10 Best Beachfront Hotels In Bay Area, San Francisco - Updated 2023


Located in Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area, or just Bay Area, features a number of beautiful destinations. Here, you will find California’s Wine Country region and major cities, such as Berkeley, San Jose, and San Francisco. If you’re visiting, don’t forget to kayak on the Russian River or check out the hiking and trekking spots in San Francisco Bay Area. It is also home to Half Moon Bay and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge that connects San Francisco to Marin County. If you’re feeling bold and want to make your stay more memorable, you can give the teardrop trailer rentals in the Bay Area a try. Of course, a trip here isn’t complete without experiencing one or two of its numerous beaches. And what better way to achieve that than to stay in a waterfront accommodation? Read on to discover the best beachfront hotels in Bay Area, San Francisco.

1. Pacifica Beach Hotel (from USD 129)

The classic hotel has elegant interiors and a shared seating room with complimentary beverages and city tour booklets. However, guests won’t have to travel far to have fun because the property is a few steps to the beach. Since it is a beachfront hotel, it offers majestic views of Pacifica State Beach. Those who don’t feel like leaving the property can relax in the hotel’s indoor swimming pool for a refreshing dip.

Its rooms are also good for two to four people, making this hotel perfect for vacationing couples or families.

Pacifica Beach Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 525 Crespi Drive
Accommodates: 2

Restaurant Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Non-smoking rooms Internet services Hot tub/jacuzzi Heating

2. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay (from USD 869)

This elegant hotel offers stunning rooms with big windows, where guests can see breathtaking views of the nearby white sand beach, which is only 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away. Couples can enjoy a romantic visit in the exquisite hotel with easy access to a long coastline, the perfect spot for strolling around or catching the sunset. The nearby beach also has great waves perfect for beginners in surfing.

As for the hotel, its rooms have enormous beds and plush sofas. An indoor pool, a spa with a variety of treatments, and a fitness center are all available on site. Have some seafood in Navio or California cuisine in The Conservatory, both of which offer amazing ocean views.

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Wifi Available

Address: 1 Miramontes Point Rd
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court

3. The Oceanfront Hotel on MiramarBeach HMB (from USD 359)

This capacious hotel is right in front of an extensive coastline, where guests can go swimming or stroll around. Miramar Beach is only away 65.7 ft (20 m) from the property. Guests can also visit other nearby beaches, such as El Granada Beach, Naples Beach, and Dunes Beach, all of which are less than 1 mi (1.6 km) away.

The hotel offers top-notch amenities and services. Daily housekeeping ensures clean and well-kept double bedrooms and suites. Guests can use the car park for free if they are bringing an automobile during the trip. They can also savor the delicious continental breakfast that comes with the stay.

The Oceanfront Hotel on MiramarBeach HMB

Wifi Available

Address: 211 Mirada Road
Accommodates: 4

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

Other beachfront accommodations in Bay Area, San Francisco

4. Nick's Cove (from USD 875)

Nick’s Cove, an inn, offers a variety of accommodations, all of which have views of the ocean. You can choose cottages that are good for two people if you are on a romantic getaway. If you are coming with your family, there is a bungalow that can fit four to six people. Select units are also pet friendly.

The inn also has an in-house seafood restaurant that offers the best oysters in the area. The property is close to numerous tourist attractions. Plus, the beach is just right below the restaurant. Guests can easily visit Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay State Park

Nick's Cove

Wifi Available

Address: 23240 Highway One
Accommodates: 6

Massage Private beach area Internet services Room service Daily housekeeping Special diet menus (on request) Horse riding Private check-in/check-out

5. Beachfront apartment for large groups (from USD 717)

This beachfront apartment has amenities that guests will adore. It can accommodate up to 10 people with its 5 spacious bedrooms. Guests can enjoy views of the beach through the large windows on one side of the living room. If you want to be closer to the sea, hang out on the terrace. The property also has a dining table that can sit up to 10 people, which means everyone can enjoy hearty meals together.

The apartment also has a prime location. Just outside is the Pacific Ocean and just seven minutes away is San Francisco.

Beach Front 5B/3BT 3200SQ HUGE Luxury only 7 miles from San Francisco
104 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
efficient kitchen with 2 ovens 2 dishwashers and 2 refrigerators
clean and beds were very comfortable
the house inside was immaculately clean and well managed
all the bedrooms were tidy bathrooms clean with soap and sanitizers
always quickly responsive to our questions
throughout he was patient resourceful and sincerely helpful
you are indeed a responsive owner
lance is a very nice owner & it's a great home for a large group
lance was an amazing host and was very responsive
a beautiful location right on the water of a sleepy part of pacifica
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6. Private house with fireplace (from USD 614)

The private oceanfront home has two bedrooms and can sleep up to six people. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and the second bedroom has a huge queen-size bed. It has two bathrooms, one of which has a bathtub for maximum comfort. The property also has a fireplace to keep guests warm. Guests can unwind on the property’s lawn or head out to the beach out front.

Private Ocean-Front Home in the Bay Area
74 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
couch very comfortable to sleep on - no need for the air bed
loved the rustic wood floors and the gourmet kitchen with high end appliances
this house was absolutely great it was super clean and warm and welcoming
this home is very well cared for and so clean the bed comfortable
the owners are outstanding
the owners are very attentive and kind
our host was very helpful and responsive
the hosts are so gracious and have clearly thought about the needs of the guests
the hosts are amazingly responsive
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7. Exquisite apartment with front deck (from USD 803)

Visitors can enjoy hanging out in this exquisite apartment’s front deck while drinking wine and overlooking the magnificent coast. The front deck also has a fire pit, perfect for spending some time under the stars and listing to the sound of the Pacific Ocean. Apart from five big bedrooms and a hall bed, the property also has four bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. The property is also only a few steps from the beach.

Beach Front 5b/3b 2800SQ Luxury 7 Miles to San Francisco
70 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 10 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s was perfect for family with plenty of room to spread out
the beds were very comfortable and rooms are spread out for privacy
the property was very well kept clean and spacious
the unit was cleaned exceptionally well and that was a priority for me during this pandemic
the rental place was very clean spacious an real easy to check in and out
the house was large and clean and great for family gatherings
lance was one of the most caring hosts we have ever experienced working with
fantastic house and location in pacifica
it is great to walk to the beach and restaurants are close by
this house was beautiful and the location could not be better
this property is at a beautiful location
beds were comfortable and the location was perfection thank you lance from the entire alnassiry family
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8. Elegant house with beautiful views (from USD 335)

The elegant three-bedroom property can accommodate up to eight guests in its queen-size beds. It has classic interiors with a living area that features a leather couch and wooden furniture. The child-friendly place is perfect for families or groups who love to bring their kids on the trip. The sunroom is the best spot to look at views of sunset or the waves. If you want to be closer to the sea, the coast is just a few steps away.

On Bluff Over Crashing Surf, Elegant 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath House
86 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
even the furniture was just right—large and small tables and lovely chairs and sofas
property: very clean decorated with taste and well maintained
beds were heavenly steam shower was a nice addition and the place was very clean
gary and nancy were wonderful hosts
we appreciate our friendly and welcoming hosts
gary and nancy were gracious thoughtful hosts who accomodated a last minute reservation
you can call them for anything and they are very responsive
gary and nancy are welcoming and accommodating
wonderful location for our family reunion
as my family and i arrived to the location we were greeted by nancy who was very welcoming
excellent location and great views
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9. Secluded retreat with hot tub (from USD 495)

The family-friendly beachfront retreat comes with a large deck with seating a hot tub and a private lanai with a hot tub. The entire house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, making it perfect for five guests. It also has a kitchen complete with culinary equipment and appliances so visitors. Guests can eat their meals at the dining table that faces that ocean. It is located on Moss Beach and close to many other beaches.

Private Beachfront Retreat W/ Large Deck, Hot Tub, and WiFi
119 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well equipped with nice amenities comfortable beds and great views from the living room
we loved the expansive view from the family room and kitchen areas
the house had some fun games and dvds and the kitchen was well stocked and easy to use
very clean and lots of room
clean extremely well stocked and very quiet
the hosts were great
great owners to work with
owners took great care in preparing for our stay
the hosts reply promptly and make it feel like you are truly guests in their home
the owners were very welcoming and we loved their offerings of pastries and wine
a wonderful house in a wonderful location on a private cove & beach
a wonderful location and a truly welcoming and comfortable home for a family get together
lots of things to do close by great location to the ocean and the house has everything you need
there is also a beautiful cliff walk
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10. Beautiful bungalow on Miramar Beach (from USD 375)

Stay in this two-bedroom house on Miramar Beach that can sleep up to six guests in its queen-size beds, perfect for families and groups of friends on a vacation. It has a big living area that offers ocean views through its large windows. It also has a kitchen and a dining table. Guests can opt to eat on the front porch, which is steps from the ocean. The entire property also has free WiFi, allowing guests to stay connected.

The Ebb Tide Beach Bungalow
57 reviews  Wifi Available
bungalow 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was comfortable and cozy with beautiful views of the ocean
claire was also a great host
claire the manager was very responsive to any questions we had
the property owener and her staff are very responsive
very attentive and responsive
the neighborhood was very quiet and while i couldn't talk to the passersby they were all friendly
the location is gorgeous
totally unique with rest relaxation and great food just a short walk away
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Have a pleasant stay by the beach

Bay Area has awesome swimming and surfing destinations that are perfect for solo travelers, couples, families, and friends. Enjoy a pleasant stay by the beach by booking a place in Bay Area. Get your itinerary ready and pick one among the abovelisted waterfront hotels in San Francisco.

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