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San Francisco has cultures, cuisine and bridges galore

San Francisco offers one of the most culturally diverse vacations in the world for sophisticated travelers who want to experience a quirky, vibrant and aesthetically pleasing city. Business travelers can combine meetings or conferences with the extraordinary pleasure of relaxing in this charming seaside location. The City by the Bay features historic sites from California's Gold Rush days, stories and attitudes fostered when San Francisco served as the West Coast's major port, and distinctive Art Deco skyscrapers. There are lots of independent high-end boutiques, book stores, antique shops, galleries, free-trade coffee houses and one of the world's most diverse and upscale culinary scenes.

Things to see and do

You could spend weeks in San Francisco and barely sample the available attractions. The top attractions include:

The Golden Gate Bridge

One of the most photographed structures on Earth, the Golden Gate Bridge impresses travelers with its majestic beauty, staggering engineering, pedestrian walkway and bike traffic. Vehicles cross to and from Marin County at the rate of 120,000 per day. Gateway to California's wine country, the Golden Gate Bridge spans 1.7 miles.


San Francisco's Chinese community is the oldest on the continent and the largest in the world outside of Asia. Visitors enjoy authentic Chinese restaurants, markets and the crowded, bustling streets where mahjong players compete. There are Cantonese conversations, street performers, local pageantry and pagoda-tiled roofs.

Cable cars

Cable cars have been a symbol of the area since the 19th century, and the two remaining active routes are the world's last manually-operated systems. Cable car rides offer stunning views of San Francisco's steep hills, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Telegraph Hill and North Beach.

Fisherman's Wharf

Ride a cable car to Fisherman's Wharf, where you'll find specialty seafood restaurants, hotels, attractions, fishing piers, fresh seafood and produce in open-air markets, shopping, bay cruises and astonishing views.

Lombard Street

The world's most crooked street attracts visitors from all over the world, and its hairpin turns are designed to prevent uncontrolled descents on the street's steep gradient. The Russian Hill landmark thoroughfare passes some of the city's most stately mansions and features riotous colors from blossoming flowers in the spring and summer.


Famous in the 1960s as the center of the “Summer of Love,” the Haight-Ashbury district still attracts modern-day hippies and rock performers. The Bohemian ambiance now includes bars, vintage clothing stores, restaurants and boutiques as well as the book, record and alternative shops that made the area a beacon for the tie-dyed, flower-powered culture of the late 1960s and early 1970s.


San Francisco hotels include luxury five-star hotels with every amenity, boutique properties, budget-friendly Victorian bed and breakfast accommodations, and small European-style hotels. Find a room with a view of The Golden Gate Bridge, Telegraph Hill, Alcatraz Island or the North Beach Area. Although small geographically, San Francisco offers some of the most diverse and distinct neighborhoods that visitors would expect to find only in larger cities.

Best Time to Visit the San Francisco Bay Area

Temperatures in San Francisco range from the low 50s to the high 70s year-round, but the wind can make it seem colder. Visitors seeking summer sun and beach activities might be disappointed, but the surfing is good at Land's End. Mark Twain once said, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Although an exaggeration, the quote underlies the truth about the area, which can be foggy, cold and windy during the summer months. September and October are the most favorable months to visit the city, and early spring is also nice. Despite the cooler temperatures and windy conditions, people visit year-round for the remarkable attractions, restaurants and old fashioned charm of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Recently booked San Francisco hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Handlery Union Square
Union Square-Nob Hill
1 hour ago 3 stars $249
Hotel Vitale 3 hours ago 4 stars $269
Warwick San Francisco Hotel
Union Square-Nob Hill
3 hours ago 3 stars $194
The Westin San Francisco Market Street
Financial District - South of Market
3 hours ago 4 stars $219
Omni San Francisco Hotel
Union Square-Nob Hill
3 hours ago 4 stars $292
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square-Nob Hill
4 hours ago 4 stars $234
Chancellor Hotel
Union Square-Nob Hill
4 hours ago 3 stars $209
Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
5 hours ago 4 stars $199
The Opal San Francisco
Union Square-Nob Hill
5 hours ago 3 stars $149
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Union Square-Nob Hill
5 hours ago 4 stars $259

Recently Rated San Francisco Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Hotel Abri
Union Square-Nob Hill
4.2 / 5
72 reviews
3 stars $220
Powell Hotel
Union Square-Nob Hill
3.5 / 5
57 reviews
3 stars $209
Hotel Griffon
3.8 / 5
48 reviews
3 stars $239
The Opal San Francisco
Union Square-Nob Hill
3.5 / 5
610 reviews
3 stars $149
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
Union Square-Nob Hill
4.2 / 5
37 reviews
4 stars $289
Chancellor Hotel
Union Square-Nob Hill
4.1 / 5
15 reviews
3 stars $209
Orchard Hotel
Union Square-Nob Hill
4.3 / 5
126 reviews
3 stars $269
The Stanford Court
Union Square-Nob Hill
4.3 / 5
161 reviews
4 stars $282
Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco
Financial District - South of Market
3.4 / 5
435 reviews
3 stars $219
The Mosser Hotel
Financial District - South of Market
3.8 / 5
244 reviews
3 stars $134

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From $259

1 Hotel Nikko San Francisco

4 stars
4.1 / 5 297 reviews

222 Mason Street Map

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Sophistication with an Asian flair and an indoor pool near Union SquareHotel Nikko feels more like Hong Kong than San Francisco. The lobby is spacious, featuring white marble and rooms are... More

I was in town for a convention late August 2014, and Hotel Nikko was one of the few places with a reasonable rate. I booked not expecting much more than a standard Marriott, but Nikko impressed!...
Sep 2, 2014
From $233

2 Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union Square

4 stars
4.0 / 5 479 reviews

55 Cyril Magnin St Map

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See the San Francisco sights from downtown and bay With rapid transport and international airport links, Parc 55 Wyndham Union Square hotel acts as a gateway for visitors to the beautiful city and... More

Convenient location, polite staff, nice bar, rooms very large and comfortable. no complaints at all.
Sep 5, 2014
From $149

3 The Opal San Francisco

3 stars
3.5 / 5 610 reviews

1050 Van Ness Avenue Map

Historic hotel and spacious suites -- walking distance to Union Square Dating back to 1908, this five-story Union Square hotel still boasts the stained glass windows, period antiques and... More

A Pleasant Stay
This is a nice hotel in a very good location. The room was not spacious, but the bed was very comfortable. Mel's Diner next door has good food and the hotel is in walking distance from many other...
Sep 13, 2014
From $292

4 Omni San Francisco Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 219 reviews

500 California Street at Montgomery Map

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Historic Nob Hill hotel blends old and new with top-notch steakhouse The past is new again at this circa-1926 hotel atop Nob Hill. Originally built as a bank, the property features classic... More

Great service
Very clean and well maintained hotel. Excellent service from all of the staff.
Sep 8, 2014
From $282

5 The Stanford Court

4 stars
4.3 / 5 161 reviews

905 California Street Map

Free, Fast and Reliable WIFI in your room!

Welcome to the New Nob Hill. Standing as a perfect reflection of the distinguished Nob Hill area in which it resides - elegant, timeless, celebrated, and now, with a $35 million dollar renovation,... More

Very nice
There was a bit of a wait for check in. Expensive.
Sep 11, 2014
From $234

6 Hilton San Francisco Union Square

4 stars
3.9 / 5 493 reviews

333 O'Farrell Street Map

Rate includes breakfast for 2

San Francisco's Union Square First Class Accommodations A 46-story building located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel is one of the tallest &... More

Great Hotel, Great Location
This hotel was conveniently located in Union Square. The hotel staff was great and was quick to assist us when we needed anything additional like extra towels, etc. The complimentary Starbucks...
Aug 18, 2014
From $249

7 Hyatt Regency San Francisco

4 stars
4.1 / 5 126 reviews


Bed & Breakfast for 2

Iconic luxury and fusion cuisine along San Francisco EmbarcaderoViews abound from the 17-story Hyatt Regency San Francisco, a high-rise hotel with an inimitable profile along the city's... More

Great Stay
Had a great stay at the Hyatt Regency SF. The location is wonderful and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Nothing better than an actual window or sliding door that opens so you can get some...
Sep 4, 2014
From $269


4 stars
4.2 / 5 222 reviews

999 California Street Map

As splendid now as when it opened to great fanfare in 1926, InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco is one of the city's finest hotels. Located at the crossing of three cable car lines, the... More

It was beautiful and perfect. We had a scenic view.
Sep 8, 2014
From $235

9 The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

4 stars
4.1 / 5 372 reviews

335 Powell Street Map

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Legendary Union Square hotel combines comfort, class The Westin St. Francis is the only hotel that actually sits on Union Square. The main building dates back to 1904, and many public areas... More

Perfect Location!!
Great Stay in the heart of San Francisco. Hotel staff were friendly and rooms were very modern in the Tower.
Sep 10, 2014
From $274

10 San Francisco Marriott Marquis

4 stars
4.1 / 5 281 reviews

780 Mission Street Map

Rate includes breakfast

Convenience for business travelers and families in SoMa The 39-story San Francisco Marriott Marquis caters to two very different customers: business travelers and families. On the business... More

Great Location
The hotel is great to stay at for getting around the downtown, to the Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf, Ghiradeli Square, etc. because of its location and the public transit system that is so close...
Aug 31, 2014
From $219

11 The Westin San Francisco Market Street

4 stars
4.1 / 5 186 reviews

50 Third Street Map

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Sophisticated urban oasis with sweeping views in SoMa's Museum Row Formerly known as the Argent, the Westin San Francisco Market Street has been rebranded over the course of the last decade.... More

Wedding Weekend in San Fran
Just be careful as hotel used my debit card to "hold" funds in the amount equal to my entire hotel stay -- in this case 3 nights! Even though the entire trip was prepaid the hotel held these funds...
Sep 4, 2014
From $269

12 Monaco San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 61 reviews

501 Geary Street Map

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Award-winning Californian hospitality meets classic French chicStep into another world upon entering the upmarket elegance of the Monaco San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel. This Beaux Arts building was... More

Very nice accommodations and location
Excellent! Good service. Helpful guest services. Overnight parking is expensive at $52 a night. No complimentary continental breakfast, only coffee and tea.
Jul 14, 2014
From $283

13 Hotel Zetta San Francisco

4 stars
4.5 / 5 19 reviews

55 5th Street Map

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In a city of bold contrasts and timeless originals Hotel Zetta stands out. Ideally situated in the bustling heart of SoMa Hotel Zetta offers a unique enclave for savvy business travelers/ culture... More

Young, fun, trendy, and friendly
It was a fun stay, good location, fun rooms. Modern and practical amenities like an espresso machine and free wifi, the stuff most people want. I liked it!
Sep 5, 2014
From $259

14 Grand Hyatt San Francisco on Union Square

4 stars
4.2 / 5 188 reviews

345 Stockton St Map

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High-rise elegance only a block from Union SquareLocated a block from bustling Union Square, the 36-story Grand Hyatt San Francisco towers over many of the other hotels in the area. Elegance is the... More

Great location, very nice room
We arrived straight from Burningman looking for a place to rest and get clean. The check in was quick and easy, staff very nice, location just by Union Square with lots of restaurants and shops....
Sep 2, 2014
From $270

15 Palomar San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 35 reviews

12 Fourth Street Map

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Hidden gem off the beaten track  Best described as a sort of boho-luxe style, the secluded Palomar San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel occupies the top five floors of a beautiful historic building... More

Anniversary vacation
My wife and I made our first ever trip to San Francisco and knew we wanted to stay in the Union Sqaure district but didn't know where. When we chose the Palomar we didn't know what to expect but as...
Jun 16, 2014
From $259

16 Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
3.8 / 5 151 reviews

450 Powell Street Map

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Legendary grandeur with modern convenience and views in Union SquareGrand in architecture and design, the Sir Francis Drake is a majestic hotel with connections to the past and present. The... More

Small Toilet
Location was ideal, right next to Union Square. If you like clubin', there is the very popular Starlight lounge on top. Room was clean, but, tub cannot look clean because of the repaired porcelain...
Sep 6, 2014
From $249

17 Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco

4 stars
4.1 / 5 104 reviews

2 New Montgomery Street Map

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A rich 19th century air of elegance greets you as you walk through the Palace Hotel, San Francisco doors. Beautiful vaulted ceilings and original Austrian crystal chandeliers recreate the glamour... More

Good hotel in a good location. Beautiful foyer in this historic property.
Sep 7, 2014
From $269

18 San Francisco Marriott Union Square

4 stars
4.1 / 5 83 reviews

480 Sutter Street Map

Rate includes breakfast

Convenience and luxury near Union Square, SoMa and moreLocation is everything for the San Francisco Marriott Union Square hotel. The property rises 30 stories above the confluence of a number of... More

Wonderful hotel near Union Square
The staff were great, especially the Concierge, Kathy. Always cheerful and ready to help with whatever I needed. Room was on the small side, but we didn't need much room, weren't there that...
Jul 26, 2014
From $233

19 InterContinental SAN FRANCISCO

4 stars
4.3 / 5 95 reviews


Downtown hotel with an extensive grappa cocktail selection at Bar 888The InterContinental San Francisco towers over the city, providing one of the newest upscale hotel destinations in the Bay Area.... More

Post-cruise SFO getaway
We stayed 2 nights after an alaska cruise. The hotel is pretty new for city. We had a high floor which had nice views of the water and our package included access to the club / concierge floor for...
Aug 3, 2014
From $209

20 Hilton San Francisco Financial District

4 stars
3.7 / 5 106 reviews

750 Kearny Street Map

Rate includes a $50 USD daily hotel credit

Classic Financial District hotel a business traveler favorite Business travelers swear by this 27-story hotel in the Financial District. The property is walking distance from a variety of... More

Hilton Financial District
The hotel is conveniently located near china town, with a short walk to Union square. The room is clean and the bay view is fantastic. The staffs are helpful and pleasant. The building itself is a...
May 30, 2014