Hotel Information

A block of rooms have been reserved for 7-13 April 2012. The special room rate will be available until 10 March 2012 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. The special room rate is $125 single/double.

Hotel Reservation
Rooms may be reserved by clicking here.

The call in for reservations is:
Reservations Toll Free: 866-981-3300
Reservations Local Phone: 408-362-2300

Once a lavish private estate, the Hayes Mansion stands as one of the South Bay's most impressive and distinctive historical structures. Surrounded by lush, emerald green lawns, accented with gardens of vibrant, colorful flowers and guarded by towering palm trees, the 100-year old estate has been refurbished, upgraded and transformed into a luxurious hotel, conference center, resort and spa. Steeped in tradition and rich in history, the mansion provides visitors with an extraordinary experience.

The Dolce Hayes Mansion is an exquisite fusion of turn-of-the century luxury and high tech convenience. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the meticulously renovated Spanish Colonial Revival-style manor is as opulent as ever. This quiet haven, complete with sweeping mountain views, offers the perfect venue for business meetings, special events, weddings or relaxing getaways - just 15 minutes from San Jose International Airport and 45 minutes from San Francisco and Monterey. Nearby, wineries, nightlife and championship golf beckon. Stunning decor, fine dining and unparalleled guest service have made the Dolce Hayes Mansion an award-winning legend once again.

Dolce Hayes Mansion is an environmentally friendly hotel using green standards such as: carbon off setting, recycling, reduction in paper usage, towel and sheet reuse as well as other energy efficient measures.

Why should I book at Hayes Mansion - the Headquarters Hotel?
The hotel rate that SESHA has negotiated include many benefits for you and for the SESHA. Based on the number of rooms in SESHA's block of hotel rooms, the hotel provides discounted meeting room space, exhibit space, staff accommodations, and reduced food and beverage charges. These savings are passed on to attendees through SESHA's inexpensive registration rates. If SESHA is unable to meet its room-block commitment because attendees are making reservations at other hotels, the hotel charges SESHA an attrition fee to make up the hotel's lost revenue. If this were to become a trend, SESHA would be forced to increase the registration fee and cut services.

Is it important for me to let the reservations agent know that I'm associated with the SESHA convention?
Yes. It is only by registrants telling the hotel they are attending the SESHA 2012 Annual Symposium that SESHA receives credit for the individual. Please ensure that whoever is making your reservation tells the agent that you are attending SESHA 2012 Annual Symposium.

Why does SESHA reserve a block of rooms?
If SESHA didn't reserve a block of rooms, attendees might not be able to find a hotel room. In the tourist season it can be very difficult to find an affordable hotel room. By reserving a block of rooms, SESHA knows its attendees will be able to have a hotel room. In addition, if SESHA didn't reserve a block of rooms it would be subject to room rental fees and full food and beverage costs that would greatly increase the cost of holding the convention.

What other benefits are there to reserving a room at a SESHA hotel?
SESHA chose the Headquarters Hotel that was connected to conference facilities. By staying at the headquarters hotel, you don't have to worry about cab fares, weather or forgetting something in your room. Once you factor in these considerations, you may find that the great rate you found at another hotel isn't all that great.

What is SESHA doing to reduce these attrition fees and still keep the conference affordable?
SESHA tracks sleeping room reservations and cancellations at the conference so that it can more accurately block a number of rooms that will be filled by attendees in the future. However, every discount we receive at a hotel is based on the number of room nights we block, so as we reduce our block, we are consequently paying more for other services at the hotel. Reducing the block means that attendees will either have to pay a higher registration fee or services will have to be cut.

Please stay at the Hayes Mansion to help SESHA keep meetings affordable!


From San Jose International Airport (11 Miles)
Take Highway 87 (Guadalupe Pkwy) South to highway 85 South. Exit on Blossom Hill Road and turn left. Go 5 lights to Lean Ave. and turn left. Lean Ave. becomes Edenvale Ave. The Hayes Mansion Conference Center is approximately 1 mile on the left.

From San Francisco International Airport (Approx. 1 Hour)
Take Highway 101 South to the Blossom Hill Rd. /Silver Creek Valley Rd. Turn Right on Blossom Hill Rd. At Lean Ave. turn right. (Lean Ave. will become Edenvale Ave.) The Hayes Mansion Conference Center will be approximately 1 mile on the left.

What's Nearby?

The Dolce Hayes Mansion is convenient to all of Northern California's renowned attractions. Take a day trip to Monterey to hear the roll of the surf, or to San Francisco's Alcatraz. There are wineries and museums to explore, theme park adventures, and the pleasures of championship golf. Play on Santa Cruz's nearby beaches or simply shop in San Jose; the area's abundant choices will satisfy every interest.

Attractions -- Distance from Hotel

Winchester Mystery House -- 12.5 miles

California's Great America -- 15.8 miles

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk -- 32.7 miles

Monterey Bay Aquarium -- 65.6 miles

San Francisco's Pier 39 -- 55.4 miles

Alcatraz Island -- 59.5 miles

The Tech Museum of Innovation -- 9.4 miles

Santana Row -- 12.2 miles

San Jose Museum of Art

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium

Computer History Museum

Hiking Trails

Guadalupe River Park and Gardens -- 8.8 miles

Bay Area Parks and Hiking Trails


J. Lohr Winery -- 5.1 miles

Clos la Chance Winery -- 20.2 miles


Los Lagos -- 4.3 miles

Coyote Creek Golf Club -- 10.5 miles

Boulder Ridge -- 4.8 miles

The Ranch -- 5.7 miles

Cinnabar Hills -- 10.8 miles

Santa Teresa -- 5.1 miles