FYI if you haven’t booked your hotel yet, I just booked the Signia by Hilton through the USFS hotel planner on the U.S. nationals website for five nights at $151.99 a night (standard room). It’s a fantastic rate for a five star hotel and I’m so glad to get it.
All the other close hotels are showing $300/$400 plus a night. I had to select the Insignia from the hotel list and this rate showed up, even though it didn’t show on the hotel list prices. The rate is refundable except for one night if I cancel three days before arrival. ...
Thanks for noticing and sharing the lower USFS hotelplanner rate for Signia. 👏
Especially when the USFS hotelplanner general listings page for Nats shows only a much higher rate for Signia.
Good to know for future USFS events too that it's worth clicking over to the specific pages for individual hotels! 🤓
... This is the old Fairmont Hotel that I stayed at for the previous Nationals twice. I really liked the hotel and location. It’s about a one mile walk to the SAP Center through the main downtown street in San Jose with lots of shops and restaurants. I always enjoy that walk when sitting in an arena all day.
... Also recall USFS ran a large bus shuttle from the hotel to the SAP center in 2018. ...
Agree that the Signia/Fairmont location is at a walkable distance from SAP.
And I do remember that the Fairmont was a shuttle stop in 2018.
For 2023, I have not heard -- at least not yet? -- about a spectator shuttle being offered?
(ETA: Meaning a spectator shuttle at all, regardless of any particular stops.)
... For those staying in the Marriott/Westin/Hilton area near the convention center, there is a bakery/sandwich place across from the park, near what used to be the Fairmount, that was pretty good and reasonable in 2018. (Yes, according to Google Maps, it's still there.)
What is the bakery/sandwich place called? 🥪