Maps and Accommodations


We have a block of rooms reserved at the Columbus Motor Inn, on Columbus Ave. between Chestnut and Francisco. Their phone number is 415-885-1492. For Thursday, March 27th, the rate is $128.00 + tax. For Friday, March 28th, the rate is $149.00 + tax. Each room is allotted two people, for an additional third person it is $10 extra.

We are listed Under Northern California Performance Platform, our group booking number is A1084. In order to receive this rate, rooms must be booked by February 27th, 2014.

Similar rates can be found at Marriott at Fishermans Wharf, located at 1250 Columbus Ave, SF. They can be reached at 415-775-7555.


San Francisco Art Institute

800 Chestnut St

SF, CA 94133

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Google Maps to SFAI


Directions to Chestnut Street campus:

From the East Bay

Main access to San Francisco from the east is Hwy 80 and the Bay Bridge. After crossing the bridge take the Fremont Street exit (right side). Turn left on Folsom Street to the Embarcadero. Turn left on Embarcadero and continue to Bay Street. Turn left on Bay Street to Columbus Street. Take a left on Columbus and move immediately into the right hand lane. Veer right at the Wallgreen’s onto Jones Street. SFAI is on the right, between Francisco and Chestnut Streets.

From the Peninsula

Main access to San Francisco from the South is via Hwy 101. Entering the city northbound on Hwy 101, follow signs leading to the Golden Gate Bridge. Exit 101 at Van Ness Avenue. From Van Ness go north to Union Street. Turn right on Union and continue two blocks to Larkin Street. Turn left on Larkin. Go four blocks to Chestnut Street and turn right. SFAI is two blocks down Chestnut Street on the left.

From Marin County

Main access to San Francisco from the north is via the Golden Gate Bridge. Follow signs to Lombard Street. Continue on Lombard past Van Ness Avenue to Hyde Street (2 Miles) and turn left. Turn right at the next street, which is Chestnut. SFAI is 1.5 blocks down Chestnut, on the left.


The San Francisco Art Institute is located in a residential neighborhood, and two-hour parking is available on all of the streets immediately surrounding the school. Parking is limited, however, so we strongly encourage students, family, and friends to take advantage of San Francisco’s numerous public transportation options. To plan a trip using public transportation, please visit

Public Transportation

The most direct Muni bus line is the #30 Stockton, which runs along Columbus Avenue and intersects with BART and many major bus and subway lines throughout the city. There is a bus stop at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Chestnut Street. The main entrance is 1.5 blocks up Chestnut Street. Visitors can also take the Embarcadero Trolley, which connects to BART at the Embarcadero Station. The trolley station is located at Market and Main Street. Take the trolley to the corner of Beach and Jones Streets. Walk up Jones Street five blocks, turn left on Chestnut; the main entrance is located in the middle of the block. For more information please call Muni at 415.673.6864 or visit


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