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About San Francisco
Cable cars and trollycars, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, gay rights, foggy vintage beauty, lovely liberal attitudes, fabulous food, the freshest new technologies and a multitude of micro climates make San Francisco a bucket list destination. There ain’t no other city like San Francisco. And the best places to stay in San Francisco provide just as many highlights. Our Guru’s pick of the best properties includes friendly guesthouses, elegant Art Deco era hotels, converted army lodges and great value city slick hotels.
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While San Francisco is vast in terms of what it has to offer, it’s quite compact in size and very varied from district to district - so definitely consider that when you’re looking though our recommendations.
Some of San Francisco’s districts are great places just to stroll around. Chinatown is fascinating, Ocean Beach is a lot of fun, Haight Ashbury is the historic hippie district, North Beach has the cafes, Mission is the Latino district, Pacific Heights has the shopping and Fisherman’s Wharf is where you’ll find the street entertainers and a number of museums.
Where To Stay
- The city's Civic Centre and downtown are ideal for those wanting to see all of San Francisco's most well-known sights. Full of hustle and bustle.
- Hip Embarcadero is full of lively bars and is perfect for those wanting to head straight to the beach.
- The Italian-centric North Beach is a wonderfully diverse spot: notorious for its charming cafes, independent bookshops and strip clubs!
- The old-world Nob Hill is primarily residential, featuring an array of Victorian houses perched high on the hilltop as well as a Gothic cathedral.
What not to miss:
- Cross the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the modern wonders of the world.
- Join in the hustle and bustle at the waterfront on Fisherman's Wharf.
- Stroll through the picturesque Golden Gate Park which is where you’ll find the Botanical Gardens, the Academy of Sciences and the Japanese Tea Garden.
- Visit the fascinating Alcatraz Island.
- Visit Coit Tower with its 360 degree views and 1930s murals
- Stroll around Union Square
- Stop at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
- Ride on the cable car.
As this city has so much to offer it is pretty popular. So to ensure one of the best places to stay in San Francisco book well ahead.
The best places to stay in San Francisco
The Civic Centre and Downtown
- The Hotel Zetta is a great value offering in a top spot - this time right by Union Square. The design is modern, but there are some nice reclaimed-vintage touches and a lively games room, restaurant and bar. Their 116 rooms start from around $170 per night.
- Clift is an historical landmark hotel renovated to modern luxury with art and furniture being a big feature. Rooms are large with great views of the San Francisco skyline.
- The Galleria Park is a chic city hotel set between Union Square and the Financial District. The original design of the building is Art Deco, but the rooms are contemporary and there’s a colourful, hip and happening vibe.
- Palace Hotel is a lavish property with classically designed architecture. An elitist, rich and stylish look. Gorgeous and smart guest-rooms feature 11-foot high ceilings, marble bathrooms and opulent bedding.
- The Taj Campton Place in Union Square is an elegant hotel known for its hyper-attentive service and Michelin starred restaurant.
- The Hotel Vitale, on the waterfront, is a sleek, modern, 200 room hotel with stylish decor and impressive views of the bay. There’s also a beautiful rooftop terrace and an indoor/ outdoor spa. But best of all you’re right by the trolley car linking the city centre with Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and Treasure Island. This is also one of the best places to stay in San Francisco for foodies.
- The Hotel Boheme in North Beach is a colourful, cosy 15 room hotel with a 1950s boho vibe. Stay here and you’ll be close to Chinatown, Little Italy and Lombard Street.
- Washington Square Inn is superbly located - close to the beach, yet also overlooking Washington Square Park. Their smart rooms are bound to please.
- The Scarlet Huntington is a 1920s apartment building on the top of Nob Hill turned boutique hotel. The decor is Asian fused with old-world chic. There are 135 rooms, a spa, steam rooms and a casual restaurant - all in a fabulous location.
Outside the Centre
- Hotel Drisco sits at the top of Pacific Avenue and enjoys sweeping views of San Francisco. Walk to Presidio National Park within minutes whilst never being too far from shopping trips and gourmet food downtown.
- The Inn at the Presidio Is a red brick hotel in the Presidio National Park, right by the Golden Gate Bridge. Formally officer’s quarters, this is the only accommodation in the park and its sleek, stylish rooms offer wonderful views.
- Also once U.S. Army Officer’s accommodation, the Cavallo Point Lodge is now a 142 room hotel with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline. On the opposite side of the bridge to The Inn at the Presidio, this lodge has great spa facilities and an excellent restaurant which also offers cooking classes.
- The Parsonage B&B in Hayes Valley is a five room B&B with Georgian era heirloom decor and two communal parlours close to the cafes, museums, Opera House and restaurants of Hayes Valley.
For an apartment or holiday home
- If you're travelling with family or a group of friends it may be a better option to book a villa or apartment. For a wide range of properties suiting all tastes and budgets we recommend you visit our online partner, Booking.com.
- Fly to either San Francisco International, Oakland International or Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International (1 hour south of San Francisco).
- San Francisco has a mild climate, with cool, wet winters and dry summers. In most months, you can expect the temperature to be between 15-25°C. Travel between May - August for the warmest months.
- If you plan to hire a car, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
Still not sure?
- Widen your search to include our pick of places to stay in nearby Sausalito or all our recommendations across California
- Search instead through our list of properties in Los Angeles
- Or, contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
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Best Hotels in San Francisco
Hotel Zetta San Francisco (Union Square) 116 rooms from £130Total relaxation - With a games room and services at the neighbouring spa also offering in-room services, it is perfect for some urban relaxation.City Style - A lively hotel in the trendy Union Square shopping district and well-connected to the main sights- an urban retreat.Local exploring - A central hotel 10 minutes' walk from Union Square and the Moscone Centre, and surrounded by arts museums.Restaurant - The Cavalier Restaurant is a brasserie serving UK-style food in four elegant rooms, with cocktails and an extensive wine listRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Trendy and central hotel near the Union Square shopping district. The modern rooms embrace repurposed vintage decor with reclaimed wood and salvaged antiques, and boast delicate mosaic-tiled baths. The communal areas are hip, colourful and lively, with a games room, restaurant and lounge bar. See More
The Parsonage B&B San Francisco 5 rooms from £140Local exploring - 15 minutes from the Civic Centre, with performances at the Symphony Hall and Opera House, and art museums.City Style - Hayes Valley is a charming neighbourhood bustling with lively cafes, galleries and restaurants.Four poster beds - The Alma Spreckles room has a lovely 4-poster bed.Full of characterRecommended by - I Escape
Quaint B&B with authentic Victorian features in the lively Hayes Valley area. The comfortable rooms are furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, and the library and two parlours are perfectly manicured with Georgian-era furniture. Close to the Civic Centre and the bustle of Hayes Valley cafes. See More
Palihotel San Francisco San Francisco 82 rooms from £109City Style - Palihotels have perfected that mix of grown-up sophistication with urban coolFoodies - Fisher Loft is a superb French restaurant and bar - worthy of a visit aloneRestaurant - Recommended.Recommended by - Tablet
Palihotel's LA cool is a perfect San Franciscan fit. Interiors mix chic sophistication with a young trendy twist. Whitewashed exposed brick walls in the rooms are adorned with modern art, there are Smeg fridges and luxurious bathrooms too. While the French restaurant and bar is a real draw. See More
Galleria Park San Francisco (Financial District) 177 rooms from £150Local exploring - Ideally located between the Union Square shopping district and the Financial district and well-connected to the best city sightsCity Style - Stylish and chic hotel ideally located and newly renovated, perfect for casual or business visitors.Restaurant - A Parisian-style brasserie serving classic French dishes alongside a good selection of wines.Lively - Hip and happening.Recommended by - Tablet
Chic hotel in the very centre of San Francisco, between the Union Square and Financial Districts. The contemporary, designer furnishings in the rooms complement the Art Deco and Art Nouveau heritage of the building also on display, creating a vibrant and colourful self-proclaimed pied-à-terre. See More
Phoenix Hotel San Francisco 44 rooms from £132Value chic - For San Francisco, which suffers from a lack of good mid-range options, this is an affordable and stand out stayBoutique - A little indie boutique offering a whole lot of charismaSights nearby - Take a trip to marvel at the iconic Golden Gate BridgeSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
A hip little boutique situated in the Tenderloin district, just minutes from some of the city's most famed music venues. Interiors have been completely done-up - yet still maintain their motel charm. A swimming pool takes centre stage and there's a lively bar. Popular with visiting musicians. See More
Hotel Boheme San Francisco (North Beach) 15 rooms from £175City Style - In the heart of the bohemian North Beach community, bordering Chinatown and downtown, decorated in 50s style and colours.Local exploring - Close to Chinatown, Little Italy and Lombard Street with its connections on San Francisco's famous cable cars.Full of characterLively area - In the thick of the action.Recommended by - I Escape
Unique hotel nestled in the heart of the lively and bohemian North Beach neighbourhood. The rooms are colourful, characterful and cosy, designed to evoke 1950s Beat era boho-chic, with names like Allen Ginsberg as previous guests. The surrounding area is bustling with cafes, shops and restaurants. See More
Parker Guest House San Francisco 21 rooms from £140Hideaway - A charming guesthouse with a homely feel in a trendy, yet tranquil, part of the citySights nearby - Visit nearby Mission Dolores church – where San Francisco was foundedFull of characterTraditional
Hotel Triton San Francisco 140 rooms from £140Local exploring - Set beside Union Square the city's best shops, the Financial District and Chinatown are all on the doorstepCity Style - Designed with Sweden's concept of hygge in mind, rooms are stylish yet homelyDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.Restaurant - Recommended.
The Scarlet Huntington San Francisco (California) 135 rooms from £148Fishing - From Nob Hill go down to Fisherman's Wharf to catch a look at the daily catch.Sights nearby - Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic part of the city and worth a glimpse.Views - Great views from hotelFull of characterRecommended by - Tablet
On top of Nob Hill this 1920s apartment block turned boutique hotel is where Asian fusion meets old-world chic. Rooms are spacious and unique. Casual restaurant offers American cuisine. With the award wining Nob Hill Spa, indoor pool and steam rooms it is relax mode. City views and fab location. See More
Staypineapple San Francisco San Francisco (Union Square) 93 rooms from £151Local exploring - Located just three-blocks from Union Square, there are theatres, restaurants, and shops galore within walking distanceBoutique - A small boutique that focuses on luxury and quality - super soft towels, sink-into beds and high tech gadgets
A chic boutique with luxurious interiors and a very central setting beside Union Square. Rooms have an indulgent feel with sink-into beds, fluffy towels and rain showers. The bar serves up innovative cocktails and the breakfasts (which include exceptionally good burritos) are a real pleasure. See More
Hotel G San Francisco 153 rooms from £152Foodies - The sleek small plate seafood restaurant, Ayala, has made this somewhat of a foodie destinationLocal exploring - Situated just one block from Union Square, this is a perfectly central locationLocal markets - Head to Fisherman's Wharf and wander through the seafront marketBoutique
The Inn at the Presidio San Francisco 22 rooms from £200Back to Nature - The Presidio has many beautiful nature trails that you can explore by walking, jogging, or cycling, and there are wildlife toursCity Style - Former officers' quarters, the only accommodation in the national park, right by the Golden Gate Bridge.Local exploring - Close to the Golden Gate Bridge, Baker Beach, Crissy Field, Alcatraz, Treasure Island and other sights.Full of characterRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, I Escape
Red-brick hotel and former officer's quarters, the only accommodation in the beautiful Presidio National Park close to the Golden Gate Bridge. The sleek, spacious rooms are stylishly furnished, the top floors have spectacular views. The Park offers many nature trails and other outdoor activities. See More
Taj Campton Place San Francisco (Union Square) 111 rooms from £200City Style - In a historic building that has been modernized and with a Michelin Star-rated restaurant, explore San Francisco in style.Local exploring - Minutes from Union Square and less than 2 miles from Fisherman's Wharf and Bay Bridge, it is ideally located.Foodies - The Michelin star-rated restaurant draws queues of foodies from all over the city.Restaurant - Campton Place Restaurant is Michelin Star-rated and serves Mediterranean-inspired California cuisine.Recommended by - Tablet
Sleek hotel with ideal location on Union Square. The elegant rooms have contemporary and stylish furnishings, and the service is renowned for being hyper-attentive. The Michelin star-rated restaurant serving high-quality Mediterranean fare in the grand dining room is very impressive. See More
The Zeppelin San Francisco 196 rooms from £161Local exploring - Just one block from Union Square, there are restaurants, shops, and museums within walking distanceLively - With regular live music events and an atmospheric bar - this is a great evening destinationRestaurant - Rambler offers modern Californian cuisineBoutique
A stylish hotel located just one block from Union Square. Modern rooms are designed with atmospheric moody hues, contemporary art, and plush beds. Downstairs is a well-equipped games room and a trendy restaurant and bar where guests dine in leather-clad booths. A chic central stay. See More
Argonaut San Francisco 252 rooms from £170Local exploring - Located near Fisherman's Wharf there are museums and markets to explore locally (plus the bay) and great transport linksLocal markets - Wander through the sea front market at Fisherman's WharfSights nearby - Make a trip to marvel at the Golden Gate BridgeFull of character
Stylish accommodation in a prime location near Fisherman's Wharf. The chic rooms have a distinctly nautical feel and the bathrooms are stocked with luxury Lather® products. The lively restaurant and bar have a laid back feel. Offered at excellent rates, this is a great city base. See More
Chateau Tivoli San Francisco 9 rooms from £171Families - There are interconnecting rooms and a couple of family rooms that sleep up to threeBoutique - A characterful small boutique filled with antiques, heavy drapes, and rich huesSights nearby - Golden Gate Park is just one-and-a-half miles from the propertyFull of character
Enjoy a slice of 19th-century splendour at this lavish San Franciscan mansion set in one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods. Ornate rooms are individually styled but expect hefty antiques, four-posters, and rich hues in each. Better yet the city's sights are in striking distance. See More
The Kimpton Buchanan San Francisco 125 rooms from £176Local exploring - The hotel is in the heart of Japantown, a small enclave of largely Japanese restaurants, karaoke bars, spas and shopsCity Style - The hotel is roughly equidistant between downtown SF and the green spaces of The Presidio and Golden Gate ParkSpa - Enjoy in-room spa services such as massages and facialsRestaurant - 'Mum's restaurant' serves casual Japanese fare
A contemporary boutique hotel set in the heart of Japantown. Rooms are spacious and slick with Japanese influences throughout. Enjoy delicious meals at locally-owned 'Mum's' restaurant which features all-you-can-eat shabu shabu and relax with an in-room massage. Chic and conveniently located. See More
Hotel Zoe San Francisco 221 rooms from £179Local exploring - Located beside Fisherman's Wharf you are steps from some of San Francisco's most iconic attractions including Golden Gate BridgeSights nearby - Take a trip out to Alcatraz which is both a fascinating visit and a great way to admire the city from the waterRestaurant - Pescatoria Trattoria is the embodiment of a traditional Italian neighbourhood eaterie.Local markets - Wander through the seafront market in Fisherman's Wharf
Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco (Nob Hill) 382 rooms from £179Local exploring - Take the cable car to and from the shops of Union Square, the heart of Chinatown, and Polk Street's vibrant nightlifeRomantic Break - The hotel provides various romantic packages for couples special moments such as private dining experiencesSights nearby - Visit the Gothic-style Grace Cathedral located on the same streetRestaurant - The Nob Hill Club offers a farm-to-table menu
A historic and grand hotel located at the crest of celebrated Nob Hill. Rooms and suites are elegant and classically modern with beige tones and fantastic views of the city. Enjoy sunset cocktails and nightcaps at the 19th-floor bar, relax and indulge in a setting synonymous with San Francisco. See More
Axiom Hotel San Francisco (Union Square) 152 rooms from £179Local exploring - Situated in Union Square, the hotel is the perfect base for discovering the sights and wonders of the cityRestaurant - Turn Café offers casual breakfast, lunch and dinner optionsSights nearby - Take the iconic Powell-Hyde cable car around the citySailing - Enjoy a waterfront cruise of the city
A boutique'tech-savvy' hotel set in the heart of SF on Union Square. Rooms are minimalist and contemporary with light grey tones, spacious bathrooms and walk-in showers. Enjoy delicious casual fare at the restaurant and don't miss the vintage arcade games on the 'cloud level.' A super stay! See More
Hotel Emblem San Francisco 96 rooms from £181Local exploring - Located just two blocks from Union Square with great transport links across the city and a host of entertainment on its doorstepBoutique - A stylish boutique with a retro-styled bar and cool modern design complete with large contemporary art worksDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.
A stylish hotel with a very central location, just two blocks from Union Square. The sangria on arrival sets the tone for this hip hotel. Rooms feature sink-into beds, large artworks and luxury bathrooms. The bar and games room downstairs give this hotel a convivial vibe. See More
Hotel Spero San Francisco (Union Square) 236 rooms from £184Local exploring - Situated a few minute's walk to Union Square, this hotel is perfectly placed for local exploring in the cityFoodies - Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen, the hotel's all-day restaurant and bar, is the answer to every foodie's dreamCity Style - With well-appointed suites and an unbeatable location, book this hotel for chic, San Francisco styleSights nearby - Walk to Union Square, a world-famous cultural and historical hub that dates back to 1850, now home to many luxury boutiquesRecommended by - Tablet
This luxury hotel is set steps from Union Square in San Francisco. Following a recent renovation, the hotel now offers inviting guestrooms with ambient lighting, plush textiles and stylish geometric accents. Host to local favourite Jasper's Kitchen, this hotel feels contemporary and chic. See More
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco (Fisherman's Wharf) 360 rooms from £187Local exploring - Well postioned right beside Fisherman's Wharf - step out of the hotel and explore San Francisco's boutiques and restaurantsFamilies - With fun design, a laid back feel, a games room and large courtyard area - this is ideal for those travelling with childrenSights nearby - A trip to the city wouldn't be complete without a stop by the Golden Gate BridgeLocal markets - Explore the waterfront marketplace at Fisherman's Wharf
The Zephyr Hotel could not have a better location - set right by Fisherman's Wharf. This is a large hotel with a spacious central courtyard filled with all sorts of activities. The interiors are fun and vibrant with a distinctly nautical feel, Perfect for exploring the city with friends or family. See More
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel San Francisco (California) 372 rooms from £187Surfing - Ocean Beach is where to catch the waves whether surfing or kite surfing.Sights nearby - Golden Gate Park and with views of the famous Gold Gate Bridge.Views - Great views from hotelLively area - In the thick of the action.Recommended by - Tablet
Washington Square Inn San Francisco (California) 15 rooms from £195Sights nearby - Saints Peter and Paul Church is surrounded by boutiques, shops and cafes for an ideal afternoon.Local markets - Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday is the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.Full of characterBoutique
Little Italy in North Beach is home to a delightful boutique overlooking Washington Square Park. Natural light floods into the cosy rooms and the mornings kick off with a delicious home baked breakfast in the dining room. Sit at the local sidewalk cafes, soak up some sun and relax! See More
Harbor Court Hotel San Francisco 131 rooms from £198City Style - A stylish base overlooking San Francisco Bay and perfectly placed between the Financial District and Oracle ParkSights nearby - Make a stop by the Golden Gate Bridge and admire the impressive structureViews - Many of the rooms have wonderful views over San Francisco BayRestaurant - A Japanese restaurant located next to the hotel
A smart hotel located overlooking the bay in a convenient spot between the Financial District and Oracle Park. Once a YMCA - a massive renovation has turned this into a luxury stay. Rooms are small but perfectly formed with a hint of an industrial feel in the design. Ideal for city exploring. See More
Proper Hotel San Francisco 131 rooms from £200Local exploring - Set in a central location ideal for exploring the city's shops, restaurants, bars and cultural spotsSights nearby - Bay-facing Embarcadero boulevard is the spot to catch Alcatraz cruises, Bay Bridge views and the Ferry Building farmer's marketDesigner - A combination of Victorian and Art Deco features with Cubism to Bauhaus and beyondLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
This slick modern hotel is full of joyous works of art and design features, as well as all the latest technology. Rooms are a dizzying mix of patterns and retro furniture that somehow works perfectly. High-end inventive menus are served in the popular restaurant and bar. San Francisco cool. See More
The Marker San Francisco 208 rooms from £209City Style - Stylish, elegant, and bang in the heart of downtown - this is a perfect city baseFoodies - The buzzy trattoria serves excellent dishes and even makes its own limoncelloTraditionalDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.
Hotel Nikko San Francisco 510 rooms from £210Local exploring - Well situated in the heart of the city (about three blocks from Union Square) and surrounded by restaurants, museums, and shopsFoodies - ANZU restaurant serves up excellent Californian-style Japanese cuisine alongside fabulous cocktails and a broad wine listSights nearby - Hop on the train and whizz down to Golden Gate Bridge to view the iconic structureLocal markets - The kitchy market at Fisherman's Wharf is a fun place to spend an afternoon
Located just a few blocks from Union Square, this is a central hotel with sleek modern design. Spacious rooms have touches of Japanese-inspired style and lend fabulous city views from the floor to ceiling windows. The innovative Japanese restaurant is a real must (as is sampling one of their wines). See More
Hotel Drisco San Francisco (Pacific Heights) 48 rooms from £232Local exploring - A great base for exploring San Francisco and the surrounding area.Sights nearby - Good location for accessing all of San Francisco major attractions.Great walks - Five minute walk from Presidio National Park
If you love classical architecture then this elegant Edwardian hotel is the place for you. Sitting at the top of Pacific Avenue, you can enjoy sweeping views of San Francisco and walk to Presidio National Park within minutes whilst never being too far from shopping trips and gourmet food downtown. See More
The Laurel Inn San Francisco (Pacific Heights) 49 rooms from £233Local exploring - The hotel is the perfect spot for exploring San Fracisco's state parks and seeing the iconic attractionsSights nearby - Explore the Presidio State Park, Golden Gate Park and see the iconic Golden Gate BridgeViews - City views avaliableBoutique
A contemporary boutique hotel in Pacific Heights, just by the Presidio state park. Rooms are sophisticated and spacious with modern art, incredible views of the neighbourhood and stark white marble bathrooms. The lively bar serves local craft beers, wine and handcrafted cocktails. A chic stay. See More
The Lodge at the Presidio San Francisco 42 rooms from £245Local exploring - The nearest stay to the Golden Gate Bridge, shuttles run into San Francisco, and there's 1,500 acres of woodland to exploreFamilies - A couple of the suites sleep up to four and children will love all the space surrounding the propertyBoutique - The exterior is a historic red brick building but interiors are elegant and contemporaryGreat walks - Get on your walking shoes and explore the trails that run through the woodlandsRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Originally a barracks, turned boutique hotel, offering an unbeatable location beside Golden Gate Bridge and surrounded by Presidio Park. Interiors are elegant and contemporary with high ceilings, sash windows, and clean lines. Expect bagels and baked goods for breakfast. An idyllic stay. See More
The Inn at Union Square San Francisco 30 rooms from £280Local exploring - Set just off Union Square this property is right in the heart of the city and surrounded by shops, restaurants, and galleriesCity Style - A small hotel with chic design that offers a contemporary take on period styleSights nearby - Head to nearby Chinatown and take a snap by the iconic Dragon's GateBoutique
Fairmont San Francisco San Francisco 606 rooms from £288City Style - Somewhat of a city landmark, this hotel does traditional elegance impeccablySights nearby - Make a trip out to Alcatraz - both a fascinating place to visit and a great way to admire the city from the seaOpulentRomantic - Good for couples.
This hotel is a real landmark. It has seen the likes of Tony Bennet sing in the Venetian Room - and it still has that same old-world grandeur. Enjoying spectacular views of the bay (especially good from the suites' terraces) and boasting a design that combines tradition and modern elegance. See More
Hotel Kabuki San Francisco 225 rooms from £298City Style - With new, custom-designed interiors inspired by cosmopolitan San Francisco, this hotel has lots of local city charmFoodies - The hotel is home to Nari, the latest project by renowned Chef Pim Techamuanvivit focusing on elevated Thai diningLocal exploring - Set in the heart of San Francisco's Japantown, this hotel is perfectly placed for local exploring in the cityGreat walks - Discover San Francisco on foot with a long walk to Belden Place, the city’s so-called French Quarter
This boutique hotel is nestled in San Francisco's Japantown. After a recent renovation, the hotel now offers suites inspired by Asian design, from vintage graphic prints to wooden screens. Home to a Thai restaurant and Japanese whiskey bar, this hotel offers an authentic taste of the neighbourhood. See More
Hotel VIA San Francisco 159 rooms from £322Local exploring - Set beside AT&T Park and San Francisco Bay - locations don't get much more central than thisBoutique - A stylish boutique spot with an urban loft feel and sleek minimalist designSights nearby - Make a stop by the iconic Golden Gate BridgeDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.
A stylish boutique hotel in San Francisco's trendy South Beach, once the city's industrial district. Minimalist rooms are light and airy and have a soft feel in stark contrast to the warehouse building. A roof terrace bar is a real draw and the bay views are mesmerising. A hip central base. See More
Palace hotel San Francisco 552 rooms from £332Local exploring - 1 block from the Financial District, 3 blocks from Union Sq, & 4 blocks from Moscone Center5* Luxury - Original architecture, luxurious bedding, expansive headboards, marble bathrooms & many opulent amenitiesRestaurant - The Garden Court and Pied Piper Bar & Grill - famous, superb, grandSights nearby - Yerba Buena Gardens, Martin Luther King memorial, Chinatown...
A lavish hotel with classically designed architecture. An elitist, rich and stylish look. Gorgeous and smart guest-rooms feature 11-foot high ceilings, marble bathrooms, opulent bedding. Glass domed indoor pool, various dining options and bars. Ideal for spending your city break in true 5* luxury. See More
Hotel Vitale San Francisco (Embarcadero (North Waterfront)) 200 rooms from £341Local exploring - The historic trolleycar stops outside, linking the city centre. Alcatraz, Treasure Island and Golden Gate Bridge are close tooCity Style - Overlooking San Francisco's stunning waterfront and well-connected to the city centre, it offers everything a guest could wantFoodies - The Embarcadero area is a great choice for travellers interested in food, especially due to the Ferry Building MarketplaceRestaurant - The restaurant, Americano, serves North Californian cuisine with touches of Italian flair, all ingredients locally sourcedRecommended by - I Escape, Tablet
Contemporary hotel located in the hip Embarcadero neighbourhood with spectacular views of the waterfront. The sleek, modern rooms are spacious and stylishly furnished, many have impressive bay views. Indulge in the luxurious indoor and outdoor spa. Sip and admire from the beautiful rooftop terrace. See More
Mansion on Sutter San Francisco 12 rooms from £358Total relaxation - Excellent organic wines, suites with in-room tubs, and a gym to stress bust - the perfect combination for a relaxing stayLuxury - San Francisco's only five-star Victorian mansion hotelSights nearby - A trip to marvel at Golden Gate Bridge is a real must on any trip to the city
A five-star Victorian mansion offering 12 chic rooms. Interiors are period-inspired with dark-hued velvet furnishings, intricately tiled floors and antiques. Thoughtful added touches such as in-room baths (in some suites), a smart gym, and organic wines really elevate this B&B to luxury status. See More
St Regis San Francisco San Francisco 260 rooms from £386City Style - Situated in the upcoming area of the South Market, the hotel is a great base for exploring the citySights nearby - The Moscone Centre, a block away, is the city’s largest convention and exhibition spaceSpa - The spa offers various treatments from facials and massages to manicures and pedicuresRestaurant - The hotel has one restaurant offering classic American fare
A modern hotel situated in the heart of the SoMa District. Rooms are spacious and sophisticated with local artworks, marble bathrooms with walk-in rain showers and stand-alone tubs, and stunning views of the city skyline or over Yerba Buena Gardens. a luxury stay complete with a large pool and spa. See More
Ritz Carlton San Francisco San Francisco (California) 336 rooms from £389Local exploring - Perfectly located in the upmarket Nob Hill area just minutes from the commercial district and Union SquareCity Style - A perfect blend of the old and the new in the indulgent five-starOpulentSpa
A grand five-star located in upmarket Nob Hill. Beautifully refurbished, the neoclassical building blends the old and the new. Spacious rooms are simple and chic with smart marble bathrooms. The acclaimed restaurant is headed by a Michelin-starred chef and the bar turns out some very good cocktails. See More
The Battery San Francisco 14 rooms from £449City Style - With designer interiors and an unbeatable location beside the financial district, book this hotel for sleek San Francisco styleLocal exploring - This hotel is perfecty placed for local exploring, with the city's attractions within easy walking distanceSpa breaks - The club is home to a hideaway urban spa, complete with a sauna, steam room and treatment roomsRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
This exclusive hotel is nestled within a private members' club in San Francisco. Housed in a former sweet factory on Jackson Square, inside, guestrooms have exposed red brick walls styled with custom and vintage pieces by Fulk. Enjoy access to the club's first-class facilities during your stay. See More
The Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square San Francisco 53 rooms from £613Luxury - A landmark setting with some seriously indulgent extras including in-suite fine dining and a spoiling spaFamilies - With suites that range from 1 - 3 bedrooms this is an ideal choice for a luxury family breakSights nearby - Take a leisurely stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge and admire the city viewsRomantic - Good for couples.
A luxury all-suite hotel offering a landmark setting on San Francisco's bay. Accommodation ranges from one to three bed suites all designed with stylish minimalism and most with superb bay views. There is no restaurant as such but in-suite fine-dining is a real luxury. A very fine stay. See More
Four Seasons San Francisco San Francisco 277 rooms from £699Total relaxation - With access to one of the city's most exclusive health clubs, Equinox, this is an indulgent choiceCity Style - A contemporary hotel offering all the usual five-star trimmings and a very exclusive feelSights nearby - Make a trip to the Golden Gate Bridge and marvel at the astounding feat of engineeringRestaurant - Recommended.
A five-star offering occupying 12 floors of a 42 storey building in downtown San Francisco. Rooms are sleek and contemporary with floor to ceiling windows and marble-clad bathrooms. The steak and seafood restaurant is a smart spot and access to the exclusive Equinox health club is a real bonus. See More