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Hotel Information

Argent Hotel

The 2005 Web 2.0 Conference will be held at the Argent Hotel.

If you're looking for the right place in San Francisco to revel in the excitement of The City, The Argent Hotel is the perfect choice. Located in the heart of the City, The Argent stands 36 floors tall with 667 luxurious guestrooms, overlooking the beautiful San Francisco City skyline. Activities within walking distance include Yerba Buena Gardens, Union Square, SFMOMA, Sony Metreon, and San Francisco’s finest in dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Web 2.0 has negotiated a special, low hotel rate for overnight participants in San Francisco. To reserve a room at the Argent Hotel, please follow the instructions below.

Hotel Reservations

Due to an overwhelming response, the Web 2.0 conference room block at the Argent Hotel is completely sold out.

We have secured additional hotel rooms for the Web 2.0 Conference at the hotels listed below. Please note: In order to get our special conference rate, you must say you are with the Web 2.0 Conference.

Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel
Union Square
55 Cyril Magnin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Room Rate: $209.00 Single/Double

To make a reservation by telephone, please call: 1-800-621-1187 or 1-800-228-9290 (24 hrs) To book, modify or cancel a reservation online parc55hotel.com.

W San Francisco
Yerba Buena
181 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Room Rate:
$309.00 Wonderful Rooms Single/Double
$349.00 Spectacular Rooms Single/Double

To make a reservation by telephone, please call 1-877-946-8357. To make a reservation online W Hotel.

Hotel Address

Argent Hotel
50 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 974-6400

If you have any questions please email us at hotels@mlii.com or call Donna Ortiz @ 415-905-2397

Getting There

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

Driving Directions

  • From San Francisco Int'l Airport
    Take Highway 101 North and exit at 4th Street Exit onto Bryant. Continue one block and turn left onto 3rd Street. Continue for four and a half blocks. The hotel is located on the left side of Third Street.

  • From Oakland Int'l Airport
    Take 880 North, cross the Bay Bridge and take the Fremont Street Exit on the right. Turn left onto Howard Street. Turn fight on Third Street. The hotel is located one and a half blocks on the left side of Third Street.

  • From the Golden Gate Bridge (north)
    Cross the bridge and exit at Lombard Street. Turn right onto Van Ness, and then turn left onto Bush Street. Turn right on Montgomery Street. Continue across Market Street onto New Montgomery. Turn right on Mission Street. Turn right on Third Street. The hotel is located half a block on the left side of Third Street.


  • Overnight: $39.00 per day
    (subject to change without notice)

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

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Travel Assistance

The official conference travel planner offers one-stop shopping for your air travel and other travel needs in connection with your attendance at a 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 www.unitedstatesvisas.gov 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 discount on rental cars at the Web 2.0 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 Web 2.0 Conference 2005. 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 #538GO. 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 #538GO 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.

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


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Spnsor Opportunities

Web 2.0 Sponsor Opportunities--Reach business leaders and technology influencers at the Web 2.0 conference. Call Amber Rattu at 415-905-2647, email or click here for more info.

Press and Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Ben Stricker: or Suzanne Axtell:

Due to the overwhelming number of requests for press passes for the Web 2.0 Conference, press credentials for the conference are no longer available.

Speaker Opportunities

Speaking opportunities are by invitation only. Speaker suggestions can be forwarded to Vee McMillen at


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