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Hotel Whitcomb
Hotel Whitcomb
3.5 out of 5.0 1231 Market St, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
3.2/5 (9,401 reviews)
$89/ nightfor 2 guests

Such a great room for a great price. Great location. Great staff

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
5.0 out of 5.0 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
4.5/5 (3,343 reviews)
$205/ nightfor 2 guests

Gréât hôtel, gréât location. There was a demonstration going on outside the hotel at the time and the noise could be heard from our room. The air vent in the bathroom was very dusty and requires cleaning. Could trigger allergies. I would stay there again.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2018
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
4.0 out of 5.0 335 Powell Street, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (5,191 reviews)
$179/ nightfor 2 guests

The staff which were at work were brilliant. The staff outside protesting were a nightmare. You could not hear them in the room which was good. The hotel over all was 10/10 for comfort,cleanliness and friendly staff highly recommendable to anyone planning a trip. The hotel is also situated in a great ...

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018
Fairmont San Francisco
Fairmont San Francisco
5.0 out of 5.0 950 Mason Street Atop Nob Hill, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
4.5/5 (4,172 reviews)
$199/ nightfor 2 guests

A beautiful hotel in a great neighborhood. I loved the park next door.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018
San Remo Hotel
San Remo Hotel
2.0 out of 5.0 2237 Mason Street, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (1,772 reviews)
$79/ nightfor 2 guests

Unique and charming hotel. My only complaint is the room was very small. But, with this type of hotel it should be expected. The bed was comfortable and it was quite at night for a good sleep. The location was perfect, a couple of blocks from Fisherman’s Warf. Staff was very friendly. The charm and ...

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 450 Powell Street, San Francisco
3.9/5 (2,196 reviews)
$124/ nightfor 2 guests

I enjoyed being here again 11 years after the first time.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018
InterContinental Mark Hopkins
InterContinental Mark Hopkins
4.0 out of 5.0 999 California Street, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (2,078 reviews)
$134/ nightfor 2 guests

Location is the best, the staff always courteous and friendly!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2018
Hotel Majestic
Hotel Majestic
3.5 out of 5.0 1500 Sutter St, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
3.7/5 (1,898 reviews)
$148/ nightfor 2 guests

Pros- Place is a historical landmark! Very pretty Victorian Era decor. Most of staff is great. Cons- Beware, bed is HARD. If you like a soft bed, run! You will not be able to sleep at all on it.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2018
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
3.5 out of 5.0 433 Powell St, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (4,115 reviews)
$103/ nightfor 2 guests

Superb location on the Cable Car Line & right on top of Union Square

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018
Queen Anne Hotel
Queen Anne Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 1590 Sutter St, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (1,226 reviews)
$116/ nightfor 2 guests

The staff is very friendly and helpful. We tend to stay in more minimalistic hotels, but this was a fantastic experience. Beautifully appointed, great location.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2018
Handlery Union Square Hotel
Handlery Union Square Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 351 Geary St, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (4,585 reviews)
$139/ nightfor 2 guests

Gina at front desk was awesome. She found us a room perfect for our needs. Even had a basket of snacks, waters, and bubbly to help us celebrate our Anniversary.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018
Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel
Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel
4.5 out of 5.0 495 Jefferson St, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
4.6/5 (6,238 reviews)
$159/ nightfor 2 guests

Location was great. Very clean. Good service friendly staffi

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2018
The Andrews Hotel
The Andrews Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 624 Post St, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
3.8/5 (1,591 reviews)
$92/ nightfor 2 guests

Nice little hotel, very clean and cosy, staff very friendly.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018
Huntington Hotel
Huntington Hotel
4.5 out of 5.0 1075 California St, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
4.6/5 (1,729 reviews)
$205/ nightfor 2 guests

Magnificent hotel! Luxury boutique hotel. The rooms are spacious. The staff is excellent, from check-in to housekeeping, to the concierge, to the restaurants. Great bar. Love the spa. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam, a nice terrace and zen room. A hidden gem atop Nob Hill. Luxury with an intimate ...

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018
The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square BW Premier Collection
The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5.0 524 Sutter Street, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
3.9/5 (2,136 reviews)
$99/ nightfor 2 guests

Convenient location near Union Square. Old hotel with small rooms, but my room had been renovated and it was very clean.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018
White Swan Inn
White Swan Inn
3.5 out of 5.0 845 Bush St, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
4.5/5 (910 reviews)
$119/ nightfor 2 guests

i was so pleasantly surprised by this property. i typically stay in modern hotels with traditional amenities. i chose this one b/c of who i was traveling with. What a gem!! What it lacks in overstaffing, spas and modern art it makes up with warm welcomes, personalized service, inviting spaces to ...

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 495 Geary St, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (3,792 reviews)
$139/ nightfor 2 guests

Excellent location. Very nice front desk people. The folks that hold the door open were outstanding (Larry in particular). My only complaint was that I couldn't find an ice machine.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2018
Cornell Hotel de France
Cornell Hotel de France
3.5 out of 5.0 715 Bush St, San Francisco
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (1,199 reviews)
$113/ nightfor 2 guests

Quaint and close to everything. Hospitality is excellent!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

Top neighborhoods for Historic Hotels

Downtown San Francisco

Downtown San Francisco is a welcoming, walkable neighborhood. The neighborhood has many appealing features, among them its architecture and China town. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the museums and art scene.

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Union Square

Union Square is a metropolitan, walkable neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants and cafés. In addition to its architecture, the neighborhood has many charming qualities. You can satisfy your cultural palate with shopping and museums.

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South of Market

South of Market is a metropolitan, walkable neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants. The neighborhood has many appealing features, among them its architecture. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the museums and shopping.

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Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf is a welcoming, walkable neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants and seafood restaurants. Take in the natural beauty of the seaside and sunsets—or broaden your horizons with the local shopping and museums.

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North Beach

North Beach is a metropolitan, walkable neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants. The neighborhood's friendly people and skyline are just a couple of its charming qualities. You can satisfy your cultural palate with shopping and museums.

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Tenderloin

A metropolitan neighborhood, Tenderloin offers a variety of options for restaurants. The neighborhood has many appealing features, among them its architecture. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the shopping and theater scene.

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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 57572 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 609 of these one-of-a-kind accommodations to choose from. Rates on these San Francisco historic hotels range from $79 to $205. 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.