Travel & Venue

The 12th SATURN Conference was held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California. Inspired by nautical influences and nestled on the San Diego Bay, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina offers breathtaking panoramic views as well as easy access to great waterfront restaurants and celebrated attractions. 

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California

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The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina enjoys a prime waterfront location on lovely San Diego Bay. Many of the area’s most popular attractions are within a short drive, including the San Diego Zoo, Gaslamp Quarter, and Sea World Park. Shops and restaurants abound at nearby Horton Plaza, and the famous border town of Tijuana beckons you to sunny Mexico, less than an hour away. The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is approximately one mile from San Diego International Airport (SAN) with complimentary shuttle service.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, California 92101 USA


Additional Amenities
In addition to the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina’s usual amenities, conferences attendees who book within the SATURN 2016 room block will also receive complimentary high-speed wireless internet access.

When booking, guests can make special requests, such as room type and accessibility, in the "My Stay Preferences" section of the registration form.


SATURN Transportation

A complimentary airport shuttle runs every 20 minutes from the San Diego International Airport between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m.


Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina offers valet service at $32.00 per day and self-parking facilities for $24.00 per day. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Driving Directions from San Diego International Airport

  • Follow the exit that becomes Harbor Island Drive.
  • Drive straight through the intersection to Harbor Island Drive.
  • The hotel is on the right-hand side.

See the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina’s Driving Directions for detailed instructions to the hotel from other locations and landmarks.

Local Attractions

Balboa Park

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is a San Diego must-see, just minutes from downtown, and ranked as one of the Best Parks in the World. The park is home to 15 major museums, several performing arts venues, beautiful gardens, and many other cultural and recreational attractions. With 1,200 lushly planted acres, Balboa Park is the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

Old Town State Park

What was it like in California in 1850? History is waiting for you in Old Town, with over 17 historic points of interest and theatre, museums, artisans, galleries, and shops all within easy walking distance. Old Town also has free live entertainment, mariachis, dancers, and docents in period attire to provide tours and answer your questions.

San Diego Zoo

Located near downtown San Diego in Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo is 100 acres in size and is home to more than 4,000 animals representing more than 800 species from around the world. The zoo is a unique experience that exhibits animals in the most natural way possible. Shows and animal presentations occur throughout the day.

SeaWorld San Diego

One of the world’s largest marine-life amusement parks, SeaWorld is spread over 189 tropically landscaped bay-front acres. Exhibits include the Shark Encounter, Turtle Reef, the Penguin Encounter, and many freshwater and saltwater aquariums holding underwater creatures from around the world. The park also offers a variety of amusement rides.


Dining and Shopping


Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Quarter is a 16-block historical neighborhood in downtown San Diego that contains 94 historic buildings. With over 200 restaurants, bars, nightclubs, boutiques, art galleries, and shops to peruse, the Gaslamp Quarter has established itself as a premier dining and entertainment neighborhood.

Little Italy

Once home to generations of Italian families who made their living on the sea, Little Italy is a quaint and lively neighborhood filled with patio cafés, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, shops, hotels, and the beautiful Amici Park. India Street is lined with restaurants featuring cuisines of both Southern and Northern Italy.

Marina District

The Marina District is home to several great seafood restaurants, and the Embarcadero is a great place to stroll along the San Diego Bay after dinner. For example, the Fish Market offers visitors a casual dining experience, while the fine-dining menu served at the second-floor Top of the Market is paired with views of Coronado and the bay.

Seaport Village

On your visit to San Diego you can be assured of two things: the weather will be amazing and you’ll discover lots to do at Seaport Village. Explore more than 50 diverse shops, 17 unique restaurants, and outdoor entertainment at this 14-acre complex. See the Seaport Village Event Calendar for up-to-date information about the live-music schedule.

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