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Hotel Nikko San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
222 Mason St, San Francisco
4.2 out of 5 (383 reviews)

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. ...

Convenient Location, Nice decoration Overall is good, Just got one problem- as Platinum Member and booked the VIP Hotel. The hotel staff never offered any upgrade and thought that I booked from hoteltonight App. My last stay, I have asked the front desk about the premium Internet, and she’s upgraded me to the premium internet, but still ...
   Jul 25, 2018
Hotel Whitcomb
3.5 out of 5.0
1231 Market St, San Francisco
3.4 out of 5 (581 reviews)

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 ...

decent location and price decent location and price. room comfortable. second time we've stayed here, primarily due to location and price.
   Aug 5, 2018
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
4.0 out of 5.0
780 Mission Street, San Francisco
4.2 out of 5 (353 reviews)

The San Francisco Marriott Marquis is steps from Union Square shopping, Chinatown, cable cars, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Vacation Staff was great, room was clean no complaints we enjoyed it.
   Jul 21, 2018
Villa Florence San Francisco on Union Square
4.0 out of 5.0
225 Powell St, San Francisco
3.8 out of 5 (150 reviews)

Infused with the spirit of Italy, this romantic downtown San Francisco retreat is on the Powell Street cable car line, less than a block from Union Square; theaters ...

Best bang for your buck Perfect little room, in the middle of downtown SF. Bar down stairs and a pizza shop right next door!!!! A lot of good bars around each corner.
   Mar 26, 2018
Pullman San Francisco Bay
4.0 out of 5.0
223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City
4.1 out of 5 (138 reviews)

Set along a tranquil lagoon, this contemporary resort-style hotel is 11 miles south of San Francisco International Airport and an equidistant 25 miles from San ...

There are pros and cons... My experience with this hotel started with calling for the airport shuttle at the airport. The representative who answered the phone had a very condescending and sarcastic tone to her voice when I called to see when the shuttle would arrive. Check-in was fine. The hotel is kind of similar to a Courtyard ...
   Jun 25, 2018
Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf
4.0 out of 5.0
2620 Jones Street, San Francisco
4.2 out of 5 (199 reviews)

Located in North Beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, Fishermans Wharf Cable Car Turnaround, and Hyde Street ...

Second stay just as nice as the first! This was my second visit to this hotel in 2 years, and it was even better the second time around. Great service, comfortable room, and they've added a nice breakfast as part of the daily $30 urban fee. Just be aware that there's also a tax on the urban fee, so those costs can add up quickly, but ...
   Jun 9, 2018
The Park Central San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
50 3rd St, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5 (226 reviews)

Located in the heart of the South of Market district (SoMa), The Park Central San Francisco is across from Yerba Buena Gardens and close to the San Francisco ...

Great Location The parks central is in a great location! Walking distance to shops, restaurants and sites.
   May 29, 2018
Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North
2.0 out of 5.0
326 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco
2.5 out of 5 (680 reviews)

This 200-room hotel is 2 miles north of San Francisco International Airport and 10 miles from downtown San Francisco.

Convenient to airport.. ...but nearby current roadwork required alternate route and short delay to airport. Hotel staff would be helpful in alerting guests to this situation in order to plan departure.
   May 30, 2018
Stanford Court San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
905 California Street, San Francisco
4.3 out of 5 (307 reviews)

Nob Hill area

Summer vacation 2018 It was a great hotel! Our stay was comfortable and the check in and out process was smooth. We arrived very early and were able to check in instead of waiting around for 6 hours. The staff member checked us in for a nominal fee and upgrade. The view was phenomenal even though we were on the third ...
   Jul 23, 2018
Sweden House Hotel
2.5 out of 5.0
570 O'farrell St, San Francisco
1.7 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Westfield San Francisco Centre and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Lombard Street ...

Great value great Amenities And amazing hotel right of a shit. I room had an amazing upgrade with wooden floors, clean linen bags, marble countertop with stainless steel microwave,. Can you feel secure And you felt you were in a very clean room
   Apr 16, 2018
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront
3.5 out of 5.0
150 Anza Blvd, Burlingame
4.0 out of 5 (142 reviews)

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront is a 10-minute free shuttle ride from the terminals, with the airport BART station providing easy access ...

Good Location, Beautiful Views Very nice hotel with few areas that need improvement. I had a problem with connecting to the internet in my room. One of the engineers eventually had to go to the room next to me to reset the router. I lost a day of work due to this issue and every time I called the front desk I either couldn't get ...
   Jul 3, 2018
Hotel Spero
4.0 out of 5.0
405 Taylor St, San Francisco
4.1 out of 5 (152 reviews)

Hotel Spero is steps away from Union Square, perfectly positioned in the Theater District of San Francisco, 2 blocks from the Powell Street cable car.

In the center of it all. Be wary of their “affiliated” parking. 60 bucks per 24hr. Across the street is only 38... the beds are as hard as a rock. But the location is in the center of SF. Clean facility though dated. Friendly staff. Not bad for the price.
   Aug 9, 2018

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Pro tips from our travel blog: Everything you need to know for a perfectly rewarding trip to San Francisco

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.