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About San Francisco

The Bay Area consists of San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland. The name ‘San Francisco Bay’ was chosen for a reason though: San Fran is the real star of the show! The city is chock full of unforgettable attractions, culture, and rolling hills. Add one of the most iconic American images with the Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco is an absolute must-visit. We don't just help you find the perfect boutique, luxury, or budget hotel for your trip. We’re happy to give you the 411 on what to do while you’re there!

Of course, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the first stops for any visitor. This marvel of modern architecture has to be seen in person to be appreciated fully. But this isn’t the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the wonders of this coastal city. Harken back to the days of yore, riding the city’s famous cable cars to beloved spots including Nob Hill, Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Fisherman’s Wharf is by itself a playground that could take up a good chunk of your trip. An aquarium, shopping, delectable seafood dining, and a wealth of activities are the reasons why it’s one of San Francisco’s number one draws. And don’t forget to hop on a boat tour to the world’s most famous prison, Alcatraz Island! 

San Francisco is also famous because of its extreme diversity. This is expressed in many ways, such as through a smorgasbord of dining choices and one-of-a-kind neighborhoods. Chinatown, Haight Ashbury, North Beach, and The Mission District are full of art and culture.

As with any popular destination, San Francisco has a variety of places to stay. Budget hotels and motels are easy to find near your preferred home base, as are luxury standouts. These include Taj Campton, the InterContinental Hotel Mark Hopkins, and The Scarlett Huntington. (Pro-tip: look in the Nob Hill area when setting up shop for a luxe getaway.) However, San Francisco is particularly famous for its boutique hotels. With the deals you’ll get through Triphop, there’s no reason not to go for one of these one-of-a-kind experiences! With its stunning architecture, The Clift Hotel has long been the pearl of Union Square. Hotel Zeppelin keeps things San Fran psychedelic, even offering its guests vintage record players and vinyl! The Phoenix is another music lover’s favorite, and it's the choice of rock stars playing at the nearby Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Meanwhile, the Hotel Vitale is an excellent spot for incredible Bay views.

So when’s the best time to visit San Francisco? Well, rates are likely cheapest before Christmas and into early January – but October often is another time you can save. The incredible thing about this is that in autumn, San Francisco has some of the best weather of the year! As for renting a car, conventional wisdom advises against it. Parking in San Francisco can be incredibly expensive, and some hotels charge extra for parking. Of course, some visitors, especially those with families, will need access to a car. In this case, ensure that your hotel offers free parking, and use tricks as a local would. For example, after 6 pm Monday to Saturday, many metered parking areas are free. Just out running errands? Look out for green painted curbs that offer free short-term parking.


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Luxury hotels in San Francisco

Hotel Emblem San Francisco.4-star



.125 reviews

Can’t imagine a better place to stay in San Francisco. Great staff, superb layout and location, water stations on every floor and a cool lounge with fireplace and pool tables. Highly recommended!

Fairmont San Francisco.5-star



.5063 reviews

I didn't stay at this historic hotel overnight but I was here all day for a conference. I was able to see almost every room in the hotel, besides each individual hotel room. I LOVE the outdoor garden they have here with a local beehive! Also, if you're lucky enough to be able to get special access from someone in security to get up to the top levels, the views are unbelievable. The bridge looks like it's within arm's reach. What a beautiful hotel 🥰

InterContinental San Francisco.4.5-star


Very Good

.3078 reviews

Had a great stay for a business meeting. This is one of the nicest hotels I've ever stayed at. Everything was updated. They had a lot of little extras that made a big difference. From bathrobes in the rooms, a magnification mirror in the bathroom, to the electronic roll down shades on the windows and shoe shining brush in the closet. My only complaint was that there wasn't enough room in the fridge for my leftovers as they stock the fridge with a bunch of way over-priced items that I would never be caught using. Id sooner take the free downtown car to a nearby minimart and save $6 than to buy any of their fridge items. The staff was especially personable which made me feel at home. Overall it was a great experience. Id rather give them 4.5 stars if I could. But unfortunately Google does not allow half stars and I don't want the fridge complaint to go unnoticed.

Huntington Hotel.4.5-star



.573 reviews

I just returned from my stay at the Huntington Hotel. This is BY FAR my favorite hotel in the city. Our suite was beautiful, the views incredible but the service at this hotel is truly out of this world. From the valet to the front desk to the bell man, everyone was so genuinely friendly and made us feel completely spoiled. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We will be back!

Omni San Francisco Hotel.4.5-star



.1889 reviews

Beautiful hotel. Fantastic service. The staff was very friendly and helpful in providing local knowledge. The hotel is situated in a great location in the financial district.

Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco.4-star


Very Good

.1530 reviews

AWESOME hotel! I've never been to the west coast in my life, but to arrive at this hotel after the airport was an absolute PLEASURE! WONDERFUL staff, extra clean rooms, and the most comfortable beds! I will definitely come back again!!

Hotel Zelos San Francisco.4-star


Very Good

.1107 reviews

The location is great! Right by Westfield mall and Powell Street Bart station. The only thing that bothered me about our stay was the strange sound in the morning. It sounded like contribution or some horrible noise but it did wake us up. I called the receptionist to let them know about the issue real time and they said it was due to the other buildings. The resort fee was waived thankfully. The rooms are big and clean. Bed are comfy and the bathrooms are big. We would stay here again for the convenient location to Union Square.

Staypineapple, An Elegant Hotel, Union Square.4-star


Very Good

.491 reviews

This was a super cute hotel! I loved their pineapple themed hotel. I was super impressed by their customer service and their rooms. I am thankful that they were able to accommodate my fur babies! I enjoyed my sleep because their bed were so comfy. It was a close walking distance to many places. I think I might be back in the future.

Virgin Hotels San Francisco.4-star


Very Good

.290 reviews

We recently stayed at this hotel , and all I can say is 5 Stars all round. The staff where amazing accommodating, pleasant to deal with and also very nice. The rooms are a great size also, we loved the great size windows and lovely view. The roof top bar is a highlight and has great cocktail options. The service was also awesome. On our last night, we dined in the restaurant on the ground floor, the food was sensational. I’m so happy for Sir Richard to have such a great hotel in a beautiful city. Well done.

Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square.4-star


Very Good

.25549 reviews

Look at this Christmas precious! It's a very nice and safe area. If you are looking for the place to go shopping it's a perfect area. There are so many different stores. We went to few stores. Prices are the same as everywhere. Christmas holidays feel magical in here. Palm trees and Christmas lights just feel so right.

Best budget hotels in San Francisco

Nob Hill Hotel

Average price $78/night



.490 reviews

Once I found this lovely hotel I was delighted! The service, decor and amenities were excellent! And I fell in love with the old-fashioned elevator! I WILL go back!

Monarch Hotel

Average price $93/night



.495 reviews

Best experience. Staff was engaging and ALWAYS extremely helpful. The hotel is full of character, quite while close to San Francisco activities. Highly recommend.

Rodeway Inn and Suites

Average price $98/night



.576 reviews

Besides being ALMOST scarred burned and shot across the room in a freak accident that ALMOST happened, other than that, my room was Freaking Awesome! I highly recommend. Just make sure you don't have a bed that will teeter toter and bring down the metal frame into an outlet which only ended up taking out the fuse, instead of me. One stars off for that. But they were very accommodating otherwise. I'd absolutely stay here again!

Casa Loma Hotel

Average price $82/night



.484 reviews

Simple rooms in a nice area, close to tourist attractions. Clean place and service minded staff. I was there in January and it was rather cold in the room (312), no heating or air conditioning.

Hotel Whitcomb

Average price $79/night



.3025 reviews

Many other reviews are complaining about an old hotel and homeless people outside... I have news for you. The hotel is over 100 years old and San Francisco’s entire city is infested with homeless people. With that said, when you expect that a 100 year old hotel is going to be a bit dated, you can see the charm it has to offer. The architecture is really neat and it’s rich in history If you care to look up some info about it. The best part? Rooms are clean. No signs of bed bugs in two rooms we stayed in. The rooms were turned down daily if you wanted them to be. The TV worked great when we needed it and the free WIFI was an added bonus. This isn’t the Hyatt so don’t expect it to be. Even if you aren’t the adventurous type, if you go in with some optimism, you might just be surprised.

HTL 587, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Average price $94/night



.401 reviews

Hotel is ok, staff is friendly, neighborhood is disgusting. Stay away from this neighborhood. 10 blocks away in any direction is better.

Rodeway Inn Civic Center

Average price $101/night



.321 reviews

Very good for the money. Older hotel, but renovated wide rooms.

Things To Do In San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge has become the most iconic image of San Francisco, and arguably one of the most recognizable in the United States. Once the longest and tallest suspension bridge in the world, this marvel has been declared one of the Wonders of The Modern World. To experience the bridge in all its glory, sunset viewing from a distance is a must (and a stellar photo opportunity)! However, traversing the bridge is an experience in itself – and you don’t need to rent a car to do so. Cyclists and pedestrians have dedicated walkways from which they can enjoy the stunning views of the Golden Gate strait.

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Ride Cable Cars

No visit to San Fran would be complete without a ride on the city’s historic cable cars. The world’s last manually operated cable car system, there’s simply no experience like it in the world. In addition to simply being an incredibly enjoyable way to see the city, the cable car system is robust enough to get you directly to some of the city’s best attractions. These include Fisherman Wharf, Union Square Chinatown and Nob Hill – the latter being home to the Cable Car Museum. Visit in late July to enjoy the good-natured rivalry between cable car crews with the traditional bell-ringing contest!

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Fisherman’s Wharf

This San Francisco favorite is a waterfront playground packed with fun for the whole family! Pier 39 offers shopping, tons of dining options, and an aquarium. The stars of the pier, however, remain the sea lions basking on the docks just feet away. If you’re a fan of fresh seafood, the Wharf is truly a paradise. Italian seafood spots like Cioppino’s and Alioto’s pay homage to the original Italian settlers. Foodies will want to come during Dungeness crab season (November through February) to sample this delicacy. After enjoying the museums, naval ships, street performances and more, catch a boat cruise to the infamous Alcatraz Island or under the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Tour Alcatraz

A short 15-minute cruise from Pier 33, Alcatraz Island is an ‘inescapable' draw for visitors to The Bay area. The prison known as The Rock may no longer be in operation, but its history is immediately apparent as soon as you step onto the island. Civil war-era buildings with below-ground rooms and a maze of pathways tell the stories of one of the most infamous prisons ever built. Pick a day tour, night trip, or the ‘Behind The Scenes’ experience where you and a small group will gain access to areas hidden from the rest of the public.

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Mission District

The Mission District or ‘The Mission’ is named after Mission Dolores. At nearly 230 years old, you'll find the oldest surviving structure in the city. After marveling at this survivor of two major earthquakes, you’ll discover one of the West Coast’s most diverse neighborhoods. A proud and plentiful Mexican community continues to thrive, resulting in beautiful examples of art, culture, and some of the most beloved Mexican dining in the country. The Mission offers some of San Francisco’s best dining in general, with numerous fine-dining restaurants, world-class ice-cream and much more. An artist’s mecca, you’ll be surrounded by street art and murals as you explore the streets. Bookstores and vintage clothing nooks are a collector's dream. After the sun goes down, enjoy a nightcap at one of The Mission’s many trendy nightspots.

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San Francisco Museums

San Francisco is well known for the quality and variety of museums if offers. The first stop for many is the sprawling California Academy of Sciences, which boasts an aquarium, a planetarium, and a natural history museum! The Aquarium of the Bay allows visitors to marvel at marine life during their visit to Fisherman’s Wharf. Meanwhile, the Asian Art Museum holds 6,000 years worth of art from the East. The de Young Museum is another art appreciator's dream. It houses art, photographs, and textiles from around the world while giving visitors a 360-degree view of San Francisco and The Pacific. For families, the kids will love The Exploratorium and The Children’s Creativity Museum.

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