Best Hotels in San Francisco, California

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Set in the Fisherman’s Wharf district, this unfussy hotel on a tree-lined street is a 2-minute walk from a tram stop, 6 minutes' walk from dining and entertainment at Pier 39, and 12 minutes on foot from the hairpin turns of Lombard Street.

The laid-back rooms provide Wi-Fi and satellite TV, as well as minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas with sofas. Suites feature separate living rooms with city views.

Amenities include an informal restaurant/bar, plus a gym, a heated outdoor pool, and a sundeck with loungers. Parking, event space and a breakfast buffet are available.

Located in San Francisco's financial district, this upscale 27-story hotel is a 1-mile drive from conventions at the Moscone Center and 5 miles' drive from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Offering city or bay views, the chic rooms have custom-designed beds, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (fee). Upgraded rooms provide access to a club lounge with free breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites add living areas and minifridges. Room service is available.

Amenities include a restaurant, a stylish bar, and a wine bar with access to iPads. A breakfast buffet is offered for a fee. There's also a 24/7 gym, a business center and 20,000 sq ft of meeting space.

A 5-minute walk from the shops and restaurants at Fisherman's Wharf, this upscale hotel is 3 blocks from Ghirardelli Square, and 4.3 miles from the east end of Golden Gate Park.

Modern rooms feature flat-screens, WiFi access (fee) and iPod docks, plus down comforters and marble bathrooms. Chic suites add minibars, separate living rooms and city views. Hypoallergenic rooms are also available.

Amenities include 24-hour fitness facilities, an outdoor heated pool and a hot tub, plus a stylish restaurant, a business center and event space. A complimentary weekday shuttle runs to the Financial District, and valet parking is available.

A 5-minute walk from the Moscone Convention Center, this upscale high-rise hotel is a 13-minute walk from Union Square.

Plush, contemporary rooms feature luxe bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access (fee), as well as iPod docks and minifridges. Upgraded rooms add access to a club lounge and free Wi-Fi, while suites offer living rooms, terraces and panoramic city views.

Amenities include an acclaimed fine-dining restaurant, a bar, and a 24-hour fitness center with an indoor pool. There's also a high-end day spa, along with 23 meeting rooms and 2 ballrooms.

This modern business hotel is an 8-minute walk from the center of Chinatown and a 9-minute walk from the Ferry Building Marketplace.

Low-key, warmly decorated rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus coffeemakers. Suites and apartments add additional living space and kitchenettes; some feature terraces. Select rooms and suites provide access to a club lounge with complimentary refreshments.

Loaner yoga kits, exercise equipment and iPads are available. Additional amenities include a fitness room, a coffee shop, and a cool farm-to-table restaurant serving seafood and cocktails, plus 5 meeting and event rooms.

Occupying a landmark Nob Hill building offering views of the city and the bay, this grand hotel is a 13-minute walk from Union Square, and 1.3 miles from the shops and restaurants at lively Pier 39.

Polished rooms offer designer toiletries and Keurig coffeemakers, plus flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (fee); some have pull-out sofas and/or bay views. Plush suites add separate living areas; some have balconies, pool tables or wet bars. Room service is available.

There's a fine-dining restaurant serving afternoon tea, a tiki bar with live entertainment, and a European-inspired cafe. Other amenities include a health club (fee) with trainers and a spa.

This elegant hotel dating from 1911 is 8 minutes's walk from the Powell Street BART rail station. It's also 2 blocks from the shops and galleries of Union Square.

Sophisticated rooms feature antique furnishings, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi (fee) and minifridges; some rooms also have window benches. Suites add pull-out sofas, living rooms and/or private balconies.

Surrounded by art galleries and upscale shops in the lively Union Square district, this genteel hotel dating from 1908 is a 5-minute walk from a BART station and 12 minutes' walk from conventions at the Moscone Center.

Low-key rooms with classic furnishings offer flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Some rooms have balconies with city views. Suites add living areas; 1 has a private rooftop terrace. Room service is available.

There's an elegant restaurant serving steaks and seafood. Other amenities include an outdoor heated pool, a sauna and a gym. Valet parking is offered (surcharge). Pets are welcome for a fee.

This straightforward high-rise hotel is 1 mile from Union Square and the Civic Center BART station, 2 miles from Fisherman's Wharf, and 14 miles from San Francisco International Airport.

Relaxed rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, along with desks and minifridges. Suites have separate living areas and pull-out sofas. Kids stay with an adult for no charge. Evening room service is available.

A casual restaurant serves California-inspired cuisine (kids 12 and under eat free). Other amenities include a bar, an outdoor heated pool and 24-hour gym, plus 18,000 sq ft of meeting space. Parking is available for a fee.

Set in a striking high-rise building, this polished downtown hotel is within a 4-minute walk of the Powell Street BART station and the Moscone Center, and an 8-minute walk from Union Square.

The modern rooms have flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi (fee) and minibars, plus coffeemakers, and work desks with ergonomic chairs. Suites add living areas with pull-out sofas. Upgraded quarters provide access to a lounge offering free breakfast, Wi-Fi and evening appetizers.

There's a 39th-floor lounge offering panoramic views, small plates and cocktails, plus a casual gastropub and a cafe. Other amenities include 59 meeting rooms, a spa and a fitness center.



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