Oakland Marriott City CenterThe host hotel will be the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel, adjacent to the Convention Center at 10th and Broadway. The Marriott is located across the street from the 12th Street BART Station, a mere 12-minute ride from downtown San Francisco.

The Marriott is located within easy walking distance of Oakland’s City Center, Oakland’s Chinatown and Jack London Square.

Now is the time to book your room for BABE! 2017, for the special lower show rate of $159/night.

The Marriott Hotel is the lodging of choice for most attendees and vendors and rooms sell out quickly.

The special show rate is only in effect for reservations made by October 5, 2017.

Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

Reservations can be made online at Oakland Marriott City Center
Or by calling 1-877-901-6632 and let them know you are coming to BABE, and the date of Nov. 3, 2017

Nearby Attractions

Jack London Square

Jack London Square offers exquisite dining and world-class shopping just blocks from our Bay Area hotel. Take a stroll along the boardwalk, enjoy farmer’s market produce or admire boats and yachts as they glide along the dock.

Whether you’re looking to go kayaking or simply to watch the boats along the Oakland Waterfront, you’ll find all that you’re looking for when staying at our Bay Area hotel near Jack London Square.

A popular local attraction, the Oakland Zoo near our Jack London Square hotel in downtown features 100 acres nestled in the rolling hills of the 525-acre Knowland Park.

The Fox Oakland Theater hosts performances for entertainment’s top acts and serves as the live music venue for Another Planet Entertainment. The theater is near our downtown Oakland hotel.

The Tribune Tower serves as a beacon to the city’s iconic newspaper, the Oakland Tribune. The building near our downtown Oakland hotel now houses offices and ground-level café after the newspaper moved out in 2007.

Paramount Theatre near our Jack London Square hotel in downtown is the home of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and Oakland Ballet and serves as a venue for live music events, plays, stand-up comedy, lecture series and screenings of classic films.

Enjoy a live show at Chabot Planetarium with telescope viewings and a wide variety of exhibits right at your fingertips. The planetarium is near our Jack London Square hotel.

Chinatown is a must-visit destination when staying at our downtown Oakland hotel near the convention center. Legendary Palace is one of the many pan-Asian restaurants, authentic shops and entertainment venues to check out during your stay.




The Marriott/Oakland Convention Center has a parking garage. Entrances are on Clay Street and 11th Street. The daily fee is $30.00.

There are also a large number of surface lots in the downtown Oakland area and several covered lots north on Clay St.

Public Transportation:

Consider taking BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit )or an AC Transit bus, saving the $30.00 parking fee (which you could spend on beads!).

The Oakland Convention Center is located across the street from the 12th Street BART station and is within easy walking distance of a number of AC Transit Bus Lines. Remember that free, convenient parking is available at many East Bay BART stations on weekends. You can park your car at the station and take BART to the Convention Center. (For weekday parking, be sure to check the rules at the station you park at)

An easy to use trip planner for BART, Muni, and AC Transit is available at:


The Bay Area is served by flights arriving at several airports. The most immediate and convenient is the Oakland International Airport. Some attendees may prefer to fly on carriers that utilize the San Francisco International Airport.

Transportation from Airports:
Airport Shuttle Service: The Bayporter Express offers fast van service from both the Oakland and San Francisco Airports. For a single person this can be a this is a much less expensive alternative to regular taxi fares. For more information, including fees, please call the Bayporter Express at 415-467-1800.


For the lowest cost (and often fastest) transport, both the Oakland and San Francisco Airports have connections to the BART system, whose 12th Street station is across the street from the Oakland Convention Center. The San Francisco Airport has a BART station within walking distance of the airport terminals, and the Oakland Airport has a bus connection called AIRBART. Check out the Transit Planner ( for schedules and fees at

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