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.


There is nothing more enjoyable than being in a place you love and being able to sleep comfortably and take care of your hygiene at the same time. This is made easy at FanimeCon as there are hotels connected to and surrounding the San Jose Convention Center.
You can make reservations via the Fanime Housing Site or by phone:

Phone Line Hours of Operation (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET):
800-924-4232 (US & Canada)
415-979-2282 (International)

Hotel Lowest Available Per Night Rate
DoubleTree by Hilton: $91
Fairmont: $92
Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Airport: $90
Hilton: $128
Holiday Inn San Jose Airport: $81
Hyatt Place: $114
Marriott: $94
Ramada: $68
Westin (formerly the St. Claire): $99


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.


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.


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.

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 VTA services (including light rail and bus routes): VTA
  • 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.


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