About San Jose

San Jose is a large city surrounded by rolling hills in Silicon Valley, a major technology hub in California’s Bay Area. Architectural landmarks, from the 1883 Italianate-style Oddfellows building to Spanish Colonial Revival structures, make up the downtown historic district. The downtown area is also home to the Tech Museum of Innovation, devoted to the exploration of science and technology.


  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax? 14.65%
  • How much is the F&B tax? 9.25%
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? 22%


  • How many miles from the airport to downtown? 3
  • Is there public transportation, such as a bus or subway available? Yes
  • How much does the public transportation cost? $2 One-Way
  • What is the shuttle bus fare from the airport to downtown? $20
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown? $26
  • How many daily flights in/out of airport? 200+ peak daily
  • Is the airport a hub for any carrier? Focus airport for Southwest and Alaska
  • What are the major carriers serving airport?
    16 including United, American, Delta, Southwest, Alaska, Hawaiian, British Airways, Air Canada, ANA, Hianan, Jet Blue and Volaris


  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak night? 2,200
  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak within walking distance to convention center? 2,200
  • How many headquarter hotel properties5
  • How many rooms available on peak night at the largest headquarter property? 500

Convention Center

  • How many total gross square feet of exhibit space at Convention Center? 214,760
  • How much of this exhibit space is contiguous? 165,000
  • How many total gross square feet of meeting space is available at the Convention center? 294,760
  • How many meeting rooms does the convention center have? 43
  • How big is the largest meeting room? 143,000
  • How many ballrooms does the convention center have2
  • How big is the largest ballroom? 35,194
  • When was the last renovation or expansion? 2018
  • When is a future renovation/expansion scheduled? TBD
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the convention center? Yes and it is Wickedly FAST
  • Is there an exclusive in-house Electrical provider? Yes
  • Is there an exclusive in-house AV provider? Yes
  • Is there an exclusive in-house decorator? Recommended
  • Is there an exclusive in house caterer? Yes
  • Is the convention center a union property? Yes
  • If union property, can you provide estimated pricing list? Click Here
  • Here are a list of labor unions with whom planners will be required to work at the convention center:

    Teamster Local 287, Sign & Display Workers Local 510, IATSE 134/ B32/ 706/ 784, HERE 19, IBEW Local 332, and Musicians Union Local 6 AFM.

Off Site Venues

  • How many off site venues within walking distance can host up to 2,000 people? 25+
  • How many off site venues within a ten-minute bus transfer can host up to 2,000 people? 50+
  • How many restaurants are within walking distance of the convention center? 150
  • Can you list local attractions and there whereabouts?
    • The Tech Museum of Innovation – 3 minute walk
    • San Jose Theatre Campus (4 historic theatres) – 1 minute walk
    • San Jose Art Museum – 5 minute walk
    • SoFA Arts District – 5 minute walk
    • San Pedro Square Markets – 10 minute walk