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Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
5 out of 5
2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA
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4.5/5Wonderful! (3,816 reviews)

"I had the place almost all to myself right before the Palace's tragic COVID shutdown. It was a bittersweet experience. The staff was incredibly helpful."…"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
Bay Landing San Francisco Airport Hotel
3 out of 5
1550 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA
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The price is $109 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (5,606 reviews)

"the room is very clean but the advertise is not true"…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Bay Landing San Francisco Airport Hotel
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fisherman's Wharf
3 out of 5
550 N Point St, San Francisco, CA
The price is $204 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (2,521 reviews)

"Room not cared for on the first day. Left room around 1PM and saw housekeeper and spoke to her;room never cleaned and bed not made."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fisherman's Wharf
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
4 out of 5
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA
The price is $169 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (5,338 reviews)

"Beautiful place and loved the customer services! I would recommend to family and friends. Con: parking is terrible around there"…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $169 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (6,070 reviews)

"Everything about the property was beautiful. The only downside was the parking."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport North
3.5 out of 5
5000 Sierra Point Pkwy, Brisbane, CA
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The price is $76 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (2,366 reviews)

"Good property even during Covid-19 restrictions.👍"…"

Reviewed on May 31, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport North
Parc 55 San Francisco - A Hilton Hotel
4 out of 5
55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA
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4.2/5Excellent! (12,918 reviews)

"We arrived before check in and were able to check all of our bags while we walked around downtown. Every person that we came into contact with at this hotel were so nice. It made for a pleasant stay. The room was clean and the view was amazing."…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Parc 55 San Francisco - A Hilton Hotel
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites SFO Airport N
2 out of 5
701 Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA
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The price is $75 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,454 reviews)

"Nice to walk to a nice little downtown South San Francisco area, numerous little restaurants--quick on/off freeway and near airport. Nicely appointed rooms, fresh and new. Firm and comfortable bed. The thinnest towels I have ever seen. And posted: No Guests. What?"…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites SFO Airport N
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront
3.5 out of 5
150 Anza Blvd, Burlingame, CA
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The price is $114 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (3,287 reviews)

"This hotel is a gem and is located on most beautiful waterfront property"…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
3.5 out of 5
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $129 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (2,224 reviews)

"The service desk was so rude and denied to give us the free"…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport North
3 out of 5
2000 Shoreline Ct, Brisbane, CA
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The price is $99 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,645 reviews)
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"Hotel was very clean. Great breakfast options. Definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport North
Handlery Union Square Hotel
3.5 out of 5
351 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
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4/5Very Good! (5,757 reviews)

"The staff were wonderful. Having the restaurant off the lobby was so convenient after a long day in the traffic, and the food was good!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Handlery Union Square Hotel
Larkspur Landing South San Francisco - An All-Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
690 Gateway Blvd, South San Francisco, CA
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The price is $87 per night
4/5Very Good! (2,202 reviews)

"Great place to stay when you want to feel a little like home. Great bed and very clean room. Staff was very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on May 31, 2020

Larkspur Landing South San Francisco - An All-Suite Hotel
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
4 out of 5
250 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
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4/5Very Good! (3,352 reviews)

"The room was spacious and extremely comfortable,the view beautiful Only disappointment was to have a shower and no tub"…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
4 out of 5
333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA
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4/5Very Good! (10,896 reviews)

"Didn't like the pillows and the bathroom was really small"…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
4 out of 5
2500 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
The price is $139 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (6,009 reviews)

"The hotel Riu was very nice very clean the room was beautiful and very Martin the lobby was very nice the food was very good"…"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf
3.5 out of 5
495 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
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3.9/5Very Good! (5,099 reviews)

"The staff are very pleasant and helpful. Early check in and late check out was just a call away. Hotel was really close to the town you can walk around everywhere."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf
Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport - South San Francisco
3.5 out of 5
250 Gateway Blvd, South San Francisco, CA
The price is $134 per night
3.5/5Good! (2,166 reviews)

"Only thing i did not like was the bed, we have stay in Embassy suite all over the United States and the bed was uncomfortable. I give it between 1-10 = 4.5."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport - South San Francisco
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Where Should We Stay in San Francisco?

The destination of San Francisco is a great choice if you've been thinking about a vacation with your kids. The interesting architecture, art scene, and notable monuments are just a few things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Arrange a flight into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is located 11.8 mi (19.1 km) from the city center. San Francisco offers 362 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you have a variety of choices when you're deciding where to stay.

Families on vacation have good things to say about these accommodations:

Larkspur Landing South San Francisco - An All-Suite Hotel - Offers in-room kitchens, free continental breakfast, and laundry facilities. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 3-star hotel.

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-San Francisco Airport North - Features free parking, free breakfast, and free WiFi. This 2-star hotel is popular with guests for its quiet location.

Parc 55 San Francisco - A Hilton Hotel - Offers 2 restaurants, free cribs, and in-room refrigerators. Guests like the overall comfort and helpful staff at this 4-star hotel.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport North - Features an indoor pool, free breakfast, and laundry facilities. The central location and helpful staff make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

When Should We Visit San Francisco?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family vacation. You can use these tips to plan when to grab the kids and head to San Francisco.

  • 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
  • Driest months: July, May, October, and April, with an average rainfall of 0.81 inches
  • Rainiest months: December, January, February, and March, with an average rainfall of 4.19 inches

What Should We See and Do in San Francisco?

While you are visiting San Francisco, you might want to round up the kiddos and make time to see interesting attractions such as Pier 39, Westfield San Francisco Centre, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area's activities like Lombard Street, Palace of Fine Arts, and Alcatraz Island.

San Francisco is also well-known for its:
  • Museums
  • Theater
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Monuments
  • Tours
  • Shopping

Getting Around San Francisco

San Francisco has transportation options that will make it easy for you and the family to get around. 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's San Francisco like for family-friendly vacations?
If you’ve been thinking about a vacation with your kids, San Francisco is a good choice. The interesting architecture, art scene, and notable monuments are just a few things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Fly into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is located 11.9 mi (19.1 km) from the center of San Francisco.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation in San Francisco?
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport North is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features laundry facilities and free WiFi. Other choices for your family trip include Americas Best Value Inn & Suites SFO Airport N and Hyatt Regency San Francisco.
What's the 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's there to see and do with your family in San Francisco?
While you are visiting San Francisco, you might want to round up the kiddos and make time to see interesting attractions such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Exploratorium. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities like Pier 39, Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco City Hall.
What's the best way for us to get around San Francisco?
Walk to nearby metro stations like Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop, Powell St & Post St Stop, and Powell St & O’Farrell St Stop. If you want to journey outside of the area, ride aboard a train from San Francisco Station, 22nd Street Station, or Bayshore Station.

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