Downtown San Jose


FanimeCon is set against the hustle and bustle of downtown San Jose. Surrounding the Convention Center are a number of hotels, restaurants, and cultural attractions. If you’re looking for a good time or an educational experience we hope these directional links help you as you try to acquaint yourself with FanimeCon and the surrounding area.


Hotel

Our hotel registration is currently closed for FanimeCon 2016. Please contact the hotels directly for reservations.


Food


Of course it wouldn’t do to allow attendees to starve during the convention. Luckily we have you covered, as there are many eating establishments within and around the convention to keep you full and energized. From the wonderful hotel cuisine and the food offered by the Convention Center is plenty to keep you sustained, but if it doesn’t suit you every time you feel the pang of hunger, there are more choices outside. For every person and every craving there is a bit of food to satisfy. For more information about these alternatives, please use the dining guide from San Jose Convention and Cultural Affairs.


Directions


For a comprehensive list of ways to get to the convention, please visit the Convention Center website. This list includes driving directions from different areas (including northbound and southbound directions) and will help you find your way.


Parking


Between the Convention Center, the hotels, and the surrounding area, there are many places to stow your car around the downtown San Jose. Many of these places charge for parking or have a fee for a valet, so make sure you have some extra cash handy just in case! For a list of places to park, please see San Jose’s website.


Shuttle Bus

FanimeCon will once again have the shuttle bus.

Please note: Bikes are not allowed on any FanimeCon shuttle.

Date Start Time End Time Hotel Loop Destinations Frequency
Thurs, May 26 4:00 PM 10:00 PM Doubletree / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Thurs, May 26 4:00 PM 10:00 PM Holiday Inn / Four Points / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Thurs, May 26 4:00 PM 10:00 PM Fairfield / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Thurs, May 26 4:00 PM 10:00 PM SpringHill / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Fri, May 27 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Doubletree / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Fri, May 27 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Holiday Inn / Four Points / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Fri, May 27 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Fairfield / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Fri, May 27 8:00 AM 2:00 PM SpringHill / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Fri, May 27 2:00 PM 9:00 PM Doubletree / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Fri, May 27 2:00 PM 9:00 PM Holiday Inn / Four Points / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Fri, May 27 2:00 PM 9:00 PM Fairfield / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Fri, May 27 2:00 PM 9:00 PM SpringHill / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Fri, May 27 9:00 PM 2:00 AM Doubletree / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Fri, May 27 9:00 PM 2:00 AM Holiday Inn / Four Points / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Fri, May 27 9:00 PM 2:00 AM Fairfield / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Fri, May 27 9:00 PM 2:00 AM SpringHill / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sat, May 28 2:00 AM 8:00 AM All Uptown Hotels / Convention Center / Fairmont Hourly
Sat, May 28 2:00 AM 8:00 AM Fairfield / SpringHill / Convention Center / Fairmont Hourly
Sat, May 28 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Doubletree / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sat, May 28 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Holiday Inn / Four Points / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Sat, May 28 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Fairfield / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sat, May 28 8:00 AM 2:00 PM SpringHill / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sat, May 28 2:00 PM 10:00 PM Doubletree / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sat, May 28 2:00 PM 10:00 PM Holiday Inn / Four Points / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sat, May 28 2:00 PM 10:00 PM Fairfield / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sat, May 28 2:00 PM 10:00 PM SpringHill / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sat, May 28 10:00 PM 2:00 AM Doubletree / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sat, May 28 10:00 PM 2:00 AM Holiday Inn / Four Points / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Sat, May 28 10:00 PM 2:00 AM Fairfield / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sat, May 28 10:00 PM 2:00 AM SpringHill / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sun, May 29 2:00 AM 8:00 AM Doubletree / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Sun, May 29 2:00 AM 8:00 AM All Uptown Hotels / Convention Center / Fairmont Hourly
Sun, May 29 2:00 AM 8:00 AM Fairfield / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Sun, May 29 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Doubletree / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sun, May 29 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Holiday Inn / Four Points / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Sun, May 29 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Fairfield / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sun, May 29 8:00 AM 2:00 PM SpringHill / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sun, May 29 2:00 PM 10:00 PM Doubletree / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sun, May 29 2:00 PM 10:00 PM Holiday Inn / Four Points / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sun, May 29 2:00 PM 10:00 PM Fairfield / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sun, May 29 2:00 PM 10:00 PM SpringHill / Convention Center / Fairmont Peak
Sun, May 29 10:00 PM 2:00 AM Doubletree / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Sun, May 29 10:00 PM 2:00 AM Holiday Inn / Four Points / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Sun, May 29 10:00 PM 2:00 AM Fairfield / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Sun, May 29 10:00 PM 2:00 AM SpringHill / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Mon, May 30 2:00 AM 8:00 AM All Uptown Hotels / Convention Center / Fairmont Hourly
Mon, May 30 2:00 AM 8:00 AM All Uptown Hotels / Convention Center Hourly
Mon, May 30 2:00 AM 8:00 AM Fairfield / SpringHill / Convention Center / Fairmont Hourly
Mon, May 30 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Doubletree / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Mon, May 30 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Holiday Inn / Four Points / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Mon, May 30 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Fairfield / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Mon, May 30 8:00 AM 2:00 PM SpringHill / Convention Center / Fairmont Off Peak
Mon, May 30 2:00 PM 6:00 PM All Uptown Hotels / Convention Center / Fairmont Hourly
Mon, May 30 2:00 PM 6:00 PM Holiday Inn / Four Points / Convention Center / Fairmont Hourly
Mon, May 30 2:00 PM 6:00 PM Fairfield / Convention Center / Fairmont Hourly
Mon, May 30 2:00 PM 6:00 PM SpringHill / Convention Center / Fairmont Hourly

Peak = approximately every 15-20 minutes.
Off Peak = approximately every 30-45 minutes.
Hourly = approximately every hour.


Public Transit


Concerned about the earth? Simply don’t want to drive? Then take public transit! The bus lines, light rail and trains all have stops near the Convention Center. The following links can find these routes and help you plan your trip:

  • For CalTrain information: CalTrain
  • For the DASH route (which runs on business days only): DASH

Trying to find the best route for the different public transit systems can be challenging, so Transit511 has a trip planner and a list of other public transportation websites.