The venue for JPS 2017 is the Hilton San Francisco Financial District.
This hotel borders with Chinatown and the hotel actually includes the Chinese Cultural Center. It is a very short walk to the Embarcadero and North Beach (Italian community home of City Lights Book Store etc.).
We have secured a special room rate with the hotel for conference attendees -- $209/night. You can make your reservation at this web page: http://goo.gl/CuxVo1