Hotels in San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco, CA
May 28 — May 292
San Francisco, CA
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Best neighborhoods to book a hotel in San Francisco

Below are the average prices for hotels in the most popular neighborhoods in San Francisco

Price

$74 - $270

CHEAPEST NEIGHBORHOOD IN SAN FRANCISCOMission District57% cheaperHotels in Mission District are the cheapest in San Francisco at just $74 per night on average
MOST EXPENSIVE NEIGHBORHOOD IN SAN FRANCISCOPacific Heights36% more expensivePacific Heights has the highest priced hotels in San Francisco with rooms averaging $270 per night
MOST POPULAR NEIGHBORHOOD IN SAN FRANCISCOTenderloin55% more users visitedMore momondo users search for hotels in Tenderloin than any other neighborhood in San Francisco

Things to do in San Francisco


Hotels in popular neighborhoods in San Francisco

Below are the most popular neighborhoods in San Francisco to stay in, as well as some of the best hotels in each area

When to book a hotel in San Francisco

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Low SeasonOctobercheapest month to stay
High SeasonDecembermost expensive time to stay
30%expected price decrease
11%expected price increase

Price

$160 - $258

Highest day of weekFridayis the most expensive day of the week to book
Cheapest day of weekSundayis the cheapest day of the week to book
$235is the average per night cost for a hotel on this day
$209is the average per night cost for a hotel on this day
Cheapest time to bookThe cheapest time to book hotels in San Francisco is: 1-2 star, on the same day that your stay begins. 3 star, on the same day that your stay begins. 4-5 star, on the same day that your stay begins.

1-2 star

$111 - $134

3 star

$193 - $232

4-5 star

$261 - $313


San Francisco travel tips

Getting around San Francisco

San Francisco is a walking city. Even the locals skip their vehicles to walk, jog, and ride their bike. For you, that means plentiful public transportation throughout the bay and inland. Attractions are strategically placed together, so do not waste your money or time with a cab. Instead, take a double-decker bus sightseeing tour. The city bus system, Muni Transit, takes you to Golden Gate Park, all the beaches, and Golden Gate Bridge for $2.50 USD as an adult and $1.00 USD for seniors and youth. Lastly, the Market Street Railway runs from Market Street to Fisherman’s Wharf and into The Embarcadero. These are historic trolley cars restored from around the world and a classic way to explore the city.

Bring Sweaters and Light Jackets

While the area is always sunny, the temperatures fluctuate greatly from the Hills to the Wharf. The sea breeze makes for chilly afternoons and mornings, and even summer has its cooler days.

Use the San Francisco City Pass

Become a city VIP with the City Pass. You save 50 percent off admission to the biggest attractions, plus a 7-day Muni and trolley pass. The pass is $89 USD per person and includes attractions like the Exploratorium, California Academy of Sciences, and Aquarium of the Bay.


How much does a hotel in San Francisco cost per night?

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4-star hotels

Cheapest $144

Average $275

Most expensive $884

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Hostels and cheap hotels in San Francisco

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Where to stay in San Francisco

Best places to stay in San Francisco

San Francisco is by far one of the most iconic cities in the U.S. Sitting along the coast and offering you 47-square miles of distinct neighborhoods and unique culture, there is little to dislike here. The city has many hidden gems, quaint locations, and hip trendy blocks to explore. When looking for hotels in San Francisco, the neighborhood you choose determines plenty about your experience here:

Downtown San Francisco

Downtown is where you go to soak up the history, waterfront, and endless hills. Union Square is the center of downtown, and it is a hip, lively urban neighborhood. If you find yourself drawn into the arts, stay at Hotel des Arts, a hybrid art gallery and hotel. If you prefer the extravagance of silk sheets and a more luxurious setting, head over to Hotel Union Square instead.

North Beach and Hill Central

North Beach is the original waterfront area of San Francisco and home to the Italian community. It is also home to the sloping residential streets you see in movies. Russian Hill and Telegraph Hill are residential areas, but have quaint gardens hidden between the historic townhomes. The Fairmont San Francisco is a landmark of the Hills and offers amazing views thanks to its perched location atop the hillside. Washington Square Inn overlooks Washington Square and offers a European-style design with a bed and breakfast-like stay.

Northern Waterfront

Northern Waterfront is a mash-up of a variety of cultures and people. You venture through the wealthiest neighborhoods, then into the business sector, until you finally arrive at the stunning vistas and the must-see Fisherman’s Wharf that offers trips over to Angel Island and Alcatraz. When staying here, try The Queen Anne Hotel, which is a breathtakingly restored Victorian building or the Hotel del Sol for an upbeat, chic stay.

Civic Center

The Civic Center is the perfect place if you want the classic San Francisco experience, including the Symphony, Opera, Ballet, and the SFJAZZ Center. Hotels in this area include the Travelodge San Francisco Central, Axiom Hotel, and The Pickwick Hotel.

Embarcadero

If you are a fitness enthusiast, Embarcadero offers you views of Bay Bridge, workout locations nearby, and running along Pier 39. Stay at the classic Argonaut Hotel or Hotel Zephyr to stay close to the walking routes and clean, healthy eating restaurants.

Cheap hotels in San Francisco

The best area to stay for a budget-friendly hotel is the South of Market (SoMa) district. You do not have to stay in a hostel, but you can still get a cheap room in the heart of downtown. Stay away from the Tenderloin and Civic Center districts, because while they offer hostels, they generally tend to have higher crime rates and are not very tourist-friendly. The Travelodge By the Bay in the Marina District offers a budget-friendly stay, and so does The Wharf Inn (which is actually a motel).


Learn about attractions and sights in San Francisco

Attractions in San Francisco can be overwhelming. You have numerous museums, walking tours, and historic sites to explore throughout the city. Regardless of how much time you have, be sure to squeeze in some of the classics, like:

  • Take a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, which is not only a symbol of the city, but one of the longest suspension bridges in the world.
  • Take a ferry ride over to Alcatraz, the infamous prison and a must-see if you are in San Francisco. The prison cells are open for tours, and you can also explore the island.
  • Go for a quick drive along Lombard Street, a street you have most likely seen in the movies, but did not know it. It is, after all, a very famous street in the city.
  • Take a boat tour while in the harbor and see the USS Pampanito, the Second World submarine or the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, a ship that was part of the assault team on Normandy Landings.

Information about staying in San Francisco

Read these important travel tips before booking a hotel in San Francisco

When visiting San Francisco the average booking length is 2 nights.

The price of a hotel in San Francisco depends on several factors such as star rating, location and demand. Generally speaking, the average cost of a hotel is around $224 per night.

October is the cheapest month to book a hotel in San Francisco. Prices can be 30% lower than other, busier months; so this is a great time to get a good deal.

Saturday is the day where you will typically find the lowest price for your hotel room in San Francisco. The highest price tends to be on Thursday.

Hostels in San Francisco (including hotels rated 2 stars and below) costs $182 per person, per night on average. This is $41 per night cheaper than the average cost of hotels in San Francisco.

Areas such as The Castro, Chinatown, Tenderloin and North Beach prove popular amongst people booking a hotel in San Francisco.

With generally low rainfall expected (0.2″) and an average temperature of 59 °F, those staying at a hotel in San Francisco may want to take some time during their visit to go see popular landmarks in the area. Considering the weather during June, attractions worth visiting near San Francisco are Golden Gate Bridge, Civic Center Plaza, and San Francisco City Hall.

Yes, San Francisco does have vacation rentals. Of the 19 vacation rentals in San Francisco, Cavallo Point is the most popular among our users. Find vacation rentals in San Francisco.

San Francisco has 121 hostels if you aren’t interested in staying at a hotel. Wharf Inn is the most popular based on our user data. Compare hostels in San Francisco.


momondo's favorite hotels in San Francisco

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The Utah Inn

The Utah Inn

500 4th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

5.9
$63
Samesun San Francisco

Samesun San Francisco

1475 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

8.6
$54
Grant Hotel

Grant Hotel

753 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

7.9
$114

Modern Luxury Private Sanfran Casa Steps From Stores & Transportation

San Francisco, CA, United States

10.0
$224
The Laurel Inn, Part Of Jdv By Hyatt

The Laurel Inn, Part Of Jdv By Hyatt

444 Presidio Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States

8.4
$274
Chelsea Inn

Chelsea Inn

2095 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

8.4
$165
Days Inn by Wyndham San Francisco - Lombard

Days Inn by Wyndham San Francisco - Lombard

2358 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

6.8
$107
Minna Express

Minna Express

136 Sixth Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

$122
Comfort Inn By the Bay

Comfort Inn By the Bay

2775 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States

7.8
$186
Orchard Hotel

Orchard Hotel

665 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

8.9
$225
Touchstone Hotel - City Center

Touchstone Hotel - City Center

480 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

7.6
$123
Winsor Hotel

Winsor Hotel

20 6th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

7.2
$63
citizenM San Francisco Union Square

citizenM San Francisco Union Square

72 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

9.0
$203
Lombard Plaza Motel

Lombard Plaza Motel

2026 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

8.2
$156

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