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Plan Your Visit


Presenters: Please do NOT book any accommodations until you have received your travel allowance amount

Book your hotel or Airbnb accommodation as early as possible for best availability.

Stanford Guest House

2575 Sand Hill Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 926-2800

Room rates: $189/night (standard); $229/night (deluxe).
Check availability here

The Guest House is located on the Stanford campus within the grounds of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Rooms are economically designed at 175 square feet for one bed and 275 square feet for two beds. Learn more about the Stanford Guest House and transportation services to/from Stanford campus.

Cardinal Hotel
235 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 323-5101

Room rates: Varies.
Check availability and rates here. Promo code: SITE22

Built in 1924, the Cardinal Hotel is a recently renovated, vintage boutique hotel – located 1 mile from Stanford University.

Please find list of hotels that offer reduced rate to Stanford guests, and other hotels near the Palo Alto area offering regular rates only.

Airport Information

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
San Francisco, CA 94128

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
1701 Airport Blvd, San Jose, CA 95110

Ground Transportation

From San Francisco International Airport
SFO is 22 miles from Stanford and approximately 25 minutes away by car depending on traffic.

From San Jose Mineta Airport
SJC is 17 miles from Stanford and approximately 25 minutes away by car depending on traffic.

Taxi      Estimated $100 - $160 one-way
Uber    Estimated $40 - $50 one-way
Lyft      Estimated $40 - $50 one-way

Public Transportation

Caltrain – The nearest Caltrain stop is Palo Alto, from there you can take Line P to the Campus Oval stop or Line Y to the Galvez Street/Jane Stanford Way stop.

Marguerite Shuttle – Stanford Marguerite is a free public shuttle service. The shuttle connects the Stanford campus and nearby Palo Alto.  Take Line Y to the Galvez Street and Jane Stanford Way stop.  View Marguerite schedule.


Parking near the Landau Economics building (579 Jane Stanford Way) :

  • Disabled parking is located along Galvez Street
  • Metered parking is available on Memorial Way at Galvez Street
  • Galvez Lot, located across from the Stadium lot 
  • Track House Visitor lot at the corner of Galvez Street and Campus Drive
  • Knight Management Parking structure on Campus Drive East (this is an underground option)

For complete campus parking details and event parking options, please visit Parking & Transportation


Weather and Conference Attire

Stanford has an average daily high temperature above 72°F and the average low is 57°F during summer. Bringing a light jacket or sweater is recommended for the evenings.

Local Information


SITE is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation with additional support from the Stanford School of Humanities & Sciences Department of Economics, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.