InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
Number One Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108
Offering true luxury, a central location and great views of downtown San Francisco, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins is one of the best hotels in the city. The 382 room, 16 floor building has been a provider of top quality accommodation since its opening in 1926, and today contains many facilities including an elegant restaurant, the 19th floor Top of the Mark bar/lounge, a fitness center, whirlpool, gift shop, and a range of services for business and meetings. The hotel sits at the top of Nob Hill, on the corner of Mason and California Streets - four blocks from Union Square and a short walk to the many shopping, dining and entertainment centers at the center of San Francisco.
InterContinental San Francisco
888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
The newly constructed, 340 foot high InterContinental San Francisco opened in 2008, and benefits from a central location at the corner of Howard and 5th Streets, next to the Moscone Convention Center, half a mile south of Union Square and a few blocks from I-80. With 32 floors, 550 rooms and 43,419 sq ft of meeting space the InterContinental is a substantial building, and elegant too, presenting a modern fascia of glass and steel. Also contained within are a lobby level restaurant/bar with outdoor terrace, gift shop, staffed business center, health club, treatment spa and indoor pool. Accommodations include a selection of suites, all on the upper floors, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows for even better views of the city center.
JW Marriott San Francisco
500 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Marriott's top of the range San Francisco hotel towers 21 stories over the city center, just one block from Union Square on the corner of Post and Mason streets. The five star JW Marriott San Francisco provides guests with luxurious rooms and the highest standard of customer service, together with many amenities for dining, business, meetings/events and leisure. The Level Three Restaurant & Bar is open all day for food and cocktails (plus room service), served in colorful, modern surroundings inspired by contemporary theater and dance - or for more choices there are dozens of other restaurants within a few minutes walk. Accommodation comprises 337 rooms & suites, each with a 42" LCD TV, Bose radio, pillow top mattresses and a large work desk.
Hotel Adagio, Autograph Collection
550 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Three blocks west of Union Square, Hotel Adagio is an elegant, upscale property of 14 floors and 171 oversized rooms, featuring luxurious bedding, modern design, quality furnishings and far reaching views over the city. The most exclusive accommodations are on the 16th floor, the Penthouse level. The on-site restaurant/bar is the Mortimer, serving fashionable cocktails and American-style cuisine; there are dozens more dining outlets within walking distance. Other highlights are a modern fitness center and 5,500 sq ft of meeting/event space.
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
480 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
The fully renovated San Francisco Marriott Union Square opened in 2009 providing 400 beautiful, modern rooms & suites in a huge 30 floor building that affords magnificent views in all directions. On the corner of Sutter and Powell Streets, the Marriott is just one block from Union Square and within a mile of most downtown San Francisco attractions, including Chinatown, Coit Tower, Moscone Center, the Financial District and the SoMa area. The hotel's lobby level restaurant/bar is open all day (room service available), and there are comprehensive meeting/events facilities on site, with 10 rooms and over 10,000 sq ft of space.
Parc 55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel
55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Parc 55 is the fourth largest hotel in San Francisco, with 32 floors and 1,024 guest rooms & suites, taking up most of one block between Mason, Ellis, Cyril Magnin and Eddy streets in the city center, close to Union Square, Moscone Convention Center and the Westfield Center. Meeting facilities are also comprehensive; over 30,000 sq ft of space divided amongst 23 individual rooms, offering contrasting views of the city. Onsite dining options are the street level Barbary Coast cafe, the contemporary Cable 55 restaurant/bar, and Kin Khao, serving Thai food for lunch & dinner. The hotel is one block from the Powell Street BART Station, also the terminus for the Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde cable car lines.
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
One of two Hilton hotels in downtown San Francisco, the O'Farrell Street property is two blocks southwest of Union Square, and a similar, or less, distance from such attractions as the Geary Theater, Westfield San Francisco, two cable car lines and several dozen restaurants. The onsite restaurant/bar is Urban Tavern, open all day and additionally providing room service and private dining. Snacks and beverages can also be purchased from a Starbucks kiosk in the lobby. The Hilton is by some distance the largest hotel in San Francisco, with 1,908 rooms, distributed between three towers and several lower buildings, together occupying one whole block. Other features are a rooftop terrace (16th floor) and outdoor pool, and no fewer than 73 separate meeting rooms; the largest single capacity is 3,200 people.
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Midway between Chinatown, Union Square, North Beach and the Financial Distict, the Hilton is a typically large and fully featured city center hotel of 27 floors, 544 rooms and 20,000 sq ft of indoor/outdoor event space. The location, at the corner of Kearny & Washington streets is one block from the Transamerica Pyramid, half a mile from the Embarcadero on San Francisco Bay and a third of a mile from the upscale restaurants & shops of the Embarcadero Center. There are two dining outlets onsite (750 Restaurant/Bar, Flyte Wine and Beer Bar), plus the Tru full service spa and a 24 hour fitness center. Accommodations include executive rooms on the upper four floors and a choice of suites, all featuring extended windows with panoramic views over the city.
Courtyard San Francisco Downtown
299 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
The more central of San Francisco's two Courtyard hotels is half a mile from the main downtown area around Union Square but close enough to all the main sites in the city - major locations within a few blocks are the Embarcadero, the Moscone Center, Westfield San Francisco and the Museum of Modern Art. The surrounding soma (South of Market) district has become known for trendy bars, art galleries & restaurants, reflected in the modern, clean design and decor of the hotel itself. Full service amenities of the 18 floor, 405 room Courtyard include three dining outlets, an indoor pool/hot tub, fitness center, room service, and 11,440 sq ft of meeting/event space.
Courtyard San Francisco Union Square
761 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
A third San Francisco Courtyard hotel opened summer 2015, four blocks west of Union Square along Post Street, within a historic district containing many elegant, brick-clad, mid-rise buildings. The hotel occupies one of the taller structures in the neighborhood, with 16 floors (166 rooms & suites), opposite a row of small shops and restaurants. Breakfast and dinner are available onsite at the Bistro restaurant/bar, while other amenities are a fitness center, meeting room, and a spacious lobby with media wall and plenty of quiet places for working and relaxing.
Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square
235 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
The Holiday Inn Express in downtown San Francisco opened early 2016 after conversion of an old building along O'Farrell Street, by the intersection with Cyril Magnin Street, just one block south of Union Square and adjacent to two of San Francisco's cable car lines. The hotel is relatively small, with 59 rooms on five floors, and facilities are somewhat limited due to space considerations (free breakfast buffet, free wi-fi, business center), but it benefits from the fine central location, a short walk from numerous shops, restaurants, bars and other city center attractions.
The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection
524 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
The well-established Cartwright Hotel came under Best Western management in 2016 - a small, mid-rise property with a central location along Sutter Street, one block north of Union Square and right beside two of the city's cable car routes, along Powell Street. The downtown setting means that general facilities are rather limited; just free wi-fi, a business center, a fireplace lobby and a 70 person meeting room. Both valet and self-drive parking are available. Pets are welcome. Guest rooms are elegantly decorated, and furnished in a traditional style; they have a work desk, ironing equipment and coffee maker.
Motel 6 San Francisco
895 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
The Motel 6 in central San Francisco sits at the corner of Geary and Larkin streets, in a mid-rise neighborhood of numerous small shops, restaurants and bars, at the edge of the Little Saigon district. Union Square is half a mile east, City Hall and Civic Plaza half a mile south. Low rates and the walkable distance to downtown are the main attractions, as facilities are very restricted, just free wi-fi, free morning coffee and a refrigerator in all (73) guest rooms, which are contained within a four floor, interior corridor building.
Super 8 San Francisco/Union Square Area
415 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Along O'Farrell Street just three blocks west of Union Square, the Super 8 occupies the top five floors of a six storey building, the ground floor being home of a popular Moroccan restaurant. Guest rooms have views of taller buildings on all sides, including the Hilton hotel to the east. The nearest BART station is Powell Street, 0.3 miles south, next to Westfield San Francisco Centre. The one main amenity is free continental breakfast, with eight items.
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South San Francisco Hotels
Marriott San Francisco
55 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Like many downtown San Francisco hotels, the luxurious Marriott at 55 Fourth Street occupies an imposing high rise building, in this case with 39 floors and no fewer than 1499 rooms - the fourth largest Marriott property anywhere in the US. The hotel is located just off busy Market Street, within two blocks of the Moscone Center, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Westfield Shopping Center. There is a BART station (Powell Street) just across the road. The numerous facilities include five dining outlets, an indoor pool, spa, fitness center, concierge level, gift shop, full service business center and 117,000 sq ft of meeting/event space.
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Civic Center
50 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
The Holiday Inn along 8th Street provides the closest accommodation to the Civic Center in downtown San Francisco, location of the government buildings and many of the theaters and museums. Union Square and the main shopping outlets in the city are just over a mile to the northeast, while many other places around the Bay are easily reached via the BART system, nearest stop of which is just across the road. All Holiday Inn hotels are full service; this property includes a lobby lounge, the Jubilee restaurant (open for breakfast & dinner), an outdoor rooftop pool, gift shop, 3,000 sq ft of event space and a 4th floor fitness center. The 14 story hotel has 389 rooms - not particularly new but large enough and well maintained. The only drawback to staying here is the rather seedy neighborhood.
Hampton Inn San Francisco Downtown/Convention Center
952 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
New for summer 2015, Hampton Inn San Francisco Downtown occupies a narrow, five storey building along Mission Street, half way between 5th and 6th Streets; half a mile from Union Square and a quarter of a mile from the Moscone Center and its associated shops, restaurants and entertainment outlets. The nearest cablecar stop (Powell) is two blocks north. The main amenity is free hot breakfast, available in a take out version for guests leaving early or in a hurry. Complimentary coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day from the lobby. A convenience store is also open 24 hours. Select accommodations contain a microwave and refrigerator. Like most central San Francisco hotels, a charge is levied for parking; the nearest public lot is behind the hotel along Jessie Street.
Best Western Plus Americania
121 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-2835
Offering full service amenities at economical rates, and looked after by friendly, efficient staff, the Best Western Americania is a popular choice for central San Francisco accommodation. The immediate neighborhood is not the best, a little way southwest of the main city center along 7th Street, but the hotel is close enough to the popular places, such as Westfield San Francisco Centre (0.5 miles) and Union Square (0.9 miles). The nearest BART station (Civic Center) is just 0.3 miles. The four story inn has 143 well maintained rooms and suites, a heated outdoor rooftop pool, sun deck, steam rooms, exercise facility, restaurant, lounge, guest laundry. Two services not provided are free breakfast or free parking.
San Francisco Central Travelodge
1707 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Guest rooms at the San Francisco Travelodge are on three floors, entered by outside corridors, and have views over the reasonable-sized parking lot, which is decorated by a few palm trees and bushes. The budget-priced property sits on the south side of Market Street one block from the end of the Central Freeway (US 101), surrounded by a typically varied neighborhood of bars, restaurants and many other businesses. This location is 1.4 miles from Union Square and 2.2 miles from the Embarcadero. Internet access and continental breakfast are complimentary.
Rodeway Inn San Francisco Civic Center
860 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Rodeway Inn Civic Center offers 34 decent sized rooms equipped with microwave and refrigerator, part of a fairly old building in a residential district along Eddy Street, about a mile from the center of downtown San Francisco. Rates are low, reflecting the basic amenities - just (limited) free parking and a free newspaper - but the place is a good choice for those on a budget. Four blocks south, the area around the Civic Center Plaza has various shops, restaurants, and local transport services.
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North San Francisco Hotels
Marriott San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
1250 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
The 285 room Marriott San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf takes up half a block between Jones Street and Columbus Avenue, half a mile from Pier 39 and the Embarcadero. The northernmost stop on the Powell-Mason cable car route is just one block east. The hotel is fairly old but welcoming, elegant and fully featured - amenities include an attractive lobby, a seafood restaurant, lounge/bar, Starbucks kiosk, fitness center, business center and 7,000 sq ft of space for meetings, banquets & weddings. Pets are welcome, for a fee. Two blocks west, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is one of the many components of Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fishermans Wharf
1300 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
Right next to another IHG property (the Holiday Inn Express) stands the Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, one of the largest hotels in the area with 585 rooms, either in the main building along Columbus Avenue or an annex across the street. The edge of San Francisco Bay is just one block away, at the far side of the Anchorage Shopping Center, which has around 30 shops and restaurants, and stages daily free entertainment. Within twp blocks of the hotel are stops for two of San Francisco's three cable car lines. Although relatively old, the Holiday Inn is regularly renovated, and it has full service amenities including a cafe, bar and restaurant in the main site and a Denny's outlet in the annex. For relaxation, guests have use use of an outdoor pool and a fitness center.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fishermans Wharf
550 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Built in 2001, San Francisco's Holiday Inn Express has an excellent location along Point Street, just one block from one of the main tourist destinations in the city, Fisherman's Wharf. The nearest cable car stop (the terminus of the Powell/Mason line to Union Square) is one block south. The hotel ic contained within quite a large building of 4 floors and 252 rooms & suites - all modern, clean, well appointed and decorated in a maritime theme - with services of free hot breakfast, guest laundry, a fitness center and a business center. Like all hotels in the Fisherman's Wharf area, a sizeable parking fee is charged, but cheaper lots can be found nearby.
Courtyard San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
580 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
The brightly-colored Courtyard San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf (along Beach Street) has a particularly convenient location just one block from the edge of San Francisco Bay, also one block from the Powell/Hyde cable car terminus, and right next to the Anchorage Shopping Center. Services include a fitness room, a comfortable lobby with media wall and plenty of seating areas, a 24 hour market, a 24 hour business center, guest laundry and a cafe serving buffet breakfast. The 127 rooms are extremely clean and comfortable, some offering elevated views over the surrounding streets.
Comfort Inn San Francisco by the Bay
2775 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109-1497
Because it occupies a tall (11 floor) building on top of a hill, many of the 138 rooms at Comfort Inn By the Bay have superb views over the famous skyline of downtown San Francisco, and across the Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge. The hotel is situated towards the north edge of the city at the junction of two of the more famous roads in town - Lombard Street (the oft-photographed curvy section is 3 blocks away), and Van Ness Avenue (Highway 101). An easy one mile walk downhill reaches Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39, while Fort Mason and several units of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area are also close by. The hotel itself is fairly average, with free continental breakfast the only main amenity, but the rooms are quite large and comfortable.
Travelodge San Francisco by Fishermans Wharf
1201 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
The small Travelodge motel provides budget-priced lodging two blocks south of Fishermans Wharf, along Columbus Avenue at the junction with the steeply-sloping Bay Avenue. Other places within walking distance include San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Ghirardelli Square, Northpoint Centre and Russian Hill Park. At the front is a parking lot with space for around 15 vehicles (daily fee charged), while inside, the only amenities are free continental breakfast and free wi-fi. Some rooms are available with a microwave and refrigerator.
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West San Francisco Hotels
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
The tallest and most distinctive of the three Holiday Inn hotels in San Francisco rises 26 stories above the surrounding Pacific Heights district, occupying half a block at the corner of Van Ness Avenue & California Street. As expected, most of the 499 rooms have unsurpassed views over the city and San Francisco Bay; all are spacious, clean and equipped with a mini refrigerator plus all the usual amenities. There are two dining outlets on the premises: Cafe Marlette serving breakfast & lunch, and Interlude Bar & Grill for dinner. A 6th floor outdoor heated pool and a 24 hour fitness center are the two leisure facilities. Just outside the hotel is the westernmost stop of the California cable car line, providing quick transportation to the main city center, one mile east.
Ramada Limited San Francisco
1940 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Ramada Limited San Francisco is centrally located along Lombard Street, about half way (one mile) between Richardson Avenue where the road turns north towards the Golden Gate Bridge, and the famous twisting section in the Russian Hill district. There are innumerable shops, restaurants, bars and other entertainment outlets within walking distance, plus other attractions like Fort Mason Green and Marina Park, both overlooking San Francisco Bay. The hotel occupies a small three floor building and offers amenities of free wi-fi and complimentary continental breakfast. A limited number of free parking spaces are available.
Travelodge at the Presidio San Francisco
2755 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
The Travelodge is the closest chain motel to the Presidio and the Golden Gate Bridge - a small, cozy establishment of 27 refrigerator-equipped rooms, in two blocks, facing a parking lot with (free) spaces for only a dozen or so vehicles. The access road (Lombard Street) enters the Presidio just 200 feet west, and in the other direction, reaches the famous steep and winding section after 1.5 miles. The only amenity at the Travelodge is free continental breakfast. There are two restaurants nearby and many more along adjacent Chestnut Street.
Travelodge San Francisco by the Bay
1450 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
One of over a dozen Wyndham Group properties in San Francisco, the Travelodge has a north central location along US 101, where the highway turns from east-west (Lombard Street) to north-south (Van Ness Avenue). Like many similar motels, space is at a premium, so the 70 guest rooms are on the small side, and the limited height parking area is rather cramped, occupying the central lot and part of the ground floor; most rooms are on the first or second storeys. The motel is an easy walk (0.4 miles) from San Francisco Bay and Fort Mason, one of the many units of Golden Gate National Recreation Area
. Free continental breakfast is provided, plus free wi-fi and guest laundry.
Days Inn San Francisco at the Beach
2600 Sloat Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94116
The Days Inn provides the only chain lodging in the far southwest corner of San Francisco; it has an excellent location at the edge of a residential district along Stoat Boulevard, directly opposite San Francisco Zoo and less than a quarter of a mile from the Pacific Ocean. The 46th Avenue/Wawona Street light rail station is one block away, enabling easy travel to the city center, while Hwy 1 is 1.5 miles east. The interior corridor inn has a secure central parking lot, and it offers free wi-fi and free breakfast (continental). All 33 accommodations are equipped with a microwave and refrigerator.
Days Inn San Francisco - Lombard
2358 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
The Days Inn is one of many similar motels along Lombard Street, in the Marina District on the northwest side of the city - half a mile from the edge of the Presidio and 2 miles from Fishermans Wharf. Guest rooms face inwards looking across the enclosed, central parking lot, which is entered via an 8 foot high driveway. Motel facilities are also typically limited, just free wi-fi and complimentary continental breakfast. This section of the main road is lined by a mix of restaurants, shops and bars, the nearest larger shopping center being Ghirardelli Square, 1.3 miles away at the edge of San Francisco Bay.
Days Inn San Francisco Downtown/Civic Center Area
465 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Access to Days Inn San Francisco Downtown is via Grove Street, a quiet, residential road two blocks west of US 101 and two blocks north of the the of the Central Freeway/Octavia Boulevard. Sites within walking distance include Jefferson Square Park, San Francisco Opera, Civic Center Plaza and San Francisco City Hall. Accommodations are divided between two three-floor blocks, either side of a reasonably large parking area, though still with rather fewer spaces than rooms; a public lot right next door can be used for overflow parking. As with most city center motels, free wi-fi and free continental breakfast are the only amenities.
Super 8 San Francisco Near the Marina
2440 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Along Lombard Street between Pacific Heights and the Marina District, the Super 8 is a small (32 room) property with a distinctive, decorative frontage, lined by pot plants and adorned with murals. A limited height passageway leads to a central parking lot, with space for a couple of dozen vehicles. Wi-fi and eight item continental breakfast are complimentary, while the other main amenity is an elevated sun deck at the rear, out of sight of the road. A few accommodations contain a hot tub bath. There are numerous restaurants, bars and small shops close by.
Rodeway Inn & Suites San Francisco
1234 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 94122
The Rodeway Inn on the west side of San Francisco has an excellent location along the coast road, the Great Highway, overlooking both Ocean Beach and the west end of Golden Gate Park. Guests are within walking distance of the various attractions of the park, and also of Point Lobos to the north, part of Golden Gate NRA
. The accommodation block is a long, narrow building of two floors and exterior corridors, with parking to the front. Amenities are free wi-fi, free continental breakfast and a refrigerator/microwave in all guest rooms.