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Huntington Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1075 California St, San Francisco, CA
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4.6/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)

"It was an amazing"…"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2020

Huntington Hotel
Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel
4.5 out of 5
495 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA
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4.6/5Wonderful! (7,545 reviews)

"The view is great,, the room was also beautiful and welcoming"…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel
White Swan Inn
3.5 out of 5
845 Bush St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $130 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"General manager sincerely gave warm welcoming to guests. Happy experience staying White Swan Inn."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

White Swan Inn
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
5 out of 5
2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA
The price is $179 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,501 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
Fairmont San Francisco
5 out of 5
950 Mason Street Atop Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
The price is $199 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,686 reviews)

"Consistent with there top notch service and quality of rooms/restaurant and the property as a whole."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Fairmont San Francisco
Cornell Hotel de France
3.5 out of 5
715 Bush St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $159 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (996 reviews)
Great - just skip breakfast

"All in all.very good. Breakfast is definitely it's week point. Edible but not that enjoyable. Couldn't fault anything else."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Cornell Hotel de France
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
3.5 out of 5
433 Powell St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $111 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (2,358 reviews)

"It was a decent hotel with decent staff..........."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
Queen Anne Hotel
3 out of 5
1590 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA
The price is $139 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"I was extremely happy with the service that I received from the Queen Anne Hotel. The staff was very informative and patient with all of my questions and most of all the hotel was absolutely beautiful! I will definitely be referring people to this hotel and possibly staffing again in the future, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Queen Anne Hotel
San Remo Hotel
2 out of 5
2237 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
The price is $115 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,021 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
InterContinental Mark Hopkins
4 out of 5
999 California Street, San Francisco, CA
The price is $148 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,016 reviews)

"Stayed here 5 nights. Excellent central location on Nob Hill, easy walking distance to many sights, restaurants and shops. Located on cable car lines. Easy to get to other SF locations. Charming, older, nostalgic hotel with storied history. We had a nice, clean room on the 15th floor. Make sure you ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

InterContinental Mark Hopkins
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 $169 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (6,681 reviews)

"Very nice service! Super nice all around would recommend staying here 10/10"…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
Handlery Union Square Hotel
3.5 out of 5
351 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
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4.2/5Very Good! (1,924 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
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
4 out of 5
495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
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4.1/5Very Good! (1,546 reviews)
Great place to stay in

"Hotel G was always my place to stay when in San Fran. However, gave The Clift a try and it hooked. It looks fantastic following the makeover. Same great location and nice, friendly staff. Huge rooms and nice, modern bathrooms. Decor was modern but comfortable at the same time. Loved the famous bar ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
4 out of 5
450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
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4/5Very Good! (527 reviews)

"We loved the history of the lobby. Beautiful hotel."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
524 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $124 per night
4/5Very Good! (2,249 reviews)

"Perfect location in downtown. Staff very friendly. Will come back."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square BW Premier Collection
The Andrews Hotel
3 out of 5
624 Post St, San Francisco, CA
The price is $125 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"It was a beautiful room and the staffs were very helpful and so welcoming! The retro atmosphere was amazing!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

The Andrews Hotel
Hotel Majestic
3.5 out of 5
1500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA
The price is $105 per night
3.8/5Good! (996 reviews)

"Great location and large room. Lots of places to go from this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Hotel Majestic
Hotel Whitcomb
3.5 out of 5
1231 Market St, San Francisco, CA
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3.3/5 (11,263 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

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Guide to San Francisco Historic Hotels

Visiting new cities can be more than just highlighting a sight on the map, it can also be about understanding the culture and history of a place. One of the best ways to get an idea of the area's culture is to learn about its past. Visiting museums or landmarks is a good kick-off, but a stay in a San Francisco historic hotel can send you back to the past. Get ready to pack your duffel (no need for a time machine) as your San Francisco historic hotel awaits.

Something Old, Something New

A visit to one of these San Francisco traditional hotels can transport you to a historic era right from the start. With antique charm and marvelous back stories, you'll discover that these properties stand apart from other hotels. Luckily, you won't have to actually live in the past. Although these lodgings may be older, they have most modern amenities to help you wind down on your getaway. You will notice rooms furnished with a cozy bed and just about anything you'll need for a wonderful getaway.

Once you have checked-in and had a look around the hotel's grounds, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich area by touring the art museums and renowned landmarks. If you are a history buff, then you picked the right place. San Francisco has 19 historical sites and buildings in the area. After visiting places like US Army San Francisco Port of Embarkation, Swedenborgian Church, and HERCULES (tugboat) you'll be able to write your own book on San Francisco. Oh, and don't forget to add in a trip to BALCLUTHA. Looking for more things to do in San Francisco? You can read what fellow guests thought were worth exploring in Expedia's review section. You'll find 45295 suggestions in our comment section on more sites nearby, great spots to enjoy brunch, and what they loved most about their visit.

Book a San Francisco Historic Hotel Today!

If you are looking to get the most from your San Francisco visit, a stay in a vintage hotel will elevate your time spent in this historic region. Having 1104 of these one-of-a-kind accommodations to choose from. Rates on these San Francisco historic hotels range from $105 to $199. You're certain to discover at a great rate. However, like the past civilizations you're investigating, these rates won't last indefinitely. Book soon to get your room in one of these historic properties.

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect on my historical trip to San Francisco?
Those interested in local history will want to explore the notable monuments and well-known Chinatown district while in San Francisco. Be sure to check out the array of shops and acclaimed art scene while you’re here. You can also discover the fascinating museums in this vibrant area.
What's the best hotel in San Francisco to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel is a top 4-star historic hotel bookable on Expedia and it offers a restaurant. Union Square is a short walk away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square BW Premier Collection and Fairmont San Francisco.
How many historically relevant hotels are there in San Francisco?
San Francisco has 1102 hotel accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 310 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the top historical places and other sights in San Francisco?
San Francisco is notable for its Chinatown district and monuments, and landmarks include Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz Island, and Golden Gate Bridge. Known for its museums and theaters, cultural venues include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Orpheum Theater, and Exploratorium. Other popular sights include Pier 39 and San Francisco City Hall.
What is a historic hotel like in San Francisco?
A historic hotel gives guests the opportunity to stay in a building recognized with an official historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers — any place of special interest. These types of hotels in San Francisco usually retain original characteristics like traditional architecture and period features in their public spaces or guestrooms.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
The two are similar. “Historic hotel” is more commonly used in the U.S., while “heritage hotel” is often used in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to emphasize the architecture and actual building. A heritage hotel draws meaning mainly from the place’s cultural value and how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in San Francisco have modern facilities?
Yes. Every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions, but hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and safety features. Guests can expect the usual amenities you’d get from a hotel such as Smart TVs, WiFi, and updated bathroom facilities. In San Francisco, booking a historic hotel doesn’t mean you’re picking a place that’s rundown.

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