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The Clancy, Autograph Collection
3.5 out of 5
299 2nd St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $149 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
10.63 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (1,007 reviews)

"Location is excellent. I loved cleanliness, the staff, I would definitely come back!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

The Clancy, Autograph Collection
Private, Studio Apartment in Gorgeous Berkeley Hills
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0.19 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (62 reviews)
Amazing view from the front door

"This apartment is in the hills above Berkeley, and has an amazing view of San Francisco Bay from the area in front of the entrance. The owner has provided chairs there so you can drink in the view while drinking your morning or evening libation. The apartment was well-equipped and spacious for the ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Private, Studio Apartment in Gorgeous Berkeley Hills
Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North
2 out of 5
326 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA
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The price is $44 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
19.41 mi from city center
3/5 (3,011 reviews)

"Pretty nice loved the venue and location of the hotel"…"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North
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Hotel Spero
4 out of 5
405 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $148 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
11.11 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,959 reviews)

"The hotel was a beautiful and very pleasing to the eye. The hotel lobby is stunning and decorated beautifully for the holidays. They provided little welcome kits that included gloves, mask, sanitizer and other goodies. They also offered another treat bag that included fresh fruit, a tumbler and other ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Hotel Spero
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Francisco Airport N
2.5 out of 5
20 Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA
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The price is $73 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
19.16 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (2,016 reviews)

"Great hotel it you have pet. There is coffee maker but its not working."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Francisco Airport N
Hyatt Place Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area
3 out of 5
5700 Bay Street, Emeryville, CA
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The price is $111 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
4.99 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (967 reviews)
Great service

"We got there pretty late but they made the check in process easy and fast for us to be able to get to our room with minimal contact because of the virus. Very communicative. We were with family we haven’t seen in a while so we got a little loud but they let us know without being rude or escalating ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Hyatt Place Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
4 out of 5
2500 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $84 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
10.16 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (2,263 reviews)

"I love the location of the hotel and it was a cozy stay"…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2020

Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
Hotel Focus SFO
3 out of 5
111 Mitchell Ave, South San Francisco, CA
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The price is $53 per night from Dec 28 to Dec 29
19.14 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (1,299 reviews)

"Breakfast was not good and the room was a little bit smaller than the pictures"…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Hotel Focus SFO
Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
4 out of 5
424 Clay St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $99 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
10.27 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (1,576 reviews)

"The only thing that sucked was the fact that the wifi was slow while using the tv and the remote didn't work very well. Other then that it was an amazing hotel and I do plan of using it again when I come back to San Francisco."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
801 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA
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The price is $247 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
11.58 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (947 reviews)

"We loved our little balcony overlooking the harbor. Great for morning coffee and afternoon cocktail."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa
Staypineapple, An Elegant Hotel, Union Square
4 out of 5
580 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $108 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23
11.12 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (982 reviews)

"Overall great and super cute hotel! The staff was very nice and helpful. The bed was VERY comfy! Everything was clean and felt safe."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Staypineapple, An Elegant Hotel, Union Square
Warwick San Francisco
4 out of 5
490 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $95 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
11.06 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (970 reviews)

"My boyfriend and I were a bit worried about booking this hotel due to some of the bad reviews, but our stay at the hotel was beyond our expectation. Loved the style, staff was attentive. We really appreciated that they upgraded our room to a grand suite with no additional charge!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Warwick San Francisco
The Park Central San Francisco
4 out of 5
50 3rd St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $111 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
10.78 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,295 reviews)

"It’s convenient near the BART & easy to find things"…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

The Park Central San Francisco
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $155 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
10.93 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (2,462 reviews)

"I liked the scenic views of the hotel room we had and the hotel itself is very clean and visually pleasing."…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
W San Francisco
4 out of 5
181 3rd St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $148 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
10.77 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (992 reviews)

"Get vibe, beautiful hotel, amazing room and a Vegas feel to this beauty"…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2020

W San Francisco
The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay
2.5 out of 5
68 Monarch Bay Dr, San Leandro, CA
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The price is $109 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
15.33 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (1,481 reviews)

"Sylvia at the front desk was so welcoming. The hotel was quiet and clean, and our view of the marina was lovely. This hotel will be my go to when I am in Oakland again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

The Marina Inn on San Francisco Bay
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
4.5 out of 5
515 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $170 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
10.95 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"Friendly staff, great location and clean room. Due to Covid no amenities available but room service if you want."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
Marriott San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
4 out of 5
1250 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $127 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
10.37 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (932 reviews)

"Great location . Great service . Super clean Off -site parking (across street from hotel ) fee $51"…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Marriott San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
4 out of 5
750 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $93 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
10.41 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (2,217 reviews)

"What i didnt like is the parking too expensive it shld be free to customers"…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
4 out of 5
335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $179 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18
10.91 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (2,280 reviews)

"I like it. All very good, thanks so mach. I"ll come back."…"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2020

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
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Visiting Kensington

Visitors can enjoy all that Kensington has to offer including the shopping, restaurants, and parks. Tourists to the city can also enjoy its scenic landscape. Lafayette Gallery, Alcatraz Island, and Pier 39 are some of the top sights around the area.

  • You'll find 72 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Concord
  • The closest major airport is in Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), 13.4 mi (21.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), 14.2 mi (22.8 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Kensington

A favorite place to visit in the city is Blake Garden. Additionally, in the area you'll find Lafayette Gallery and Alcatraz Island.

As you make plans for a getaway to Kensington, your ideal accommodation may not be in the city center but there are 167 hotels and other lodging options within the local area. Below are places to stay in the surrounding area:

  • Lovely, Clean and Spacious 3+ Bedroom With Newly Remodelled 2 and 1/2 Bath is located 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from the heart of Kensington. This 3.5-star hotel in San Francisco features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our customers like its proximity to the airport and comfortable rooms.
  • Hotel Whitcomb is 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from central Kensington. This 4-star hotel in San Francisco features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar. Our customers like its bar and quiet location.
  • Hotel Spero is 11 mi (17.8 km) from the center of Kensington. Guests who stay at this 4-star hotel in San Francisco can enjoy access to a restaurant and an indoor pool, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and helpful staff.

Top places to visit outside the city include Pier 39, located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city center, and Lombard Street, which is 10.5 mi (16.9 km) away.

Dressing for Kensington

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 65°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 42°F
  • From April to June, the average is 71°F during the day and 46°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 75°F during the day and 52°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 74°F as the daytime average and 42°F as the nighttime average
  • Kensington gets about 26.22 inches of rain per year
  • September and August are usually the hottest months averaging 75°F, while January and December are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 43°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Kensington?
Based on Expedia’s traveler preferences, Private, Studio Apartment in Gorgeous Berkeley Hills is a top place to stay in Kensington. 3 Bd, 1 Bth, amazing views & outdoor living | Month Stay Discount is another good option for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Kensington, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to get the best deals available in Kensington.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Kensington?
For more information about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Kensington, click here.
Where is the best hotel to stay close to Blake Garden?
Hotel Mira Vista is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It’s located 1.9 mi (3 km) from Blake Garden. Other good choices within a few miles include Americas Best Value Inn Richmond San Francisco and Cozy House near Berkeley & San Francisco.
What are some hotels with pools in Kensington?
InterContinental San Francisco: 4.5-star hotel, 6-minute walk from Moscone Convention Center. Features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a health club.

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