300
Toll Free: (866) 466-9199
Walking distance from BART and shuttle to campus
Conference Rate:
17% off going room rate at time of reservation, as available
For Location and Directions

Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 848-7800
Fax:  (510) 848-5900
Walking distance from conference
University rate:
Sun-Thurs is $120 and Fri-Sat is $145.
Phone and mention TAG to reserve at University rates
For Location and Directions

Berkeley Lab Guest House
One Cyclotron Road, Building 23
Berkeley, CA
(510) 495-8138
Conference Rate:
Bay view room for $119
Contact Jen Zerfas [email] for conference rate.
For Location and Directions

Golden Bear Inn
1620 San Pablo Ave Berkeley CA 94702
Phone: 510-525-6770
University rate:
$65 + tax for Queen bed
$75 +t ax w/two Queen beds
About 3 miles from conference, bus/taxi ride
For Location and Directions

On Campus accommodations:

The Faculty Club
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: (510) 540-5678
Room rate:
Queen private bath $120.
Queen w/shared bath $105.
Walking distance from conference
For Location and Directions