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Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
3.5 out of 5
433 Powell St, San Francisco, CA, 94102
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The price is $129 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
$129
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,141 reviews)
"It was a great location. The room was small but very comfortable. Loved the small friendly bar in the lobby. I will definitely go back. I won't have breakfast next door. It cost us $85 for a very metiocer breakfast."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
Queen Anne Hotel
3 out of 5
1590 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA, 94109
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The price is $155 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
$155
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)
"Beautifully decorated sitting room, attentive staff, good breakfast, 4 pm good cookies & sherry."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Queen Anne Hotel
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
5 out of 5
2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA, 94105
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The price is $247 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18
$247
per night
Dec 17 - Dec 18
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)
"Great stay! Staff was excellent and attended to our (limited) issues. Highly recommend this hotel, especially for families. Great location and amenities like gym and indoor pool"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco

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San Remo Hotel
2 out of 5
2237 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA, 94133
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The price is $93 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
$93
per night
Dec 5 - Dec 6
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"the rooms are very small and the window pull down shade was broken so couldn't really look out. Otherwise loved the atmosphere and the staff were really nice."

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

San Remo Hotel
Fairmont San Francisco
5 out of 5
950 Mason Street Atop Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA, 94108
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The price is $217 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
$217
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,003 reviews)
"The place is in good condition, 2 restaurants to choose from staff are very nice and helpful. I was in an ADA room but it was in smaller side, could not maneuver the wheelchair but the bathroom had adequate space"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Fairmont San Francisco
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
4.5 out of 5
335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
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The price is $179 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
$179
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,045 reviews)
Love it
"Always a great stay at the St. Francis."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
InterContinental Mark Hopkins, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
999 California Street, San Francisco, CA, 94108
Fully refundable
The price is $195 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$195
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"Great location with amazing view from Top of the Mark. Could use a better bar to hang out when Top is closed for special events."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

InterContinental Mark Hopkins, an IHG Hotel
Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)
4 out of 5
450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
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The price is $172 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
$172
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 10
4.1/5 Very Good! (654 reviews)
Easy breezy
"Check in was easy and fast. Very friendly staff person. Got into the room and headed out for fun!"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel (formerly Sir Francis Drake)
Hotel Majestic
3.5 out of 5
1500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA, 94109
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The price is $109 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23
$109
per night
Dec 22 - Dec 23
4/5 Very Good! (998 reviews)
"the staff was very friendly and professional the lobby and rooms are beautiful and clean. walking distance to many san francisco area landmarks"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2022

Hotel Majestic
Hotel Whitcomb
2.5 out of 5
1231 Market St, San Francisco, CA, 94103
3.6/5 Good! (999 reviews)
"The hotel is a bit old. It's great if you're looking to stay in a property with a historical aspect. Check-in was troubling. I don't recall on the Hotel's description here on Expedia or on their own website that the deposit was $400 up front. I stayed for 6 days so that should have been around $170. ..."

Reviewed on May 2, 2020

Hotel Whitcomb
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San Francisco Historic Hotels information

 

Historic Hotels in San Francisco

310

Highest price $247
Cheapest price $93
Number of guest reviews 10844
Total number of hotels in San Francisco 2368

 

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 fascinating museums while you're here. You can also discover the acclaimed art scene in this vibrant area.

What's the best hotel in San Francisco to learn about local history?

Based on our travel expertise, Cornell Hotel de France is a top 3.5-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features free WiFi and a business center. Golden Gate Bridge is a short 18-minute drive away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Grant Hotel and Chateau Tivoli B&B.

How many historically relevant hotels are there in San Francisco?

San Francisco has 2363 hotel accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 12 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 Golden Gate Bridge, 450 Sutter Building, and Grace Cathedral. Known for its museums and theaters, cultural venues include SHN Curran Theatre, Marines Memorial Theater, and Warfield Theater. Other popular sights include Pier 39 and Lombard Street.

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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