Hotels in San Francisco

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Things to do in San Francisco

Union Square
Fisherman's Wharf
Moscone Center

How much are hotels near Union Square?

If you’re planning on staying at any of momondo’s recommended hotels in the area of San Francisco nearest to Union Square, you should expect to pay around C$ 191/night. This price fluctuates based on time of year. In general, a rate under C$ 191/night is a good deal for momondo users staying near Union Square. Hotels near Union Square are typically 26% less expensive than the average hotel in San Francisco, which is C$ 259.

Hotels near Union Square

How much are hotels near Fisherman's Wharf?

Hotels near Fisherman's Wharf are typically 28% less expensive than the average hotel in San Francisco, which is C$ 259.

Hotels near Fisherman's Wharf

How much are hotels near Moscone Center?

Hotels near Moscone Center are typically 26% less expensive than the average hotel in San Francisco, which is C$ 259.

Hotels near Moscone Center

Popular neighbourhoods in San Francisco

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When to book a hotel in San Francisco

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C$ 216 - C$ 492
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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 319

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Average price (weekend night)

C$ 231

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Cheapest time to book
The cheapest time to book hotels in San Francisco is: 1-2 star, on the same day that your stay begins. 3 star, on the same day that your stay begins. 4-5 star, on the same day that your stay begins.
1-2 star
C$ 139 - C$ 168
3 star
C$ 242 - C$ 290
4-5 star
C$ 327 - C$ 392

San Francisco travel tips

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Best time to visit San Francisco

San Francisco often has cooler temperatures in summer as compared to fall. The summer months of June – August are frequently accompanied by a chilly damp fog and brisk winds. Average temperatures range from 12 – 19 degrees Celsius. Several fairs and events draw huge crowds of visitors and influence higher hotel rates at this time of the year. September – November is when the weather warms up and average temperatures climb closer to 20 degrees Celsius. To stay comfortable, dress in layers and carry a light jacket as the bayside breeze sometimes leads to sudden drop in temperatures. Winter temperatures are between 8 – 14 degrees Celsius but the ever-present fog can make it seem much colder. There are also frequent rains, so make sure you bring a pair of all-weather boots and an umbrella. Spring may be another good time to visit as the weather is mild, rains are infrequent and hotel prices are yet to rise for the main tourist season in summer.

Getting around San Francisco

If you bring your walking shoes and enjoy the activity, it is possible to explore the compact city of San Francisco on foot, but its hilly neighbourhoods and steeply inclined streets may give you a bit of a workout! The MUNI buses and street cars are your next best option and a single ride costs $2.75 USD. The classic cable cars are an entertaining and leisurely way to travel, but are also more expensive with a single ride fare of $7.00 USD. The Bay Area Rapid Transport (BART) provides a high-speed rail service within the city and connectivity to neighbouring locations, as well as the airport. Taxis and ride shares such as Uber and Lyft are available for longer commutes. The Golden Gate Ferry Service also offers water transport between central SF and other neighbouring parts of the Bay Area.

How much does a hotel in San Francisco cost per night?

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2 stars or below
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
#1 Most popular

Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel


C$ 45

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HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel
#2 Most popular

HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel


C$ 50

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La Luna Inn
Best value

La Luna Inn


C$ 18

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3 stars
Hotel Whitcomb
#1 Most popular

Hotel Whitcomb


C$ 212

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Hotel Diva
#2 Most popular

Hotel Diva


C$ 90

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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
Best value

Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel


C$ 40

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4 stars and up
Hotel G San Francisco
#1 Most popular

Hotel G San Francisco


C$ 219

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Hilton San Francisco Financial District
#2 Most popular

Hilton San Francisco Financial District


C$ 160

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Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Best value

Sir Francis Drake Hotel


C$ 36

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Where to stay in San Francisco

Best places to stay in San Francisco

Golden City, Fog City, Frisco, or just SF, the city of San Francisco is known by many names, and all of them do justice to this incredible city by the bay. When you spot the classic cable cars running up and down steep rolling hills, you know you have arrived in San Francisco! The neighbourhoods of SF have something unique to offer every visitor, be it a foodie, a techie, an artist, a fashionista ,an LGBTQ activist, or just a relaxed traveler.

Embarcadero – For the health and nature enthusiasts

Stay near the Embarcadero and wake up to views of the calming bay water and gorgeous sunrise each day. You can walk, jog or bike along the waterfront and make your base at one of the liveliest areas of the city while you explore the rest of San Francisco. Enjoy the scenic roof-top terrace views and luxurious accommodation at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel. For a more mid-range budget accommodation, opt for the Harbor Court Hotel, a stylish boutique hotel with a great location on the waterfront.

Civic Center / Union Square – For the music and art aficionados

A neighbourhood of the classics, the Civic Center boasts of the symphony, opera, ballet, jazz, as well as art and architecture. The bustling 2.6-acre large Union Square plaza in the heart of the city offers plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Stay at the Hotel G San Francisco on Geary Street or Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco on Post Street. Both hotels are a short walk from the Civic Center and Union Square. The luxurious San Francisco Proper Hotel on Market Street will also be opening its doors soon.

SoMA – for the Foodies

SF offers an extraordinary culinary scene ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to delightful food trucks. For the finest food exploration journey, look for accommodation in the South of Market (SoMa) neighbourhood. Hotel Intercontinental San Francisco on Howard Street or the W San Francisco hotel on 3rd Street are interesting options to stay in the heart of SoMa. Both hotels are a short walk to the Museum of Modern Art and Union Square’s upscale shopping. For luxury accommodation, check out the St. Regis San Francisco.

Nob Hill

The swanky and stylish neighbourhood of Nob Hill boasts of some amazing architecture and picturesque bay views. Classic cable cars ferrying people up and down the slopes of the hill is a common sight in the area. Atop Nob Hill, stay at the landmark hotel Fairmont San Francisco on Pine Street or opt for a luxury stay at The Scarlet Huntington which has an award winning in-house spa.

Fisherman’s Wharf

The hub of family-friendly entertainment and spectacular views with easy access to the bay, the Fisherman’s Wharf neighbourhood is a postcard-worthy one. On Pier 39, stay at the waterfront property of Hotel Zephyr San Francisco or the Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco. Across from the beach and built atop the Ghirardelli Square is the Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square which offers luxurious apartments for vacation-rentals and extended stay. Enjoy high-end features and wide terraces with views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Cheap hotels in San Francisco

Stay at the Embarcadero Vista holiday home near Coit Tower and within a short walk from Pier39. For easy access to attractions and nightlife, check out the Bay Bridge Inn San Francisco in the SoMa neighbourhood. The HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel is another centrally-located budget accommodation within a 5-minute walk from shopping and dining. On Nob Hill, check out the boutique hotel Nob Hill Inn. A short walk from Ghirardelli Square, you also have the Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf on Columbus Avenue.

Learn about attractions and sights in San Francisco

A San Francisco trip is an exploration of trendy international cuisine and food trucks, world-renowned symphony and ballet, and a multitude of outdoor adventures by the bay. San Francisco is ranked as one of the greatest cities in the world. You can do justice to this city only when you have explored most of these must-see’s and must-do’s.

  • Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy glorious views of the bay as you pass the glowing orange arches. Head to the Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point for a postcard-worthy picture. You can spend a few hours to stroll and enjoy a picnic at the Golden Gate Park.
  • Explore over 600 plus exhibits at the Exploratorium museum and enjoy a snack at the public food market within Ferry Building Marketplace.
  • Visit The Aquarium of the Bay and then head to Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf for a generous dose of restaurants, food stands, street performers, and arcades.
  • At the end of the Embarcadero, don’t miss a stop at the Ghirardelli Square historic shopping centre for a delicious ice cream sundae!
  • Ride up and down the vibrant streets of San Francisco in a classic cable car. You can find stops in the Russian Hill neighbourhood or on the twisty Lombard Street or on Powell and Market Streets.
  • Wander around Chinatown and visit the Mission District for its authentic local Mexican ambience.
  • Book an Alcatraz tour and visit the former federal prison located on a small rocky island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay.
  • Hike to the Twin Peaks for spectacular views of SF city and the Bay Area.
  • Enjoy the lively and exuberant ambience of Union Square in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Downtown San Francisco.
  • Take a tour of the City Hall and the Civic Center and attend an event or performance at the Civic Center.
  • Explore the SoMa area for a multitude of eateries, bars and cafes.

San Francisco travel information

When is the best time to book a hotel in San Francisco?

Hotels in San Francisco are usually cheapest during the month of December. You can expect a price decrease of around 35% during this period.

How long do people stay in San Francisco?

When visiting San Francisco the average booking length is 3 nights.

How much does a hotel cost in San Francisco?

C$ 203 per night is the average rate for a room when booking a hotel in San Francisco. Prices will differ depending on factors such as star rating, time of year and location.

Where should I stay in San Francisco?

Areas such as The Castro, Chinatown, Tenderloin and North Beach prove popular amongst people booking a hotel in San Francisco.

Based on the weather in San Francisco, what attractions are popular during January?

With an average temperature of 11 °C and a fairly low chance of precipitation (112 mm), January is a great month to explore the outdoors near San Francisco. A great place to visit near San Francisco in January is Mammoth Mountain.

How much does a hostel in San Francisco cost?

C$ 120 is how much a hostel (and up to 2-star hotels) in San Francisco could cost you each night. Booking a hostel could save you C$ 83 when compared to the average price of a hotel in San Francisco.

Which day is cheapest to stay in San Francisco?

At the moment the cheapest day to stay in a hotel in San Francisco is Saturday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.