San Francisco Writers Conference

I’m back to my blog about accessible travel after a recess to concentrate on my recent novel, Second Time Around. The book is available in paperback and eBook version from Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com. If you enjoy skiing in different countries, you’ll like this fictional winter sports loving family.

The last trip I took was close to home. I volunteered at the San Francisco Writers Conference over Presidents Weekend in February of 2019. I volunteered over the last four years, but this year the venue was in the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Embarcadero — a huge, beautiful complicated hotel.

Registration Table
Atrium

I reserved an accessible guest room for my husband and myself, requesting a roll-in shower. We had a large room with a king size bed on the 14th floor. I had planned to eat dinner at the many famous restaurants in the Embarcadero, and rented a motorized scooter. As it turned out, it rained every night with high winds. We never left the hotel until we returned home. We renewed our Hyatt membership and bought an offer to the Regency Club, which entitled us to breakfast buffet and dinner appetizers. The appetizers were enough to replace dinner.


Hyatt Regency Club


Accessibility Hints

HINT: The scooter came in handy, because the hotel was so large. The conference section was equipped with escalators to move people in a hurry. Luckily I arrived a day before to learn the lay of the land. I printed out a floor map of the four conference floors locating where the elevators were.
HINT: At this particular hotel, the conference level elevators were listed as Street Level, Atrium Level, Bay Level, and the guest room floors. Only certain elevators stopped on certain floors. The concierge is most helpful in directing you to which elevators to use. To get to the guest rooms you have to use your room key to protect against strangers on guest floors.

Keynote Speaker

Catherine Coulter was a keynote speaker at the conference. She is holding an autographed copy of my latest novel, Second Time Around. She said she actually read it.

Catherine Coulter, my book, and me
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