North America Fall 2008 Standards Meetings Travel

   

 

 

 

 
   

Access Information for SEMI Standards North America 2008 Autumn Meetings

Location

SEMI Headquarters
3081 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA
Located in the triangle formed by 237, 101, and 880 freeways

For those who are from this area and are planning to drive or use the light rail to the SEMI office, please visit the Local Access information page.

* AIRPORTS *

Three major airports serve the San Francisco Bay Area. San Jose Mineta International (SJC) is the closest to SEMI Headquarters, but from many locations it may be easier (and less expensive) to fly to San Francisco International (SFO) or Oakland International (OAK) and take a shuttle to your hotel.

► San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC) -- about 4 miles from SEMI HQ

Main page: http://www.sjc.org/
Shuttle service: http://www.sjc.org/travelers/d2d.php
Note that both recommended hotels (see below), along with many other hotels in the area, have courtesy shuttles to/from SJC.
Hotel courtesy shuttles: http://www.sjc.org/travelers/hotel.php

► San Francisco(SFO) -- about 35 miles from SEMI HQ

Main page: http://www.flysfo.com/
Transportation services: http://www.flysfo.com/web/page/tofrom/transp-serv/
SEMI Headquarters are located in Region 4 on the transportation services page.
Driving Directions to SEMI: Use the “From Peninsula” directions on the “Local” page.

► Oakland (OAK) -- about 35 miles from SEMI HQ

Main page: www.oaklandairport.com/
Shuttle service: http://www.oaklandairport.com/shuttles.shtml
Note that for door-to-door shuttle service, you need a company that travels to Santa Clara County. See the bottom of the shuttle service page for information on which shuttle services travel to Santa Clara County.
Driving Directions to SEMI: Use the “From East Bay” directions on the “Local” page.

HOTELS

SEMI recommends the Sheraton San Jose Hotel. However, there are a number of other hotels in the area.

Sheraton San Jose (about 2 miles from SEMI HQ)

1801 Barber Lane
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 473-8164
Complimentary shuttle service is available.

* * * RESERVATIONS NOW AVAILABLE * * *
Reservation # 800-325-3535
Mention: SEMI Standards for our group rate of $161

Room block deadlines:

  • For the October meetings, the Sheraton room reservation deadline has been extended to Wednesday, October 8, 2008
  • For November 3-6 meetings, the Sheraton room reservation deadline is Sunday, October 19, 2008
  • For the November 10-12 meetings, the Sheraton room reservation deadline is Sunday, October 26, 2008

Note: Availability of rooms at the SEMI rate is limited.

Getting to SEMI HQ from the Sheraton

Driving directions:
Southwest on Barber Ln toward McCarthy Blvd - go 0.2 mi
Left at McCarthy Blvd - go 0.2 mi
Right at Montague Expy - go 1.4 mi
Left at Zanker Rd - go 115 ft
Right into parking lot

Hotels within Short Driving Distance (2 miles or less)

NOTE: This list is not complete. There are other available hotels in the area.

Name

Contact Info

Miles

Hotel Sierra

(408) 486-0800
3915 Rivermark Plz
Santa Clara, CA

0.6

Homewood Suites-San Jose Int'l

(408) 428-9900
10 W Trimble Rd
San Jose, CA

0.9

Beverly Heritage Hotel

(408) 943-9080
1820 Barber Ln
Milpitas, CA

1.2

Best Western

(408) 435-8800
2585 Seaboard Ave
San Jose, CA

1.4

Sleep Inn

(408) 434-9330
2390 Harris Way
San Jose, CA

1.6

Staybridge Suites

(408) 383-9500
321 Cypress Dr
Milpitas, CA

1.7

Homestead-Studio Suites

(408) 433-9700
330 Cypress Dr
Milpitas, CA

1.8

Crowne Plaza-San Jose Silicon

(408) 321-9500
777 Bellew Dr
Milpitas, CA

1.8

Extended Stay America

(408) 453-3006
55 E Brokaw Rd San Jose, CA

1.8

Hampton Inn-Milpitas

(408) 428-9090
215 Barber Ct
Milpitas, CA

1.9

Worldmark By Wyndham

(408) 437-6060
1995 N 1st St
San Jose, CA

1.9

Biltmore Hotel & Suites

(408) 988-8411
2151 Laurelwood Rd
Santa Clara, CA

2.0

RESTAURANTS

Lunchtime (within 1 mile)

Note that lunch will be catered for some meetings. Please contact the Standards engineer for your committee(s) for more information.

There are 3 centers with multiple places to eat within a short drive of SEMI HQ: River Oaks, North 1st and Trimble, and Rivermark.

► River Oaks: 670 River Oaks Pkwy (at Montague)

China Taste
Hobees
Premier Pizza
Subway
Una Mas
Also: Starbucks

► North 1st and Trimble

Carls Jr
De La Cruz Deli
Honba Sushi Express
Olives Greek Cafe
Pho Viet
Premier Pizza
Sangam Indian Cuisine
Thai Orchid Thai Cuisine
Ume Chinese Fast Food
Una Mas
Also: Starbucks

► Rivermark Plaza: Montague Expwy and Agnew

Baja Fresh
McDonalds
Mezbaan Indian Restaurant
Piatti Ristorante
Premier Pizza
Quiznos
Red Robin
Yan Can
Yo Yo Restaurant
Also: Safeway (deli inside), Jamba Juice, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Fantasia Coffee and Tea, Coldstone Creamery

Dinner

The most appropriate recommendation here is probably to ask your fellow committee members who live in the area, or the concierge at your hotel, as there are good restaurants for every taste within a 20 minute drive. We’ve included a couple of areas below where there are restaurants bunched together and easy to find.

► Nearby:

  • McCarthy Ranch (Mostly chain restaurants -- On the Border, Applebees, etc.)
    Take Montague Expwy east, turn left on McCarthy Blvd, cross 237, turn right on Ranch Dr.
  • Bellew Dr and Barber Ln (Predominantly small, Asian restaurants)
    Take Montague Expwy east, turn left on McCarthy Blvd, turn right on Bellew Dr.

► A little further:

  • Japantown
    Take N. 1st St south, then turn left on Taylor.
  • Downtown San Jose
    Over 100 restaurants of all kinds. Can be accessed by light rail (
    www.vta.org) as well as by car.

LEISURE TIME

For more information about things to do and see in San Jose:
http://sanjose.org/

http://wikitravel.org/en/San_Jose_(California)
(WikiTravel page)

And for San Francisco:
http://www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com/
(official visitors site)
http://wikitravel.org/en/San_Francisco
(WikiTravel page)

 
 

Local Access Information for SEMI Standards North America 2008 Autumn Meetings

MAP

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Note that free parking is available in the SEMI parking lot.

► From Peninsula (101 South)

Exit at Montague Expwy / San Tomas Expwy
East on Montague Expressway – go 2.7 miles
Right at Zanker Road – go 115 ft
Right into parking lot

► From East Bay (880 South)

Exit at Montague Expwy West (exit 7) - go 1.5 miles
Left at Zanker Road – go 115 ft
Right into parking lot

► From South Bay (101 North)

Exit at Montague Expwy / San Tomas Expwy
East on Montague Expressway – go 2.7 miles
Right at Zanker Road – go 115 ft
Right into parking lot

► From South Bay (17/880 North)

Exit at Montague Expwy West (exit 7) - go 1.5 miles
Left at Zanker Road – go 115 ft
Right into parking lot

LIGHT RAIL (Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority)

SEMI HQ is a 5-minute walk from the Orchard lightrail stops, near the intersection of Montague Expressway and North 1st Street.