Hotel and Travel

ACCOMMODATIONS: (Please note that the conference hotel is almost fully booked!)

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The 2017 EHA conference hotel is the Hilton San Jose in the downtown area, 3 miles from the airport. It is a modern hotel that features a pool, jacuzzi, and a fitness center, with easy access to lots of restaurants and downtown entertainment.


The EHA conference rate is $139 per night, both for single and double rooms. You can make a reservation directly with the hotel via this link:


Phone number for call-in reservations:

(408) 947-4450 (for international calls, add area code 1 for US)


The deadline for receiving the group rate is August 22, 2017.


Note: Hotel space is always at a premium at the EHA meetings, so please reserve your room early to ensure availability.

CURRENTLY, the conference hotel is almost booked. We have an alternative hotel, San Jose Marriott, with a small block of rooms (10 in total). The price is the same. You can make a reservation directly with the hotel via this link:


  • You can call in number for booking reservations for the Marriott by phone:  1-800-228-9290 (caller will need to indicate they are a part of the Economic History Association 2017 Annual Conference).


You can also park at the Convention Center for $20 max/overnight. This is cheaper in comparison to our valet – $37/day.




Information on all the travel options to the hotel, from San Jose airport, can be found here: A bus is $9, and a taxi $20 (Uber or Lyft would be half that). The drive time is 5 minutes.


The closest airport is the San Jose International Airport: You can find ground transportation options on their website too. You can also fly into San Francisco Airport. It is approximately 45 minutes away by vehicle. You can find some ground transportation options here: Or you can use public transit from the airport (first BART, then Caltrain):


Please note that the EHA does not endorse any of these options in particular—we urge you to look for them online and decide for yourself.


Parking at the hotel is $25 for self-parking, and $35 for valet parking.


Book early to secure your preferred travel option!






Here is the main restaurant guide that has a full list of options in various price categories: RestaurantGuide


In addition, Gavin and Cathe Wright have graciously offered some of their thoughts on dining options, which you can find here: RestaurantGuide2


Bon appetit!