Downtown San Jose

FanimeCon is set against the hustle and bustle of downtown San Jose. Surrounding the Convention Center are a number of hotels, restaurants and cultural attractions. If you’re looking for a good time or an educational experience we hope these directional links help you as you try to acquaint yourself with FanimeCon and the surrounding area.


Hotel

There is nothing more enjoyable than being in a place you love and being able to sleep comfortably and take care of your hygiene at the same time. This is made easy at FanimeCon as there are hotels connected to and surrounding the San Jose Convention Center.
 
You can book your hotel room and receive the FanimeCon rate: HERE.


Food

Of course it wouldn’t do to allow attendees to starve during the convention. Luckily we have you covered, as there are many eating establishments within and around the convention to keep you full and energized. From the wonderful hotel cuisine and the food offered by the Convention Center is plenty to keep you sustained, but if it doesn’t suit you every time you feel the pang of hunger, there are more choices outside. For every person and every craving there is a bit of food to satisfy. For more information about these alternatives, please use the dining guide from San Jose Convention and Cultural Affairs.


Directions

Registration for FanimeCon 2013 will be located at the Fairmont. For proper driving instructions, please use the address below:

The Fairmont San Jose
170 S. Market St., San Jose, CA 95113
(Between W. San Carlos St. and W. San Fernando St.)
Imperial and Recency Ballrooms on the second floor.

 

For a comprehensive list of ways to get to the convention, please visit the Convention Center website. This list includes driving directions from different areas (including northbound and southbound directions) and will help you find your way.


Parking

Between the Convention Center, the hotels and the surrounding area, there are many places to stow your car around the downtown San Jose area. Many of these places have a fee to park or for a valet, make sure you have some extra cash handy just in case. For a list of places to park, please see San Jose’s website.


Public Transit

Concerned about the earth? Simply don’t want to drive? Then take public transit! The bus lines, light rail and trains all have stops near the Convention Center. The following links can find these routes and help you plan your trip:

  • For VTA services (including light rail and bus routes): VTA
  • For CalTrain information: CalTrain
  • For the DASH route (which runs on business days only): DASH

Trying to find the best route for the different public transit systems can be challenging, so Transit511 has a trip planner and a list of other public transportation websites.


Shuttle Bus

Our shuttle bus transportation (provided to all FanimeCon members with FanimeCon 2013 badges free of charge) runs in continuous loops to/from the San Jose Convention Center for the following hotels:

  • San Jose Fairmont
  • DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
  • San Jose Airport Hotel
  • Holiday Inn (formerly the Wyndam Hotel)

Each of the hotels will have the driver and transportation contact information.

There will be a shuttle concierge stationed outside our Almaden (Hilton) stop during the following hours:

  • Friday, May 24th : 2pm – 10pm
  • Saturday, May 25th : 2pm – 2am
  • Sunday, May 26th : 2pm – 2am
  • Monday, May 27th : 2pm – 6pm

View Shuttle Route in a larger map

 

Fanime Free Shuttle Route Identification

  • Route A – SJCC / Hilton Hotel, Fairmont, and Doubletree.
  • Route B – SJCC / Hilton Hotel, Fairmont, SJ Airport Hotel, and Holiday Inn.
  • Route A/B – Combined route. Stops at all locations. SJCC / Hilton Hotel, Fairmont, SJ Airport Hotel, Doubletree and Holiday Inn.

Schedule

Peak = approximately every 20-25 minutes
Off Peak = approximately every 30-45 minutes
Hourly = approximately every hour

Shuttles run counterclockwise. SJCC / Hilton to the Fairmont to outlying hotels and back to the SJCC / Hilton.

Shuttles start at 4:00 PM Thursday May 24th

Date Route Start End Frequency
Thu May 24 Route A 4:00 PM 10:00 PM Off Peak
Route B 4:00 PM 10:00 PM Off Peak
Fri May 25 Route A 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Off Peak
Route A 2:00 PM 10:00 PM Peak
Route A 10:00 PM 12:00 AM Off Peak
Route B 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Off Peak
Route B 2:00 PM 7:00 PM Peak
Route B 7 :00 PM 12:00 AM Off Peak
Route B
Sat May 26 Route A 12:00 AM 2:00 AM Off Peak
Route A 2:00 AM 8:00 AM Not in Service / Use Route A/B
Route A 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Off Peak
Route A 2:00 PM 12:00 AM Peak
Route B 12:00 AM 2:00 AM Off Peak
Route B 2:00 AM 8:00 AM Not in Service / Use Route A/B
Route B 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Off Peak
Route B 2:00 PM 7:00 PM Peak
Route B 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Off Peak
Route B 10:00 PM 12:00 AM Peak
Route A/B 2:00 AM 8:00 AM Hourly
Sun May 27 Route A 12:00 AM 2:00 AM Peak
Route A 2:00 AM 8:00 AM Not in Service / Use Route A/B
Route A 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Off Peak
Route A 2:00 PM 12:00 AM Peak
Route B 12:00 AM 2:00 AM Peak
Route B 2:00 AM 8:00 AM Not in Service / Use Route A/B
Route B 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Off Peak
Route B 2:00 PM 7:00 PM Peak
Route B 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Off Peak
Route B 10:00 PM 12:00 AM Peak
Route A/B 2:00 AM 8:00 AM Hourly
Mon May 28 Route A 12:00 AM 2:00 AM Peak
Route A 2:00 AM 8:00 AM Not in Service / Use Route A/B
Route A 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Off Peak
Route B 12:00 AM 2:00 AM Peak
Route B 2:00 AM 8:00 AM Not in Service / Use Route A/B
Route B 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Off Peak
Route A/B 2:00 AM 8:00 AM Hourly
Route A/B 2:00 PM 6:00 PM Peak

*All shuttles are wheelchair accessible.
**San Jose Airport Hotel was formerly known as Radisson.