Hotels and Transportation

Hotel Whitcomb *
1231 Market Street

* For a discounted Conservatory rate, countact Khaled Amr at

Edwardian San Francisco Hotel
1668 Market St. between Gough and Franklin (closer to Gough)

Hayes Valley Inn
417 Gough @ Hayes

The Inn San Francisco
943 S. Van Ness between 20th and 21st Streets

Days Inn
465 Grove St. by Gough

Inn at the Opera
333 Fulton Street (by Gough)

Holiday Inn Civic Center Hotel
50 Eighth Street @ Market

Additional Hotels
Hotels located in the popular tourist areas of San Francisco, such as Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf, are more expensive, but allow visitors to conveniently enjoy the many sights of San Francisco while also visiting the Conservatory. Go to the San Francisco Convention and Visitor site at or 415-391-2000.  You may also check or for more options.

Public Transportation

It costs approximately $20 to take a taxi to the Conservatory from any of these hotels, or you could take MUNI, the public transportation system. The fare is $2.25, which includes transfers within approximately two hours. Special one-day, three-day, and seven-day passes, which include entrance on all MUNI lines and cable cars, are available. To select the best public transportation route, call MUNI at 415-673-MUNI or go to or for the nine-county greater Bay Area transit systems.

Airport Ground Transportation

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is approximately 15 miles from downtown San Francisco. To get to San Francisco from the airport, you may use one of the following shuttle services, located either outside the baggage area or the departure area of the airport. Return trips to the airport must be reserved in advance.

Door-to-door van service runs around $20.00 per person per trip. Taxi service is approximately $35.00 each way, regardless of the number of passengers. Additional information about ground service at SFO can be found at

Super Shuttle: To/from the Conservatory or any hotel or residence in San Francisco 415-558-8500, At SFO, pick up on UPPER LEVEL, not outside baggage. Requires 24-hour advance reservation for return trip from the Conservatory or your hotel.

Airporter: To/from hotels in downtown San Francisco: 415-673-2433

Oakland International Airport (OAK) is located across the Bay from San Francisco about a 45-minute drive, depending on traffic. See their website at for ground services and directions.

The Conservatory is accessible from either airport by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Tickets may be purchased by machine (coins and bills only) at the train platforms. Your destination is the Civic Center stop. From the exit, walk 3 blocks west on Grove St. to Van Ness, turn left and go south three blocks to Oak St. Please check for schedules and fares.