Parking and Transportation

Pacificon has again negotiated with the Marriott Hotel for free parking for all conference attendees.
Please disregard the charge information about parking on the San Ramon Marriott website.
If you use Valet parking, there may be a charge.

Parking is limited at the San Ramon Marriott. Unfortunately, the hotel parking lot simply cannot accommodate all the vehicles that come to Pacificon. We’re doing our best to mitigate the inconvenience, but we must ask for your patience and understanding.  Below is some information on where to park besides the hotel parking lot.

Please also note the information on where parking is NOT allowed as towing vehicles in those restricted areas will be enforced by the site owners during PACIFICON.

Available Parking Areas:

Hotel Parking Lot:

The hotel parking lot is available to all Pacificon attendees, but will fill quickly.

As you enter the parking lot, stop at the gate and press the button to receive a parking ticket, then park as normal. If you are staying overnight in the hotel, the hotel registration desk will remove any parking fees from your bill when you check out. If you are staying for the day only, bring your parking ticket to the Pacificon registration desk for validation. (Charges may apply for valet parking.)

Additional Parking:

The Marriott has arranged to provide additional parking in a parking garage a relatively short distance from the hotel. See the map below. It’s called the Bishop Ranch 3 parking garage and will be available to us on Saturday and Sunday. This garage is not available to us on Friday until 6:00 PM. The garage is approximately 1/2 mile from the hotel, an easy walk for able people. We realize that this is not as convenient as being adjacent to the hotel, but it’s the closest additional parking available to us.

Please note: Pacificon vehicles MUST be out of the Bishop Ranch 3 parking lot and garage by Sunday evening  so the space is available to the Bishop Ranch businesses Monday morning.

No Parking:

Parking for Pacificon attendees is allowed only in the Marriott and Bishop Ranch 3 garage locations.

In particular; parking is not permitted on Bishop Drive or the Shops At Bishop Ranch shopping center next to the hotel, with the Target store. Vehicles parked at these locations will be subject to citation and/or towing at owner's expense.

Shuttle Bus:

Pacificon and the Marriott have also arranged to provide a shuttle van to transport people between the hotel and the off-site parking garage. See the map below for the pickup location at the off-site garage.

The shuttle will be available at the following times:

  • Saturday:   7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Sunday:     7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

If you are want a ride to or from the parking garage, contact the hotel at 925/867-9200.
When calling, tell them you are a Pacificon attendee and need a ride from (or to) the Bishop Ranch 3 parking garage.

: The shuttle is not handicapped capable. If you plan to park off-site, please drop any handicapped persons at the lobby door before parking.

Handicapped Parking:
If you have a valid handicapped placard or license plate,  you may use one of the handicapped spaces in the hotel parking lot.

Recreational Vehicles (RVs) & Camping:

RV parking is not available in the Marriott parking lot. For information on camping & RVs, see our Camping and RVs page.

Transportation and Directions:

If you will be driving to Pacificon and want directions as you drive, call us on our Talk-In station. See our Talk-In page for details.

For information about local airports, train or bus stations and car rentals, including driving directions from the airports, see the Marriott’s Maps & Transportation page.  Information on public transit and traffic can also be found at

Route to the Bishop Ranch 3 Parking Garage