• A Hybrid Conference – In-Person and Virtual Presentations
  • Technical Conference:  05 – 09 March 2023
  • Exhibition: 07 – 09 March 2023
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Hotel & Travel

OFC, the premier event in telecom and data center optics, will take place Sunday, 05 March to Thursday, 09 March 2023. (Exhibition dates are Tuesday, 07 March – Thursday, 09 March). The venue will be at the San Diego Convention Center.


Hotel Name

Distance from
Convention Center

Room Rate*
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego 0.2 miles $294
Hilton San Diego Bayfront 0.2 miles $315
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina 0.2 miles $315
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego 0.3 miles $315
Pendry San Diego 0.3 miles $294
Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter 0.3 miles $292
Horton Grand Hotel 0.4 miles $199
Hotel Z 0.4 miles $262
Hotel Solamar 0.5 miles $264
Omni San Diego Hotel 0.5 miles $295
San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter 0.5 miles $292
Andaz San Diego - (Hyatt Hotel) 0.7 miles $294
Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter 0.7 miles $275
Embassy Suites San Diego Bay -Downtown 0.8 miles $271
Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter 0.8 miles $254
US GRANT - A Luxury Collection Hotel 0.9 miles $292
Bristol Hotel 1.0 miles $199
Hotel Palomar San Diego 1.0 miles $279
Wyndham San Diego Bayside 1.2 miles $209
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina 3.2 miles $268

*Hotel rates are listed in U.S. dollars and do not include taxes or any hotel fees. Rates shown are for single rooms. Double rooms may have an increased rate.


Official Vendor

Official Vendor

MCI USA is the official hotel accommodations vendor for OFC, assisting attendees with negotiated, reduced rates at San Diego hotels and providing essential support with your reservation.

Important Message Regarding Housing Scams!

Room reservations for OFC are handled exclusively by MCI USA. Phone, fax or email communications from any other company or organization, offering cut-rate housing for the OFC Conference and Exhibition or stating that they are a viable alternative to going through OFC’s official housing bureau, are not affiliated with OFC or the conference in any manner. While it is not illegal for a travel firm or booking agent to solicit potential customers, it can be difficult to determine the legitimacy of offers from these organizations. Those who opt for alternatives to OFC negotiated rates may find themselves at risk. Other groups report that after paying these types of companies, no room was reserved and their credit card was fraudulently charged.

For these reasons, and to support our efforts to give you a quality event, we highly recommend that you do not make any reservations through any unknown housing or travel company. Again, OFC has no affiliation with any of these room brokers. MCI USA is the ONLY official housing contractor for OFC 2023. They will never call to solicit your business.

Here are some of the known companies and websites to steer clear of:

  • http://ofc2023.org
  • Elite Housing Services
  • Events Plus
  • Exhibition Housing Management
  • Exhibitor Housing Services
  • Global Events Group Travel
  • Global Housing Services Corp
  • HDMC Group
  • National Travel Associates
  • National Travel Planners
  • Progress Expo Services
  • Trade Fair Services
  • Trade Show Housing

Why Should I Use MCI USA?

OFC strongly recommends booking your room through MCI. Here's how using MCI USA is a benefit and safeguard to you.

  • Low Rates: The lowest room rates available have been negotiated for the Event at hotels in the Official Hotel Block.
  • Reservation Protection: In the event of a sold out situation at the hotel, MCI USA protects those booked in the Official Hotel Block, an invaluable benefit to guard against travel uncertainty.
  • No Resort Fees: No hidden resort, urban or mandatory fees when you book through MCI USA.
  • Earn Reward Points: You can still earn reward points from your preferred brand.
  • Wait list: Ability to wait list online for additional hotel nights needed.
  • Support your Organization: Booking in the Official Hotel Block helps the Event continue to offer the best, most competitive hotel rates for the future as well as keeping your registration fee increases to a minimum. It shows the Event’s value to the city and allows the organization to negotiate better room blocks and rates for you.

Here’s How OFC Benefits When Attendees Use MCI USA

  • We have contracted hotel rooms at discounted rates on your behalf.
  • We are able to monitor attendance through our housing block. This enables us to plan, be better prepared and submit accurate event counts, all of which helps with cost-containment.
  • OFC’s business value to a city is measured by a ratio between the total number of sleeping rooms booked inside our housing block and the amount of convention center space required. By booking inside the block you can help maintain our strong business value, which is crucial to our negotiations with cities and cost-containment efforts.