11 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals Near SoMa San Francisco, California - Updated 2024

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South of Market, more commonly known as SoMa, is an area in downtown San Francisco, south of Market Street. SoMa has been the home to a rich art and music scene and club culture since the 1980s. Now, it additionally houses tech startups, as well as a growing residential class. Places of interest in SoMa include the Moscone Center, a large entertainment complex that hosts the famous Apple events. The Yerba Buena Gardens is a beautiful public park, showcasing the rich San Francisco culture. There’s also Oracle Park, a number of museums, restaurants, bars, and large shopping centers. This neighborhood is indeed a cultural gem, with everything it has to offer. Check out our top recommendations for the best Airbnbs near SoMa, San Francisco, California, and get ready to explore the city.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 18, 2024.

1. Chic designer condo near hip spots and major attractions (from USD 234)

Take your vacation to San Fran to a whole new level by staying in this chic condo. What makes this accommodation a fabulous choice is its custom Edwardian interiors that provide that posh appeal. It can sleep up to two guests in total comfort thanks to its simple yet stylish queen bed. Nice amenities like the indoor fireplace, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, and a lot more add comfort and convenience to the place. The fully equipped modern kitchen lets you cook and dine with ease.

This trendy flat is located in the equally trendy SoMa district, which means you won’t have any problems looking for a great place to dine or shop. The city hall, downtown area, museums, Union Square, and other points of interest are located close by.

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San Francisco, California, United States
761 meters (0.5 ft) from Barbary Coast
207 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
his place is very cozy nice couch and the bed was huge
the house is beautiful and clean
the house was extremely clean including the bed sheets and towels that were provided
jefferson's place was very beautiful and clean
very clean very thorough instructions around the home
it was clean well secured and use of the garage was terrific
jefferson was a good host
check in was very easy hosts were very welcoming and friendly
thankfully jefferson and his co-host were flexible and understood the situation
jefferson was an excellent and fastidious host the unit was very uniquely styled and a great place to stay
beautiful place that was worth every penny host was great and the place accommodated all of our needs
great spot close to everything
the location was great too it was within walking distance of a few stores and restaurants
amazing spot and great location
located right next to the fwy and pretty close to every thing you'd want to visit in sf
cute place and pretty exactly how it was listed
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2. Designer studio at the heart of San Francisco (from 135 USD) (from USD 3750)

This boutique home could be your next dream vacation rental if you are into chic decor and beautiful city views. The studio, which is located in a condominium within the Civic Center area, houses a rooftop terrace, where guests can gaze out across the city while unwinding or having a barbecue. It has a queen bed with a memory foam mattress, one full bathroom, and it can accommodate three guests. Amenities, such as Wi-Fi access, a TV, washer, dryer, hairdryer, and an iron are available for use.

The listing also includes a full kitchen, as well as bed and bath necessities. Get in touch with your artistic side by hanging out in the nearby Mission District - a vibrant neighborhood in San Francisco, offering a rich food and art/music scene, built with strong Latino roots.

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San Francisco, California, United States
1.22 km (0.8 mi) from Barbary Coast
28 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed was super comfortable and having netflix on the tv screen was a blessing
the studio apartment was clean and well equipped with all the amenities and was perfect for my stay
to wrap it up i can wholeheartedly recommend any of their apartments (even though i lived in only one)
incredible place clean and really beautiful
the apartment was just like the pictures: very clean and modern and had everything we needed
carlos was also very helpful in showing us around the apartment
carlos was an excellent host communicating quickly and allowing me to extend my stay multiple times
when you have great hosts everything else falls in place
great place and even greater hosts totally recomended for short and long stay
if i had to choose between great hosts and great apartment i would choose the first
it's a great location close to everything but still quiet and comfortable indoors
so convenient definitely recommend this place
nice host and nice place very good location in the city
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3. Modern, private studio with interior courtyard (from 126 USD) (from USD 135)

This one-bed studio apartment, centrally located in a quiet alley of Western SoMa, is perfect for those looking to experience comfortable urban living without having to sacrifice privacy. The unit, suited for two people, is painted in chic colors that make for a contemporary vibe. Basic amenities, such as access to Wi-Fi, cable TV, a hairdryer, and essentials like towels, soap, shampoo, and bed linens, are all provided in this listing.

The space comes with a full kitchen, stocked with breakfast items like cereal, juice, tea, and coffee. Catch performances at the concert halls and opera houses that are located around the area - the Opera House, SF Ballet, Davies Symphony Hall, and the SF Jazz Center are all just a short walk away from this unit. Various transportation options are available to get around the area - you can either take buses on nearby Mission Street and Market Street, take the subway through the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), or ride the Muni Metro.

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San Francisco, California, United States
922 meters (0.6 ft) from Barbary Coast
488 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fully stocked kitchen complete with some basic breakfast amenities and fresh fruit
there were extra breakfast items provided which was very welcome
i appreciated that the hosts left some cereals yogurts and nuts in the kitchen for em to enjoy
she had filled the fridge with delicious breakfast items for us which was very much appreciated
wonderful space modern but cozy
very clean and private space
clean and quiet great value
the place was very clean and everything worked
simple clean and efficient
the flat is clean and accessing it is secure and discrete
raveevarn was a fantastic host
great place and very nice host
raveevarn is a very kind host reliable and with quick response
and the host is very kind and comprehensive
our host was very kind educated available and friendly
good location not that far from downtown
good central location close to many bus routes
great location close to public transportation but also walking distance to pretty much everything
amazing place in a central location
nice modern oasis close to all things downtown
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4. Vibrant, open-plan loft (from 200 USD) (from USD 6150)

This modern and stylish loft presents a vibrant atmosphere due to its open-plan design. With 16-foot (4.9-meter) ceilings and large windows, light naturally comes in and covers the space. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom loft provides guests with unique amenities, like Wi-Fi access, a smart TV with Netflix and HBO GO, a full kitchen, game console, washer and dryer, dishwasher, bed and bath essentials, a hairdryer, an iron, and heated floors. It is located near the Financial District and is within walking distance from Moscone Center. Come together with friends as this listing accommodates up to four guests.

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San Francisco, California, United States
711 meters (0.5 ft) from Barbary Coast
66 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my favorite parts were the giant marble table the view from the patio and the heated floors
loved it the apt is all brand new and has everything you may need during your stay
the apartment was very clean spacious and came with all the amenities a traveller would need
loft was clean and fresh towels were avaialble
very stylish and clean
the loft itself is spacious very clean and tastefully decorated
alex's loft is clean comfy and in a great location
the loft was perfect walked in to a spotless beautiful loft in a great area of san francisco
alex was a great host
alex was an amazing host
alex was an excellent host
alex was a great host
alex is a great host and makes everything easy
it's super close to anything downtown
great apartment in a great location
the location is perfect and within a short walk to wherever we wanted to be
really very recommended the location is very cute and affordable
it's super close to anything downtown and extremely convenient
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5. Harry Potter-themed apartment at a discounted price (from 128 USD) (from USD 169)

Spend a magical night at this Harry Potter-inspired, two-bedroom apartment, suited for five guests! The unit has everything you need - Wi-Fi access, a TV with Netflix and HBO GO, bed and bath essentials, a full kitchen, an iron, a dishwasher, dryer, access to a patio with a barbecue grill, a laundry room, and gym access. Located just a block away from the Civic Center, this unit is close to San Francisco City Hall, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and Market Street.

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San Francisco, California, United States
862 meters (0.6 ft) from Barbary Coast
108 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 6 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds are comfortable and the view is outstanding
if you aren’t a fan you will be when you leave the view from the place is breathtaking
if you are a harry potter fan this is a must stay
the view from the apartment was quite unexpected and i enjoyed my stay
the bed is comfy the wifi is fast and everything was super clean
very clean very fun place to stay
the place was really clean and comfortable
excellent communication and really clean and unique place in a cool part of san francisco
the condo complex is clean modern and conveniently located to many sf activities
best of all colin's apartment is very clean
attentive and friendly host
collin was a great host
collin was a fantastic host
super informative and responsive host
collin was very responsive and helpful with all our requests and questions
location is super close to some great venues restaurants and walking distance to anything you could need
the location is great and only about a 20 min
the location was perfect for our needs
great place in the heart of the city
this is a quirky interesting apartment in a good location for seeing all of san francisco’s attractions
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6. Bright loft apartment with courtyard (from 289 USD) (from USD 1389)

If you are looking for a stylish and spacious place to unwind, this loft apartment is the perfect fit. With giant windows spread across the rooms, one can enjoy the comfort of natural air and lighting. This one-bedroom apartment suited for three people even has an outdoor common area that provides guests with views of the city of San Francisco. The home comes with everything you need - Wi-Fi, a TV, bathroom and bedroom essentials, coffee maker, hairdryer, and an iron.

Guests also have access to a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, dishwasher, bathtub, and even an indoor fireplace. During your stay, catch an event at Moscone Center - the largest convention and exhibition center in San Francisco, which is within walking distance from the home. Sports enthusiasts can also visit Oracle Park, the baseball park that serves as the home to the San Francisco Giants.

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San Francisco, California, United States
609 meters (0.4 ft) from Barbary Coast
360 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there were fans placed around the loft to move air and the bed was exceptionally comfortable
when we entered the apartment it was just as beautiful and tidy as the photos showed
we enjoyed the city of course but we enjoyed this apartment even more
the loft itself was incredibly comfortable and quite a large space
the bed is very comfortable with high quality bed linen
beautiful clean and modern
everything was clean and well taken care of
it’s spacious super clean and comfortable
towels and linens were so clean and smelled like they just got pulled from the dryer
the apartment is beautiful super clean and stocked with goodies
the hosts are amazing
the hosts take so much extra care that you feel extra pampered
vera was a great host
vera and cleber are outstanding hosts
the hosts are great and responsive
the location is great for walking anywhere and accessing public transportation
the location is good close to caltrain and market
location was excellent and within walking distance or a short drive from most places we went
location is excellent and walking distance to market and mission street is easy
the location is great especially for those attending conferences and/or wanting to explore that part of the city
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7. Newly remodeled two-bedroom home (from 300 USD) (from USD 279)

The next listing provides guests with private access to the top two floors of a house. It is located on a cul de sac in SoMa and is surrounded by a small garden oasis, giving out that quiet and safe atmosphere, despite being located in a busy city. The unit is suitable for five people. Guests have access to Wi-Fi, a TV, an iron, bed and bath essentials, a full kitchen, two queen beds, and a twin air mattress. It is also located within walking distance from Moscone Center, Union Square, Yerba Buena Gardens, and many other museums and galleries.

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San Francisco, California, United States
616 meters (0.4 ft) from Barbary Coast
351 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we appreciated the coffee linens towels and fully functioning kitchen
the well appointed kitchen allowed for comfortable food prep
this small apartment easily fits 5-6 people without any problems
the home is well appointed comfortable with speedy internet and exceeded my expectations
the place had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and the neighbors were super nice too
clean and well appointed
lots of clean towels
everything was clean and neat
everything is clean and looks really nice
super clean comfy and all around wonderful
daniel is a great host
daniel is a great host
daniel was accommodating and responsive
host is a great communicator
daniel was a great host very kind and very reactiv when we had questions
great location to walk to many things
many good restaurants around walking distance
the location is very central enabling for quick and easy transportation throughout the city
the location is a bit out of the central city but easy to walk or uber around
stylish space and good location
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8. Industrial chic apartment, perfect for groups (from 308 USD)

This apartment in SoMa is the perfect fit for a large family or a group of friends staying in the city. What makes the space unique is that it is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite that can be converted to three bedrooms and two baths through the rolling metal and glass divider installed in the front lounge area. Guests have access to a roof deck, where they can simply relax under the sun, or cook on the barbecue grill that is also provided.

Notable amenities include Wi-Fi, a TV, an iron, bed and bath essentials, a hairdryer, a full kitchen, and a dishwasher. Moscone Center is located just five blocks away. You can also do your grocery shopping at a Trader Joe’s, about three blocks away, or Safeway and Whole Foods, which are both around five blocks away. Get around the area through the multiple choices of transport, like the BART, Muni, and Caltrain.

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San Francisco, California, United States
621 meters (0.4 ft) from Barbary Coast
173 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great views from the rooftop terrace comfortable beds
the beds were super comfortable
smart tvs in each room
the beds were so comfortable the space really unique and the heated floors fantastic
the beds were so comfortable and the heated floor was a very nice feature
very clean and comfortable
super clean very modern and very stylish
michah's place is modern and clean
beautiful home very well kept - nice and clean
great apartment - very clean close to nightlife and the rooftop is perfect when the weather is nice
micah was a wonderful host very responsive and accommodating with all of our questions and special requests
great hosts available for whatever you need
micah was an amazing host and made it easy to communicate
micah is helpful and genuine
hosts were very attentive and easy to reach
the location is perfect
excellent location and beautiful space
location is right above a fun little wine bar/store
the location was great- we were able to walk to chinatown in about 30 minutes
great spot in a great location would book again
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9. Rustic modern studio apartment, featuring an outdoor bar (from 234 USD)

Despite being located in a central and busy area, this listing is highly recommended for its cozy, quiet, and relaxing ambiance. This studio apartment for two is creatively decorated, with a blend of rustic and modern touches. A feature unique to this listing is its backyard that serves as an outdoor seating space or bar for guests.

The listing comes with basic amenities, like Wi-Fi access, a TV, bathroom essentials, bed linens, hangers, a hairdryer, and an iron. A washer, dryer, full kitchen, and a queen-size bed are also available to guests. Try out the local food scene through the nearby bars and restaurants, like Bar Agricole or Don Ramon’s.

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San Francisco, California, United States
1.05 km (0.7 mi) from Barbary Coast
86 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. Luxurious, two-story loft with smart-home technology (from 250 USD)

This two-story top loft is every techie’s dream. The space, suitable for two guests, features a living room with a smart TV, Netflix, and HBO GO, a study with a high-resolution computer monitor and a printer, a bathroom with a Japanese bidet, and chargers of almost every type. The usual amenities are also available, like Wi-Fi access, bed and bath essentials, a hairdryer, an iron, a washer, dryer, dishwasher, and a full kitchen.

An indoor fireplace and heated floors are also installed to provide extra comfort. Visit nearby South Beach and Mission Bay during your stay in the unit, or Moscone Center, also within walking distance.

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San Francisco, California, United States
529 meters (0.4 ft) from Barbary Coast
62 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tv and internet systems are great including a sound system for the entire apartment
the kitchen is fully equipped and wren invites guests to use her supplies such as fresh ground coffee
a terrific apartment with more high-tech gadgetry than you can imagine
the loft was neat and clean
wren's place is a gem sparkling clean and uniquely styled
the place was clean organized comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay
the space was clean well lit quiet and had gorgeous views
host was absolutely helpful
great host and a great place
she was always quick to reply answered all of my questions and was so kind and helpful
great stay with a great host
overall wren was a wonderful host
check in was easy and the location is great
1) it's walking distance from bart/muni and popular conference centers like moscone
great little loft within walking distance of the moscone center
beautiful and luxurious space in a very central location
wren's place is beautiful and in a safe location
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11. Designer apartment with rooftop and gym access (from 332 USD)

Bright, modern, stylish, and spacious - these are only a few out of the many outstanding characteristics of this apartment. This space, that is suitable for three, provides guests with access to a rooftop overlooking the beautiful San Francisco skyline. If you are looking to squeeze in a workout, the listing also comes with access to a gym. Guests can also enjoy amenities like Wi-Fi, a TV, bathroom essentials, a hairdryer, an iron, a washer, a dryer, and a kitchen.

You’re sure to have a good night’s rest in the unit’s comfortable king-size bed. The apartment is located right in the heart of the Design District and is surrounded by the finest designer showrooms in San Francisco. If you need to do some grocery shopping, a Trader Joe’s is located within a few blocks.

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San Francisco, California, United States
1.12 km (0.7 mi) from Barbary Coast
87 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities in a stylish apartment
it’s a beautiful apartment with quality furnishings
i thought i wouldn't like a brand new apt in charming old san francisco
great design super comfortable bed and couch
the apartment has ac which in sf is pretty rare
super clean and modern
clean apartment in a nice building
during my stay it was sparkling clean and well decorated
the apartment is modern with a clean design
the place was clean and just what we needed
she is a super host
the host responded super quick to my questions
erin is an amazing host
erin is also a great host
her directions were straightforward and as a host erin was responsive and accommodating
really close to good restaurants
brilliant flat great location
walking distance from trader joe's nearby parking—the location was great
excellent location and beautiful apartament
really amazing beautiful and secure location
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Plan a trip to San Fran!

SoMa, San Francisco, has a wide range of offerings - art museums, event centers, financial districts, cultural parks, a tech scene, lively club culture, and unique restaurants and bars. So, get booking and plan your trip to San Fran!

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