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If you are traveling to a workshop location, you will need to arrange your own lodging. Here is a list of options in the various cities where we regularly offer Public Workshops. 

Berkeley, CA

Workshop Location: StoryCenter
1250 Addison Street, Suite 103, Berkeley, CA 94702

Lodgings listed below are within a 20-30 minute walk of the workshop location, unless otherwise noted. For a more complete list of local lodgings, visit Berkeley Convention & Visitors Bureau, or call 800-847-4823.

If you prefer to stay in San Francisco, you can easily take the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) from downtown San Francisco to North Berkeley. The BART trip takes about 45 minutes, and then it’s a 10-minute walk to the workshop location. Be aware that on weekends the trains do not run as often.

Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Approximately $120-$165
Parking available at additional fee. Located near Telegraph Avenue.

Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Approximately $145-$200
Room pricing is seasonal and includes continental breakfast and parking. AAA discount. Heated indoor pool, gourmet meals. Located near Telegraph Avenue.

Berkeley Travelodge
1820 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703
Approximately $80-$190
Located near Martin Luther King Jr., Way and University Avenue.

Berkeley YMCA
2001 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94703
Approximately $50-$90 single, $90-$100 double; $80 triple; private rooms, shared bath.
Access to entire YMCA: pools, weight rooms, etc. Book at least two weeks in advance. Located in downtown Berkeley.

Campus Motel
1619 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703
Approximately $70-$95

Claremont Resort & Spa
41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705
Approximately $275-$350, Hill View
Approximately $600 Bay View
Ask about special rates. Parking available at additional charge. A beautiful old resort with spa, pool, sauna, tennis, restaurants, everything you could need. Not within walking distance to workshop location and not on a convenient bus line; car/taxi transport will be needed.

The French Hotel
1538 Shattuck Ave., Berkelely, CA 94709
Approximately $95-$150
Excellent cafe downstairs; many restaurants nearby. Ask manager Ron for workshop participant preferred rate.

Garden Cottage Bed & Breakfast
1822 Virginia Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Approximately $115-$135
$10 continental breakfast extra.
Ask manager Mort for workshop participant preferred rate.

Holiday Inn
1175 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
Approximately $150-$250

Hotel Durant
2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Approximately $140
Full restaurant and bar; parking available at additional fee. Located near Telegraph Avenue.
When you call, refer to rate code E-CFDS for our special rate. If you book online, use Web Promo/Corp Code: CFDSWEB.

La Quinta Inn
920 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703
Approximately $79-$119
On a convenient bus line, within walking distance to workshop location.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-7300 or 866-466-9199
Approximately $165-$225
Located near BART, several theaters, and many restaurants.
When you call, ask for the StoryCenter preferred rate. If you book online, click the Corporate/Preferred Accounts option at the top left hand side of the page and enter the courtesy rate code cds12.

Denver, CO

Workshop Location: Lighthouse Writers Workshop
1515 Race Street, Denver, CO 80206

Warwick Denver Hotel
1776 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203
Tel: 303-861-2000; Fax: 303-832-0307
Rates fluctuate based on availability. Ask for corporate rate. Individuals may make reservations online or by calling 303-861-2000. Five-minute drive to workshop.

Castle Marne Bed and Breakfast
1572 Race Street, Denver, CO
(303) 331-0621
(ask for 15% Lighthouse discount when calling to book)
One-minute walk to workshop.

Adagio Bed and Breakfast
1430 Race Street, Denver, CO
(303) 370-6911
One-minute walk to workshop.

Courtyard by Marriott, Downtown Denver
934 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202
(303) 571-1114
Approximately $129/weekdays, $89/weekends. Ask for University of Colorado corporate rate.
Typical business-traveler hotel: Internet access in rooms, fitness center and spa, pool, etc.

Hotel Teatro
1100 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202
(888) 727-1200
Approximately $160-$200. Ask for the StoryCenter Workshop rate.
Features complementary Cadillac shuttle that may be able to take you to the workshop (check availability). Fitness center, great restaurant, next to Performing Arts center. Named "Best Hotel in Denver" by the 2003 Zagat Survey.

Lyons, CO

Workshop location: Stonebridge Farm
5169 Ute Highway, Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 823-0975

Onsite accommodations:


Stonebridge Farm is a ten-acre, organic community supported agriculture farm just outside Lyons, Colorado. Co-owner Kayann Short is the author of A Bushelʼs Worth: An Ecobiography. Your room features a double bed, desk, and porch and 1940s renovated wooden granary with a beautiful view of the Stonebridge meadow. You will also have use of the Stonebridge community kitchen. Bathroom facilities are a detached composting toilet and an indoor bathroom with shower in the Stonebridge farmhouse.

Regularly $100 per night; $85 with StoryCenter workshop participation.
Contact Kayann Short at the farm for info:


Closest to workshop location:


Longmont/Twin Peaks Super 8 Motel
2446 N. Main Street, Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 772-8106
Approximately $80
Ten-minute drive to workshop location.

Shelly's Cottages
Located four miles NW of Lyons on HWY 36
(800) 356-6061
Approximately $119-$215
Mountain cabins

Stone Mountain Lodge & Cabins
(800) 282-5612
Approximately $95-$225

Boulder, CO

Hotel Boulderado
2115 13th Street Boulder, CO 80302
(800) 433-4344
Ask for special corporate rate, starting at $189/night
Classic, beautiful old hotel, on the Boulder mall, about a 15-20 minute drive to workshop location.

St Julien Boulder's Hotel
900 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302
(877) 303-0900
Approximately $229 and up
A spa hotel, about 15-20 min. drive to workshop location.