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Things to do in San Francisco

Union Square
Fisherman's Wharf
Moscone Center

How much are hotels near Union Square?

The average price for hotels near Union Square is $187 per night. Of those hotels, momondo users recommend the 12 hotels below for those looking to stay in the area. Since Union Square is more popular at some times of year than others, prices may vary depending on when you plan your trip. Hotels near Union Square are typically 9% less expensive than the average hotel in San Francisco, which is $208.

Hotels near Union Square
Hotel Spero
Best value
Hotel Spero
7.6
$114
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
#1 Most popular
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
8.7
$158
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
#2 Most popular
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
8.6
$236
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
#3 Most popular
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
7.8
$223
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
#4 Most popular
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
8.6
$157
Hotel Whitcomb
#5 Most popular
Hotel Whitcomb
5.6
$121
Fairmont San Francisco
Fairmont San Francisco
8.6
$243
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
8.5
$168
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
8.2
$189
San Francisco Proper Hotel
San Francisco Proper Hotel
8.5
$253
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
8.0
$159
Huntington Hotel
Huntington Hotel
9.2
$221

How much are hotels near Fisherman's Wharf?

If you’re planning on staying at any of momondo’s recommended hotels in the area of San Francisco nearest to Fisherman's Wharf, you should expect to pay around $151/night. This price fluctuates based on time of year. In general, a rate under $151/night is a good deal for momondo users staying near Fisherman's Wharf. Hotels near Fisherman's Wharf are typically 27% less expensive than the average hotel in San Francisco, which is $208.

Hotels near Fisherman's Wharf
San Remo Hotel
Best value
San Remo Hotel
8.0
$97
Hotel Caza
#1 Most popular
Hotel Caza
8.8
$160
Kimpton Alton Hotel
#2 Most popular
Kimpton Alton Hotel
7.7
$161
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel
#3 Most popular
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel
8.2
$108
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
#4 Most popular
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
8.1
$120
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
#5 Most popular
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
8.1
$231
Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco
Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco
8.2
$129
Argonaut Hotel - A Noble House Hotel
Argonaut Hotel - A Noble House Hotel
8.6
$189
Hotel Zoe Fisherman's Wharf
Hotel Zoe Fisherman's Wharf
8.5
$164
San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf
8.3
$138
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fisherman's Wharf
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fisherman's Wharf
8.5
$142
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco
8.3
$167

How much are hotels near Moscone Center?

momondo users have recommended 12 hotels to users looking to stay near Moscone Center. Hotels in this area have an average price of $192 per night. These prices may change based on several factors, such as time of year. Hotels near Moscone Center are typically 7% less expensive than the average hotel in San Francisco, which is $208.

Hotels near Moscone Center
Hotel Spero
Best value
Hotel Spero
7.6
$114
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
#1 Most popular
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
8.7
$158
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
#2 Most popular
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
8.6
$236
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
#3 Most popular
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
7.8
$223
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
#4 Most popular
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
8.6
$157
Fairmont San Francisco
#5 Most popular
Fairmont San Francisco
8.6
$243
Harbor Court Hotel
Harbor Court Hotel
8.6
$179
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
8.2
$189
San Francisco Proper Hotel
San Francisco Proper Hotel
8.5
$253
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
8.0
$159
Huntington Hotel
Huntington Hotel
9.2
$221
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
8.3
$167

Popular neighbourhoods in San Francisco

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Hotels in The Castro
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Perramont Hotel
Best value
Perramont Hotel
7.1
$77
Twin Peaks Hotel
#1 Most popular
Twin Peaks Hotel
7.0
$83
Beck's Motor Lodge
#2 Most popular
Beck's Motor Lodge
8.5
$171
Parker Guest House San Francisco
#3 Most popular
Parker Guest House San Francisco
9.0
$195
The Willows Inn
#4 Most popular
The Willows Inn
9.0
$155
Hotels in Chinatown
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Hotel North Beach
Best value
Hotel North Beach
6.8
$50
Executive Hotel Vintage Court
#1 Most popular
Executive Hotel Vintage Court
7.9
$153
The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
#2 Most popular
The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
8.8
$464
Sw Hotel
#3 Most popular
Sw Hotel
8.3
$161
Grant Plaza Hotel
#4 Most popular
Grant Plaza Hotel
7.0
$86
Orchard Garden Hotel
#5 Most popular
Orchard Garden Hotel
8.7
$151
Hotels in Tenderloin
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Amsterdam Hostel
Best value
Amsterdam Hostel
6.5
$26
Warwick San Francisco
#1 Most popular
Warwick San Francisco
8.0
$120
Warfield Hotel
#2 Most popular
Warfield Hotel
6.0
$57
Hotel Spero
#3 Most popular
Hotel Spero
7.6
$114
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
#4 Most popular
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
8.2
$189
Hotel Epik
#5 Most popular
Hotel Epik
6.8
$127
Hotels in North Beach
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Europa Hotel
Best value
Europa Hotel
6.1
$40
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
#1 Most popular
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
8.1
$231
Hotel Zoe Fisherman's Wharf
#2 Most popular
Hotel Zoe Fisherman's Wharf
8.5
$164
Argonaut Hotel - A Noble House Hotel
#3 Most popular
Argonaut Hotel - A Noble House Hotel
8.6
$189
San Remo Hotel
#4 Most popular
San Remo Hotel
8.0
$97
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fisherman's Wharf
#5 Most popular
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fisherman's Wharf
8.5
$142

When to book a hotel in San Francisco

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Low Season
December
High Season
January

cheapest month to stay

22%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

31%

expected price increase

Price
$215 - $398
Highest day of week
Wednesday
Cheapest day of week
Sunday

av. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weeknight)

$258

av. price over the last two weeks

av. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weekend night)

$219

av. price over the last two weeks

Cheapest time to book
The 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

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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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2 stars and below
Aida Plaza Hotel
#1 most popular
Aida Plaza Hotel
6.5
$60
The Herbert Hotel
#2 most popular
The Herbert Hotel
7.7
$54
Amsterdam Hostel
Best value
Amsterdam Hostel
6.5
$26
3 stars
Hotel Whitcomb
#1 most popular
Hotel Whitcomb
5.6
$121
Warfield Hotel
#2 most popular
Warfield Hotel
6.0
$57
Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport
Best value
Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport
7.7
$65
4 stars and above
Fairmont San Francisco
#1 most popular
Fairmont San Francisco
8.6
$243
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
#2 most popular
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
8.8
$229
Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
Best value
Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
8.0
$88

Cheap hotels in San Francisco

These hotels and hostels are the cheapest accommodations available in San Francisco
Amsterdam Hostel
Amsterdam Hostel
6.5
$26
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
8.4
$42
European Hostel
European Hostel
5.5
$32
Page Hotel
Page Hotel
5.5
$46
Europa Hotel
Europa Hotel
6.1
$40
Boston Hotel
Boston Hotel
6.2
$46

Get the best value hotel in San Francisco

These hotels have the best prices for their ratings
Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
8.0
$88
1906 Mission
1906 Mission
9.0
$57
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
8.4
$42
Amsterdam Hostel
Amsterdam Hostel
6.5
$26
Usa Hostels San Francisco
Usa Hostels San Francisco
9.0
$52
Fairmont San Francisco
Fairmont San Francisco
8.6
$243

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).


What to do 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.

San Francisco travel information

How long do people stay in San Francisco?

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

How much does a hotel cost in San Francisco?

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 $150 per night.

When is the best time to book a hotel in San Francisco?

December is the cheapest month to book a hotel in San Francisco. Prices can be 22% lower than other, busier months; so this is a great time to get a good deal.

Which day is cheapest to stay in San Francisco?

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 Tuesday.

How much does a hostel in San Francisco cost?

Hostels in San Francisco (including hotels rated 2 stars and below) costs $118 per person, per night on average. This is a $33 per night cheaper than the average cost of hotels in San Francisco.


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