Please use the information below to book your accommodation directly with your preferred hotel. Book early. Rooms at the discounted conference rates are limited. Hotel discounts end on October 3 or when the rooms have filled.

Reserve soon to guarantee your choice!


We recommend that attendees use public transport rather than driving in San Francisco. All hotels below are a short walk from the Powell Street Station for easy access to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) light rail or the MUNI subway system. Here is a quick guide to taking BART from SFO airport to WCSJ2017 hotels.

Headquarters Hotel and Conference Venue

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Standard Single/Double: $229.00/$249.00+tax
Deluxe View Single/Double: $259.00/$279.00+tax
To Book at the Marriott, call the hotel: +1-415-896-1600

The Marriott Marquis is close to Union Square, a historic public plaza that features shopping, hotel, and a theater district. The hotel is steps from the Powell Street BART train station, providing an easy, direct connection to San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The Marriott Marquis, where conference sessions will be held Thursday-Saturday, is a modern, eco-friendly hotel and convention facility. (Buses will leave from the Marriott for Sunday sessions on the university campuses and for Monday field trips.) The conference discounted rate for wi-fi is $1.00 per night. In-room wi-fi is complimentary for Marriott Rewards members. To join for free, visit

September 15, 2017 Update: With standard rooms filling fast, Marriott has reduced the rate of the City View rooms to $259.00/night. If you have already booked at the previous price of $299.00, your rate will be automatically adjusted.

Please note that the San Francisco Marriott Marquis does not allow smoking in the hotel, guest rooms, or conference center.

Hotel Abri
Hotel Abri

Hotel Abri

127 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA (a 4-block walk from the Marriott)

Rate: 229.00 USD/night+tax
To Book at the Abri: email and mention WFSJ or World Federation of Science Journalists.

Just a few short blocks from the conference hotel, the recently renovated Hotel Abri describes itself as a “boutique hideaway” with “fashionable and modern” guestrooms. The Hotel Abri is also just a few blocks from Union Square, the heart of San Francisco’s shopping and dining options and a popular cable car terminus. All rooms feature air conditioning, a desk, and complimentary in-room wi-fi. Please note that the Hotel Abri does not allow smoking in any room.

Mosser Hotel
Mosser Hotel

The Mosser Hotel – SOLD OUT

54 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (directly across the street from the Marriott)

Rate: 195.00 USD/night+tax
To Book at the Mosser: Call 1-800-227-3804 from 7:00am- 5:30pm M-F PST or reserve through our reservations e-mail 24/7 at: Mention
the code WCSJ.

The Mosser Hotel is directly across the street from the entrance to the Marriott, steps from the Powell BART and MUNI Station, and a few blocks from the cable cars, shopping, and dining in Union Square. All rooms available at the group discount include a private bath, complimentary wi-fi, and free muffins and coffee in the hotel’s restaurant each morning.

Please note that the Mosser Hotel does not allow smoking in any room and is not air-conditioned. Weather in San Francisco is highly variable, and October can be the warmest month.