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The Clancy, Autograph Collection
3.5 out of 5
299 2nd St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $111 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
0.62 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (1,016 reviews)

"Location is excellent. I loved cleanliness, the staff, I would definitely come back!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

The Clancy, Autograph Collection
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
5 out of 5
2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA
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0.35 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,191 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
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero
5 out of 5
222 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $420 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
0.53 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (789 reviews)

"Very clean and new! Staff well trained and attentive. Good location....can walk to SOMA, Embarcadero, Union Square. The only downside, which isn't the fault of Four Seasons, is that so many businesses in the city are out of business and/or boarded up as it struggles to come back from the virus. Restaurants ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero
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Hotel 32One
3 out of 5
321 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $87 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
0.23 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (24 reviews)

"Very clean the room as the pic loved it only that I couldn’t turn on the heater it was a lil cold other than that everything was good oh and no parking"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Hotel 32One
Hotel Spero
4 out of 5
405 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $148 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
0.2 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,958 reviews)

"This hotel is perfect. The staff was friendly and provided whatever I needed upon request. I would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Hotel Spero
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
4 out of 5
2500 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $88 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
1.38 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (2,283 reviews)

"Great location, nice rooms - was exactly what we needed. The check in process took entirely too long."…"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $135 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
0.25 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (2,472 reviews)

"It was very close to everything. Valet was nice and quick. Housekeepers friendly and masks were required at all times which is great"…"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Marriott San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
4 out of 5
1250 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $127 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
1.35 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (934 reviews)

"Very comfortable stay. No WiFi unless you pay daily rate. But they give free water bottles."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Marriott San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
Warwick San Francisco
4 out of 5
490 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $84 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
0.17 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (971 reviews)

"My boyfriend and I were a bit worried about booking this hotel due to some of the bad reviews, but our stay at the hotel was beyond our expectation. Loved the style, staff was attentive. We really appreciated that they upgraded our room to a grand suite with no additional charge!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Warwick San Francisco
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
4.5 out of 5
515 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $151 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
0.13 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (988 reviews)

"Friendly staff, great location and clean room. Due to Covid no amenities available but room service if you want."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
Cow Hollow Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
2190 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $88 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
1.81 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (1,084 reviews)

"Great customer service and perfect location close to the Golden Gate Bridge and the palace of fine arts. Definitely would like to come back"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Cow Hollow Inn & Suites
The Park Central San Francisco
4 out of 5
50 3rd St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $98 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
0.29 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,302 reviews)

"It’s convenient near the BART & easy to find things"…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

The Park Central San Francisco
Fairmont San Francisco
5 out of 5
950 Mason Street Atop Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $191 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
0.37 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,471 reviews)

"I loved the Fairmont, the experience was so lovely and beautiful. Only issue I had was that the mini fridge I had did not work, all my food went bad and there was a fee to replace but everything else was great. Definitely coming back for more stays!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Fairmont San Francisco
Staypineapple, An Elegant Hotel, Union Square
4 out of 5
580 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $108 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 25
0.26 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)

"Great hotel. It is Very confortable and clean. The interior is very modern."…"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2020

Staypineapple, An Elegant Hotel, Union Square
W San Francisco
4 out of 5
181 3rd St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $140 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
0.45 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Get vibe, beautiful hotel, amazing room and a Vegas feel to this beauty"…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2020

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Hilton San Francisco Financial District
4 out of 5
750 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $79 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
0.56 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (2,234 reviews)

"Staff were helpful and very attentive. Check in was a breeze and we enjoyed every second of our stay. COVID related: the hotels were sanitized and social distancing was implemented, elevator usage is limited and spaced out."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Hotel Abri - Union Square
3.5 out of 5
127 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $93 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
0.13 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Place is very nice and clean, and are following COVID-19 procedures. Served as a good "home base" for seeing thing in San Francisco. We visited Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 (a couple times), Alcatraz, China Town, and walked the Golden Gate Bridge. Busses run everywhere and often. Plenty of nice places ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Hotel Abri - Union Square
Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
4 out of 5
424 Clay St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $99 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
0.66 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (1,583 reviews)

"It was easy check in. Really nice customer service and housekeeping."…"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2020

Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
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 $143 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22
0.02 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (2,297 reviews)

"I like it. All very good, thanks so mach. I"ll come back."…"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2020

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
Queen Anne Hotel
3 out of 5
1590 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $125 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
1 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (979 reviews)

"This is a lovely old building with Victorian decor. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Our room was clean, and the king size bed was comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was delicious. My daughter wanted to stay here because it was listed as a haunted building. A late night walk through ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

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Where to stay in San Francisco

Find the best San Francisco areas and neighborhoods for the activities you enjoy most. Learn more about San Francisco

Visiting San Francisco

Travelers to San Francisco give high marks for the fascinating museums, popular theater scene, and interesting architecture. Vibrant and scenic, this city will delight tourists with its art, Chinatown, and monuments. Top sights in the city include Westfield San Francisco Centre, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and TransAmerica Pyramid.

  • There are 803 hotels and other accommodations in San Francisco
  • The closest major airport is in Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), 11.8 mi (19.1 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), 11.9 mi (19.1 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in San Francisco

Known for its museums, theaters, and art, the city's cultural venues include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and Louise Davies Symphony Hall. Attractions like Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, and San Francisco Zoo are fun for kids of all ages. Its Chinatown and monuments are notable and landmarks include TransAmerica Pyramid, Coit Tower, and Lombard Street.

In San Francisco, there are 803 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday getaway. These are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Mansion on Sutter - Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Western Addition can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its bar and breakfast.
  • Seal Cove Inn - Our customers like the family-friendly amenities and comfortable, quiet rooms at this B&B. With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with an in-room fireplace.
  • Inn San Francisco - This 2.5-star bed & breakfast in Mission District features free breakfast, free WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Expedia customers love its clean and quiet rooms.

Other favorite sights in San Francisco include Westfield San Francisco Centre, San Francisco City Hall, and Exploratorium. Outside the city, top places to visit include Jack London Square, 7.2 mi/11.5 km from the heart of the city, and Oakland Museum of California, which is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away.

Getting Around San Francisco

With so many transportation options, seeing all of San Francisco is a breeze. 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.

Dressing for San Francisco

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 62°F and the nighttime average to be 45°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 67°F during the day and 49°F at night
  • July through September averages 70°F during the day and 53°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 70°F during the day and 45°F at night
  • About 23.15 inches of rain falls on San Francisco each year
  • Hottest months are usually September and October with an average temperature of 69°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 46°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in San Francisco?
Grand Hyatt at SFO is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and a 24-hour fitness center. Other top choices based on traveler reviews include Hotel Drisco and Inn San Francisco.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in San Francisco, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel bookings are fully refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of check in. If your reservation is non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to get the top deals on offer in San Francisco.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to San Francisco?
To access more information about updating your trip to San Francisco or cancelling it, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best place to stay on a budget 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 choices to stay on the cheap include The Urban and Super 8 by Wyndham San Bruno /SF Intl Arpt West.
What's the best place to stay in Fisherman's Wharf?
You’ll find 17 lodging options in this neighborhood to select from for your visit. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square is the highest ranked property in Fisherman’s Wharf. This 5-star hotel offers free WiFi and in-room kitchens. It’s located steps from Ghirardelli Square. Other favorite options in the area include The Suites at Fishermans Wharf and Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel.
What's a favorite place to stay in Union Square?
In this neighborhood, there are 78 places to stay, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Hotel Emblem San Francisco is a favorite with our customers staying in Union Square. This 4-star hotel offers a bar and a café. It is located a short 4-minute walk from SHN Curran Theatre. Travelers also recommend Staypineapple, An Elegant Hotel, Union Square and Hotel Zetta San Francisco as top options in the neighborhood.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation in San Francisco?
Bay Landing San Francisco Airport Hotel is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features free parking and laundry facilities. Other good options for your stay with the kids include Americas Best Value Inn & Suites SFO Airport N and Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf. Attractions like Exploratorium and Pier 39 are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to San Francisco?
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features a restaurant and a bar. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco and Fairmont San Francisco.
What's the best LGBTQ-friendly accommodation in San Francisco?
Hyatt Regency San Francisco is a top 4-star LGBTQ-friendly hotel, affiliated with IGLTA, that features a restaurant and free WiFi.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in San Francisco?
Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and concierge services for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Aloft San Francisco Airport and Hotel Nikko San Francisco.
What's the best hotel to stay near Oracle Park?
San Francisco Marriott Marquis is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. It’s located just a short 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Oracle Park. Other good choices within 5 miles include Hotel Spero and BEI Hotel San Francisco.
What are some hotels with pools in San Francisco?
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco is a popular 5-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, a children’s pool, and 2 restaurants. Other choices with an onsite pool include Handlery Union Square Hotel and Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront.

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