Palace Hotel

All NACW plenaries and sessions will take place at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California.

Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone:  +1 (415) 512-1111

Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, the Palace Hotel is one block from the Montgomery St. BART station, making public transportation extremely convenient and accessible. The Palace is also just blocks away from Union Square, Chinatown, the Financial District, and SOMA.

Book Your Accommodations

NACW 2014 delegates are offered the special conference rate of US $230 per night. The special room rate is available until 5:00 pm Pacific Time March 3, 2014 and is subject to availability.  NACW 2014 delegates who book under this room rate also receive complimentary internet in their guestrooms as a special benefit of the conference.  For the past two years, the special rate sold out, so don’t delay in making your hotel reservations.

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Directions and Transportation

From San Francisco International Airport (SFO):
BART is providing NACW 2014 delegates with an easy way to get a round-trip (RT) transfer from SFO to San Francisco and the Palace Hotel. Simply go to this NACW page to purchase your SFO ticket voucher in advance for only $19.25. In addition to the RT transfer, the ticket includes one additional one-way ride within San Francisco. After your purchase is complete, print the voucher and take it with you. When you arrive at SFO, go to the BART voucher desk just outside the SFO BART station entrance and exchange the voucher for your BART ticket. Instructions/directions are printed on the voucher. We recommend using this program and taking BART to the Palace Hotel. Trains depart from SFO every 15-20 minutes for the 30 minute ride to San Francisco.

From Oakland International Airport (OAK):
BART is available for those who wish to take the train. Air Bart Shuttle leaves every 10 minutes and is $3 per person. It will take you to the nearest BART station, which is Oakland Coliseum. Take any San Francisco bound train and exit at the Montgomery Street station. Take the Montgomery station escalator on the left side of the BART station up to the Palace Hotel’s Market Street entrance. The cost for the BART train is $3.75 per person from the ticket machines. San Francisco bound trains depart every 10-15 minutes Total travel time is 30 – 45 minutes.

Parking is limited at the Palace Hotel. We recommend that delegates take public transportation if feasible. If it is necessary to drive, please visit for information on directions.

Taxi Cab
The taxi cost for transportation to the hotel from the San Francisco International Airport is $40-50 and will take about 30 minutes. The taxi cost for transportation to the hotel from the Oakland International Airport is $55-65 and the ride will take about 35 minutes.


The historic Palace Hotel was built in 1875 by architect John P. Gaynor. The majestic San Francisco building hailed 7,000 windows, 14-foot high ceilings and an unprecedented opulence. When the devastating San Francisco earthquake hit in 1906, the building survived the quake structurally, but was decimated in the ensuing fire that swept most of downtown San Francisco. It took three years of rebuilding before the Palace Hotel would re-open in 1909. Among the magical creations in the historic building of 1909 are The Garden Court, The Palace Gold Service and The Pied Piper of Hamelin mural.

Since its 1909 reopening, the new Palace Hotel attracted dignitaries, business moguls and celebrities alike. Presidents Harrison, McKinley, Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Taft, Harding, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Clinton all spent time in this historic San Francisco hotel. Leaving its mark on the 20th Century, the historic hotel hosted President Woodrow Wilson in support of the Versailles Treaty and in 1945, catered the banquet honoring the opening session of the United Nations.

San Francisco Historic Hotel Tours
The San Francisco Palace Hotel offers complimentary hotel tours of the architectural feat accomplished to great acclaim. See this Beaux Arts gem for yourself, and discover why the Palace Hotel is consistently ranked as one of the top luxury hotels in the world! Complimentary tours of the historic building are offered on Saturday and Tuesday at 10am and on Thursday at 2pm. Meet on the right side of the main lobby. Address: 2 New Montgomery Street. Learn More.

Local Information

The City of San Francisco offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy fantastic arts, culture, history and nature. We hope that you explore and enjoy the city’s offerings.

SF Visitor Information


de Young Museum

California Academy of Sciences

Golden Gate Park

Sutro Bath Ruins

16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project

Crissy Field

Battery Boutelle

Palace of Fine Arts

Ferry Building Marketplace


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