List of Salimpour Workshops

Studio Address

425 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA  94706

Approximately five blocks from the El Cerrito Plaza BART station. Cross streets are Brighton Avenue and San Pablo.

Public Transit in the San Francisco Bay Area

BART Information
Note that there is a BART station at SFO and a bus-to-BART option at OAK. For those not wishing to rent a car, make note of the airports and hotels accessible by BART.

Travel Info

Oakland International Airport (OAK)
1 Airport Drive, Oakland 94621
Approximately 20 miles Albany studio

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Highway 101, San Franciso 94128
Approximately 26 miles Albany studio

San Jose International Airport (SJC)
1732 N. 1st St, San Jose 95112
Approximately 48 miles from studio

Peet’s Coffee (local coffee store chain)
Starbuck’s Coffee
Lucky Grocery Store
Trader Joe’s
CVS Drugstore
GNC (General Nutrition Center)
Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill
Panda Express
Jamba Juice
Al’s Big Burger
Cold Stone Creamery
The Junket (Old World deli)
Macaroni Grill
Pasta Pomodoro
See’s Candies
The UPS Store
Post Office (Fairmount Avenue)

For dinner, several restaurants are on Solano Avenue (short drive several blocks south on San Pablo).

If you are traveling internationally, please be sure to obtain the required visas ahead of time. The kind of visa you need depends on the regulations and agreements set between your country and the United States. For more information on visiting the United States, see Please note: SSSBD is not yet an accredited school, and cannot at this time assist with obtaining student visas.
In addition to the list provided in this section, dancers might find the Suhaila Workshop Roommate group on Facebook to be a helpful resource. Group members share information about lodging and provide reviews.

The lodging list in this section is provided as a courtesy for travelers based on suggestions and recommendations from previous travelers. Travelers are encouraged to research selections carefully as the list includes a wide variety of options, locations, and pricing.


Doubletree Berkeley Marina (3.45 miles from studio)
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, 94710
510-548-7920, 800-223-8733
Large hotel with various options including rooms with two queen-sized beds. Views of Bay Area, San Francisco skyline and Golden Gate Bridge. Large onsite restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Free parking.
Bancroft Hotel (5.85 miles from studio)
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94707
510-549-1000, 800-549-1002
Built in 1928 with Arts and Crafts styling. 22 sleeping rooms with one queen bed per room. Located across street from UC-Berkeley. Attendant parking available adjacent to hotel.
Beau Sky Hotel (5.91 miles from studio)
2520 Durant, Berkeley 94704
510-540-7688, 800-990-2328
20 room boutique hotel one block from UC-Berkeley. DSL in every room. Private baths. Easy walk to coffee shops and restaurants. Call for parking information/rates.
Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites (3.59 miles from studio)
1175 University Avenue, Berkeley 94702
510-548-1700, 866-548-1700
69 rooms and suites. Rooms include continental breakfast, DSL and free parking. Walk to shopping and restaurants.
Hotel Durant (5.81 miles from studio)
2600 Durant Avenue, Berkeley 94704
510-845-8981, 800-238-7268
144 non-smoking rooms and suites. Located next to UC-Berkeley. Free high speed internet. Onsite restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call about parking.
Rose Garden Inn (6.6 miles from studio)
2740 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
510-549-2145, 800-992-9005
Five buildings with historic mansions and modern suites. 40 guest rooms. Complimentary WiFi in public areas. Complimentary DSL in deluxe rooms. Rates include full breakfast buffet daily. Free parking on a space-available basis.
Shattuck Hotel (4.97 miles from studio)
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
One block to UC-Berkeley campus. Short walk to restaurants. Call for parking information.
The French Hotel (3.39 miles from studio)
1538 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
18 rooms. Includes restaurant.
Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco (5.57 miles from studio)
1800 Powell Street, Emeryville 94608
278 guest rooms. Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner. Free high-speed internet. Free parking.
Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge (5.02 miles from studio)
1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
Large hotel. Restaurant serving breakfast. Free parking.
Woodfin Suites (5.10 miles from studio)
5800 Shellmound, Emeryville 94608
Large hotel: 202 suites. Free parking.
Super 8 Motel (1.57 miles from studio)
6009 Petrero Avenue, Albany 94530
Free continental breakfast. Free parking. 1 ? blocks from BART station with direct connection to SFO.
Oakland Marriott City Center (8.9 miles from studio)
1001 Broadway, Oakland 94607
Modern 21 story hotel. One minute walk to BART station.
Yacht Barkissimo (5.6 miles from studio)
3300 Powell St, Emeryville, CA 94608
Yacht B&B on the San Francisco Bay. Limited number of rooms, but competitive pricing.
Many of our traveling dancers have used with great success to find economical options for visiting the studio. Suggested cities are Albany, El Cerrito, and Berkeley. Research carefully, read reviews, check locations on maps, etc.
Alameda Island House (14 miles from studio)
2107San Jose Avenue Apt A, Alameda, CA 94501
Contact thru or
Apartment with full kitchen, access to washer/dryer, great amenities.
Claremont Resort and Spa (7.1 miles from studio)
41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-843-3000 or 1-800-551-7266
Well known hotel and spa in Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley City Club Hotel (4.4 miles from studio)
2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley CA 94704


Historic lodging in Berkeley; blocks away from BART station.