SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

DIRECTIONS:


Main entrance: the main entrance to the university is at the corner of El Camino Real and Palm Drive.

– From 101: Take the De La Cruz Boulevard/Santa Clara exit and follow the signs to El Camino Real and the Main Campus Entrance

– From 280: From I-280, take I-880 north toward Oakland to the Alameda exit. The Alameda becomes El Camino Real.

– From 880: From I-880, take the Alameda exit, travel North. The Alameda becomes El Camino Real.

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CAMPUS MAP:

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SILICON VALEY:


Silicon Valley, the area that runs south of San Francisco through the city of San Jose, is known globally as a place where ideas are born. Many of the most significant scientific and technological advances of our age have come from this region—in computing, of course, but also in a broad range of fields from medicine to law.


Network in our networks
The companies we count as our neighbors are also among the top employers of SCU graduates. Our alums work for big names like Google, Facebook, Apple, and NASA as well as their own startups.
We provide excellent resources, support, guidance, and employer connections for students around internships. You’ll have a chance to try out your skills and gain work experience in banking, manufacturing, tech, healthcare, government, non-profits, advertising, and more.


Our neighbors, our friends
Of course, there’s more to Silicon Valley—and Santa Clara—than technology. This region is home to more than 2 million residents with a wide and diverse variety of cultures, backgrounds, interests, and needs. SCU’s many community initiatives welcome our neighbors to campus and encourage our students to venture out and become involved in meaningful ways.

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NEARBY:


What’s around SCU? More than we can possibly list here, but we’ve come up with some special spots you might want to check out!

Check it out!

AC Hotel San Jose Downtown

The AC Hotel by Marriott San Jose Downtown will serve as the official hotel for attendees of the 2018PBL International Conference.


The AC Hotel is a new European-inspired hotel situated in the heart of downtown San Jose. It is in walking distance to San Pedro Square Market, San Jose’s meet-up place for foodies, music lovers, locally-made shop supporters, demanders of coffee perfection, history seekers, old-time barbershop hunters, social media followers, and wine and beer libations.


The San Jose Diridon CalTrain station is only a 10-minute walk from the hotel, providing conference participants with an easy and quick one-stop connection to Santa Clara University.


A special discounted hotel rate has been secured for PBL2018 participants at the AC Hotel San Jose Downtown. Please use the following booking link to book your room at the discounted rate:

Book your group rate for PAN-PBL Conference

Reservations can also be made directly with Marriott reservations at +1 (888) 236-2427. To receive the special rate, guests must identify themselves as part of the PBL2018 Conference Attendees Group.


Rate: $129 (excluding all taxes and fees, based on single double occupancy)
– The special rate is subject to applicable state and local taxes.

– Only a limited block of rooms will available at this rate, so be sure revisit this page soon in order to book early!


Address: AC Hotel San Jose Downtown by Marriott, 350 West Santa Clara Street | San Jose | California 95113 USA


Web: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sjcac-ac-hotel-san-jose-downtown/


Phone: +1 (408) 924-0900

Accommodation

Below you will find key information about accommodation and transportation around Santa Clara University and Silicon Valley. For additional information about things do and places to stay and eat in Santa Clara, please visit the Santa Clara Convention and Visitors Bureau website at https://www.santaclara.org


The main entrance to Santa Clara University (SCU) is at the corner of El Camino Real and Palm Drive, in front of the Caltrain Station, and stop of the 22 and 522 buses.


If you stay in hotels or a Bed & Breakfast along El Camino Real, where you can find 1- to 4-star accommodation, you can easily and quickly reach the SCU campus. See the Travel Information for details.


Accommodation also is available through Airbnb.


Lodging Nearby the University
The following is a list of nearby hotels:

Best Western Plus Airport Plaza 2118 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 243-2400
(800) 228-5150
Best Western University Inn Santa Clara 4341 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 244-3366
(800) 937-8376
Biltmore Hotel & Suites 2151 Laurelwood Rd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 988-8411
(800) 255-9925
Candlewood Suites 481 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 241-9305
(888) 226-3539
Cherry Orchard Inn 1071 E. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 244-9000
(888) 997-9000
Courtyard by Marriot San Jose Airport 1727 Technology Drive
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 441-6111
(800) 321-2211
Courtyard by Marriot San Jose Campbell 655 Creekside Way
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 626-9590
The Domain Hotel 1085 East El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 94087
(408) 247-0800
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton San Jose  2050 Gateway Pl
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 453-4000
Embassy Suites Hotel Santa Clara – Silicon Valley 2885 Lakeside Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 496-6400
(800) 362-2779
Fairmont San Jose 170 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 998-1900
(866) 540-4493
Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown 211 S. First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 282-8800
(866) 716-8133
Hilton San Jose 300 Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 287-2100
(800) 774-1500
Hilton Santa Clara 4949 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 330-0001
(800) 774-1500
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Clara 1700 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 554-9200
(800) 315-2621
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Clara – Silicon Valley 2455 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 241-0100
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Jose – International Airport 1350 N. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 467-1789
(800) 315-2621
Holiday Inn San Jose – Airport 1350 North 1st Street
San Jose, 95112
(408) 453-6200
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport – Silicon Valley  10 West Trimble Road
San Jose, CA 95131
(408) 428-9900
Hotel De Anza 233 West Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 286-1000
(800) 843-3700
Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown 282 Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 998-0400
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara 5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 200-1234
(800) 233-1234
Mariani’s Inn & Restaurant 2500 El Camino
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 243-1431
(800) 553-8666
The Mission Inn Santa Clara 859 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 244-2840
San Jose Marriot 301 S Market St
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 280-1300
Santa Clara Marriott 2700 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 988-1500
(800) 228-9290
Sheraton San Jose 1801 Barber Lane
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 943-0600
Staybridge Suites San Jose 1602 Crane Court
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 436-1600
(800) 225-1237
The Plaza Suites 3100 Lakeside Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(844) 845-9840
The Westin San Jose 302 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 295-2000
Wyndham Garden San Jose Airport 1355 North 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 453-5340

Travel Information

Santa Clara University is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, where the sun shines nearly 300 days each year. The campus is just 5 miles from the San Jose International Airport and about 35 miles south of the San Francisco International Airport.

DIRECTIONS:


If you’re coming from U.S. Highway 101:
– Take the De La Cruz Boulevard/Santa Clara exit.
– Follow De La Cruz Boulevard towards El Camino Real (stay in the right lane).
– When De La Cruz Boulevard splits, follow the right split over the overpass.
– Turn right on Lafayette Street staying in the right turn lane.
– Turn right at El Camino Real.
– The main entrance to Santa Clara University will be on the right-hand side of the road.


If you are coming from Interstate 880:
– Take The Alameda exit.
– Travel north on The Alameda.
– The Alameda will become El Camino Real.
– The main entrance to Santa Clara University will be on the left-hand side of the road.


If you’re coming from Interstate 280:
– Take Interstate 880 north toward Oakland.
– Exit at The Alameda.
– Turn left on The Alameda.
– The Alameda will become El Camino Real.
– The main entrance to Santa Clara University will be on the left-hand side of the road.

PARKING:


Free parking is available in two parking structures – the Main Structure and the North Structure.

PUBLIC TRANSIT:


Valley Transportation Authority (VTA): provides bus, light rail and para-transit services.

Bus 22 (regular) and Bus 522 (Express) connect the Palo Alto Transit Center to the Santa Clara University main gate, through El Camino Real Avenue. You can get the schedule, route and stops at Bus 22 and Bus 522


Caltrain: Commuter rail from San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Santa Clara University is in front of the Santa Clara Station. You can get the schedule, route and stops at: http://www.caltrain.com/stations/systemmap.html
Please keep in mind that since the conference takes place during a three-day holiday weekend (Monday, February 19 is a public holiday), all public transit services will run on their weekend/holiday schedule.

Santa Clara, California

Santa Clara is located in the center of Silicon Valley and is home to the headquarters of several high-tech companies such as Intel, Macy’s, Texas Instruments, EMC and Applied Materials. It is also home to Santa Clara University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the State of California, which was built around Mission Santa Clara de Asís.

Santa Clara University blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition. It has a commitment to leaving the world a better place. It pursues new technology, encourages creativity, engages communities, and shares an entrepreneurial mindset. Its goal is to help shape the next generation of leaders and global thinkers.