San Francisco, California, United States

San Francisco – Downtown

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About this centre


ELS San Francisco – Downtown  is located in the heart of San Francisco, a coastal Northern California city between the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. The city is famous for its cool summers, year-round fog, steep terrain, architecture and landmarks. Popular attractions include the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz and Chinatown.

536 Mission Street, San Francisco, California, United States

Great things to see and do

  • Cable Cars: San Francisco’s cable car system is the only moving National Historic Monument in the world.
  • Golden Gate Bridge: The iconic bridge is one of the West Coast’s most enduring symbols and the city’s most popular attraction.
  • Fisherman’s Wharf: This waterfront neighbourhood houses the PIER 39 shopping centre and the Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Museum.

San Francisco – Downtown

(415)369 5454

  • Housing options
    • Homestay
    • Student Residence (Off Campus)
  • Centre facilities
    • Free e-mail & Internet Access
    • Computer center
    • Cable car a half block from ELS
  • City environment
  • Downtown

Housing options


ELS San Francisco Downtown Homestays are located in residential areas around the city and neighboring cities. Commute by bus or BART is normally 40 minutes

  • Cost per session
  • $1200
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal credits
  • 14 meals per week

Student Residence (Off Campus)

ELS students will enjoy Herbert/Spaulding's double-occupancy rooms with private baths. Each room has its own TV, small refrigerator, and a desk and bed for each student. Housekeeping and linen services are provided. The hotel lounge area is equipped with a microwave and widescreen TV, with access to a full shared kitchen in the Spaulding building. Laundry facilities are also available on the premises. Continental breakfast is included.
The Herbert/Spaulding Hotel complex offers ideal security and support. Front desk and housekeeping staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The buildings organize regular student activity nights and movies to promote the student community
Each room includes: -Twin-size beds, linen service provided -One private bathroom in each double room -Desk, small refrigerator, and closet in each room -Free cable and TV -Free Wi-Fi in each room and lobby -Individual room-controlled heat and air conditioning.
Hotel amenities include: -24-hour electronic key/secured access -Linen and housekeeping services -Laundry facilities on-site -Lounge with widescreen TV, couches, chairs, icrowave, and shared full kitchen in Spaulding -Steps away from downtown San Francisco and minutes from public transportation to all parts of the city and greater San Francisco bay area. -Security: 24-hour on site front desk and housekeeping staff, camera security throughout the facility

  • Cost per session
  • $1150
  • Occupancy
  • Double
  • Meal credits
  • 7 meals per week - continental breakfast included; other meals not included. New restaurant/sports bar on Spaulding first floor for casual dinners and sports TVs.

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