Downtown San Francisco, CA

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Downtown San Francisco featuring railway items
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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Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
4 out of 5
750 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA, 94108
The price is $129 per night from Jun 30 to Jul 1
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy breakfast, WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in ...
3.8/5 Good! (3,356 reviews)
"Great one-night stay, got an awesome same-day deal"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA
4 out of 5
50 3rd St, San Francisco, CA, 94103
The price is $175 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,337 reviews)
"Mattresses and gym"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
4.5 out of 5
335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
The price is $199 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 2
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,023 reviews)
"Clean"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
4 out of 5
495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA, 94102
The price is $199 per night from Jun 30 to Jul 1
Stay at this 4-star historic hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (307 reviews)
"Everything was great, only thing was they had valet parking only but understandable due to location"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2022

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
4 out of 5
345 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA, 94108
The price is $188 per night from Jun 30 to Jul 1
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,516 reviews)
"Perfect location and great customer service!"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
4.5 out of 5
222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA, 94102
The price is $200 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free WiFi, a nightclub, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,492 reviews)
"All areas of the hotel especially my room was immaculately clean, ultra modern with beautiful aesthetics…decor, carpets in the bedrooms, bathroom had a tub and a shower area—rare to have both in a hotel bathroom! I also loved the view of the city from my room. Excellent location too. It was a walking ..."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Hotel Nikko San Francisco
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