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Downtown San Francisco, CA
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For all the features of a sophisticated downtown urban stay, this neighborhood in the bustling heart of the city can’t be beat.

Visit Downtown San Francisco to experience a lively business district centering on Market Street. This district has upscale hotels, art museums, movie megaplexes, restaurants, stores and a few can’t-miss museums. Downtown San Francisco is also referred to as FiDi, for Financial District and the numerous businesses located here.

Explore Downtown San Francisco’s art and culture landmarks, including the expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Davies Symphony Hall, home to the San Francisco Symphony. The former has tripled in size and features a huge collection of artwork spread out over seven floors. The latter is famed for its performances of the greats, such as Beethoven and Mahler, as well as its contemporary collaborations with modern artists, including Elvis Costello. Don’t miss the Asian Art Museum, a top attraction with more than 18,000 works.

Other attractions in Downtown San Francisco include the popular Ferry Building Marketplace. Browse the world-renowned CUESA farmers’ market and savor local craft beer and oysters.

Move on to popular Fisherman’s Wharf for sea lion sightings, fresh seafood and bay excursions. Snap photos of the iconic Transamerica Pyramid and its unique half-acre (0.2 hectare) park with soaring redwoods.

Bring the family to the interactive Museum of Ice Cream, with its swimming pool-sized vat of rainbow sprinkles and animal cookie carousel. Follow it up with a visit to the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, founded in 1962 and producing up to 10,000 cookies a day.

If you have one more museum visit in you, make it the free Cable Car Museum, dedicated to San Francisco’s beloved mode of public transportation and situated on the modern cable car line.

For shopping in Downtown San Francisco, the Metreon is a good choice. There are also 20 restaurants, a huge movie theater and one of the largest IMAX theaters in North America within this four-story shopping center.

Travel to Downtown San Francisco by Muni train or bus, getting off at the Montgomery or Embarcadero stops. The neighborhood is bordered by techy SoMa, Chinatown, and Union Square.


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Top Hotels in Downtown San Francisco

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
The price is $155 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Moscone Convention Center, Ferry Building, and Oracle Park. Chase Center and Pier 39 are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,279 reviews)
"Conveniently located in the city and with parking which is a big plus. The area around the hotel is a little run down and perhaps not the safest, but that’s more of an issue with the city itself than the hotel, but just a warning to not be out too late walking around. The place was clean and had ..."

Reviewed on May 8, 2021

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
4 out of 5
750 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $118 per night from May 18 to May 18
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ferry Building, Lombard Street, and Pier 39. Oracle Park and Palace of Fine Arts are also ...
3.8/5Good! (2,590 reviews)
"Great location / safe area. Room was small but had an incredible view. Staff was very friendly. We had a great stay and would recommend it for anyone visiting SF."

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
4 out of 5
424 Clay St, San Francisco, CA
The price is $109 per night from May 10 to May 10
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Embarcadero Center, 555 California Street, and Ferry Building. Exploratorium and ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,375 reviews)
"Staff was friendly, hotel is very clean."

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
The Park Central San Francisco – Hyatt affiliated hotel
The Park Central San Francisco – Hyatt affiliated hotel
4 out of 5
50 3rd St, San Francisco, CA
The price is $122 per night from May 10 to May 10
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Moscone Convention Center. Westfield San Francisco ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,243 reviews)
"Great hotel with central location giving you quick access to SOMA, Union Square, and the Embarcadero. The room was clean and we had an amazing city view. Only negative is the parking, which is valet only at $70 Per day. We didn’t know this when booking the trip. But there is a 24 hour garage across ..."

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

The Park Central San Francisco – Hyatt affiliated hotel
The Clancy, Autograph Collection
The Clancy, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
299 2nd St, San Francisco, CA
The price is $159 per night from May 14 to May 14
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Academy of Art University, Moscone Convention Center, and San Francisco Museum of ...
4.3/5Excellent! (126 reviews)
"Hotel as a decoration and location wise is great, new and you will love the room al lot , but for that price you’d think you at least have free wifi ! Over $200 / night with $75 parking a day and $20 for internet per day makes total no sense . We are in 2021 free wifi is available even in the worst ..."

Reviewed on May 8, 2021

The Clancy, Autograph Collection
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
4 out of 5
345 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA
The price is $165 per night from Jun 4 to Jun 4
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Moscone Convention Center, Oracle Park, and Lombard Street. Pier 39 and Presidio ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,431 reviews)
"great location"

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
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