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Hotel and Travel Information

Hotel | Airport Shuttles | Room Sharing | Travel Assistance | Gone Green

Westin Horton Plaza

Hotel Information

The O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference will be held at the Westin Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego. Adjacent to the Horton Plaza shopping center and located within walking distance of San Diego's bustling Gaslamp District, the Westin Horton Plaza offers countless opportunities for recreation and relaxation.

Make your hotel reservations online:

Westin Horton Plaza

  • Choose the orange "Reservations" button that appears in the upper right of the page.
  • If not already preselected, enter Meeting ID#: 1515 to receive the O'Reilly discounted room rate.
  • Choose your arrival and departure dates, and continue through the reservation system.
An email confirmation will be sent to you confirming your hotel reservation at the Westin Horton Plaza for the O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference.

To make your hotel reservations by phone, call:

  • 1-800-WESTIN-1

  • or call the hotel directly at: (619) 239-2200.

To be eligible for this discounted rate, you must identify yourself as attending the "O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference." NOTE: The cutoff date for this discount is Friday, January 3, 2003 -- 5:00pm PST. Reservations requests will be accepted only on a space- and rate-availability basis after the cutoff date.


Standard Room Rate: $181.00

All rates are single or double occupancy. Additional persons are $20.00 per person, per night. Rates do not include a 10.545% city occupancy tax (subject to change without notice).

Please be advised, if you choose to check out of the hotel before your reserved check-out date, an early departure fee of $75.00 will be applied to your individual account. Please inform the hotel at or before check-in of any change in your scheduled length of stay to avoid this fee.

If cancelling your reservation, please provide 24 hours notice to avoid deposit forfeiture or penalties.

Hotel Address
Westin Horton Plaza San Diego
910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: (619) 239-2200
Fax: (619) 239-0509
Getting There

Airport Shuttles

Convenient shuttle transportation to the Westin Horton Plaza is available for those flying in to the
San Diego International Airport.

Cloud 9 Shuttle
Phone: 1 (800) 9-SHUTTLE

XPress Shuttle
Phone: 1 (800) 900-7433

Driving Directions

  • From Northeast

    Take I-15 South to 163 South. 163 will end and put you on 10th Avenue. Proceed to Broadway and turn right. Turn left on Broadway Circle. The hotel is on the right.
  • From South

    Take I-5 North and exit at J Street, which is a one-way street. Take J Street to Market Street and turn left. Proceed to First Avenue and turn right. Then turn right at E Street. The hotel is on the corner.
  • From East

    Take I-8 East to 163 South. 163 will end and put you on 10th Avenue. Proceed to Broadway and turn right. Turn left on Broadway Circle. The hotel is on the right.
  • From Northwest

    Take I-5 and exit at Front Street, which is a one-way street. Proceed to E Street and turn left. The hotel is on the right.

Looking for customized driving directions? Visit the Westin Horton Plaza online, enter your starting address, and voila! You'll find detailed maps and all of the information needed to safely reach the Hotel.

  • Valet Parking: $20.00 per night
  • Self-Parking: $18.00 per night
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Room Sharing

If you are looking to save money on your housing costs, you may wish to room-share. We have set up a room-share mailing list to facilitate finding a suitable roommate. Please visit the Room Sharing page to submit your information and be added to the mailing list. The list will be updated and broadcast weekly.

Vivian Russell Logo Travel Assistance

The official O'Reilly conference travel planner is one-stop shopping for your air travel and other travel needs in connection with your attendance at an O'Reilly conference.

Vivian V. Russell Travel Services
182 Farmers Lane, Suite 102
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Phone: (707) 525-0550
Fax: (707) 525-0560
Email: vivianv@sonic.net

Hertz Logo Rental Car

Should you choose to make travel arrangements independently, you may contact Hertz directly to receive the special O'Reilly discount on rental cars at the O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference. To reserve a car with your special rate, call Hertz:

1 (800) 654-2240 in the U.S.
1 (800) 263-0600 in Canada
(405) 749-4434 outside of these areas

or call your nearest Hertz reservation center, your corporate travel department, or your travel agent. You must give the agent the Hertz CV# 01XY0021.

United Air Logo Air Travel

United Airlines is offering attendees traveling to our event a 5% discount off of the lowest applicable discount fare, including First Class, or a 10% discount off of the unrestricted mid-week coach fare. They will also offer an additional 5% off of those tickets purchased at least 60 days in advance. Discounts also apply on Shuttle by United and United Express flights. You must refer to Meeting ID #: 510CS in order to receive the conference attendee discount. Be certain to give either your travel planner or the United reservation agent (1 (800) 521-4041) this number.

Alternative Hotels

For assistance with booking alternative hotels located in convenient proximity to the conference hotel, and offering special low rates and special arrangements for conference attendees, contact Vivian V. Russell Travel.

Gone Green

Our Environmental Commitment

O'Reilly is committed to holding environmentally responsible events by using recycled products and choosing venues willing to partner with our Green efforts. Visit our "Gone Green" page for more information on the recycled products you'll receive at the conference.

O'Reilly & Associates assumes no responsibility or liability for the facilities or services provided by the vendors and suppliers. Anyone attending this conference releases O'Reilly from any and all claims that may arise out of attending at this conference.

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