RT2012 welcomes you to the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, a newly renovated landmark in the heart of downtown Berkeley, within walking distance of the University of California campus and several restaurants and cultural attractions. The Shattuck Plaza has rooms for RT2012 attendees at an attractive conference rate.

To book your room at this rate online, use this special link. Enter 1206REALTI for the Group Code.

To book by telephone, call (510) 845-7300 or, toll free, (866) 466-9199 and tell them that you are attending Realtime 2012.

Upon check-in, you will need to present a credit card or put down a cash deposit of $100 US.

Travelers who qualify for government rates may wish to compare FedRooms.com or other resources such as their institutional travel sites.
Picture of the hotel's lobby

Picture of the hotel
Photos courtesy Hotel Shattuck Plaza


Two major airports serve the northern Bay Area—OAK (Oakland) and SFO (San Francisco). BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit train system, links the near vicinity of the Shattuck Plaza with both of them. The Downtown Berkeley BART Station is just half a block from the Hotel Shattuck Plaza.
Map of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, with link to http://www.bart.gov BART is a quick and easy way to get to our hotel from either OAK or SFO. Your destination on BART is the Downtown Berkeley station, which is on the Richmond line. The Hotel Shattuck Plaza is at 2086 Allston Way, which is one short downtown block south of the BART station along Shattuck Avenue. BART tickets are available from in-station vending machines that accept cash and major credit and debit cards.

If you would like more details, the BART website has an online trip planner that creates your itinerary, as well as rider’s guides for SFO and for OAK.

Taking BART to the Shattuck Plaza

From OAK: Take the AirBART shuttle bus to BART and then board a BART train bound for Richmond. The one-way fare is $4.70 (BART per se) plus $3 for AirBART.

AirBART is a dedicated shuttle bus between OAK (where it stops at the second of three transit pavilions just outside the baggage-claim area) and the main entrance to the Coliseum BART station, a 10-15 minute trip. Board AirBART with $3 cash, a $3 regular BART ticket, or an AirBART ticket. Higher-denomination bills and higher-value BART tickets are accepted, but no change will be given. Regular BART ticket machines in the stations, and an AirBART-only ticket dispenser at the OAK AirBART pavilion, accept cash and give change, and also accept credit and debit cards.

From SFO: Go to the BART station at the airport. Board a BART train on the Concord/Pittsburg-Bay Point line. At the 12th Street-Oakland City Center BART station, get off that train and walk across the platform to catch a Richmond-bound train. The one-way fare is $8.65.

Shuttle Service

A door-to-door shuttle is another popular option to and from SFO or OAK. (Berkeley is in Alameda County, part of the "East Bay" region.) BayPorter and SuperShuttle are among the popular choices.


The trip between OAK and the downtown Berkeley area is about $50 each way, and from SFO about $70 each way, not including gratuity.

Driving to the Shattuck Plaza

The hotel's website has driving directions and a map. The address is 2086 Allston Way (at Shattuck Avenue,) Berkeley, CA 94704. Self-parking across the street from the hotel as of this writing (June 2011) is $16 per day. There are other paid lots in the neighborhood. In this busy downtown area near a university, you can expect on-street parking to be scarce, metered, time-limited, and subject to alert enforcement.


The 10-day forecast calls for fine weather throughout RT2012. High temperatures will be warmer midweek—mid 70° F. range (22-23° C.)— with a cooling trend into the 60° F. range (15-16° C.) range toward the end of the conference. Those taking the Wine Country excursion should note that Wednesday afternoon will be warm (though not as hot as previously forecast) in the Napa and Sonoma region, with a daytime high of 88° F. (31° C.)

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