Travel and Hotel information

Teachers enrollment in the Summer Institute for Teachers program seeking local housing can access a private online database of housing options. For access, please click the following link and follow the steps:

The following are steps to get the most out of the housing resources. If you have any questions about using the site or additional housing questions please contact the Center for the Student Experience at 626-396-2323 or

1. Click on "Sign Up"
2. Click on "Guest" user
3. Your guest password is: accdhousing
4. Fill out the registration page to begin your listing search and to create a roommate profile.

We also partner with Universal Student Housing (USH) for short or long-term housing for international students. USH provides safe and reliable housing with host families. For more information and to apply please visit:

Transportation from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Taxi Service

Rental Cars

Most car rental agencies require a major credit card, valid driver license and that the driver is at least 25 years of age. Enterprise Rent-A-Car may provide exceptions and rent to individuals younger than 25 years of age. Other companies will rent to drivers under 25, but require a surcharge. Rental cars can be picked up at all major airports.


Extended Stays

Short-Term Stays

Arroyo Vista Inn

This elegant B&B with 9 rooms is located less than 3 miles from South Campus in the small city of South Pasadena, CA. Regular room rates are $175- $280, but they will provide Art Center visitors a 15% discount, including reduced rates for stays over 5 nights. Full breakfast served, with free parking and Wifi. Inquire at 323-478-7300 or

IHPS Homestay*

Art Center has recently started a partnership with International Housing Placement Service (IHPS), a home-stay resource. IHPS provides housing placement with local residents for out-of-state and international students enrolled in various Art Center programs. In-state students may also apply for housing using IHPS. Please be clear if the student is under age 18. To apply go to, or call 626-798-0209.*IHPS is a program endorsed by Art Center, but is not a function of the college.

Local Public Transportation

Metro Gold Line
The Metro Gold Line links downtown LA with the Pasadena area, providing easy access to Art Center's South Campus. The train stops at the Fillmore station, just one block north of South Campus. For schedules and a trip planner, please visit or call 1.800.COMMUTE.

Pasadena Arts Bus
The Pasadena Area Rapid Transit System (ARTS) connects Art Center's Hillside and South Campuses with Monday – Friday shuttle service. The “Route 51/52” ARTS bus does not run on weekends. Please call 626.398.8973 for hours and route information.

Area Map Resources

Directions to ArtCenter's South Campus

at 950 South Raymond Avenue in Pasadena, call 626.396.2246.