we stayed at the county inn on leong dr. in mountain view.....close to venue and moffat fiield right off the highway. nothing fancy but a good crew showed up, spring 2009 i think it was, many parties around the pool well into the night. there is a mercado down (right or east on map link) the st which had excellent latino food, beers & likker, hot spicy coffee in the am, and fresh fruits & veggies for the punch & the dips you understand. very easy to get cab to show, like 10-15 scoots. the really wacky thing was here we are in the heart of silicon valley & the hotel credit card thingy was sketchy wouldn't work so old school carbon slip was used......same thing with taxi, buddy had funky old carbon to imprint card. like others said, no worries about trouble, it is in a residential neighbourhood.