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San Francisco, CA
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Low season

DecemberCheapest month to stay with an average 19% drop in price.

High season

JanuaryMost expensive month to stay with an average 51% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

$251Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

$234Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

How much is a San Francisco hotel?

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When to book a hotel in San Francisco

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Top tips for finding the perfect San Francisco hotel

  • 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 December and July.
  • 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 Saturday. The opposite is true for, Tuesday, 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 $113, while the most expensive was $567.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in San Francisco for 3 days.
  • 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. Hotels are cheaper in this area. 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. Accommodation 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 a hotel that offers 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

  • 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.

  • KAYAK users usually search for hotels in The Castro, Chinatown and adjacent to Union Square.

  • Union Square being one of the most popular landmarks in San Francisco, many travelers enjoy staying close by. Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco and The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square are recommended hotels on KAYAK within walking distance.

  • $195 is the average price for a double room in San Francisco, but our users have found rooms for as cheap as $26 in the last 3 days.

  • Embarcadero, the Marina District and North Beach are all great 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.

  • 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 in Fisherman’s Wharf.

  • It’s possible to find inexpensive hotel options in the center of San Francisco, 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.

  • 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.

  • KAYAK users found 3-star hotel rooms in San Francisco for this weekend from $41 and 4-star hotel rooms from $101. The cheapest room in San Francisco for the same date was $27 per night.

  • 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.

  • Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

Where to stay in San Francisco?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in San Francisco by showing you the exact location of each hotel.

Best San Francisco hotels

Most recommended San Francisco hotels

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Omni San Francisco Hotel - San Francisco - Lobby
Omni San Francisco Hotel - San Francisco - Lobby
Omni San Francisco Hotel
9.1 Excellent
Financial District$342+
Pet friendly
Le Méridien San Francisco - San Francisco - Building
Le Méridien San Francisco - San Francisco - Building
Le Méridien San Francisco
8.9 Excellent
Financial District$206+
Pet friendly
Taj Campton Place - San Francisco - Building
Taj Campton Place - San Francisco - Building
Taj Campton Place
8.9 Excellent
Union Square Area$378+
Free Wi-Fi
Hotel Nikko San Francisco - San Francisco - Gym
Hotel Nikko San Francisco - San Francisco - Gym
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
8.8 Excellent
Union Square Area$258+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Harbor Court Hotel - San Francisco - Building
Harbor Court Hotel - San Francisco - Building
Harbor Court Hotel
8.6 Excellent
Financial District$210+
Pet friendly