5 Best Hotels in North Beach, San Francisco

Hotel Zoe exterior

North Beach, San Francisco, was the favourite haunt of Beat-generation poets and artists the likes of Ginsberg. A trendy Bohemian neighbourhood steeped in Italian heritage, with trattorias serving up sumptous pizza, vintage-style bars and artsy, radical bookstores, North Beach has long been a mecca for tourists. Our hotel experts have searched the area for the best places to stay in North Beach, and found some pretty delightful stays, from chic, romantic getaways to classy, dog-friendly affairs. Find out more by checking out our list of the best hotels in North Beach!

For a romantic getaway

Washington Square Inn guestroom

  • In Little Italy, North Beach, sits the lovely boutique Washington Square Inn. Offering elegant light-filled rooms of a traditional-meets-contemporary aesthetic, with whitewashed walls, period fireplaces and ornate antique furnishings, it's a cosy and intimate affair perfect for couples on a romantic getaway. Breakfast is served, and fantastic local restaurants are within a short walking distance, not to mention some wonderful independent shops.

For a vintage stay

Hotel Boheme

  • Hotel Boheme boasts the famous Beat poet Alan Ginsberg as a previous guest, and that's all you need to know: exuding a 1950s boho-chic aesthetic, the delightful boutique offers quirky, colourful and quite sexy rooms, furnished in a vintage fashion. This is a great place for young couples seeking romance and a unique, historic experience.It's also within walking distance of some high-quality restaurants and designer shops.

For a seaside chic vibe

Hotel Zephyr games room

  • By the landmark Fisherman’s Wharf, Hotel Zephyr is exudes a cool, fun, relaxed pace ideal for families with young children. The light-filled rooms offer a nautical-chic vibe, scattered with S.O.S. bedspreads, faded old maps along the walls and the images of seabirds embroidered on pillows, and the private terraces have gorgeous views. The games room, with its trendy lighting, allows for the ultimate regression session.

For families

Hotel Zoe guestroom

  • Classy and modern, Hotel Zoe still manages to be wholesome. A great place for families, with its lush, spacious suites, the rooms are decorated in a simple, minimalist style yet with a homely feel. The Trattoria serves up traditional Italian fare, and the bar not only plays live music but has a Happy Hour. A cosy, stylish city stay, you won't want to leave!

Value chic

Argonaut guestroom

  • Don't be deceived by the redbrick, warehouse-like exterior of Argonaut, because inside lies a luxurious property. With seriously cool rooms adorned in a fun nautical-chic style, with exposed brickwork and colourful fabrics, it's incredible value for money. The bar and restaurant carries on the theme with a laid-back vibe, while the suites combine all these things with a homely feel.

Still not sure?

  • Check out our list of the best places to stay in Fisherman's Wharf,
  • or the best hotels in San Francisco's downtown
  • or try our collection of the 7 best hotels in Union Square
  • or contact one of our Gurus for advice.
    • Washington Square Inn San Francisco (North Beach) 15 rooms from £195

      Sights 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.
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      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

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    • Hotel Boheme San Francisco (North Beach) 15 rooms from £175

      City 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 character
      Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
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      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

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    • Hotel Zephyr San Francisco (Fisherman's Wharf) 360 rooms from £187

      Local exploring  -  Well postioned right beside Fisherman's Wharf - step out of the hotel and explore San Francisco's boutiques and restaurants
      Families  -  With fun design, a laid back feel, a games room and large courtyard area - this is ideal for those travelling with children
      Sights nearby  -  A trip to the city wouldn't be complete without a stop by the Golden Gate Bridge
      Local markets  -  Explore the waterfront marketplace at Fisherman's Wharf
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      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

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    • Hotel Zoe San Francisco (Fisherman's Wharf) 221 rooms from £179

      Local exploring  -  Located beside Fisherman's Wharf you are steps from some of San Francisco's most iconic attractions including Golden Gate Bridge
      Sights nearby  -  Take a trip out to Alcatraz which is both a fascinating visit and a great way to admire the city from the water
      Restaurant  -  Pescatoria Trattoria is the embodiment of a traditional Italian neighbourhood eaterie.
      Local markets  -  Wander through the seafront market in Fisherman's Wharf
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      A smart modern hotel located right on Fisherman's Wharf. Rooms are simple and minimalist but not impersonal, there's a distinctly homely feel. The trattoria serves up excellent Italian fare and the bar has live music and happy hours. A perfect city crashpad. See More

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    • Argonaut San Francisco (Fisherman's Wharf) 252 rooms from £170

      Local exploring  -  Located near Fisherman's Wharf there are museums and markets to explore locally (plus the bay) and great transport links
      Local markets  -  Wander through the sea front market at Fisherman's Wharf
      Sights nearby  -  Make a trip to marvel at the Golden Gate Bridge
      Full of character
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      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

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Written by Edmund Wise

posted Monday, 27th July 2020