Palace Hotel

All NACW plenaries and sessions will take place at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California.

Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone:  +1 (415) 512-1111

Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, the Palace Hotel is one block from the Montgomery St. BART station, making public transportation extremely convenient and accessible. The Palace is also just blocks away from Union Square, Chinatown, the Financial District, and SOMA.

Directions and Transportation

Public Transportation
From San Francisco International Airport (Code SFO):
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train runs between SFO and San Francisco every 15 – 20 minutes. Simply board the any San Francisco bound train at the BART station located in the international terminal. Exit the train at the Montgomery Street Station. The Palace Hotel is located at the corner of Market and New Montgomery Street, directly across from the train station. The total cost is $8.10. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes.

From Oakland International Airport (Code OAK):
The Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) is available for those who wish to take the train. Air Bart Shuttle leaves every 10 minutes and is $3 per person. It will take you to the nearest BART station, which is Oakland Coliseum. Take any San Francisco bound train and exit the Montgomery Station. The Palace Hotel is located at the corner of New Montgomery and Market. The cost for the BART train is $3.80 per person. Trains arrive every 10-15 minutes, travel time 45 minutes.

Parking is limited at the Palace Hotel. We recommend that delegates take public transportation if feasible. If it is necessary to drive, please visit for information on directions.

Taxi Cab
The taxi cost for transportation to the hotel from the San Francisco International Airport is $40-50 and will take about 30 minutes. The taxi cost for transportation to the hotel from the Oakland International Airport is $55-65 and the ride will take about 35 minutes.


The historic Palace Hotel was built in 1875 by architect John P. Gaynor. The majestic San Francisco building hailed 7,000 windows, 14-foot high ceilings and an unprecedented opulence. When the devastating San Francisco earthquake hit in 1906, the building survived the quake structurally, but was decimated in the ensuing fire that swept most of downtown San Francisco. It took three years of rebuilding before the Palace Hotel would re-open in 1909. Among the magical creations in the historic building of 1909 are The Garden Court, The Palace Gold Service and The Pied Piper of Hamelin mural.

Since its 1909 reopening, the new Palace Hotel attracted dignitaries, business moguls and celebrities alike. Presidents Harrison, McKinley, Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Taft, Harding, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Clinton all spent time in this historic San Francisco hotel. Leaving its mark on the 20th Century, the historic hotel hosted President Woodrow Wilson in support of the Versailles Treaty and in 1945, catered the banquet honoring the opening session of the United Nations.

San Francisco Historic Hotel Tours
The San Francisco Palace Hotel offers complimentary hotel tours of the architectural feat accomplished to great acclaim. See this Beaux Arts gem for yourself, and discover why the Palace Hotel is consistently ranked as one of the top luxury hotels in the world! Complimentary tours of the historic building are offered on Saturday and Tuesday at 10am and on Thursday at 2pm. Meet on the right side of the main lobby. Address: 2 New Montgomery Street. Learn More.

Local Information

The City of San Francisco offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy fantastic arts, culture, history and nature. We hope that you explore and enjoy the city’s offerings.

SF Visitor Information


de Young Museum

California Academy of Sciences

Golden Gate Park

Sutro Bath Ruins

16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project

Crissy Field

Battery Boutelle

Palace of Fine Arts

Ferry Building Marketplace