ConferenceThe attendees' fee = (total cost of conference) ÷ (number of attendees). Therefore it cannot be determined until the morning of the conference. The current ballpark guesstimate is somewhere around $70. It will be collected at the conference check-in, not in advance. Cash only, please.
HotelThe special HHC Rate this year is $124 per night. If you include all the taxes and fees, it comes to $142.60 per night, not including the $15 per night parking fee. If you arrange to share a room, you'll save even more. See the hotel page for registration details.
MealsThe hotel offers a complementary buffet breakfast. All other meals will be at the discretion of each attendee. There will be no meals served in the meeting room this year, since catered events at hotels have become prohibitively expensive. In addition to the hotel's own pub ("Skyport Lounge, Serving Quick Bites 7 evenings a week, Open for dinner"), there are a number of food choices in walking distance. Light rail station is a couple of hundred feet away if you want to go downtown, where there are a huge number of food choices. The Greyhound bus terminal is close also.
→ List of Nearby Eateries recommended by the hotel.
→ List of Nearby Eateries, compiled by Eric Rechlin:There doesn't seem to be a whole lot in the immediate vicinity. Within 6 blocks you can find, roughly sorted in order of distance:
Hotel is the red home marker. The eateries below are the blue restaurant markers.
Ladda Thai Cuisine (independent, Thai, 4.2* Google, 3* Yelp).
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe (independent, 3* Google, Yelp claims it's closed permanently, closed weekends)
Vito's Trattoria (independent, Italian, 4.1* Google, 4* Yelp, closed Sunday)
Ike's Love and Sandwiches (California chain, sandwiches, 4.4* Google, 4* Yelp, no weekend dinners)
Cafe Zoe (independent, sandwiches, 4.3* Google, 5* Yelp, weekday lunch only)
Denny's (nationwide chain, diner, 3.8* Google, 2.5* Yelp)
Menara Moroccan (independent, Moroccan, 4.1* Google, 4* Yelp)
The Province (independent, Asian/American Fusion, 3.9* Google, 4* Yelp)
A little farther walk, maybe half a mile away, you can find:
La Victoria Taqueria (San Jose chain, Mexican, 3.9* Google, 2.5* Yelp)
Jade Cathay Chinese (independent, authentic Chinese and dim sum, 3.8* Google, 3.5* Yelp)
House of Genji (independent, Japanese, 4.2* Google, 3.5* Yelp, closed weekend lunch)
Izaka-Ya (independent, Japanese, 4.4* Google, 3.5* Yelp, closed weekend lunch)
Sushi Kan (independent, Japanese, 4.3* Google, 3.5* Yelp, closed weekend lunch)
Küsan Uyghur Cuisine (independent, Uyghur, 4.5* Google, 4* Yelp)
Mi Quang Co Thao (independent, Vietnamese, 4.2* Google, 3.5* Yelp)
Honba Sushi (independent, Japanese, 3.7* Google, 2.5* Yelp, closed weekends)
Subway (nationwide chain, sandwiches, 3.7* Google, 2.5* Yelp)
Chipotle (nationwide chain, burritos, 3.9* Google, 3* Yelp)
Burgerim (Israeli/American chain, mini burgers, Google, might not yet be open)
Pho Bel-Air (independent, pho, 3.9* Google, 3.5* Yelp)
Tandoor House (independent, south Asian, 3.9* Google, 3.5* Yelp)
Michi (independent, sushi, 3.3* Google, 3.5* Yelp)
Lotus Cafe (independent, Vietnamese, 4.7* Google, 3* Yelp)
Senor Jalapeno Taqueria (independent, Mexican, 4.1* Google, 3* Yelp, weekday lunch only)
A mile away:
Smoking Pig BBQ Company (local chain, barbecue, 4.4* Google, 3.5* Yelp)