Hotels in San Francisco provide haute accommodations in a destination with nicknames that include “Frisco” and “The Golden City”. Arguably the most iconic bridge in the world, The Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco to Marin County, California. A popular tourist destination, Frisco also has been home to big-tech names such as Twitter, Salesforce and Square. Keep in mind that San Francisco’s streets are steep. As such, sneakers are better than heels if you plan to brave sidewalks. Keep in mind too that one-way streets, steep hills and strict traffic enforcement can make traveling by vehicle challenging. The area’s top events include San Francisco Independent Film Festival, San Francisco International Arts Festival, San Francisco Silent Film Festival, Carnaval San Francisco, SF Jazz Festival, Fillmore Jazz Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, North Beach Festival, Noise Pop, Union Street Festival, Stern Grove, Second Sky Festival, Treasure Island Music Festival, Mosswood Meltdown, Audiotistic Bay Area, Nihonmachi Street Fair, Castro Street Fair, SF Sketchfest, Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival and San Francisco Marathon. San Francisco’s professional sports teams are the San Francisco Giants and the Golden State Warriors. Hotels in San Francisco are some of the finest you’ll find along the United States’ western coast. Before we get to hotels in San Francisco, let’s take a look at some more background information on the area to help you along the way.
Incorporated on April 15th, 1850, San Francisco has revealed evidence of human habitation in the area dating to 3000 BC. First known inhabitants were the Yelamu people, who settled largely at Candlestick Point. On November 2, 1769, Don Gasper de Portoia became the first European to arrive in the area. Within seven years the Spanish had established a stronghold through “missions”. After the Spanish, Mexico took control of the area, only to lose it to commodore John Drake Sloat and the United States in 1846. Shortly after the United States took control of the area, and as a result of the Mexican-American War, an influx of treasure hunting “forty-niners” ensued. Apart from gold was the discovery of silver in Nevada, which accounted for a further boom. Wells Fargo, Levi Strauss and Domingo Ghirardelli became big names in business, capitalizing on demand brought forth by gold seekers. Chinese and other Asian immigrants accounted for 8% of the city’s population by 1870. Cable cars and Victorian houses came to further define the area. In 1906, a devastating earthquake took out more than three-quarters of the city’s infrastructure and accounted for almost half a million homeless. San Francisco was relatively unfazed by the Great Depression of the 1930s. During this time, the Golden Gate Bridge was built, and Alcatraz island was turned into a federal penitentiary, housing the likes of Al Capone and “The Birdman of Alcatraz” Robert Franklin Stroud. The city played an important role in World War II, as it became the Pacific Operatives’ primary port of embarkment, as well as the location where the United Nations Charter was drafted and signed. In 1951, the war with Japan officially ended by way of the Treaty of San Francisco. During the 1960s, the area attracted America’s counterculture, known as “hippies”. San Francisco’s most influential bands have included The Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Metallica, Journey, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, and Green Day.
The fourth most populous city in California, with nearly a million inhabitants, San Francisco covers an area of only fifty square miles. Attributed to the gold rush of the mid-1800s, The Golden City is rooted in an entrepreneurial spirit that holds to this day. Northern California’s cultural, commercial, and financial center, San Francisco has cool summers that average in the mid to high sixties, and mild winters that average in the high fifties. Popular points of interest include Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square, Nob Hill, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Oracle Park, Levi’s Stadium and Chase Center. Popular foods are shellfish, which includes everything from sea snails to crab to shrimp, and sourdough bread, which is considered a staple. Craft beer lovers will find the city welcoming, while martinis have been around since its beginnings. Now that we have some background information on the city, it’s time for hotels in San Francisco that will help make for an unforgettable experience.
Mrs. Doubtfire House
Hotel Drisco features Edwardian architecture, free WiFi, 42-inch flat-screen HDTVs, Blu-ray players, luxury bath amenities, plush microfiber robes, Egyptian cotton sheets, goose down comforters, adaptive sound sleep machines, coffee machines, 24-hour room service, a free gourmet continental breakfast, free evening wine, cheese, fresh fruit and hord d’oeuvres, car service, an on-site fitness center and a 24-hour business center. Nearby you may find Bloomers (florist), Bespoke Cycles (bike rentals), Lyon Step Podium, Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters, GAMINE French Bistrot, Rose’s Cafe, Terzo (Mediterranean restaurant) and more.
From this location you’ll find Mrs. Doubtfire House and Full House 0.4 miles, Palace of Fine Arts 0.7 miles, The Fillmore 0.8 miles, Exploratorium and Presidio Of San Francisco 0.9 miles, William Westerfeld House and The Plough And Stars 1.1 miles, St. Mary’s Cathedral and The Regency Ballroom 1.2 miles, Lombard Street and Ghirardelli Square 1.5 miles, Golden Gate Bridge 2.3 miles, Alcatraz 2.6 miles and San Francisco International Airport 12.6 miles.
Approximate cost per night (suite with city view): $745
Cost per person (three people): $248
Wells Fargo Museum
Omni San Francisco offers a restaurant, elegant rooms, 1920s decor, state-of-the-art amenities, flat-screen TVs, plush bathrobes, free spa toiletries, a fitness center, meeting facilities, a tour desk and luggage storage. You’ll find Bob’s Steak & Chop House, Financial District Barbershop, Sushi Taka (sushi restaurant), Good Luck Cafe and Deli, RM 212 (tapas restaurant), Hotel San Francisco (bar), Palio (Italian restaurant), BBWax – Best Brazilian Wax (waxing hair removal service), Good Looks Salon (nail salon), Sovan’s Eyebrows Threading (beauty salon), Leo’s Oyster Bar (seafood restaurant), Wayfare Tavern (American restaurant), Orangetheory Fitness (gym), 343 Sansome Rooftop Deck, The Julia Morgan Ballroom (event venue) and more.
This hotel is within feet of Wells Fargo Museum, 0.2 miles from Transamerica Building and Stovepipe Wells Village, 0.3 miles from Montgomery St. Station – BART and Embarcadero Station – BART, 0.4 miles from Lotta’s Fountain, Xanadu Gallery, Academy of Art University, Embarcadero Plaza, American Conservatory Theater San Francisco and Union Square, 0.7 miles from Coit Tower, 1.1 miles from Lombard Street, 1.2 miles from Pier 39, 1.3 miles from Oracle Park and San Francisco City Hall, 2.5 miles from Alcatraz and 12.3 miles from San Francisco International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (king suite): $598
Cost per person (three people): $199
American Conservatory Theater
With a full-service spa, an adult indoor lap pool, a restaurant, city views, seating areas, large soaking bath tubs, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, bathrobes, slippers and large deposit boxes, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco sits near MKT Restaurant and Bar (New American restaurant), Decathlon (sportswear store), Epic Church, Super Duper Burgers (hamburger restaurant), The Lark (sports bar), Local Edition (cocktail bar), Bluestone Lane Union Square Coffee Shop, Oren’s Hummus (Mediterranean restaurant), The Cordial (bar), Novela (cocktail bar), St. Patrick Church (Catholic church), Mixt (salad shop), Press Club (wine bar), Ippudo San Francisco (ramen restaurant), Delarosa (pizza restaurant), Phelan Building (historical place), Cafe Madeleine, Stars The Agency (talent agency), Cinta Salon (hair salon), Camper (fashion accessories store), Bonobos (men’s clothing store), PATRICK EVAN SALON (hair salon), Nespresso Boutique (coffee store), diptyque (perfume store), Goorin Bros. Hat Shop, The Rotunda (restaurant) and more.
American Conservatory Theater is within feet, Lotta’s Fountain, Contemporary Jewish Museum, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Xanadu Gallery, Yerba Buena Center For The Arts and Metreon are 0.1 miles, Union Square, Cartoon Art Museum and Montgomery St. Station – BART are 0.2 miles, San Francisco City Hall is 0.9 miles, Oracle Park is 1 mile, Coit Tower is 1.1 miles, Pier 39, Anchor Brewing Company and Ghirardelli Square are 1.6 miles, Alcatraz is 2.9 miles, Golden Gate Bridge is 4.3 miles and San Francisco International Airport is 11.8 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom suite bridge view): $1,111
Cost per person (three people): $370
San Francisco Playhouse
Featuring an on-site restaurant, a bar, a cardio room, spacious rooms, free WiFi, traditional decor, desks, laptop safes, black and white photography, mini-bars and smart TVs, Orchard Hotel can be found close to Sutter Street Cafe (restaurant), 450 Sutter Building (historical landmark), Glazier Rolled Ice Cream & Boba Tea (ice cream shop), Boba Guys (bubble tea store), Taqueria Mana (Mexican restaurant), Tunnel Top Lounge and Bar (bar), Food Fair Market Liquors (liquor store), Sushi Toni (sushi restaurant), Sons & Daughters (fine dining restaurant), BeanStalk Cafe (cafe), San Francisco Cannabis 420 Tours (tour operator), Aliment (American restaurant), The Summer Place (cocktail bar), Tacorea (Mexican restaurant), Pacific Cocktail Haven (cocktail bar), Notre Dame Des Victoires Church (Catholic church) and more.
You’ll find San Francisco Playhouse 0.1 miles, Union Square, Geary Theater, and Curran Theatre 0.2 miles, SF Masonic Auditorium, Grace Cathedral, American Conservatory Theater and Lotta’s Fountain 0.3 miles, Cable Car Museum 0.4 miles, Coit Tower and San Francisco City Hall 0.9 miles, Lombard Street 1 mile, Ghirardelli Square, Pier 39 and Oracle Park 1.3 miles, Anchor Brewing Company 1.9 miles, Alcatraz 2.6 miles, Golden Gate Bridge 4 miles and San Francisco International Airport 12.1 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night: $248
Mission Dolores Basilica
Parker Guest House provides a garden, limited parking with reservations required, concierge service, luggage storage, a computer and printer for guest use, hair dryers, free WiFi, ROKU flat-screen TVs, continental or buffet breakfast and a sun terrace. SPRO (cafe), Morning Due Cafe (cafe), Pizza Due (pizza restaurant), Bi-Rite Creamery (ice cream shop), Nopalito (to-go Mexican restaurant), Mission Dolores Park Tennis Courts, Bebebar (juice shop), Kokak Chocolates (chocolate shop), Last Call Bar (bar), Saucy Asian (Korean restaurant), Gai Chicken Rice (restaurant), Kitchen Story (California restaurant), Eiji (Japanese restaurant), Dinosaurs (sandwich shop), Alex Fitness (fitness center), Canela Bistro & Wine Bar (Spanish restaurant), Barry’s Castro (gym) and more are within range.
Mission Dolores Basilica is 0.2 miles, Mission Dolores Park and Castro Theatre are 0.3 miles, Castro District is 0.5 miles, Grateful Dead House is 1.1 miles, Anchor Brewing Company is 1.5 miles, Oracle Park is 2.4 miles, Ghirardelli Square and Coit Tower are 3 miles, Baker Beach is 3.7 miles and San Francisco International Airport is 10.4 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night: $298
A European-style hotel, Inn at Union Square has flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Near here are Ula Mediterranean Dining & Cocktails (Mediterranean restaurant), San Francisco Playhouse (performing arts theater), Cafe La Taza (Latin American restaurant), Cafe La Tazita (breakfast restaurant), Cafe Encore (cafe), Victorian Home Walk (tour operator), Painted Ladies Tour Company (sightseeing tour agency), Sears Fine Food (American restaurant), Akiko’s Sushi Bar and Restaurant (Japanese restaurant), ENO Wine Bar (wine bar), August Hall (live music venue), Happy Lamb Hot Pot (hot pot restaurant), The Thonglor SF (Thai restaurant), American Conservatory Theater (performing arts theater), Curran (performing arts theater) and more.
From here San Francisco Playhouse is within feet, Union Square, Geary Theater and Curran Theatre are 0.1 miles, American Conservatory Theater is 0.2 miles, San Francisco Cable Car, SF Masonic Auditorium, Lotta’s Fountain and Westfield San Francisco Center are 0.3 miles, San Francisco City Hall is 0.8 miles, Pier 39 is 1.4 miles, Alcatraz is 2.7 miles, Golden Gate Bridge is 4.1 miles, China Beach is 4.4 miles and San Francisco International Airport is 12 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $318
With bay views, free WiFi, fully-equipped kitchens, sweeping terraces, fire places, high-end entertainment systems, glass showers, exposed brick walls, washers and dryers, The Fairmont Heritage Place is near Ghiardelli Ice Cream and Choco, Vom Fass (gourmet grocery store), Ghirardelli Marketplace, San Francisco Brewing Co., Wattle Creek Winery, Michaelis Food Store, Gary Danko (French restaurant), Grandeho’s Kamekyo Sushi, The Buena Vista (American restaurant), Unlimited Biking (bike rental), Maritime Museum and more.
Ghirardelli Square is 0.1 miles, San Francisco Duck Tours is 0.2 miles, Lombard Street is 0.3 miles, Fort Mason, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum and Musée Mécanique are 0.4 miles, Wax Museum At Fisherman’s Wharf and Red & White Fleet are 0.5 miles, Pier 39 is 0.7 miles, Beach Blanket Babylon is 0.8 miles, Coit Tower is 0.9 miles, Alcatraz is 1.4 miles, Oracle Park is 2.6 miles, Anchor Brewing Company is 3.2 miles and San Francisco International Airport is 13.3 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom apartment): $1,700
Cost per person (six people): $283
Bayview Penthouse has garden views, a terrace, private parking, free WiFi, a fully-equipped kitchen, a washing machine, a flat-screen TV, a hairdryer and continental or buffet breakfast. The Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop (chocolate shop), Real Old Paper (art gallery), Umbrella Alley (tourist attraction), Blazing Saddles (bike rental), The Buena Vista (American restaurant), Grandeho’s Kamekyo (fusion restaurant), Gary Danko (fine dining restaurant), Patagonia (clothing store), Cafe de Casa (coffee shop), eight am (brunch restaurant), Norman’s Ice Cream & Freezes (ice cream shop), In-N-Out Burger (hamburger restaurant), Cioppino’s (seafood restaurant), Alioto Lazio Fish Co (seafood market), Hyde St (notable street), San Francisco Love Tours (tour operators), Hyde Street Pier (pier), San Francisco Fishing Charters (fishing charter), Hyde St. Pier Historic Ships (museum), Eureka Steamboat (historical landmark) and more are in the vicinity.
Ghirardelli Square is 0.1 miles, San Francisco Duck Tours and Lombard Street are 0.2 miles, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum, Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf, Musée Mécanique and Red & White Fleet are 0.4 miles, Fort Mason is 0.5 miles, Pier 39 is 0.6 miles, Beach Blanket Babylon is 0.7 miles, Coit Tower is 0.8 miles, Union Square is 1.4 miles, Alcatraz is 1.5 miles, Crissy Field Beach and San Francisco City Hall are 1.8 miles, Oracle Park is 2.5 miles, Anchor Brewing Company is 3.1 miles, Lands End is 5.1 miles, Fox Theater Oakland is 8.2 miles and San Francisco International Airport is 13.2 miles from this penthouse.
Approximate cost per night: $441
Cost per person (four people): $110
So there they are, hotels in San Francisco that will help make for an outstanding trip. We hope you have found this information valuable and more importantly, that you enjoy your time in California!