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San Francisco Studios

Student Travel & Hotel Information


The Alise: 580 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
BOOK BY PHONE: Call (800) 227-4223 and simply request the CreativeLive rate. If available, their agent will make the reservation and send a confirmation via e-mail or fax.
The Clift: 495 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
BOOK BY PHONE: Call (800) 693-3896 - Unfortunately we don’t have a corporate rate with this hotel.
Hotel Zephyr: 250 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
BOOK BY PHONE: Call (415) 392-6700 - Unfortunately we don’t have a corporate rate with this hotel.


Hands down one of the best Airbnb spots in SF is where Airbnb employees stay (there's a clue for you) is a short - and FLAT - walk from our studios. An AVG of $200 per night, owner Kepa A. manages a cluster of 4 apartment inside an awesome enclosed, off-street garden. You can choose from the Garden Suite, Garden Getaway, Lookout, or Cabana - all meet strong standards yet have unique personality. One thing to note is the compound is not kid-friendly as Kepa focuses on business visitors. Airbnb even did a great spotlight on Kepa and her bungalows! You can watch it HERE.

Other Airbnb properties in the Potrero Hill area that folks enjoy - and are priced competitively: a funky, yet fun and super central art apartment close to the neighborhood restaurants and market on 18th. A new private garden-in-law listing (as of Nov 2017) is promising. An easy walk from Dogpatch neighborhood is a well-reviewed luxury condo (@$250/night). Also Dai has a great little modern flat on the north slope of Potrero Hill thats one bedroom and one bathroom with a backyard and a BBQ! There is also a cute studio that has a full kitchen and washer/dryer and its conveniently located above the Whole Foods (which is across from the studios!).


Parking can be fickle, please allow time to find an all-day spot (you will not have time to move it during breaks). Luckily, there is a parking garage one block away at 350 Rhode Island St. It opens to the public at 7a.m. and is $12 for all day.


Transportation to CreativeLive Studios
You are responsible for finding your own transportation to the CreativeLive studios each day. We are conveniently located next to several forms of public transportation plus the hometown for several ride-sharing companies like Uber, Lyft or Flywheel. Below is a quick rundown of how to get to where you need to go. If you have any questions, you can always reach out for more information.

Public Transportation to our Studios
BART: The Bay Area Rapid Transit system is s a train system that serves San Francisco and the East Bay. We are about 15 blocks east of the16th and Mission BART station, or a 20 minute walk/10 min bus ride via the #55 or #22 headed east.
MUNI: Our public bus system, the MUNI, run virtually anywhere within the city. Plan your trip online via the SFMTA website (featuring travel info on our famous Cable Cars too!).

Public Transportation to/from the Airport
SFO International: BART connects directly with SFO via their Millbrae bound trains. Check their online schedule as it runs on a limited schedule. Depart at the SFO station and catch the connecting AirTrain To your terminal. Fares range from $6-$10, one-way.
OAK International: Connected with the BART system via an impressive Skyway system that connects the Coliseum BART station to a platform just outside of Terminal 1’s baggage claim. The fare ranges from $8-$12 for a one-way ticket.