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Top tips for finding perfect San Francisco hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in San Francisco, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in San Francisco in June and January.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in San Francisco if you stay on a Tuesday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your San Francisco accommodation.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in San Francisco found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $22, while the most expensive was $707.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in San Francisco for 3 days.
Union Square is the commercial hub of San Francisco and there are dozens of excellent hotels in this area like The Westin St. Francis San Francisco overlooking the picturesque square.
Orchard Garden Hotel is a top-rated accommodation adjacent to Dragon’s Gate, the entrance to San Francisco’s Chinatown district, which centers around Grant Avenue.
To make the most of Fisherman’s Wharf, stay at the Argonaut Hotel - A Noble House Hotel, situated in a historic brick building with views of the docks and the bay.
There are plenty of things to do in San Francisco, and if you stay near the cable cars, you will find yourself with easy access to many of the key attractions at a quick hop on and off.
Located near the Hyde Street Cable Car line, the high-end Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square is perfect for a family trip to San Francisco.
Several luxury hotels are found in San Francisco’s Financial District. Business travellers will enjoy the the 5-star Loews Regency San Francisco, located between the Transamerica Pyramid and the Moscone Center.
The iconic Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, features grand interiors and an indoor swimming pool in an excellent location between Market and Mission Streets.
FAQs when booking a hotel in San Francisco
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in San Francisco. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
KAYAK users usually search for hotels in The Castro, Chinatown and adjacent to Fisherman's Wharf.
Hilton San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco Marriott Marquis and Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf are very popular with users who want to stay within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf.
KAYAK users have found double rooms in San Francisco for as cheap as $36 in the last 3 days. The average price is $305.
The best areas for budget accommodation in San Francisco are the Tenderloin and Civic Center neighbourhoods. Yale Hotel and Warfield Hotel both offer basic rooms at affordable prices, while the Alexis Park Hotel offers motel-style accommodation with free parking. All of the best attractions are within easy reach of these districts via the metro system.
Districts that lie along the Bay, such as Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach are great for families. Children will love Pier 39, which is home to carousels and candy shops as well as sea lions who visit during certain times of the year. The Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel is a good family-friendly option.
There are dozens hotels situated around San Francisco International Airport. The Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn and the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites are both excellent options. Many airport hotels feature swimming pools, on-site bar and restaurant, and a free airport shuttle service.
Located in the historic buildings of a former US Army fort on the opposite side of San Francisco Bay, Cavallo Point is a stunning hotel with views of the Golden Gate Bridge. In contrast, on the San Francisco side, budget inns and motels line Lombard Street, which leads through the Presidio parklands and across the Golden Gate.
AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, is located in the South Beach neighbourhood. Guests staying at Hotel Via will find themselves directly on the ball park’s doorstep. The hotel features sleek design, a rooftop terrace with fire pit, and great views. For travellers on a budget, The Utah Inn is just a few blocks away.
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central San Francisco districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like San Francisco city centre
Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.
Where to stay in San Francisco?
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