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The Clancy, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
299 2nd St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $135 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
0.62 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)

"The hotel was very nice. Friendly staff. Very clean!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2021

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! (1,144 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
The Park Central San Francisco
4 out of 5
50 3rd St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $130 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
0.29 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,325 reviews)

"Absolutely loved my stay! Definitely recommend! Only thing that was annoying was parking."…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

The Park Central San Francisco
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The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
5 out of 5
600 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA
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0.3 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Jose and Leo were so accommodating and we felt taken care of the entire time. I can’t wait to return here!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
Omni San Francisco Hotel
4.5 out of 5
500 California St, San Francisco, CA
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0.49 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,340 reviews)

"Loved the hotel. Beautiful Christmas decorations."…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2020

Omni San Francisco Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
5 out of 5
757 Market St, San Francisco, CA
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0.2 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (735 reviews)

"Amazing"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero
5 out of 5
222 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA
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0.53 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (794 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
InterContinental Mark Hopkins
4 out of 5
999 California Street, San Francisco, CA
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0.32 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,016 reviews)

"I like that’s comfortable but no breakfast included for the price, and I don’t like that’s no parking on the property even though is a big hotel"…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

InterContinental Mark Hopkins
Hotel Spero
4 out of 5
405 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $138 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
0.2 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,965 reviews)

"Lobby was festive and clean. Really liked the room decor. Great mix of textures and furniture with character. Was clean, very clean. Comfy bedding and pillows were just right. Especially liked finding the television controller had been sanitized and bagged after. Great shower with clean and modern ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 19, 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 $99 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
1.38 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (2,256 reviews)

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Reviewed on Jan 17, 2021

Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
4 out of 5
424 Clay St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $105 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
0.66 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (1,576 reviews)

"The staff was extremely personable, friendly, helpful, and warm. They provided a feeling of acceptance and welcome. I loved the staff."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
W San Francisco
4.5 out of 5
181 3rd St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $134 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
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

W San Francisco
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
4 out of 5
222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $191 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
0.14 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,514 reviews)

"The hotel is very clean. Because of COVID, they have gated self parking, and follows all the procedures to ensure safety during the entire stay. They also have room service, last order for dinner is at 7 PM. Guests can also order food deliveries. The only weird thing is that they took out bottle ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2020

Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Cow Hollow Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
2190 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $70 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
1.81 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (1,143 reviews)

"This place was a good stay. Here for 1 night, and I’d stay again. Location is convenient."…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2021

Cow Hollow Inn & Suites
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
4 out of 5
750 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $110 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
0.56 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (2,423 reviews)

"Great room and excellent staff! Will book again in the future"…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Bay Bridge Inn
2 out of 5
966 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $76 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
0.71 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (997 reviews)

"Great place for single male to stay, in expensive and safe, exterior facing rooms are still quiet and comfortable. Staff is very professional, straight forward and friendly. No complaints ! Would stay here again !"…"

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Bay Bridge Inn
InterContinental San Francisco
4.5 out of 5
888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $110 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
0.44 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (1,344 reviews)

"We upgraded to a corner view room but it smelled like cigarettes with odor. The staff was noted and switched us to a different room and waived the charge. I saw the staff spraying the lobby as their Covid cleaning. They were all very nice and professional."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

InterContinental San Francisco
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
4 out of 5
345 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $169 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
0.14 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,546 reviews)

"The staff were friendly, courteous, and accommodating. The place is 2 minutes walk from the union square & near CVS, Walgreens, Starbucks & 711. The location of the hotel is very convenient."…"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
3.5 out of 5
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $122 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
0.78 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,319 reviews)

"I liked that the hotel was clean and quiet despite it being located at the center of the city. I personally very much liked the building, the view was nice and I always felt safe. What I didn’t like, however, was that the page advertised “parking included” but they charge $35 per day for it. Costumer ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
Fairmont San Francisco
5 out of 5
950 Mason Street Atop Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
The price is $287 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
0.37 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,435 reviews)

"Perfect in every way except that there was no microwave in the room. The room had one of the best views I have ever seen and the best hotel bathroom I have ever used."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

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Where to stay in 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?
Hotel Griffon is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features laundry facilities and free WiFi. 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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