A block of rooms has been reserved for FMOODS participants at Stanford Terrace Inn . This hotel is located on the eastern edge of the campus at 531 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306. It is approximately 30 minute walk to the Gates building where the conference talks will be held. The hotel has a shuttle service to-from any building on the Stanford campus that runs every half hour (6 person capacity). The FMOODS room rate is $140 single or $150 double. To reserve a room at this rate, please use the group conference number (24226). Call +650-857-0333 or +800-729-0332. Note that unreserved rooms will be released after August 11.
Information about additional local hotels and motels can be found on the Stanford Community Housing Services website. The cheapest downtown Hotel is the Cardinal; many of our visitors stay there and say it's ok. Its also the closest to campus. Hotel California is small and pleasant. You need a car, bicycle, or bus [the Stanford Marguerite Shuttle goes to the CalTran station near by. See the Stanford Transportation Info.
Check the Stanford Transportation Department page for information.
The Stanford web site especially the visitor page has lots of good information including searchable maps.