Reserve a Hotel Room

Special Conference Hotel Rate: $80 single or double
The Best Western Americania Hotel, at 121 7th Street, is a stylish motor lodge remodeled in vibrant, Mid-Century decor. It's a Joie de Vivre hotel, and all rooms come with free Wi-Fi.  The conference site at the University of San Francisco is a 20-minute, $2 bus ride, or a ten-minute cab ride away.  

We opted for "affordable and fun" in negotiating this great $80 weekend rate, over "fancy and expensive" in these times when all journalists are feeling financially squeezed. Those who have spent spring weekends in San Francisco know that $80 is a very good deal, and the Joie de Vivre hotel chain 
places you in good hands.  

Take a look at the hotel at the site below:

You can book the Americania online here:

You can also reserve by calling 415-252-2616 or toll free number, 800-444-5816 to make reservations and asking for the "SPJ Conference" rate of $80. You can also e-mail SOMAreservations@

Questions? Ask Lisa Chung 650-248-7343