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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.

Chinatown

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.

Haight-Ashbury

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.


Hotels

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
The Opal San Francisco
Union Square-Nob Hill
27 minutes ago 3 stars $89
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Union Square-Nob Hill
50 minutes ago 4 stars $166
Le Méridien San Francisco 51 minutes ago 4 stars $186
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Financial District - South of Market
1 hour ago 4 stars $189
Nob Hill Hotel
Union Square-Nob Hill
1 hour ago 3 stars $109
Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-FISHERMANS WHARF
Fisherman's Wharf
2 hours ago 3 stars $143
Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Union Square-Nob Hill
2 hours ago 3 stars $122
Handlery Union Square
Union Square-Nob Hill
2 hours ago 3 stars $169
Hyatt Regency San Francisco 2 hours ago 4 stars $179
Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel
Fisherman's Wharf
3 hours ago 4 stars $229

Recently Rated San Francisco Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Orchard Hotel
Union Square-Nob Hill
4.3 / 5
128 reviews
3 stars $194
Americas Best Value Inn
3.0 / 5
37 reviews
2 stars $94
Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY
3.6 / 5
130 reviews
3 stars $120
Carriage Inn
Financial District - South of Market
3.7 / 5
91 reviews
3 stars $162
Travelodge San Francisco Airport North
2.5 / 5
538 reviews
2 stars $57
Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union Square
Union Square-Nob Hill
4.0 / 5
483 reviews
4 stars $169
Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco
Financial District - South of Market
3.5 / 5
440 reviews
3 stars $119
The Regency Inn San Francisco
Union Square-Nob Hill
2.0 / 5
57 reviews
2 stars $79
Adante Hotel
Union Square-Nob Hill
2.9 / 5
51 reviews
2 stars $126
Budget Inn of Hayward San Francisco Bay Berkeley Airport
2.3 / 5
80 reviews
3 stars $58

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From $166

1 Hotel Nikko San Francisco

4 stars
4.1 / 5 301 reviews

222 Mason Street Map

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Luxury Hotel, Four Diamond Property with a premier location off Union Square and steps away from San Francisco's restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Our guests can enjoy the extensive health... More

Good location, a bit pricey
The room was very clean, although a bit small. The location was perfect...very central in Union Square and close to the Bart station and plenty of cabs available. The main downside was the price of...
Oct 7, 2014
From $169

2 Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union Square

4 stars
4.0 / 5 483 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

Dated, but a good location
The hotel wasn't any more or less than I would expect. The room was nice but could use some updating. Wallpaper, furniture, etc was starting to show age in stains an nicks, but was otherwise good....
Oct 18, 2014
From $196

3 Omni San Francisco Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 222 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

Ordinary
I have stayed in less expensive but very good hotels in the past. Omni did not qualify as any better. I had no hot water in the bathroom and had to call to have it fixed. Their service man was rude...
Oct 13, 2014
From $89

4 The Opal San Francisco

3 stars
3.5 / 5 615 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

Under amenities parking was listed, however it was an additional $41 (plus $50 deposit for remote)
Sketchy block, annex room outside A/C didn't work.
Oct 8, 2014
From $169

5 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 $171

6 The Stanford Court

4 stars
4.2 / 5 167 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

Great city views,near Grace Cathedral and Chinatown
The room was spacious, with very comfortable bedding, chairs, windows to open or air conditioning. The walk up to this spot is challenging when following 511 public transportation directions, but...
Oct 6, 2014
From $177

7 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 $183

8 Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
3.9 / 5 154 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

Ver nice getway
If you are looking for character in a hotel and location, this is the place. Within walking distance to anything you would like to do in the city. The room are not that big, but then again the...
Sep 29, 2014
From $188

9 Hotel Vitale

4 stars
4.5 / 5 17 reviews

8 Mission Street Map

Hotel Vitale opened in an ideal location for business in the financial district and for leisure as it is on the Embarcadero waterfront and across the street from the landmark Ferry Building. The... More

spacious and comfortable
I checked in late, around 10pm and they offered me a late checkout time of 2pm the next day. I took an uber to a bar and totally felt comfortable walking around the financial district at night....
Oct 13, 2014
From $155

10 Hilton San Francisco Union Square

4 stars
3.9 / 5 500 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

Good location, issues with staff.
For business or pleasure, this Hilton offers a great location. We had an issue with the hotel staff where they were extremely difficult about issuing a new key card when one got demagnetized....
Oct 14, 2014
From $179

11 Grand Hyatt San Francisco on Union Square

4 stars
4.2 / 5 189 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

Good Times
It was a pleasant surprise. The location is great.
Oct 14, 2014
From $179

12 InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

4 stars
4.2 / 5 225 reviews

999 California Street Map

Beautiful views of the city at historical, iconic Nob Hill hotel The Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco opened in 1926 at the crest of Nob Hill and has been wowing visitors ever... More

vacation
Excellent location with easy access to tourist attractions. The room rate is reasonable.
Oct 4, 2014
From $199

13 Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf

4 stars
4.2 / 5 190 reviews

555 North Point St Map

Includes Two Muni passports good for Muni Transit

Intimate boutique lodging near Fisherman's WharfThis 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... More

Good place
Enjoyed the stay. Staff were good. Pluses and minuses: Construction was new, and everything was nice enough but costs were kept down by less than top materials. An example: sound carried very...
Sep 9, 2014
From $188

14 InterContinental SAN FRANCISCO

4 stars
4.4 / 5 96 reviews

888 Howard Street Map

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

Great modern hotel!
The design is sleek, the rooms are very spacious and have high ceilings, and the hotel is in fantastic condition. The bar is also very nice and the restrooms by the lobby are great!
Oct 8, 2014
From $183

15 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 $170

16 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
From $189

17 San Francisco Marriott Marquis

4 stars
4.1 / 5 282 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 trip
Awesome hotel. Went for a giants and niners game, great location, close proximity to shopping, union square, quick ride or 30 minute walk to the wharf but most importantly staff was so helpful and...
Sep 29, 2014
From $189

18 Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco

4 stars
4.1 / 5 105 reviews

2 New Montgomery Street Map

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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,... More

Romantic Escape
The Palace Hotel is a return to old world charm. It is beautifully decorated. The staff treats each guest like they are the most important person to ever enter the doors. The Pied Piper Room is...
Oct 9, 2014
From $189

19 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 $200

20 Orchard Garden Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 252 reviews

466 Bush St. Map

Advance Purchase - Non Refundable

Eco-friendly San Francisco hotel with organic dining near Union SquareThe Orchard Garden Hotel represents San Francisco's first generation of truly eco-friendly hotels, built to national standards... More

Great Hotel conveniently located
Conveniently located to Union Square, Chinatown, the Financial District, etc..., this hotel provides excellent service and very comfortable rooms. I was on an overnight business trip, so I was not...
Oct 11, 2014