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Travel & Lodging

Visiting Stanford

Helpful information in planning your travel to Stanford University for Energy Solutions Week is provided below. Should you have additional questions, feel free to contact us.

General Information regarding Stanford University such as campus tours, transportation, maps, and directions to campus is provided by our Visitor Information Center. Disability access information and resources are provided by Stanford's Diversity and Access Office.

The COVID policy for campus visitors remains dynamic. Currently, testing and mask mandates have been lifted. However, visitors are advised that it is recommended to mask in shared indoor spaces. Check for the most current updates prior to your visit.


Energy Solutions Week Event Location & Parking

Energy Solutions Week takes place in the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, located at 475 Via Ortega, on the Stanford Engineering Quad adjacent to the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2). Click to download a map of Energy Solutions Week Event Locations.

Visitor parking is available in the Via Ortega Garage, located across Via Ortega street from the Engineering Quad, and also in the Roble Field Underground Garage located on the corner of Via Ortega and Panama Mall.

We strongly recommend downloading the ParkMobile App to purcase parking prior to arrival on site (use code 7202 for Via Ortega garage or 7210 for Roble garage). Alternately, detailed instructions as to how to purchase a parking permit can be found on the Stanford transportation website.                  


Three major airports serve the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco International (SFO) and San Jose Mineta International (SJC)Stanford is roughly equidistant from the San Francisco and San Jose airports. Although San Francisco is the largest of the two airports and offers the most airlines and flights, some visitors find that San Jose’s smaller size makes it a somewhat more convenient alternative, especially for domestic flights.


Lodging Guide

For the most up-to-date listings of lodging options near Stanford University, we recommend the following non-profit resources from the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau:

    Destination Palo Alto: Lodging
    Hotels in San Mateo County and Silicon Valley

Palo Alto is a very popular destination. We recommend booking as early as possible. Many of our local hotels offer Stanford discounts. Be sure to ask when booking your reservation.