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ArtCenter for Teens Summer Intensive & Workshop

ArtCenter for Teens students 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.

Please note: No courses are guaranteed to run. If enrollment is low, we may have to cancel the course you hoped to take. If you are traveling from outside of California or the U.S., please consider having a second class choice.


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:


There are physical advertisements posted on the 'Housing Resources' bulletin board at the Hillside Campus, as well as an Off-Campus Housing Facebook group that advertises room/house shares and apartments for rent. Feel free to connect here for access:

Transportation from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Taxi Service

  • People's Taxi 626.577.2227 800.505.2227
  • City Cab 626.796.3111 888.248.9222
  • Ace Yellow Cab 626.442.1414 866.241.9885
  • Bell Cab 888.481.2345

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.

  • Budget Car Rental. 750 S. Arroyo Pkwy. Pasadena, CA 91105 626.449.0226 or 800.527.0700
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car. 1890 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 626.405.0900 or 800.261.7331. Ask about Art Center discounts.
  • Hertz. 2070 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 626.578.0443 or 800.654.3131
  • Thrifty Car Rental. 3500 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 110 Pasadena, CA 91105 626.449.0012 or 800.847.4389


  • Double Tree Hotel. Monrovia 924 W. Huntington Drive Monrovia, CA 91016 626.357.1900. Restaurant, pool, spa and fitness center.
  • Econolodge. 1437 E. Colorado St. Glendale, CA 91205 818.246.8367
  • Hilton Pasadena. 168 S. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101 626.577.1000. Walking distance from Old Pasadena. Ask about special Art Center rates.
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites. 3500 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 626.792.1363 or 888.465.4329
  • Homestead Studio Suites. 1377 W. Glenoaks Blvd. Glendale, CA 91201. 818.956.6665. Includes kitchen and laundry.
  • The Langham Huntington. 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106 626.568.3900. Ask about special Art Center rates.
  • Saga Motor Hotel. 1633 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106 626.795.0431 or 800.793.7242. Includes breakfast, pool and laundry.

Extended Stays

  • The Guest Center at Fuller Seminary. 700 Locust St. Pasadena, CA 91101 626.204.1100 or 800.549.2224 ext.5545. Email
  • Travelodge Pasadena Central. 2131 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 626.796.3121 or 888.637.4859. Includes breakfast, microwave, refrigerator, cable TV, pool and spa. Daily, weekly and monthly rates available.

Short-Term Stays

  • Best Western Pasadena Inn. 3570 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 626.796.9100. Includes complimentary continental breakfast, weekday newspaper, outdoor pool and spa, and guest laundry services.
  • Econolodge. 1437 E. Colorado St. Glendale, CA 91205 818.246.8367
  • Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town. 180 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103 626.403.7600 or 888.236.2427. Parking not included.
  • Sheraton Pasadena Hotel. 303 E. Cordova St. Pasadena, CA 91101 626.449.4000. Includes full-service, 24-hour business center, Soleil Restaurant and Charlie's Bar.
  • Super 8 Motel. 2863 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 626.449.3020.
  • Quality Inn. 3321 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 626.796.9291. Includes complimentary breakfast bar, pool, spa and sauna. Quality executive rooms available.
  • The Westin Pasadena. 191 N. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101 626.792.2727.

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

  • AAA: 801 E. Union Street, Pasadena, CA 626.795.0601
  • Pasadena Chamber of Commerce: 865 E. Del Mar Blvd., Pasadena, CA 626.795.3355.
  • Pasadena Map Co.: 2569 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 626.795.3626

Directions to Art Center's South Campus

at 950 South Raymond Avenue in Pasadena, call 626.396.2246 or see map here.