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Twelfth International Symposium on
Mass Spectrometry in the Health & Life Sciences:
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics


San Francisco's beautiful Hotel Nikko has been chosen as the location for our conference. It is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown San Francisco. It is a short walk to the Financial District, shopping at Union Square, Chinatown and Moscone Center. The hotel is also a short street car, bus or cable car ride to Nob Hill, North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf.

The Hotel Nikko is an intimate hotel and was specially selected to offer an atmosphere to foster scientific exchange. We encourage participants to stay at the Hotel Nikko to fully enjoy the symposium format. A block of rooms has been set aside for registrants at a special Symposium rate of $269 per night for Deluxe King or Nikko Deluxe Double Bed rooms. All rates are subject to applicable State and local taxes.

Room types are available on a first come first serve basis. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel on line at Hotel Nikko or by phone. If reserving your room by phone, please call the hotel directly at 415-394-1111 or toll free at 800-248-3308 and reference the meeting code "UCSF Mass Spectrometry 2017" to receive the discounted rate. We strongly recommend that you make your reservations immediately because the number of rooms is limited. Reservations must be made no later than July 21, 2017.

Airport-Hotel Transportation

The Hotel Nikko is located at 222 Mason Street in San Francisco

Door-to-door shuttle and taxi service is available for both San Francisco International (SFO) and Oakland International (OAK) airports.

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is available from both San Francisco Airport and Oakland Airport. The Hotel Nikko is accessible via the Powell Street station. BART fare and schedule information can be found here and at 511.org.

Parking Information

Parking is available to overnight guests of the hotel for a fee of $50 per 24 hours.

The three garages noted below are close to the hotel, but other parking garages can be found here at Parkopedia's site:

Hotel Nikko Garage
Ellis and Mason Street

Phone: 415-394-1111
Hours: 24 hours

Ellis-O'Farrell Parking Garage
123 O'Farrel Street

Phone: 415-986-4800
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 5:30am - 1:00am
Friday - Saturday 5:30am - 2:00am

Downtown Center Garage
325 Mason Street (between Geary and O'Farrell Streets)

Phone: 415-673-6757
Hours: 24 hours

Public Transportation

As mentioned above, 511.org is a comprehensive San Francisco Bay Area travel resource. The site offers real time trip planning for the greater Bay Area region.


The Hotel Nikko is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco. The hotel is approximately six walking blocks from the Moscone Convention Center, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Symposium attendees may wish to attend a wide offering of cultural and theatrical events in the area. The Curran, Golden Gate and ACT theaters are located in the near vicinity of the hotel. The San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet are located nearby as well. The Metreon and Westfield Shopping Center are also close to the hotel.

August weather generally is pleasant and dry, but can be variable.

Information regarding sightseeing and tours will be available at the Symposium. If you wish to obtain information prior to your trip, write to: San Francisco Visitor Information Center, 900 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103-2804, or call 415-391-2000, fax 415-362-7323, or visit the San Francisco Travel Association.

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