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Where To Stay In San Francisco: 10 Great Hotels & Vacation Rentals

Connor
Updated Oct 10, 2017

If you hear someone say I’m heading to Fog City, The Golden City, Baghdad by the Bay, or my favorite, Saint Frank, it means they’re going to the one and only, San Francisco.

The second most densely populated city in the US, behind New York City, San Francisco is famous for its temperate climate and balmy weather, the Golden Gate Bridge, steep rolling hills, cable cars, Alcatraz, and being a cultural and financial mecca of the West Coast. There are many reasons to go to San Francisco, and there are many places to stay.


Read on to find out about the 10 best hotels and vacation rentals in San Francisco!

1. 2. Sunny Corner Noe Valley Victorian (from 85 USD per night)

Were you a fan of Full House? Then check this look-alike house out. In the lovely Noe Valley, this Airbnb is close to restaurants on Valencia Street, the San Francisco metro, BART, and downtown SF. Your room will have a queen bed, wood floors, and high ceilings. You will share a bathroom with other guests, and a woman and her teenage son live in the house. But they will be out of the house during work hours on the workweek. You should seriously consider this option if price is a high concern of yours and you want to be near downtown SF. The city is expensive and this accommodation is one of its cheapest in a good location.

Sunny Corner Noe Valley Victorian Airbnb

Price: from 85 USD per night

Number of Guests: Up to 2

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2. 3. Cozy Garden Cottage (from 95 USD per night)

A high-end garden cottage is an apt accommodation in the wealthy and green San Francisco. Cozy Garden Cottage is in a backyard garden in Glen Park, five blocks from the Glen Park BART station. It is a studio with one bedroom and bathroom. At a cheap price and with a charming facade, this is a great cottage to spend a lovely night.

Cozy Garden Cottage Airbnb

Price: from 95 USD per night

Number of Guests: Up to 2

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3. 4. Renovated flat near Golden Gate Park (from 129 USD per night)

If you and your family or friends are looking for a relatively cheap accommodation to stay at for an extended amount of time, then take a look at this 1,200 square foot (111.5 sq m), six-room flat. The minimum stay is 30 nights, there are two bedrooms, a living room with a couch that pulls out, and a bathroom. It’s within walking distance of Golden Gate Park, Lincoln Park, Golden Gate Bridge, the beach, and the San Francisco Zoo. It’s a great place to experience San Francisco from.

Renovated Flat Near Golden Gate Park VRBO

Price: from 129 USD per night

Number of Guests: Up to 5

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4. 5. Potrero Hill Garden Cabana (from 200 per night)

Potrero Hill Garden Cabana is an ideal retreat after a day of exploring San Francisco, working, or visiting family and friends. Nestled in a garden, the reclusive flat comes with a bedroom, coffee bar, and bathroom. Mission Bay and South of Market, a famous startup hub, are nearby!

Potrero Hill Garden Cabana Airbnb

Price: from 200 per night

Number of Guests: Up to 2

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5. 6. Castro Oasis (from 238 USD per night)

The Castro Oasis apartment is in fact, a little oasis in the Castro neighborhood. The aesthetically pleasing apartment is 600 square feet (55.7 sq m), and comes with a bedroom, living room that extends into a kitchen, a bathroom, and a deck that descends into a tropical garden. Not a bad place to look at if you actually wanted to live in San Francisco. It is located near Noe Valley and the Valencia Corridor.

Castro Oasis Airbnb

Price: from 238 USD per night

Number of Guests: Up to 2

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6. 7. Beresford Arms (from 249 USD per night)

If price isn’t your primary concern, and you want to stay near the popular Union Square, at a hotel with all of the amenities and services that come with a class act hotel, then Beresford Arms is a great option for you. Beresford has an old Victorian charm with modern luxuries, and is a short walk to the cable cars.

Beresford Arms

Address: 701 Post Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA (see map)

Price: from 249 USD per night

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7. 8. Hilton San Francisco Union Square (from 308 USD per night)

Without a doubt, this is one of the most tasteful and elegant hotels in San Francisco. This Hilton is located in the heart of the city, five minutes walking from the Powell Street subway station, a block from the American Conservatory Theater, and less than one mile from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each room comes with a flat screen TV and an array of amenities. The hotel also provides a health club, relaxing whirlpool, a restaurant, and a lounge area.

Hotel Hilton San Francisco Square

Address: 333 O'Farrell Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA (see map)

Price: from 308 USD per night

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8. 9. Palace Hotel (from 355 USD per night)

If luxury is your first and foremost concern, then take a look at Palace Hotel. All rooms come with leather tufted headboards, 11-foot (3.35 m) ceilings, bedside lighting, and high thread count linens. The hotel includes bars, a breath-taking crystal chandelier restaurant, a pool under a glass dome, a 24 hour fitness center, a spa with lounges, and 24 hour concierge. This is the epitome of a ‘grand’ hotel.

Palace Hotel

Address: 2 New Montgomery Street, Financial District, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA (see map)

Price: from 355 USD per night

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9. 10. Spectacular Telegraph Hill Penthouse (from 400 USD per night)

If you and your friends or family want to just splurge and experience San Francisco in style, then this penthouse is for you. It’s a luxury three level penthouse that comes with a deck that provides a fantastic view of North Beach and the bay near the Golden Gate Bridge. There are three bedrooms and four bathrooms. Renting does require a 30 night minimum stay, so this is for the long, beautiful haul.

Spectacular Telegraph Hill 3BR Penthouse with Private Deck

Price: from 400 USD per night

Number of Guests: Up to 8

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10. Now you know where to crash at Saint Frank!

You have plenty of options to choose from now: from a garden cottage, to a Hilton, to a penthouse. Don’t miss out on all San Francisco has to offer! Book a flight, and land in the City on the Bay tomorrow!

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1. Ukulele room (from 49 USD per night.)

A room, a bathroom, Wi-Fi, and access to a kitchen, all for 49 USD a night. It will be hard to find a better deal in all of San Francisco. The house is located in Mission District, the home of hipsters, trendy fashion, murals, and burritos. With a big double bed, and rooftop access, this accommodation is more than worth the 49 USD a night.

Ukulele Room Airbnb

Price: from 49 USD per night.

Number of Guests: Up to 2

This article was originally published on May 17, 2017

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