HLDVT Local Information

HOTEL

The Claremont Resort and Conference Center is located in the Oakland-Berkeley hills with a spectacular view of the San Francisco Bay. The resort is also quite close to the UC Berkeley campus.

The Claremont Resort is offering a special rate of US $140 for single or double occupancy for workshop attendees. To make your reservation call the hotel at (800) 551-7266. Be sure to ask for the special HLDVT97 workshop rate. The rate is guaranteed until Oct 10, 1997. So please make your reservations as soon as possible.

TRANSPORTATION

The nearest airports are Oakland International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.

Oakland International Airport

Transportation to or from Oakland International Airport can be arranged through the Bayporter Express. The approximate cost is $12 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (415) 467-1800. Private taxi service is also available. Contact Bauer's Limousine at (800) 546-6688. The approximate cost is $69 plus gratuity for the Town Car (1 to 3 passengers) and $100 plus gratuity for the Limousine (1 to 6 passengers) We recommend calling 24-48 hours in advance for reservations but you may call on arrival at the airport to see if there are any cars available. Allow approximately 35 minutes of travel time to and from the airport.

San Francisco International Airport

Transportation to or from San Francisco International Airport can be arranged through the Bayporter Express. The approximate cost is $13 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (415) 467-1800. Private taxi service is also available. Contact Bauer's Limousine at (800) 546-6688. The approximate cost is $94 plus gratuity for the Town Car (1 to 3 passengers) and $112 plus gratuity for the Limousine (1 to 6 passengers) We recommend calling 24-48 hours in advance for reservations but you may call on arrival at the airport to see if there are any cars available. Allow approximately 1 hour of travel time to and from the airport.

Driving Directions

From Oakland Airport: Go straight out of the airport on Airport Blvd. Turn right onto Hegenberger Road. From Hegenberger follow signs for 880 North. proceed as in #1.

From San Francisco Airport: Follow signs for Hwy 101 North to San Francisco, take Hwy 80 East to the Bay Bridge to Oakland. Proceed as in #3.

1. From South direction heading North on Hwy 880: Follow Hwy 880 North and follow signs for Hwy 24 to Walnut Creek. take Claremont Avenue exit, turning left at the bottom of the exit onto Claremont. Turn right on Ashby Avenue (5th stoplight) and the Hotel's entrance is two blocks ahead on the left.

2. From Northeast direction heading Southwest on Hwy 80: Take hwy 80 South to Ashby Avenue exit. Follow Ashby up about three miles to Hotel entrance, which wil be on your left.

3. From West direction heading East on Hwy 80 across the Bay Bridge: Cross bay Bridge on Hwy 80, follow 580 East, and exit onto Hwy 24 to Berkeley/Walnut Creek. Proceed as in #1.

4. From West direction heading East over Richmond Bridge: Take 580 East over bridge to Hwy 80 West. Proceed as in #2.

5. From San Mateo Bridge: Take Hwy 92 East over bridge, connect with Hwy 880 North. Proceed as in #1.

6. From Dumbarton Bridge: Follow Hwy 84 East over bridge, connect with Hwy 880 North. Proceed as in #1.

7. From East Bay direction heading West on Hwy 580: Follow Hwy 13 North (the Warren Freeway to Berkeley). Continue toward Berkeley through the stoplight and the Hotel's entrance is 3/4 miles on the right.

8. From South direction heading North on Hwy 680: Take Hwy 680 North to Hwy 580 west. proceed as in #7.

9. From Northeast direction heading Southwest: Take Hwy 680 South to Hwy 24 West. Follow Hwy 24 West through the Caldecott Tunnel and tahe Hwy 13 Berkeley exit. Proceed straight through traffic light. Hotel entrance is 3/4 miles on the right.

10. From Southeast heading Northwest on Hwy 680 North of or above Hwy 580: Take Hwy 680 North to Hwy 24 West. Follow Hwy 24 West through the Caldecott Tunnel and take Hwy 13 Berkeley exit. Proceed straight through traffic light. Hotel entrance is 3/4 miles on the right.

PARKING

Parking is available at the Claremont Hotel at a cost of $8.00 per day for hotel guests and $9.00 per day for day-guests.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Oakland's local attractions include Jack London's Waterfront, a quaint village of excellent restaurants and specialty shops; the Paramount Theatre, a magnificiently restore art deco theatre; and Lake Merritt, the only natural salt water lake in the country that is located in the heart of a major city. The Lake area offers boating, bicycling and picnicking.

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