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Top tips for finding 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 hotels in San Francisco in December and February.
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 Thursday. The opposite is true for, Monday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 7 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your San Francisco hotel.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in San Francisco found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $125, while the most expensive was $496.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in San Francisco for 5 days.
If you'll be visiting San Francisco for business, you may want to look for hotels in the Financial District, as this is considered the city’s business center and contains many of the city's business offices. The Hyatt Regency San Francisco is a chic hotel that'll put you right in the center of this area.
Travelers who would like to stay in an area that's well connected to public transportation can look for San Francisco hotels in the Mission District neighborhood. The Union Hotel is a comfortable option that's just a short walk from bus lines 14, 43, and 49.
Anyone who would like to spend their trip visiting a few museums can stay somewhere near the Castro, a neighborhood that is home to attractions like the Randall Museum, the Mission Science Workshop, and the Asian Art Museum. The Hotel Castro is a contemporary choice that's located in the heart of this neighborhood and offers lovely views of the city.
Visitors who enjoy golfing will want to stay somewhere near the Excelsior neighborhood, such as at the Beautiful New House near John McLaren Park. This will put you just a quick drive from the Gleneagles GC at McLaren Park, which is a public golf course.
To be within walking distance of many delicious restaurants, stay somewhere in Fisherman’s Wharf, a neighborhood known for its yummy seafood and classic American cuisine. The Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf is less than a five-minute walk from numerous local dining options.
The Mission district, home to the city’s Latin community and a great hub for affordable, quality eating and bar-hopping, might be a great place to start if you are looking for cheap hotels in San Francisco. Try the San Francisco Inn, a cozy and historic bed and breakfast in a Victorian building in the heart of the Mission.
If you would like to visit high-end areas like Union Square and Nob Hill, or other landmark neighborhoods like Haight-Ashbury and Chinatown, consider staying in the surrounding areas and passing by on a cable car or bus. San Francisco hotel prices can drop significantly just half mile away from the center. Try the reasonably priced and comfortable SW hotel
, which is located in the Jackson Square neighborhood and within walking distance of Union Square.
Staying a bit off-grid will not stop you from making the most of the city. San Francisco is compact enough that its sprawling public transportation system keeps it well connected.
The Bay Area can get busy, and if you are traveling by car, finding free parking can be tricky. Consider looking for San Francisco hotels that offer free parking. For example, the elegant Hotel Drisco in Pacific Heights offers free parking for hotel guests. Castle Inn, which is within walking distance of Nob Hill, is a good choice for budget travelers.
FAQs when booking a hotel in San Francisco
Where should I look for San Francisco hotels if I want to stay in an area that is known for being scenic?
Those that want to be in an especially scenic area will want to book a hotel that is along the coast, as it is known for its views. The Hotel Griffon provides direct views of the bay and is less than a 5min walk from the Ferry Building.
Is there a part of San Francisco that is a particularly nice area to stay for families?
When visiting the city with your family, consider booking a hotel that is close to the Koret Playground, a large play area that little ones of all ages will adore. The Stanyan Park Hotel will put you right near here and is also steps away from Golden Gate Park.
Where should I book a hotel in the city if I want to experience San Francisco’s nightlife?
The neighborhood of Duboce Triangle is known for having quite a few popular bars, including Elixir and Last Rites. When you stay at the Metro Hotel, you will be within easy walking distance of both of these.
If I will be traveling on a budget, where should I look for San Francisco hotels?
To save money during your trip to the city, look for San Francisco hotels that are in the Tenderloin, as this neighborhood has quite a few affordable options. One choice is the Civic Center Inn, which is also located around a 10min walk from the San Francisco City Hall.
Which neighborhoods in San Francisco are close to tourist attractions?
Embarcadero, the Marina District, and North Beach are all great San Francisco hotel options. You will be right next to the Presidio park and just a short bike ride away from the ferry to Alcatraz. Presidio is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and offers remarkable views of the bridge from the extensive green field on West Buff.
What are the best hotels in the San Francisco Bay Area?
San Francisco has several celebrated 5-star hotels. Depending on your budget and preference, the Bay Area offers household-name hospitality options, like the Ritz-Carlton on the southern fringe of Chinatown and the Fairmont
in Nob Hill, as well as boutique hotels like the Argonaut Hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf.
Where are there cheap hotels in San Francisco?
It’s possible to find inexpensive hotels in San Francisco. You can even find good hotel deals in the city center, for example, in the Union Square area. The Herbert Hotel is an excellent budget choice in the Lower Nob Hill area, within walking distance of Union Square. You can also find several budget hotels nearby in the Marina District and in the neighboring Cow Hollow.
What are good family hotels in San Francisco?
If you are looking for a cheap and family-friendly hotel in San Francisco, consider staying in the Marina district, which is near Fisherman’s Wharf, one of the city’s most treasured neighborhoods. Several good hotel choices are in the area, including the colorful Hotel Zephyr.
$331 is the average price for a double room in San Francisco, but our users have found rooms for as cheap as $21 in the last 3 days.
Are hotels in San Francisco safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?
Hotels are safe environments for travelers 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.
How much is a hotel in San Francisco for tonight?
The best deal for a 3-star hotel room in San Francisco found by KAYAK users in the last 3 hours was $53, while a 4-star hotel room the lowest price was $142. The cheapest room found overall was for $21.
How much is a hotel in San Francisco for this weekend?
KAYAK users found 3-star hotel rooms in San Francisco for this weekend from $68 and 4-star hotel rooms from $101. The cheapest room in San Francisco for the same date was $65 per night.
Which neighbourhood do KAYAK users most love to book their hotel in San Francisco?
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, 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 center.
How can I find hotels near me?
Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.