MUNI vintage streetcar

Parking at the Host Hotel

Parking around the hotel can be extremely difficult weekdays and on Saturday. Please remember that during these times street parking is limited to one or two hours - you cannot simply continue to feed the meter beyond this limit without risking a ticket. Hotel guests park for $30 a day, and receive in-and-out privileges. Others may park at the hotel for $20 up to 5 hours, with no in-and-out. Validate your parking ticket at the Stompede registration desk or Hoedown entry.

Public Transportation

WITHIN SAN FRANCISCO: The MUNI fare is $3 cash, or $2.50 with a Clipper card, for all forms of transportation except the cable cars. You can transfer as much as you like, even for a return trip, within 2 hours. Cash fares should get a paper transfer from the driver. Clipper card passengers should tap the card for each ride: “transfer” will appear on the screen, and you will not be charged.

The Holiday Inn and Regency Center are served by MUNI bus north-south lines 19 and 49; and east-west lines 1, 2, and 3 (with the 38 not too far away). Most of these lines pass near BART stations. Also, the hotel is located at the terminus of the California Street cable car line.


Take the free AirTrain to the airport BART station at the International Terminal. Purchase your ticket at the fare machine. If you’re planning on taking public transit during your stay, you might want to get a Clipper card ($3) which covers both BART and MUNI (San Francisco’s system). Load up your ticket with the value you think you need.

To get to the hotel, take BART to the Civic Center station ($8 to $11). From the Civic Center station, find Market & Hyde, in front of the Orpheum Theater. Take the #19 bus to Polk & Pine, about 1.2 miles. Walk one block to Van Ness Ave. Cash fare is $3 (board at the front), but if you have a Clipper card (board through any door), the fare is $2.50 minus a 50-cent transfer discount – just tap the card to the reader. Or take a cab or ride-share service.


Getting to the Castro from the hotel by public transit is fairly easy. Here's how!

  • Find a bus stop on Van Ness, now located in the center of the street.
  • Take MUNI bus #49 down Van Ness (heading left as you come out of the hotel).
  • The fare is $3.00, exact change, or $2.50 with a Clipper card. If paying by cash, collect a transfer, good for 2 hours. A day pass good for all day is $5.
  • Get off at Market Street.

Now you have two choices:

  • Slower but prettier:
  • Find the bus stop island on Market Street (north side)
  • Take an F-line trolley west (towards Twin Peaks). Sometimes a bus will replace the trolley.
  • Go to the end of the line at Jane Warner Plaza, 17th & Castro & Market


  • Fast and efficient:
  • Go underground. This is the Van Ness Station.
  • Show your transfer to the station attendant for entry, or tap your Clipper card at the fare gate.
  • Take the K, L, or M MUNI Metro outbound.
  • Go two stops to Castro Station. You are at Castro & Market.

Shuttle Bus Information

We are pleased to offer bus service for Stompede registrants between the Holiday Inn and Sundance Saloon on Thursday and Sunday nights. The trip usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes. This schedule is subject to the whims of San Francisco traffic. Note also that California law requires that we give our drivers a break, and we have attempted to time these breaks to minimize any inconvenience.

Public transportation is somewhat limited to this area, but MUNI lines 9, 23, and 24 run nearby.

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