Lodging and accommodations

If you are traveling from out of town, we recommend that you make arrangements as far in advance as possible because San Francisco hotels tend to be busy. When booking, inquire about UCSF discounts or special rates that are available at some establishments. We are situated on the Parnassus campus, between the neighborhoods of Cole Valley and Inner Sunset. However, mainland San Francisco is just 46.88 square miles, and with the city's ubiquitous app-based taxi services, reliable public transportation system, and car friendly roads, getting to our center should be a breeze from anywhere in the city. We have compiled a list of resources below to help you plan for your stay. If you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at star@ucsf.edu

Airports    
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - Strongly recommended
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
   
Lodging    

UCSF Short Term Lodging Guide: click to download
These listings are based solely on information provided by the managers and owners of the guest apartments and houses, bed & breakfasts, hotels and motels listed in this guide. These listings are not affiliated in any manner with UCSF. UCSF does not investigate, endorse, or guarantee the accommodations listed. It is advisable to conduct your own research prior to making final commitments.
UCSF Map for Short Term Lodging: click to download


Airbnb lists apartments, homes, and rooms available for rent. Economical options available.
HomeAWAY lists rentals.
Trip Advisor provides hotel and motel reviews.
VRBO lists houses that are available to rent for short-term stays.

   
Ground Transportation    

Lyft and Uber are app based taxi-type services. Download either app and request a car from anywhere.
SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Rental cars are always an option