The 5 Best Hotels in SoMa

Four Seasons San Francisco

Book a stay in SoMa (South of Market) to be right in the beating heart of San Francisco's cultural scene. From trendy restaurants to some of the best museums in the city (including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art). Then there are, of course, the renowned nightclubs. Filled with warehouses (in which some of the best hotels in SoMa lie), this area has that grungy yet trendy feel that is so appealing. Our hotel experts have hand-selected their favourite hotels in the district with a good range of options including sleek modern properties, historic five-stars, warehouse conversions, and chic boutiques. So why not browse through our collection to start planning your next break?

For city views

St Regis San Francisco

  • St Regis San Francisco is a sleek luxury hotel which lends stunning views of the city skyline or over Yerba Buena Gardens from floor-to-ceiling windows. With minimalist design, a good American restaurant, a spa, and saltwater pool - there is nothing you will wish for here.

For a boutique

Hotel Via

  • Hotel Via is a hip boutique set in a beautifully converted warehouse. Rooms are light and airy making the most of the building's proportions but the modern design has softened the industrial feel. Complete with a rooftop bar that boasts wonderful views - this is a great choice for the young and trendy.

For a five-star

Palace Hotel

  • The Palace Hotel is a historic five-star with opulent design. Expect original architecture, chandeliers, ornate gilded ceilings, luxurious bedding and marble bathrooms. A touch of old-school elegance with stand-out service and high-end dining. Ideal for special occasions.
  • Four Seasons San Francisco is a more contemporary take on a five-star. Occupying 12 floors of a 42 storey building, many of the rooms have epic city views. Interiors are sleek and modern, the steak and seafood restaurant is a smart spot, and access to the exclusive Equinox health club is a real bonus.

For great value

Hotel Zetta

  • Hotel Zetta is a trendy modern hotel with repurposed vintage decor including reclaimed wood and salvaged antiques (the delicate mosaic-tiled baths are a real plus). With a restaurant & bar, games room, and hip communal areas, you get a lot for your money at this hotel.

Still not sure where to book?

  • Consider our Guru’s list of the best hotels in San Francisco.
  • Widen your search to include our pick of places to stay in nearby Sausalito or all our recommendations across California.
  • Or why not browse through our list of the best hotels near Union Square or the best hotels near Fisherman's Wharf or the best hotels in Nob Hill?
  • Or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
    • St Regis San Francisco San Francisco (SoMa) 260 rooms from AU$726

      City Style  -  Situated in the upcoming area of the South Market, the hotel is a great base for exploring the city
      Sights nearby  -  The Moscone Centre, a block away, is the city’s largest convention and exhibition space
      Spa  -  The spa offers various treatments from facials and massages to manicures and pedicures
      Restaurant  -  The hotel has one restaurant offering classic American fare
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      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

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    • Hotel VIA San Francisco (South Beach) 159 rooms from AU$606

      Local exploring  -  Set beside AT&T Park and San Francisco Bay - locations don't get much more central than this
      Boutique  -  A stylish boutique spot with an urban loft feel and sleek minimalist design
      Sights nearby  -  Make a stop by the iconic Golden Gate Bridge
      Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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      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

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    • Palace hotel , San Francisco San Francisco (Financial District) 552 rooms from AU$623

      Local exploring  -  1 block from the Financial District, 3 blocks from Union Sq, & 4 blocks from Moscone Center
      5* Luxury  -  Original architecture, luxurious bedding, expansive headboards, marble bathrooms & many opulent amenities
      Restaurant  -  The Garden Court and Pied Piper Bar & Grill - famous, superb, grand
      Sights nearby  -  Yerba Buena Gardens, Martin Luther King memorial, Chinatown...
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      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

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    • Four Seasons San Francisco San Francisco (SoMa) 277 rooms from AU$1312

      Total relaxation  -  With access to one of the city's most exclusive health clubs, Equinox, this is an indulgent choice
      City Style  -  A contemporary hotel offering all the usual five-star trimmings and a very exclusive feel
      Sights nearby  -  Make a trip to the Golden Gate Bridge and marvel at the astounding feat of engineering
      Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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      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

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    • Hotel Zetta San Francisco (Union Square) 116 rooms from AU$244

      Total 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 list
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      Recommended 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

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Written by Katie Harris

posted Thursday, 29th June 2023