Housing Services provides this Short-Term Lodging Guide to assist visiting professors, hospital patients, returning alumni, conference attendees and students’ families with temporary lodging, and to help new students who need temporary housing until they find permanent accommodations.
Unfortunately, UCSF Housing no longer has availability for short-term housing in our on campus communities.
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. Moreover, Housing Services does not investigate, endorse or guarantee the accommodations listed. It is advisable to make reservations in advance and, if possible, to visit the unit prior to making final commitments.
Our Short-Term Lodging Guide
The Harper House
1562 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 Map
Phone: (415) 522-1560
District: Haight Ashbury
Description: Four Units. Two with private bath. Two with shared bath. No parking available, no pets, no smoking, fresh linens and cleaning bi-weekly.
Rates: Units with private bath - $1,750 a month, plus security deposit. Second Unit with private bath - $1,350 a month plus security deposit. Two units with shared bath - $1,150 a month plus security deposit. Utilities and cleaning are included. Free Wi-Fi DSL internet access.
Remarks: The Harper House rents apartments monthly, to fulfill short-term housing needs, especially for UCSF medical center staff. The furnished rooms are very quiet and comfortable. Walking distance to Parnassus campus. A refundable security deposit of $250 is required for a reservation.
Access: Walking Distance: 10 blocks to Parnassus. MUNI: 1 block to #6 to Parnassus/Buchanan and 1 block to #43 to Parnassus.
The Herb’n Inn
525 Ashbury Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 Map
Phone: (415) 553-8542
District: Haight Ashbury (near Golden Gate Park)
Description: Fully furnished private bedrooms for those who seek lodging for 30 nights or more. Most bedrooms share a bathroom on the hallway with 2 other guestrooms. We have one private bedroom with a private bathroom. There is a spacious fully equipped kitchen with 6-burner stove and 2 ovens, 2 sinks, 2 refrigerators, 2 tables, and ample counter space so it is easy to share. Each guest has personal food storage space in both dry food storage area and the fridge. We provide and launder your sheets & towels. The laundromat is an easy walk from the inn for your personal items. Cable TV and Wi-Fi included.
Rates: $1,450/month single occupancy with shared bathroom; $1,600/month single occupancy with private bathroom (double occupancy add $300). VISA/MC accepted as deposit. 30-day minimum stay required. Monthly lodging available.
Remarks: Guests can enjoy a quiet deck and backyard. Your hosts, SF residents for over 40 years, have been hosting since 1988. Great running trails are in nearby Golden Gate Park. Restaurants, grocery stores, and extensive public transit available a block away. We hope you will be our guest!
Our guests are primarily UCSF post docs and interns, which creates a friendly internationally revolving extended family atmosphere; yet quiet solitude is easily achievable.
Access: Walking distance 9 blocks to UCSF Parnassus and access to all campus shuttles & loaner bike may be available. MUNI: 1 block to #43 to Parnassus. 1 block to #6 to Parnassus and 1 block to #33 to ZSF General Hospital.
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Home Away From Home
210 Fifth Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118 Map
Phone: (415) 386-0623
District: Inner Richmond
Description: Located just steps from the Clement Street corridor (famous among locals for top-notch restaurants and unique shopping), we offer fully furnished, sunny and bright 1- and 2- bedroom NON-SMOKING apartments. Restaurants abound in our neighborhood, ranging from Turkish to Japanese, and other flavors of the world. Farmer’s market on Sundays. Queen beds, fully-equipped kitchen areas, bathrooms with shower/tub, flat screen TVs and complimentary Wireless internet.
Rates: Seasonal rates start from $2,600 a month (approximately $86 per day). Garage parking is available for an additional fee. We offer flexible short or long-term rentals. Rates subject to change without notice. DISCLAIMER: Home Away From Home is the Originator of the Rate description provided here. We are NOT affiliated with any other lodging establishments listed with UCSF, neither has authorization or consent been given by Home Away From Home for its use, to those listing who have similar descriptions included in their advertisement.
Remarks: Extremely clean, quiet and well-maintained apartments on a tree-lined street. Friendly residential neighborhood. One block away to Clement and California Streets for shops, restaurants, cafes, etc. No smoking. No pets.
Access: Walking Distance: 7 blocks to UCSF Shuttle located at 3360 Geary to Parnassus / Mt. Zion Campus or a 7-minute drive. MUNI: #1 California to Mt. Zion and #38 Geary to Mt. Zion or to VA hospital.
The Metro Hotel
319 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 Map
Phone: (415) 861-5364
District: NOPA/Lower Haight
Description: We are a charming, family run, boutique hotel. We offer 24 comfortable, clean, non-smoking, cozy rooms, each with a private bathroom. Wireless Internet and Cable TV are complimentary. We offer a tranquil garden for your enjoyment. Pets are not allowed; service animals are welcome. We do not offer parking. There is metered and street parking. Garages are available nearby at CPMC at Duboce/Castro or UCSF at 400 Parnassus.
Rates: Rates vary upon availability. UCSF Parnassus and Mt. Zion patients and families receive a discount for all reservations arranged by phone (415-861- 5364). All major credit cards are accepted.
Remarks: It is an urban oasis in the middle of the metropolis. We are centrally located, and nestled between several vibrant neighborhoods: Lower Haight, NOPA, Alamo Square, Golden Gate Park and the Castro. We are affordable European-style pensione, with easy, one bus access to either Parnassus or Mount Zion. All rooms are up a flight of stairs (22 stairs for first flight, 44 stairs for second flight). If mobility is an issue, we may not be your best choice. What we lack in square footage, we more than make up with our friendly and helpful staff. The Metro Hotel has been awarded Trip Advisor’s certificate of Excellence for years and outstanding with Yelp.
Access: Walking distance: Yes, if you like walking: Parnassus 1.6 miles, Mt. Zion .9 miles. MUNI: 1 block to #24 to Mt. Zion. 1 block to #6 Parnassus/ Buchanan.
Beck’s Motor Lodge
2222 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 Map
Phone: (415) 621-8212 Text: (415) 319-9300
Description: Our 58 room motor lodge is minutes away from UCSF and offers a clean, comfortable stay with free on-site parking! All rooms have private bathrooms, mini refrigerators and all the necessities you need for your stay. Our neighborhood is a wonderful place to walk around, with many restaurants and shops. Our sundeck is a lovely place to have a cup of coffee or glass of wine and take in the site of the city. Wherever you are from, we make you feel at home while visiting UCSF. All rooms are elevator accessible.
Rates: Rates vary based on availability. We offer a $10 plus tax discount for hospital related stays. All major credit cards are accepted.
Remarks: We are proud to be amongst the top 15 hotels in San Francisco on TripAdvisor. From the free parking, to the unique neighborhood, to the close proximity to UCSF - guests love staying with us.
Access: MUNI: 2 blocks to N-Judah train to Parnassus. 7 minute drive to Parnassus.
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Mount Zion Campus
1565 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94109 Map
Phone: (415) 441-1155
District: Nob Hill/Russian Hill
Description: 25 rooms; all with private baths, FREE parking, cable TV in rooms, free high speed wireless internet access, mini-fridge, microwave, in-room coffee.
Rates: $89-$319; all major credit cards accepted; Use code UCSF when booking on website. Direct bookings only.
Remarks: Newly renovated clean comfortable rooms with many amenities. Great location, 20 restaurants within walking distance. Public transportation nearby. Compassionate and understanding staff.
Access: MUNI: #19 to ZSFG.
1625 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 Map
Phone: (415) 922-3200
District: Japantown/ Pacific Heights
Description: Situated at Post Street by Buchanan Street, within a pleasant walk to UCSF Mount Zion, UCSF shuttles and public transport. Where San Francisco’s authentic Japantown meets the upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood, conveniently surrounded by diverse dining options and stores.
Earn or redeem World of Hyatt guest rewards at this full-service Joie de Vivre hotel. Relax in the abundant daylight and re-designed décor featuring natural elements, with modern urban design. Energize or decompress in the exceptional 4000 sq-ft Gym featuring extensive Life Fitness equipment, Peleton bike, boxing studio, fitness/yoga classes, indoor-outdoor meditation area, accessible 24/7. Refresh at The Bar at Kabuki with creatively-crafted cocktails, Japanese whisky selection, and views of the Zen garden, to inspire your evenings. Home of Nari restaurant by Michelin-starred Chef Pim Techamuanvivit.
Rates: UCSF rates are from $275 for Queen or King rooms, from $299 for Deluxe City-View King rooms. Rates fluctuate seasonally.
Discount: Book UCSF discount by calling Reservations & requesting the UCSF discount, or adding the unique UCSF Corporate discount code to the website drop-down field: 60243 (Waived nightly Destination Fee for UCSF-booked rates).
Remarks: Valet $50 and Self-Parking $32 available*. Dog-friendly under 30 lbs with $75 fee & agreement. UCSF rates include: guest rooms with 55” TV, WiFi, bicycle rental*, in-room coffee & tea and mini-fridges, unlimited filtered water on tap (still, sparkling, hot), local in-room calls. *Subject to availability
Access: Walking distance: 6 blocks to Mt. Zion. MUNI: #2 and #38 to Mt Zion and VA Hospital.
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444 Presidio Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115 Map
Phone: (415) 567-8467
District: Presidio Heights
Description: 49 units with private baths including 18 Jr. Suites, with wet bar, microwave, refrigerator, Illy Espresso/Coffee Maker; 40” Flat screen cable TV. Parking $42 per day, plus tax. Non-smoking hotel. Discounted access to nearby fitness club; special discounts for Extended Stay Reservations and inclusions such as a daily fitness pass. Complimentary lobby coffee/tea + cookies, pet friendly, and high-speed internet. Laureate Cocktail Lounge serving craft cocktails & light bites Tues-Sat evenings.
Rates: $249-$529; all major credit cards accepted. UCSF Discount for Seasonal rates: January-April rates start at $249, May and June rates start at $289, July thru October start at $309 and November & December rates start at $259. Must mention “UCSF LODGING” to receive this preferred rate and complimentary upgrade, if available at check-in.
Remarks: Beautiful neighborhood with shops and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Near parks, excellent public transportation, spacious studio-feel rooms, and friendly staff.
Access: Walking distance: 7 blocks to Mount Zion. MUNI: 1 block to #43 to Parnassus. #2 to Mount Zion.
Monte Cristo Inn
600 Presidio Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115 Map
Phone: (415) 931-1875
District: Mount Zion
Description: All rooms with private bathrooms. Smart LCD TVs, hair dryer, iron, alarm clock radio. Complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi/internet. While social distancing order is in place, made-to-order breakfast will be delivered to your room. Additionally, there is a public computer available for you.
Rates: $199 and up. Mention UCSF and receive complimentary room upgrade, if available at check-in.
Remarks: Old World Charm & Modern Amenities. Upscale neighborhood. Dine with locals at top notch restaurants nearby. Every room has hardwood floors and Persian rug. Marble lined bathrooms with rain shower, electric toilet/washlet/bidet. Rooms are furnished with American or European antiques. All rooms have en-suite bath. Winner of top 10 urban B&Bs worldwide. Extended stays are available. Self-catering apartments available for extended stay.
Access:Walking distance: Laurel Heights Campus is across the street. Take advantage of the free UCSF Black/Tan shuttle to access other campuses. 6 blocks to Mt Zion. MUNI: #43 to Parnassus. On #2 to Mount Zion.
Queen Anne Hotel
1590 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 Map
Phone: (415) 441-2828
Toll-Free: 1 (800) 227-3970
District: Pacific Heights/Japantown
Description: Relax & unwind at San Francisco’s most charming boutique hotel. The fabulous Queen Anne features 48 elegant rooms & suites and a friendly/helpful staff to assist you 24/7. Nearest to Mount Zion but convenient to all UCSF locations. Complimentary town car service available (M-F mornings) to all San Francisco hospitals. (Free UCSF Shuttle returns you to Mt. Zion). Stay includes deluxe continental breakfast, morning newspaper, WiFi, and our popular afternoon tea & sherry service with freshly baked cookies. Parking guaranteed at $30 per night. Many restaurants & shops nearby on Fillmore Street, Polk Street, Van Ness and in Japantown. Queen Anne Hotel has an elevator, is wheelchair accessible, has some accessible guest rooms.
Rates: $139.00 & up low season, $179.00 & up high season. All major credit cards accepted.
Remarks: Please request UCSF RATE at Queen Anne Hotel,
the #1 choice of hospital guests.
Access: Mount Zion, 7 blocks. MUNI: #2 to Mount Zion.
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Trinity SF – 1188 Mission
1188 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94103 Map
Description: Fully furnished and accessorized studios, Jr 1 bedrooms, & 1 bedrooms centrally located; features fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, bike storage, resident lounge & fitness center; Covered parking is available at an additional fee. Unfurnished apartments also available.
Rates: Subject to change.
Remarks: With views of downtown San Francisco, 1188 Mission is just steps from MUNI, BART, and shuttles.
Access: MUNI: 0.2 miles to Civic Center MUNI. N-train to Parnassus or China Basin. KT line to Mission Bay.
Trinity SF – Clay Park Tower
1890 Clay Street, San Francisco CA 94109 Map
Phone: (844) 849-7117
District: Lower Pacific Heights
Description: Fully furnished and accessorized studios, 1 bedrooms & 2 bedrooms centrally located; features fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, bike storage, resident lounge & fitness center; Covered parking is available at an additional fee. Unfurnished apartments also available.
Rates: Subject to change.
Remarks: With views of downtown San Francisco and the surrounding bay, 1890 Clay has quick access to Transportation at Franklin and Clay Streets.
Access: MUNI: #1 bus to Mt. Zion and Laurel Heights
Trinity SF – 2000 Broadway Street
2000 Broadway Street, San Francisco CA 94115 Map
Phone: (844) 859-6176
Website: https://www. 2000broadwayapts/
District: Pacific Heights
Description: Fully furnished and accessorized studios, 1 bedrooms, Jr. 1 bedrooms, & 2 bedrooms centrally located; features fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, bike storage, resident lounge & fitness center; Covered parking is available at an additional fee. Unfurnished apartments also available.
Rates: Subject to change.
Remarks: With views of downtown San Francisco and the surrounding bay, 2000 Broadway has quick access to Transportation at Union and Laguna Streets.
Access: MUNI: #24 bus to Mt. Zion
Trinity SF – Marina Cove Apartments
1550 Bay Street, San Francisco CA 94123 Map
Phone: (844) 859-6170
Website: https://www. 1550bayapts/
Description:Fully furnished and accessorized studios, 1 bedrooms, Jr. 1 bedrooms, located in a beautiful neighborhood; features fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, bike storage, resident lounge & fitness center; Covered parking is available at an additional fee. Unfurnished apartments also available.
Rates: Subject to change.
Remarks: Located next door to Fort Mason and the Marina Green, these apartments are easy to access and feature beautiful bay views.
Access: MUNI: #43 bus to Parnassus
Mission Bay Campus
201 Harrison Street, San Francisco CA 94115 Map
Phone: (415) 447-2062
Toll free: (800) 747-7784
District: South Beach
Description: Fully furnished studio, 1- and 2-bedroom rentals in modern high-rise. Fully equipped kitchen with dishes and linens, TV, WiFi, cable.
Rates: $150-$275 per night with 30-day minimum stay. Accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX.
Remarks: Fitness center, outdoor pool, racquetball court, covered parking, washer/dryer, front desk. Walk to The Embarcadero, grocery stores and restaurants. AMSI has other furnished monthly rentals in a variety of neighborhoods throughout San Francisco.
Access: MUNI: N train to Parnassus and China Basin and KT train to China Basin and Mission Bay.
The Mosser Hotel
54 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Map
Phone: (415) 986-4400
Description: Our 166-room hotel is conveniently located between the city’s renowned Union Square (shopping district) and the Moscone Convention Center. We are 4 miles from the UCSF Parnassus campus and 1 mile from UCSF Mission Bay Campus. Trader Joe’s market is a few steps away from the hotel as well as local transportation that can drop you off at either UCSF campus. All rooms are elevator accessible.
Rates: Rates vary on availability- We do offer a hospital discount- when calling for reservations please mention Hospital Rate. Tax is 16.45%. All major credit cards are accepted.
Remarks: Amenities include: Double paned windows to ensure a quiet night sleep, Iron and Ironing board in every room, Waffle Robes, Ceiling Fans, In-room Voicemail, Hair Dryer, Flat Screen TV, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Crib is optional for no extra charge, Coin operated laundry on site.
Access: MUNI: Walk to the 15 bus to Mission Bay. Take N train to Parnassus.
127 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 Map
Phone: (415) 392-8800
District: Downtown/Union Square
Description: Our 91-room hotel is conveniently located in the lively Union Square neighborhood near the Market-Powell Cable Car turnaround and BART / MUNI Powell Station. With a genuine commitment to service & hospitality, Hotel Abri is an urban oasis in the heart of San Francisco, with easy access to every UCSF Campus. 4 miles from the UCSF Parnassus Campus, 2 miles from the UCSF Mission Bay Campus, 2 miles from the UCSF Mount Zion. All rooms are elevator accessible. Pet-friendly.
Remarks: 24 hour Stores, diners, and grocery stores are all within a few block walking distance. Guestroom amenities include: Private bathroom, WiFi, Direct TV, mini fridge, in-room coffee machine with Starbucks coffee, iron with ironing board.
Access: MUNI Powell Station: Take N train to Parnassus. Walk to 15 bus to Mission Bay. Walk to 38 bus to Mount Zion.
Airport/Extended Stay Hotels
Sonesta ES Suites SFO Airport Oyster Point Waterfront (Formerly Residence Inn by Marriott – SFO)
1350 Veterans Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080 Map
Phone: (650) 837-9000
Description: Expect comfort at Sonesta ES Suites San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront. We position you by the glimmering Oyster Point Marina near downtown and South San Francisco Bay. Each spacious suite provides a residential experience featuring full kitchens and separate living, working, and sleeping areas. Our fully equipped kitchens provide refrigerators, microwaves, stovetops and dishwashers. We provide both flat-screen TVs and ergonomic workstations to suit all your travel needs. Suites with mobility accessible, roll in showers, and hearing accessible rooms with visual alarms and visual notification devices for door and phone available upon request.
Rates: To book the UCSF rate, please visit http://www.sonesta.com and use code UC8, or call 650-837-9000.
Remarks: We offer complimentary grab n’ go breakfast, Wi-Fi and shuttle from/ to SFO Airport. Guests can enjoy a variety of amenities including outdoor spaces with our swimming pool, sport court, fire pits and grills. We are pet friendly with a cleaning fee. Enjoy a waterfront walking, jogging, & biking trail right behind our hotel.
Access: Minutes away from San Francisco Bay Ferry, Cal Train, BART, and Sam Trans. Located 5 miles from the SFO airport.
Sonesta ES Suites - San Francisco Airport
1350 Huntington Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066 Map
Phone: (650) 588-0770
Description: 92 units - all are full suites (apartment style) with full-size kitchens, living rooms and private bedrooms. ADA/wheelchair accessible. Free laundry facilities, pets welcome (pet fee charge), flat screen TVs in rooms with cable. Free Parking available.
Rates:1-Bedroom Suite- 1-29 nights: $145*/night, 30+ nights: $119/night; 2-Bedroom/2-Bathroom Suites- 1-29 nights: $175*/ night, 30+ nights: $149/night. *All rates are subject to a daily 14% hotel tax & a daily $.58 tourism charge. For reservations that are longer than 30 days, from the 31st day on, the 14% hotel tax is waived.
Remarks: Complimentary daily breakfast buffet. Courtesy airport and BART shuttle. Free high-speed internet, full-size kitchens and living room. Near shopping and restaurants.
Access: Located 3.5 miles from the SFO airport and 1 block from the San Bruno BART Station.
Hampton Inn San Francisco-Daly City
2700 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015 Map
Phone: (650) 755-7500
District: Daly City
Description: The Hampton Inn Daly City offers spacious rooms with a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. Catch up on work at the large desk or relax and watch TV on our 37inch LCD TVs. Our fresh Hampton bed will guarantee the best sleep you’ve ever had away from home. The hotel is an 86 room property offering everything you need to feel comfortable. Daily complimentary buffet style breakfast, complimentary wifi, complimentary parking, 24-hour fitness center, guest laundry facility, and a 24-hour coffee station in the lobby! You can’t go wrong with the Hampton Inn Daly City!
Rates: Enjoy a 12% discount while staying with us. Become a Hilton Honors member and earn points for your stays! Take advantage of all of our hotel amenities, complimentary.
Remarks: Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in Daly City on Trip advisor. Our 10/10 hospitality and central location is part of the reason guests continue to choose us.
Access: Located just 6 miles from the Parnassus UCSF Medical Center. Driving is best.