Park Central Hotel San Francisco, a Starwood Hotel50 3rd St, San Francisco 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of the South of Market district (SoMa), Park Central Hotel San Francisco (formerly Westin Market Street) is across from Yerba Buena Gardens ...
Nicer hotel and expensive for our family of 4, but absolutely nothing was included in the price. There was a restaurant in the hotel but you had to pay for that, there was a gym but you had to pay for that, there was wifi available but you also had to pay for that. When we checked in we were told ...
Hotel Nikko San Francisco222 Mason St, San Francisco 4.0 out of 5.0
The Asian-inspired Hotel Nikko San Francisco is located downtown, a 4-minute walk from Union Square and the designer shops of Westfield San Francisco Centre. ...
Excellent ammenitites, courteous Staff, great location in the heart of the Downtown Citi-center, close to all the shops and Union Square, excellent in house dining, exceptional rooms and View. Pefect setting and easy access.
Stanford Court San Francisco905 California Street, San Francisco 4.0 out of 5.0
Guests can indulge in high-end shops like Prada and Tiffany & Co at Union Square, 4 blocks away. Chinatown is 5 minutes on foot, and the American Conservatory ...
Service was excellent. They paid special attention to our needs. Very personable Staff. Few renovations need to be undertaken such as the front fountain & the addition of a pool area with hot tub would be perfect.
Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf2620 Jones Street, San Francisco 3.5 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of San Francisco, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum, Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf, and Ghirardelli ...
Nice rooms,modern decor. We were on first floor and at 2:00 am each morning the parking area in front of our window apparently was transformed into a two dumpster pickup , dump, and put away area for 1-3 hours. Needless to say we were quite put out as we did not sleep from 2:00 am on for 2 days. ...
Clift495 Geary St, San Francisco 4.0 out of 5.0
Old-world elegance is suffused with modern glamour in this historic San Francisco hotel 2 blocks from Union Square, a half-mile from the Financial District, ...
Very friendly and helpful staff (!) Very good housekeeping and cleaning
Handlery Union Square Hotel351 Geary St, San Francisco 3.5 out of 5.0
A half-block from cable cars, this hotel is 2 blocks from Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre; the Moscone Center and the San Francisco Museum of Modern ...
Everyone was very nice and friendly. Easy to get to and from, great location and nice decor.
Serrano Hotel405 Taylor St, San Francisco 4.0 out of 5.0
The Serrano Hotel is steps away from Union Square, perfectly positioned in the Theater District of San Francisco, 2 blocks from the Powell Street cable car.
Many great "non touristy" local restaurants in the area, yet close enough to Powell street shopping, and the cable cars. Staff was friendly and helpful, and the room was comfortable. We used Uber to get everywhere that was beyond walking distance, and they were always just a few minutes away.
Parc 55 San Francisco - A Hilton Hotel55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco 4.0 out of 5.0
Just off Market Street, downtown San Francisco's major thoroughfare, this contemporary 32-story hotel is 1 block from San Francisco Centre shops and 3 blocks ...
The hotel has beautiful views, I had the urban view which was great.
Hotel Whitcomb1231 Market St, San Francisco 3.5 out of 5.0
Located in the San Francisco theater district with a BART and MUNI station at its entrance, this downtown hotel is 6 blocks from Union Square and within a mile ...
Grand old hotel. Don't let its age dissuade you from the experience.
Hilton San Francisco Union Square333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco 4.0 out of 5.0
Iconic, AAA 4-Diamond hotel a few steps from Union Square, Cable Car station, theatre district, BART, Chinatown, SFMOMA, and Moscone Center. Upgraded rooms offer ...
Very nice stay this hotel, huge room with comfy king bed. Cleaning stuff did good work. But $50/night parking is too high.
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 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.
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.
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.
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