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Featured Motels in San Francisco

Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North
2 out of 5
326 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA
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The price is $44 per night

Located in The East Side, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from South San Francisco Convention Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cow Palace and Millbrae Square ...

2.7/5 (10,082 reviews)

"Great services everything was awesome I enjoyed the services provided"…"

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North
Mylo Hotel
2.5 out of 5
3211 Geneva Avenue, Daly City, CA
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The price is $75 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Cow Palace and within 6 mi (10 km) of Oracle Park and Mission Dolores Park. Van Ness Avenue and ...

3.7/5Good! (998 reviews)

"The property is good. But the people that they brought in should they’d to look at them closely. There are people with no respect or consideration for others."…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Mylo Hotel
Inn at Golden Gate
2 out of 5
2707 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA
The price is $85 per night

Located in Marina District, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Walt Disney Family Museum, Presidio of San Francisco, and Ghirardelli Square. Golden Gate Park ...

3.6/5Good! (1,225 reviews)

"Good location and not too crowded so good amount of nearby parking."…"

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Inn at Golden Gate
El Rancho Inn, Signature Collection
3 out of 5
1100 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA
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The price is $85 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Millbrae Square Shopping Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Artichoke Joe's Casino and The Shops ...

4.1/5Very Good! (3,371 reviews)

"Safe clean quiet. Would stay here again. Enjoyed my stay"…"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2020

El Rancho Inn, Signature Collection
Inn on Broadway
2.5 out of 5
2201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA
The price is $59 per night

Located in Pacific Heights, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Van Ness Avenue, Lombard Street, and The Regency Ballroom. Ghirardelli Square and San Francisco ...

3.4/5 (2,009 reviews)

"good location. cheap prices good customer service"…"

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2020

Inn on Broadway
LiA Hotel
2.5 out of 5
950 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA
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The price is $65 per night

Situated in San Carlos, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hiller Aviation Museum, Fox Theatre, and Marlin Park. Elmar Beach is 2.5 mi (4 km) away. San Carlos ...

4/5Very Good! (932 reviews)

"Simply amazing... Pristinely clean, friendly staff and good location. My favorite hotel around that area..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

LiA Hotel
Redwood Creek Inn
2.5 out of 5
1090 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA
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The price is $83 per night

Located in Centennial, this golf motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fox Theatre and Woodside Central Shopping Center. Hiller Aviation Museum and Menlo College are ...

4/5Very Good! (314 reviews)

"Overall i would rate this an 8/10. This is good if you're gonna spend a night or a just few. The outside of the property isnt the most appealing and may have you second guess. Once in the room though, theyre actually quite nice. Furnished with tv, mini fridge, microwave, and other essentials. For ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Redwood Creek Inn
Americana Inn
2.5 out of 5
760 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA
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The price is $65 per night

Situated in South San Francisco, this motel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from South San Francisco Convention Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Millbrae Square Shopping ...

3.7/5Good! (67 reviews)

"This Inn is very clean and well located next to the SFO Airport."…"

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Americana Inn
Surf Motel
2 out of 5
2265 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $70 per night

Located in Marina District, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Chestnut Street and Palace of Fine Arts. Ghirardelli Square and Lombard Street are also ...

3.2/5 (946 reviews)

"Not any problems at all was very pkease and am lookinh forward to staying there again!"…"

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Surf Motel
Airport Inn
2 out of 5
751 Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA
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The price is $59 per night

Located in The East Side, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from South San Francisco Convention Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cow Palace and Millbrae Square ...

4.1/5Very Good! (470 reviews)

"The owners are staff are wonderful. We stay with them when in bay area- great deal and service."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Airport Inn
Marina Inn
2 out of 5
3110 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $54 per night

Located in Marina District, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Union Street, Van Ness Avenue, and Fort Mason. Lombard Street and Ghirardelli Square are ...

3/5 (835 reviews)

"Very cute. The front desk was very helpful and the room was nice. Parking is a little difficult but not the inn’s fault!"…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

Marina Inn
Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo San Francisco
2 out of 5
140 N Bayshore Blvd, San Mateo, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $76 per night

Located in Shoreview, this golf motel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Poplar Creek Golf Course and 3 mi (4.8 km) from San Mateo County Event Center. Coyote Point Museum ...

3.3/5 (1,172 reviews)

"G great stay. Nice staff and clean rooms. Couldn't ask for more"…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo San Francisco
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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront
3.5 out of 5
150 Anza Blvd, Burlingame, CA
The price is $114 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (3,278 reviews)

"It was a good stay. Close to the water so I saw a lot of people walking around the property."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront
Park Pointe Hotel
Park Pointe Hotel
2 out of 5
245 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA
The price is $50 per night
3.2/5 (1,198 reviews)

"Nothing unique; many many many many motels like this."…"

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Park Pointe Hotel
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
3.5 out of 5
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA
The price is $129 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (2,215 reviews)

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

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
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San Francisco Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You'll find 53 inexpensive motels in San Francisco among more than 818 hotels and other accommodations. When you pick one of these budget accommodations, you might not have many of the amenities found in a traditional hotel but you'll save more money to use for your vacation.

When you save on your room price, you can make the most of what San Francisco has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Westfield San Francisco Centre, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and TransAmerica Pyramid.

Fun fact: Motels became more prevalent in the U.S. at the end of the 1940s with the popularity of car travel and road trip vacations, peaking in the 1960s with over 60,000 properties. When you stay at a motel, you'll usually access your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot.

Below are a few of Expedia customers' favorite San Francisco motels to choose from:

Hotel Focus SFO

  • Stay within a quick 4-minute drive of San Francisco Bay.
  • Enjoy access to the fitness center, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and an airport shuttle.

Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North

  • A restaurant along with freebies like WiFi, parking, and an airport shuttle are available during your stay.
  • It's located within a quick 3-minute drive of San Francisco Bay.

Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn

  • Enjoy access to the restaurant, and freebies including breakfast, parking, and an airport shuttle.
  • Stay within a quick 3-minute drive of San Francisco Bay.

Civic Center Motor Inn

  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Louise Davies Symphony Hall and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
  • Free breakfast and an outdoor pool are available during your stay, along with room amenities like free WiFi.

LiA Hotel

  • Stay within a 10-minute drive of San Francisco Bay and San Mateo County Event Center.
  • Enjoy the in-room kitchenette, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Things to Do in San Francisco

Check out the Chinatown district and enjoy the acclaimed theater scene in this vibrant area while you're sightseeing. People who've visited San Francisco love its monuments, shops, and museums.

Here are some popular places:

  • Westfield San Francisco Centre
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • TransAmerica Pyramid

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Presidio of San Francisco
  • Twin Peaks

You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

  • Aquarium of the Bay
  • Pier 39
  • San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco is also notable for its:

  • Architecture
  • Tours

Best Time to Visit San Francisco

Decide when you'd like to visit San Francisco by reviewing these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically September and October, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 62° F and nighttime temperatures average 45° F
  • April-June: 67° F is the daytime average and 49° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 70° F and nighttime averages are around 53° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 70° F during the day and 45° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 23.15 inches in a year

How to Get to San Francisco and Around the Area

San Francisco Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) Airport 11.8 mi (19.1 km)
San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) Airport 11.9 mi (19.1 km)
Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) Airport 18.1 mi (29.2 km)
Powell St. Station Metro Station 0.2 mi (0.3 km)
Montgomery St. Station Metro Station 0.4 mi (0.6 km)
Civic Center Station Metro Station 0.6 mi (1 km)
San Francisco 4th and King Station Train Station 1 mi (1.7 km)
San Francisco 22nd Street Station Train Station 2.2 mi (3.6 km)
San Francisco Bayshore Station Train Station 5.4 mi (8.7 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to San Francisco?
You’ll find 53 inexpensive motels in San Francisco among more than 970 lodging choices. When you save on your room price, you can make the most of what San Francisco has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Pier 39, Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
What are motels like?
When you stay at a motel, you’re likely to find an outdoor pool and a free parking spot. With a stay at a motel, you’ll often have access to your room directly from the parking lot. Starting in the early 1950s, eye-catching neon signs enticed road-weary travelers, and today, examples of these can still be found along historic U.S. Route 66.
What are the best motels in San Francisco?
Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North: Stay within a short 7-minute drive of Cow Palace. Enjoy access to the restaurant, and freebies including WiFi and parking. SFO Airport Hotel, El Rancho Inn BW Signature Collection: Free breakfast, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool are available during your stay. It’s located within a 20-minute drive of San Francisco State University and San Mateo County Event Center. Pacific Heights Inn By Magnuson Worldwide: Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Stay within a 5-minute drive of Lombard Street and Ghirardelli Square. Inn at Golden Gate: You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Palace of Fine Arts and Golden Gate Bridge. Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like cable TV. Mylo Hotel: Stay within a quick 1-minute drive of Cow Palace. Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
What can I do in San Francisco?
Check out the acclaimed art scene and fascinating museums in this vibrant area while you’re sightseeing. Visitors to San Francisco love its Chinatown district, monuments, and shops. Some popular places to visit include Pier 39, Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Presidio of San Francisco, Twin Peaks, and Golden Gate Park. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: San Francisco Zoo, Aquarium of the Bay, and Steinhart Aquarium.
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 the best way to get around San Francisco?
Fly into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is located 11.9 mi (19.1 km) away. Otherwise, look for flights into San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), which is 39 mi (62.8 km) away. Take advantage of metro transit at Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop, Powell St & Post St Stop, and Powell St & O’Farrell St Stop.

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