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What travelers to San Francisco are saying

I used to live here, and love to come back to visit. It's a bummer to see the homeless population boom here, which is why I tend to avoid Union Square and the Financial Dist. I also avoid fishermans warf, but head to the Ferry Building, Golden Gate Park, Expolratorium, Noe & Hays Valley, Sunset Dist, etc. Go to Aziza for one of the best meals you will ever have.
Kris T. May 7, 2015
Wonderful city! Be careful at night as the homeless population has really increased in the last couple years. Don't waste your time standing around for fireworks on the Fourtb of July, chances are it will be to foggy to see them.
Karl Jul 15, 2015
San Francisco is a great city. Between the food, sights, and nightlife, there is always something to do and see. And with the ease of BART, everything is easy to navigate. Any chance I have to return, I will take it!
Jonathan K. Jul 23, 2015

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
Fisherman's Wharf
26 minutes ago 3 stars $216
The Opal San Francisco
Union Square-Nob Hill
47 minutes ago 3 stars $209
Hotel Vertigo
Union Square-Nob Hill
49 minutes ago 3 stars $189
Fisherman's Wharf
2 hours ago 3 stars $259
Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Downtown 2 hours ago 3 stars $267
InterContinental SAN FRANCISCO
Financial District - South of Market
2 hours ago 4 stars $231
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
Union Square-Nob Hill
3 hours ago 4 stars $346
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
Union Square-Nob Hill
3 hours ago 4 stars $290
The Cartwright Hotel Union Square
Union Square-Nob Hill
4 hours ago 3 stars Choose dates
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square-Nob Hill
4 hours ago 4 stars $266

Recently Rated San Francisco Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
Union Square-Nob Hill
4.1 / 5
355 reviews
4 stars $346
Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Union Square-Nob Hill
3.9 / 5
56 reviews
3 stars $234
Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
Fisherman's Wharf
3.7 / 5
231 reviews
4 stars Choose dates
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
Union Square-Nob Hill
4.1 / 5
92 reviews
4 stars $290
Comfort Inn By the Bay
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4 / 5
74 reviews
3 stars $250
The Monarch Hotel
Union Square-Nob Hill
2.9 / 5
19 reviews
2 stars $168
Embassy Hotel
Union Square-Nob Hill
2.1 / 5
19 reviews
2 stars $262
Aida Plaza
Financial District - South of Market
2.2 / 5
92 reviews
2 stars $176
Howard Johnson San Francisco Marina District
Pacific Heights-Marina
2.8 / 5
40 reviews
2 stars $162
La Luna Inn
Pacific Heights-Marina
3.4 / 5
56 reviews
2 stars Choose dates

Featured San Francisco Hotels

From $232

1 The Stanford Court

4 stars
4.3 / 5 219 reviews

905 California Street

Free, Fast and Reliable WIFI in your room!

The Stanford Court in San Francisco provides its guests with luxurious amenities, such as towel rack warmers, luxurious down bedding and pillows, and fast, free Wi-Fi. These amenities, in...

Family trip
The hotel has a great location, it is close to everything, the concierge staff is very helpful and gets out of their way to help you out with tickets, and reservations. The rooms are nice and...
Jul 26, 2015
From $209

2 The Opal San Francisco

3 stars
3.5 / 5 622 reviews

1050 Van Ness Avenue

Union Square Theater DistrictEmbarcaderoSan Francisco Museum of Modern ArtAT&T Park GeneralThe hotel has received a three-diamond rating from AAA and was selected as the Crescent Hotel and...

Great little spot
Historic hotel in San Francisco. Quaint little place, room was small but the amount of history in that place was amazing. It was very inexpensive too for San Francisco. If your looking for a...
Jul 17, 2015
From $241

3 King George Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 217 reviews

334 Mason St.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Considering its name and the British flag flying out front, it's no surprise that the King George Hotel near San Francisco's Union Square district has a decidedly European flair. Decorative touches...

Great trip!
The hotel was very nice and located close to Union Square and all the shopping and cable cars. And a very nice staff as well. Will definitely stay again!
Jul 15, 2015
From $351

4 Hotel Nikko San Francisco

4 stars
4.1 / 5 330 reviews

222 Mason Street

Book now and Save 7 % off

Centrally located near Union Square, Hotel Nikko San Francisco is a modern getaway in a historic location. If the weather is a bit misty, you can relax in the fifth-story heated pool in the hotel's...

Nice hotel
Friendly stuff. Good location only one bad thing was that drainage system was not working inside of standing shower so water was coming out.
Jul 21, 2015

5 Grand Hyatt San Francisco on Union Square

4 stars
4.2 / 5 197 reviews

345 Stockton St

Save 12% on your stay

Located 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 theme here, with an opulent lobby and...

Hotel is in a walk friendly area, near shops at Union Square. Club level floor has great views and club level lounge has different views of the city from each side of the room. You can catch the...
Jul 25, 2015
From $348


4 stars
4.2 / 5 223 reviews

999 California Street

The Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco opened in 1926 at the crest of Nob Hill and has been wowing visitors ever since. Visitors flock from all over the city to experience The Top of the...

Great Location
Great Location, easy tram ride. Hotel did not give me IHG points - weird.
Jun 1, 2015
From $266

7 Hilton San Francisco Union Square

4 stars
3.9 / 5 483 reviews

333 O'Farrell Street

Rate includes breakfast for 2

A 46-story building located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel is one of the tallest & largest hotels in the entire city. This means many rooms...

San Fran trip
We are avid Hilton fans and this hotel did not disappoint. the only thing we did not care for was the small Starbucks in the lobby was also the go to for the conitinental breakfast for hhonors...
Jul 18, 2015
From $231

8 InterContinental SAN FRANCISCO

4 stars
4.4 / 5 104 reviews

888 Howard Street

The InterContinental San Francisco towers over the city, providing one of the newest upscale hotel destinations in the Bay Area. A Michelin-rated restaurant, chic bar, luxurious spa and spacious...

Great stay
I rarely write reviews but felt I had to this time as it was such a great stay at this hotel. Stayed here whilst getting married at City Hall and the staff particularly William the concierge were...
Jul 27, 2015
From $418

9 Orchard Garden Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 251 reviews

466 Bush St.

Advance Purchase - Non Refundable

Union Square (0.2 mi/0.4 km)Theater district (0.5 mi/0.7 km)Embarcadero (0.7mi/1.1 km)SoMa (1 mi/1.6 km)AT&T Park (1.2 mi/2 km) GeneralThe Orchard Garden Hotel's biggest claim to fame is its...

Business trip
Receptionist was very welcoming and recalled my name from my first visit over a month ago. Rooms are clean, toiletries are good quality so can skip bringing the shampoo etc. Turndown service and...
Jun 30, 2015

10 Club Quarters in San Francisco

3 stars
4.1 / 5 262 reviews

424 Clay Street

Save 15% On Your Stay

At the end of a busy day, guests of the Club Quarters, San Francisco unwind at the on-site Elephant & Castle Pub, a British-themed bar with traditional England pub food and 20 beers on tap,...

Clean, Compact Rooms
Clean, Compact Rooms in SF. Could be a little tight for 2 people in their Standard Room....
Jul 14, 2015
From $223


3 stars
3.8 / 5 311 reviews

1300 Columbus Avenue

Comprising two separate buildings, this Fisherman's Wharf hotel is situated within walking distance of Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square and ferries to Alcatraz Island. The property features two on-site...

Decent Place
My only complaint was my room was on the side that faces the building next door and there was a lot of noise from that.
Jun 24, 2015

12 The Cartwright Hotel Union Square

3 stars
3.5 / 5 131 reviews

524 Sutter St.

Free Wi-Fi, No charge for pets!

The Cartwright Hotel Union Square offers charm and personality, while delivering great value, comfort and excellent service. Conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square,...

Older hotel, close distance to union square
We chose this hotel based on closeness to Union Square and for the price it was okay. The lobby is beautifully decorated but we had to park our car a few blocks away which is an inconvenience. The...
Jul 23, 2015
From $314

13 Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf

4 stars
4.2 / 5 192 reviews

555 North Point St

Includes Two Muni passports good for Muni Transit

This boutique-style hotel is one of the newest in Fisherman's Wharf, and it's also one of the most intimate. From the outside, a brick facade makes the place look like any other wharf building....

Nicely Located
Hotel was nicely located to everything near Fisherman's Wharf activities.Staff was very helpful with locating surrounding areas and super nice. Rooms were pretty standard was was still a nice CLEAN...
Jul 23, 2015

14 San Francisco Marriott Marquis

4 stars
4.1 / 5 277 reviews

780 Mission Street

Rate includes breakfast

The 39-story San Francisco Marriott Marquis caters to two very different customers: business travelers and families. On the business front, the property sits mere blocks from Moscone Convention...

It locates very convenient area with target, Starbucks and AMC. It is quite close to Market St. Which is the heart of downtown San Francisco. It is also close to the termination of famous cable...
Jul 21, 2015
From $261

15 Orchard Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 132 reviews

665 Bush St.

Advance Purchase Rate -Non Refundable

As its name suggests, the residential-style Orchard Hotel is all about the environment. The boutique hotel was San Francisco's first hotel to become LEED-EB certified by the U.S. Green Building...

Vacation with my Wife
You were greeted by a concierge upon arrival. Room were a little outdated by very clean. Bed was very comfortable. Location was nice and right by the cable car system which we used regularly. Right...
Jul 9, 2015
From $346

16 The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

4 stars
4.1 / 5 355 reviews

335 Powell Street

Save 15% on your stay

Three on-site restaurants provide a number of options for meals. Bourbon Steak, Michael Mina's newest creation, is a West Coast spin on the traditional steakhouse; the Oak Room offers a more...

great hotel, great view, great spot, great everything!!!!!
Jul 31, 2015
From $321

17 Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco

4 stars
4.1 / 5 105 reviews

2 New Montgomery Street

Save 20% on your stay

Built in 1875 to celebrate the West Coast boom, the Palace Hotel, San Francisco is one of San Francisco's most treasured landmarks. The hotel is located just blocks away from Union Square,...

Palace hotel
Great staff and cleanliness !! We were treated like roalty from the curb to restaurant ...seriously some of the kindest staff in years!! Definately coming back!!
Nov 30, 2014
From $180

18 The Park Central San Francisco

4 stars
4.0 / 5 185 reviews

50 Third Street

Save 25% on your stay

Formerly known as the Argent, the The Park Central San Francisco has been rebranded over the course of the last decade. The result: a sophisticated, urban oasis in the middle of what locals call...

One night in the city
I wanted a relaxing night in the city and this room was perfect. The view into the park and the little lounge are in the room was great.
Jul 27, 2015
From $267

19 Hyatt Regency San Francisco

4 stars
4.1 / 5 131 reviews


Bed & Breakfast for 2

Views abound from the 17-story Hyatt Regency San Francisco, a high-rise hotel with an inimitable profile along the city's Embarcadero. The hotel sits one block off the waterfront, within walking...

valentine's with my wife
Good value for money, great location. Windows could use some cleaning
Jun 20, 2015
From $289

20 Parc 55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 506 reviews

55 Cyril Magnin Street

Rate includes breakfast

Yerba Buena Gardens with Samovar Tea Lounge (0.4 mi/ 0.6 km)Asian Art Museum  (0.8 mi/ 1.29 km)Moscone Center and Contemporary Jewish Museum  (0.9 mi/ 1.4 km)San Francisco MOMA (0.9 mi/...

great hotel
Best hotel in San Francisco for the money. The cheapest four star hotel in the city. Great service and amenities, would definitely stay here again! Walking distance to union square
Jul 17, 2015