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HNU is located in one of the finest place on earth. Situated amidst 60 wooded acres in the Oakland hills, you will see breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay Area. Our unique location is minutes from the upscale Montclair district, Joaquin Miller Park, Chabot Space and Science Center, Jack London Square, the ORACLE Arena & Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Oakland Airport (OAK), Berkeley, and San Francisco.

  • Directions
  • Lodging
  • Area Attractions

Getting Here by Car

From the North

Take I-580 east toward Hayward/Stockton. Take the 35th Avenue exit. Turn left at the end of the ramp and head uphill on 35th Avenue. Turn left on Mountain Blvd. and the road ends at the HNU main gate.

From the South

Take I-580 west to the junction with Highway 13. Take Highway 13 north and exit at Carson Street/Redwood Road. Continue straight on Mountain Blvd. at the end of the freeway ramp. Turn left at stoplight onto Redwood Road and then turn right onto Mountain Blvd. and the road ends at the HNU main gate.

Click Here for directions from the Oakland Airport.

Click Here for directions from San Francisco International Airport

Getting Here by Plane or Public Transportation

By Plane

The closest airports to HNU are Oakland International Airport (OAK) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Cab fare is typically $22–$25 from Oakland Airport and $65-$80 from San Francisco.

By Public Transportation

There are many options for public transportation in the Oakland area. Please visit 511 Take Transit Trip Planner for trip planning from anywhere to anywhere in the Bay Area using public transportation.

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Lodging in the Oakland Area

Executive Inn and Suites - $99- $159
Distance from campus: 4 miles
(800) 346-6331
1755 Embarcadero Oakland
Jack London Square
Complimentary continental breakfast, shuttle to dining and airport, heated pool.

Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Airport - $200
Distance from campus: 4 miles
(800) 804-6835
350 Hegenberger Rd Oakland
Provides free shuttle service to the airport and to the nearby BART train station.

La Quinta Inn Oakland Airport/Coliseum - $70-$100
Distance from Campus: 4 miles
(800) 804-6835
8465 Enterprise Way/Oakland
Rooms are spacious, comfortable and the perfect place to relax after a long day of sightseeing, shopping or business.

Claremont Resort and Spa -$270-$460
Distance from campus: 5 miles
5 miles (510) 843-3000
41 Tunnel Road Berkeley
Luxury resort and spa.

Four Points Sheraton - $100
Distance from campus: 8 miles
(510) 547-7888 1603 Powell St Emeryville
The majority of our 100 percent non-smoking rooms overlook either the San Francisco skyline to the west or the Berkeley Hills to the east and offer balconies.

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There are many wonderful and diverse dining opportunities near campus. Click here for reviews of local restaurants.

Museums, Arts, Zoos
Woodminster Amphitheater
Distance from Campus: 1.5 miles
3300 Joaquin Miller Rd
(510) 531-9597

Chabot Space and Science Center
Distance from Campus: 3 miles
10000 Skyline Blvd
(510) 336-7300

Oakland East Bay Symphony
Distance from Campus: 4.5 miles
400 29th Ave
(510) 444-0801

Oakland Zoo
Distance from Campus: 4.5 miles
9777 Golf Links Rd
(510) 632-9523

Oakland Museum of California
Distance from Campus: 6 miles
1000 Oak Street
(415) 504-0060

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Movie Theaters

Grand Lake Theater
Distance from Campus: 4.5 miles
3200 Grand Ave
(510) 452-3556

Piedmont Theater
Distance from Campus: 5 miles
4186 Piedmont Avenue
(510) 464-5980

Regal Jack London
Distance from Campus: 10 miles
100 Washington Street
(510) 433-1325

AMC Bay Street 16
Distance from Campus: 10 miles
5614 Shellmound Street
Emeryville, CA

United Artists Emery Bay 10
Distance from Campus: 10 miles
6330 Christie Avenue
Emeryville, CA

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Recreational Activities

Oracle Arena and McAfee Coliseum
Distance from Campus: 5.5 miles
7000 Coliseum Way
Home to the Oakland Raiders football team, Oakland Athletics baseball team, Golden State Warriors basketball team and a venue for many concerts and performances.

East Bay Regional Parks
Closest Park to Campus: 2 miles
Redwood Regional Park
7867 Redwood Road
Beautiful hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails through Redwood trees.

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