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San Remo Hotel
2 out of 5
2237 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
The price is $135 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"It was unique. Old hotel did have charm but not used to not having your own full bath in room."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

San Remo Hotel
Good Nite Inn - Redwood City
2.5 out of 5
485 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA
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The price is $77 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (823 reviews)

"Spotless rooms, convenient location, welcoming staff"…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

Good Nite Inn - Redwood City
Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
4 out of 5
424 Clay St, San Francisco, CA
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4.2/5Excellent! (1,734 reviews)
Pleasant Weekend Stay

"Personal weekend stay after a work week in San Jose. Have stayed here before and opted to return because it's a nice, clean hotel in the FiDi area."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
Super 8 by Wyndham San Bruno /SF Intl Arpt West
2.5 out of 5
421 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA
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The price is $79 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,019 reviews)

"Hotel and facility is clean. Parking is good. Lots of restaurant nearby the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham San Bruno /SF Intl Arpt West
The Mosser
2.5 out of 5
54 4th Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $110 per night
4/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"Great location,clean rooms, reception could be friendlier!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

The Mosser
Grant Hotel
2 out of 5
753 Bush St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $136 per night
3.9/5Good! (1,116 reviews)

"The staff are very helpful and friendly.They help to find right parking, close to our hotel ( it was important for us-Covid-19)Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Grant Hotel
The Urban
2.5 out of 5
507 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA
The price is $89 per night
3.8/5Good! (684 reviews)

"Clean relaxing atmosphere not pretentious,Polite staff,the price is right and the situation is perfect."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

The Urban
Casa Loma Hotel
2 out of 5
610 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $67 per night
3.5/5Good! (993 reviews)
Great place to wake up next to someone you love.

"It was nice good place"…"

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2020

Casa Loma Hotel
Hotel Focus SFO
3 out of 5
111 Mitchell Ave, South San Francisco, CA
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The price is $64 per night
3.5/5Good! (1,392 reviews)

"Easy check in and out. Very clean."…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

Hotel Focus SFO
Grant Plaza Hotel
2 out of 5
465 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA
The price is $109 per night
3.4/5 (1,011 reviews)

"Very beautiful property, and staff made my family and myself part of their family . Very happy with all the attention and welcoming environment"…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Grant Plaza Hotel
Hotel Whitcomb
3.5 out of 5
1231 Market St, San Francisco, CA
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3.3/5 (3,090 reviews)
Great hotel good location!

"Lovely hotel, good location just off tram lines. Fair sized rooms and good value for money. Great breakfast counter in the lobby"…"

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Hotel Whitcomb
Super 8 by Wyndham San Francisco/Union Square Area
2 out of 5
415 O Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
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3.2/5 (996 reviews)
Great location

"Scary hotel. Really really needs upgrading of beds pillows comforter carpet and door locks. Bathroom was nice. Shower was great. Staff was amazing. Ugly lobby. Needs to be cleaned up a lot!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

Super 8 by Wyndham San Francisco/Union Square Area
Van Ness Inn
3 out of 5
2850 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $67 per night
3.2/5 (939 reviews)
Sleepless n San Francisco

"They don't like regular people I'll say. They tried to deny my reservation. The desk clerk tried to lie about my reservation. And after he got busted he tried to make a joke and say well I'm gonna have to change that fast. As if he could fix it qwik enough to refuse me."…"

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Van Ness Inn
Monarch Hotel
2 out of 5
1015 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
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3.1/5 (997 reviews)
Service

"Excellent service"…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Monarch Hotel
Minna Hotel
2 out of 5
509 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $63 per night
3.1/5 (787 reviews)

"Conveniently located to what I need food buses my job"…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

Minna Hotel
Hotel North Beach
2 out of 5
935 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $79 per night
3/5 (990 reviews)

"I have stayed at this hotel many times and each time I have been most favorably impressed. The hotel is located on the edge of Chinatown and North Beach, also known as Little Italy. The rooms are equipped with a microwave and fridge and there is a good selection of cable channels. The housekeeping ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

Hotel North Beach
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 $59 per night
3/5 (3,189 reviews)

"Very clean room this time around! Love that- the parking is kind of a nightmare though. Pretty quiet too."…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North
Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Central
2 out of 5
1707 Market St, San Francisco, CA
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2.4/5 (1,083 reviews)

"comfortable beds, couple of awesome employees but a few rotten ones too. was satisfied with the price"…"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Central
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Cheap Hotels in San Francisco

San Francisco offers cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a great vacation choice for budget-conscious travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Lombard Street and Pier 39, this destination is home to Palace of Fine Arts and Twin Peaks, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're looking for low-cost places to stay in San Francisco, you can choose from the 327 budget accommodations in the area. These options offer competitive rates and have positive reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:

Hotel North Beach - 2-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi and laundry facilities at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its proximity to shops and overall condition.

Super 8 by Wyndham San Bruno /SF Intl Arpt West - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its proximity to shops and overall condition. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Hotel Whitcomb - At this 3.5-star historic hotel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Reviews mention the proximity to the airport and comfortable rooms.

Casa Loma Hotel - 2-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its overall condition and clean rooms.

Minna Hotel - Customers like this 2-star hostel for its comfortable rooms and proximity to public transportation. It offers free breakfast and free WiFi.

Planning Your Trip to San Francisco

Still picking travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can make the most of your time.

  • Hottest months: September, October, August, and July, with an average temperature of 69°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and November, with an average temperature of 46°F
  • Rainiest months: December, January, February, and March, with an average rainfall of 4.19 inches
  • Driest months: July, May, October, and April, with an average rainfall of 0.81 inches

Sightseeing In and Around San Francisco

San Francisco attracts visitors with its top museums and theater scene, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Lombard Street and Pier 39, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Enjoy the local natural beauty at Palace of Fine Arts and Twin Peaks, or check out the area's cultural spots like San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

San Francisco is also notable for its:
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Monuments
  • Tours
  • Shopping

Getting Around San Francisco

The most convenient airport is in Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), 11.8 mi (19.1 km) away from the city center. If that doesn't suit your budget, the next closest is 11.9 mi (19.1 km) away in San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.). Walk to nearby metro stations like Powell St. Station, Montgomery St. Station, and Civic Center Station. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from San Francisco 4th and King Station, San Francisco 22nd Street Station, or San Francisco Bayshore Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is San Francisco like for travelers on a budget?
San Francisco has a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Pier 39 and Golden Gate Bridge, this destination is home to Presidio of San Francisco and Twin Peaks, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in San Francisco?
Based on reviews, Hotel North Beach is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and laundry facilities. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North and The Urban.
How many budget hotels can I expect to find in San Francisco?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 295 budget hotels in San Francisco.
What's the seasonal weather like in San Francisco?
The hottest months are usually September and October with an average temp of 61°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 53°F. Average annual rainfall for San Francisco is 23 inches.
What is there to see and do in San Francisco?
San Francisco attracts visitors with its top museums and theater scene, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Orpheum Theater, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Hunt for bargains with some shopping at Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square, or get outdoors at Presidio of San Francisco.
What's the best way to get around San Francisco?
The most convenient airport is 11.9 mi (19.1 km) from the center in San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO). However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can look into flights to Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK), which is 11.8 mi (19.1 km) away. Take advantage of metro transit at Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop, Powell St & Post St Stop, and Powell St & O’Farrell St Stop.

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