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Travel to Stanford

It is up to each individual to arrange airline flights, accommodations and ground transportation to and from Stanford.


Book your hotel accommodation as early as possible for best availability and rates.

Schwab Residential Center
680 Jane Stanford Way
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 725-6880

Rates: $225/night single occupancy

Reserve a room 8 weeks prior to your conference session's start date and enter "SITE 2020" in the "Reason for Stay" box.                                                                                                                                                                              

Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 328-2800

Rates: The Sheraton Palo Alto is offering a $389 nightly rate exclusive to Stanford guests traveling on Stanford business. This rate is subject to availability and can only be requested by contacting the hotel directly or by emailing  Book online for regular room rates.

Stanford Guest House
2575 Sand Hill Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 926-2800

$174/night - standard
$214/night - deluxe

Check availability here.

Public Transportation
•  The Stanford Guest House provides hotel shuttle service to/from Stanford campus and operates hourly weekdays (6 am-11 pm) and weekends (7 am-10 pm). To reserve a seat on the shuttle, contact the front desk in advance.  
•  The Marguerite SLAC shuttle (free) runs to/from Stanford campus weekdays (except on University holidays) and stops at the Guest House every 30 minutes from 6:30 am-9:05 pm. 

Cardinal Hotel
235 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 323-5101

Reserve a room by selecting the session you plan to attend. 

Session 1: Negotiation   
Session 2: Empirical Implementation of Theoretical Models
Session 3: Asset Pricing, Macro Finance & Computation 
Session 4: Casual Interference & Machine Learning 
Session 5: Political Economic Theory
Session 6: Dynamic Games, Contracts & Markets
Session 7: Experimental Economics
Session 8: Psychology & Economics
Session 9: Macroeconomics of Uncertainty & Volatility
Session 10: Financial Regulations
Session 11: Adv in International Macroeconomics & Finance
Session 12: Micro & Macro of Labor Markets
Session 13: Macroeconomics & Inequality
Session 14: Banks & Financial Frictions
Session 15: Development Economics

Visitor Resources

Stanford University Visitor Information
Stanford University Campus Map
Trip Advisor: Things To Do in Palo Alto

Parking & Transportation

Public Transportation

  • Marguerite Shuttle – Stanford Marguerite is a free public shuttle service. The shuttle connects the Stanford campus and nearby Palo Alto.  Take Line Y to the Galvez Street and Jane Stanford Way stop.  View Marguerite schedule.
  • Caltrain – The nearest Caltrain stop is Palo Alto, from there you can take Line P to the Campus Oval stop or Line Y to the Galvez Street/Jane Stanford Way stop.

Driving & Parking

Disabled parking is located along Galvez Street, and additional parking is located along Memorial Way and in a small parking lot to the north of the Landau Economics building (579 Jane Stanford Way), near the Gunn (SIEPR) Building (366 Galvez). 

Car Services

There are many travel services in the Bay Area. Here are a few of our favorites:

Airport Taxi        Lyft       Stanford Taxi Cab       Uber