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Hotel and Travel Information

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Hotel Information

Westin Santa Clara

The MySQL Users Conference 2005 will be held at The Westin Santa Clara, located in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Just off of US Highway 101, The Westin Santa Clara is convenient to the Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area. The San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland International Airports are located within minimal driving distance.

For those who like to combine business with pleasure, The Westin Santa Clara is a treat, located within walking distance of Paramount's Great America theme park and a 72-par championship golf course. Looking to make a splash? Jump into the Westin's oversized pool or soak up some rays on the 5,000-square-foot pool deck. However you like to relax, The Westin Santa Clara will make you feel right at home.

Make your hotel reservations by phone, call:

  • 1-888-627-8405

  • or call the hotel directly at (408) 986-0700.

The cutoff date for room reservations is: March 14, 2005.


Guest Room: $154.00

In order to receive the discounted room rate, you must identify yourself as attending the "MySQL Users Conference 2005" Reservations received after the extended cutoff date of March 14, 2005 will be honored on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate of the hotel. All rates are single or double occupancy. All room rates listed above do not include a 9.5% local & state tax (subject to change without notice).

Please provide 24 hours' notice when cancelling your reservations to avoid deposit forfeiture or penalties.

Hotel Address

The Westin Santa Clara
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: (408) 986-0700

Due to the overwhelming popularity of MySQL Users Conference, the room block at the Westin Santa Clara is currently sold out.

The following is a partial list of alternate hotels in Santa Clara, close to the Westin Santa Clara.

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 408-988-1500

Santa Clara Hilton
4949 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 408-330-0001

O'Reilly Media, Inc. and MySQL AB have no affiliation with these hotels.

Getting There

Airport Shuttle Services
From Oakland, San Francisco, or San Jose Airports
Phone: 800-258-3826

VIP Airport Shuttle
Phone: (408) 885-1800

Driving Directions

  • From San Jose Int'l Airport
    Start out going Northwest on Airport Blvd. towards Terminal C. Turn right onto Airport Pkwy. Turn left onto Guadalupe Pkwy. Take the US-101 N ramp towards San Francisco. Merge onto US-101 N. Take the Great America Pkwy. Exit towards Bowers Avenue. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto Great American Pkwy. Approx. 5 miles)

  • From San Francisco Int'l Airport
    Take US Highway 101 South towards San Jose. Take the CA-237 East exit towards Alviso/Milpitas. Take the Great America Parkway exit towards Lafayette Street. Turn right onto Great American Parkway. (Approx. 31 miles)

  • From Oakland Int'l Airport
    Start out going Northeast on Airport Drive towards Neil Armstrong Way by turning left. Turn right onto 98th Ave. Merge onto I-880 South towards San Jose. Take the Milpitas/Alviso Rd. exit towards CA-237/Calaveras Blvd. Merge onto CA-237 W. Take the Great America Pkwy ramp towards Lafayette Street. Turn left onto Great America Pkwy. (Approx. 33 miles)


  • Self Parking: Free
    Self-parking in the hotel parking lot or connecting convention center lot is free.
  • Valet Parking: $5 Per Day, $11 Overnight

Please Note: Parking fees are approximate and completely subject to change without 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.

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Travel Assistance

The official O'Reilly conference travel planner offers 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

International Attendees

Please visit for important information about international travel to the United States.

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Rental Cars

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 The MySQL Users Conference 2005 . 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 #01XY0025.

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Air Travel

United Airlines is the official airline of the MySQL Conference. If you or your travel agent call United's toll-free number (1-800-521-4041) to book your reservations, you will receive a 5% discounnt off the lowest applicable discount fare, including First Class or a 10% discount off full fare unrestricted coach fares, purchased 7 days in advance. An additional 5% discount will apply when tickets are purchased at least 30 days in advance of your travel date. Discounts also apply on Shuttle by United and United Express. Call United's Specialized Meeting Reservations Center at 1-800-521-4041 to obtain the best fares and schedule information. Make sure you refer to Meeting ID #538GM. Dedicated reservation agents are on duty 7 days a week from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM EST. Mileaage Plus members receive full credit for all miles flown to this meeting.You must refer to Meeting ID #538GM 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.

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Diamond Sponsor

Hewlett Packard

Platinum Sponsors

Business Objects
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Intel Corporation

Gold Sponsors

GoldenGate Software, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

Dell Inc.
Embarcadero Technologies
MetiLinx, Inc.
Novell, Inc.
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Rackspace Managed Hosting
Zend Technologies, Inc.

Media Sponsors

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