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Top hotels in San Francisco

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Hilton San Francisco Union Square
8.0
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Fairmont San Francisco
8.7
$282
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Hotel Nikko San Francisco
8.8
$214
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San Francisco Marriott Marquis
8.6
$201
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Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
8.1
$189
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The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
8.4
$209
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Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
8.2
$167
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Hotel Whitcomb
5.5
$136
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Hilton San Francisco Financial District
7.6
$166
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Hyatt Regency San Francisco
8.5
$227
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Warwick San Francisco
8.2
$190
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Omni San Francisco Hotel
9.1
$208
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Warfield Hotel
6.1
$69
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Aida Plaza Hotel
6.5
$67
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Parc 55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel
8.0
$187
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Intercontinental San Francisco
8.5
$198
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Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
8.6
$238
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Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
8.6
$256
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Hotel Zoe Fisherman's Wharf
8.5
$217
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Hotel Spero
8.1
$197
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Taj Campton Place
8.9
$327
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Hotel Kabuki
8.6
$210
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The Park Central San Francisco
8.3
$211
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Stanford Court San Francisco
8.3
$214
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Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
7.2
$178
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Hotel G San Francisco
8.2
$188
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Intercontinental Hotels Mark Hopkins San Francisco
8.2
$197
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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
7.7
$203
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Handlery Union Square Hotel
8.2
$185
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Argonaut Hotel, a Noble House Hotel
8.6
$268
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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
8.2
$218
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The Herbert Hotel
7.7
$99
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Hotel Majestic
8.0
$157
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The Mosser
7.8
$122
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San Francisco Marriott Union Square
8.6
$204
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Hotel Epik
6.7
$127
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Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco
8.3
$200
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Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway
7.9
$165
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Le Méridien San Francisco
8.9
$226
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Axiom Hotel San Francisco
8.4
$215
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Popular neighbourhoods in San Francisco

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Hotels in The Castro
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Perramont Hotel
7.1
$86
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Twin Peaks Hotel
7.0
$91
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Beck's Motor Lodge
8.5
$206
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Parker Guest House San Francisco
9.0
$230
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The Willows Inn
9.0
$173
Hotels in Chinatown
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Hotel North Beach
7.0
$67
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Executive Hotel Vintage Court
7.9
$161
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The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
8.8
$419
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Orchard Garden Hotel
8.7
$245
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Grant Plaza Hotel
7.0
$106
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Sw Hotel
8.3
$173
Hotels in Tenderloin
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Amsterdam Hostel
6.5
$39
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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
8.2
$218
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Hotel Spero
8.1
$197
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Hilton San Francisco Union Square
8.0
$180
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Warfield Hotel
6.1
$69
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Warwick San Francisco
8.2
$190
Hotels in North Beach - Little Italy
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Green Tortoise Hostel
8.5
$52
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Hotel Caza
8.8
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Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fishermans Wharf
7.4
$155
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Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
7.2
$178
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Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
8.1
$189
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Hotel Zoe Fisherman's Wharf
8.5
$217

When to book a hotel in San Francisco

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Low Season
December
High Season
January

cheapest month to stay

34%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

48%

expected price increase

Price
$188 - $546
Highest day of week
Wednesday
Cheapest day of week
Sunday

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Average price (weeknight)

$239

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Average price (weekend night)

$206

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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 - $136
3 star
$191 - $230
4-5 star
$262 - $316

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
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Aida Plaza Hotel
6.5
$67
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The Herbert Hotel
7.7
$99
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Amsterdam Hostel
6.5
$39
3 stars
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Hotel Whitcomb
5.5
$136
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Handlery Union Square Hotel
8.2
$185
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Warfield Hotel
6.1
$69
4 stars and above
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Hilton San Francisco Union Square
8.0
$180
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Fairmont San Francisco
8.7
$282
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Hilton San Francisco Financial District
7.6
$166

Cheap hotels in San Francisco

These hotels and hostels are the cheapest accommodations available in San Francisco
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European Hostel
5.5
$37
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Orange Village Hostel
7.7
$43
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Amsterdam Hostel
6.5
$39
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Music City Hotel
7.9
$45
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HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel
8.2
$40
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Hi San Francisco City Center
7.9
$49

Get the best value hotel in San Francisco

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Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
8.4
$52
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Fairmont San Francisco
8.7
$282
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Usa Hostels San Francisco
8.9
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Music City Hotel
7.9
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HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel
8.2
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Hi San Francisco City Center
7.9
$49

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 $162 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 34% 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 luxury hotel in San Francisco cost?

$275 per person, per night, is on average, what you can expect to pay for luxury hotels in San Francisco. To put this in perspective, $162 per person, per night is the average price of a hotel in San Francisco, which is a price difference of around 41% to stay at a luxury hotel.

How much does a hostel in San Francisco cost?

Hostels in San Francisco (including hotels rated 2 stars and below) costs $96 per person, per night on average. This is a $66 per night cheaper than the average cost of hotels in San Francisco.


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Romantic Hotels in San Francisco
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Hotel Del Sol
8.1
$164
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Fairmont San Francisco
8.7
$282
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Omni San Francisco Hotel
9.1
$208
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Intercontinental San Francisco
8.5
$198
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Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Downtown
8.2
$168
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Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco
8.2
$208
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Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
8.8
$231
Kid-Friendly Hotels in San Francisco
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Hotel Del Sol
8.1
$164
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Fairmont San Francisco
8.7
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Omni San Francisco Hotel
9.1
$208
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Intercontinental San Francisco
8.5
$198
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Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Downtown
8.2
$168
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Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco
8.2
$208
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Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
8.8
$231
Luxury Hotels in San Francisco
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Nob Hill Hotel
7.2
$104
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Fairmont San Francisco
8.7
$282
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Hotel Nikko San Francisco
8.8
$214
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The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
8.4
$209
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Omni San Francisco Hotel
9.1
$208
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Intercontinental San Francisco
8.5
$198
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Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
8.6
$238

Popular flight routes to San Francisco

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Phoenix to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
1h 59m
Cheapest price
$74
Las Vegas to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
1h 29m
Cheapest price
$77
Los Angeles to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
1h 09m
Cheapest price
$88
San Diego to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
1h 21m
Cheapest price
$91
Santa Ana to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
1h 19m
Cheapest price
$94
Denver to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
2h 36m
Cheapest price
$97
Ontario to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
1h 20m
Cheapest price
$97
Long Beach to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
1h 25m
Cheapest price
$97
Burbank to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
1h 12m
Cheapest price
$97
Salt Lake City to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
2h 02m
Cheapest price
$98
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