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The Science, Wisdom, and the Future Conference will be held at the
Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo, California

As a reminder, the conference runs June 24-28, 2009 with optional workshops on Monday the 29th
The conference sessions run from 11am to 10pm on Sunday the 28th.
You are encouraged to stay through Sunday evening closing sessions.

Click here for information on travel to San Luis Obispo

Below is information that will help you make arrangements for your lodging in San Luis Obispo. 

All the accommodations at The Embassy Suites are two-room suites with a special conference rate of $165/night.  Two to four people can comfortably share a suite and all can partake of the
complimentary breakfast buffet with cook-to-order menu and Manager's evening reception.

Other restaurants within walking distance of the Embassy Suites include Applebee's, Denny's, Golden China, Home Town Buffet, Ihop, MacDonald's, Starbucks, and Taco Bell.
There is also a Ralph's Grocery Store with a large deli.

The Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo is conveniently located in the heart of California's breathtaking central coast, just off Highway 101 and only minutes away from 7 championship golf courses, over 40 premium wineries, fishing, surfing, sunning and swimming. The vibrant downtown boasts a variety of restaurants, unique shops and more. It's an extraordinary retreat where you can stroll nearby white, sandy beaches and beautiful, grape-covered hillsides.

Enjoy our beautifully decorated suites with a private bedroom and spacious living room with a sofa sleeper, two televisions, refrigerator, microwave oven and well-lit table. Every guest is invited to our complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast and evening reception, serving beverages and light snacks.

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           For Embassy Suites Reservations
 Our reserved block at the Embassy is now closed. 
If you would like a room at the Embassy, please contact our registrar Dannielle Tassell, directly at or 928-951-1199

The has the information you need for all
 San Luis Obispo areas accommodations.  Below are some of the possibilities
(not necessarily recommendations) to consider

In San Luis Obispo

Three motels/hotels are within walking distance (about a half mile) of the conference:  

The Madonna Inn
is owned and operated by the Madonna family, the Madonna Inn is a unique and charming hotel and restaurant and a famous Central Coast landmark

The Royal Oak Best Western
provides the typical comfort and pricing associated with Best Westerns 
214 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, (805) 544-4410

The Vagabond
is...low priced

The hotels and motels listed on Monterey Street, on the website above, vary widely in price and quality and are a short drive, or a short San Luis Obispo Trolley ride, from the Embassy Suites, but they are not within walking distance.  Especially consider:

The Apple Farm
combines country Victorian charm with the modern conveniences of a luxury hotel. Each room features a fireplace and is uniquely appointed to create an atmosphere ranging from country coziness to traditional elegance.

The Quality Suites
is a Mediterranean-style all-suite hotel.  Special hotel services and amenities include free cooked-to-order breakfast and free evening manager's reception

The Sands Suites and Motel  (not on hotel-guide website)
Clean, comfortable, newly renovated.

In the opposite direction from the Embassy Suites and within a short drive:

The Sycamore Inn
is a natural hot springs resort in operation since 1897.  It is known for its natural beauty and charming serenity.

The Madonna Inn

The Apple Farm Millhouse

The Sycamore Inn


Nearby Beaches
Pismo Beach, Shell Beach, and Morro Bay are about a 15-20 minute drive from the Embassy Suites. Bring your family and let them play on the beach!

Pismo and Shell Beach

If you like an ocean view you will especially like (in the properly chosen rooms):

Shore Cliff

Shelter Cove

Shore Cliff Lodge (Best Western)
is perched at the water's edge on California's picturesque Central Coast, on five acres of beautifully landscaped oceanfront grounds.

Shelter Cove Lodge (Best Western)
is located on a secluded three-acre cliff park overlooking the ocean

The Cliffs
offers oceanfront accommodations on Shell Beach & is perched on a cliff 150 feet above the Ocean

Avila Beach

The Inn at Avila Beach
is a unique Beach House-style Inn which mixes the best elements of Mexico and the Mediterranean, all within steps of the beach and 8 miles from historic San Luis Obispo.

Morro Bay

The Inn at Morro Bay
is comfortable and charming.  French Country decor in a two-story Cape cod style buildings overlooking the bay


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