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10 Safe Neighborhoods To Stay In San Francisco, California - Updated 2020

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Traveling to California would not make sense without visiting its most popular city San Francisco. Only in this city, you can marvel at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Take a walk to the bridge and feel the awesomeness of walking on the pedestrian path of the most famous bridge in the world. Make sure to also visit Pier 39 that boasts a myriad of shops and restaurants. You cannot resist indulging in an exquisite meal if you are presented with the idyllic views of the water and boats coming and going. The best attraction in Pier 39 is the sea lions that are enjoying the sun on the docks. So, keep your eyes open at all time. Don’t forget to also try the renowned cable cars and get off at your favorite stop to explore more. If you are wondering about safe neighborhoods to stay in San Francisco, keep reading.

1. Nob Hill (from USD 194)

Set on a high altitude, Nob Hill is considered one of the best places to live in San Francisco to the locals due to the low crime rate. This neighborhood is close to the city’s Financial District and South Beach. For even safer and a pleasant stay experience, be sure to book a luxury room in Fairmont San Francisco. Inside your room, you can enjoy modern amenities and facilities including a posh bathroom, a pull-out mini bar, and high ceilings. You can also wake up to the views of Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Other facilities that you can use outside your room include a full-service fitness center, spa and three awesome dining options on-site.

Fairmont San Francisco

Address: 950 Mason Street
Price: from 194 USD

Street parking Non-smoking rooms VIP room facilities Key access ATM/cash machine on site Newspapers Express check-in/check-out Designated smoking area

2. Marina District (from USD 109)

Marina District is another great neighborhood that is generally safe during the day and at night with a clean environment and easy parking. You will be close to Fisherman’s Wharf and Chestnut Street that is packed with restaurants and shops. If you choose to stay in Marina District, why don’t you book a spot at Comfort Inn that is located only minutes away from Lombard Street? The accommodation offers coffee facilities and a cable TV in a spacious room that is furnished with dark wood furniture and has a seating area.

Comfort Inn By the Bay Hotel San Francisco

Address: 2775 Van Ness Avenue
Price: from 109 USD

Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas First aid kit available Free WiFi Higher level toilet Cashless payment available Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Breakfast options Physical distancing in dining areas

3. North Beach (from USD 239)

North Beach is a rather busy neighborhood during the day but no worries as it is safe and you can walk alone without having to worry. Millennials love the North Beach for its safety and freedom. And, it is also close to major attractions like Fisherman’s Wharf and Chinatown. To have an enjoyable stay in North Beach, you are recommended to stay in Hotel Zoe. The hotel features an on-site Italian restaurant, coffee and tea in the lobby room every morning and of course, modern rooms that are equipped with flat-screen cable TVs, refrigerators, CD players and free wireless internet.

Best Western Plus The Tuscan

Address: 425 North Point
Price: from 239 USD

Library Meeting/banquet facilities Dry cleaning Chocolate or cookies Parking Internet services Safety deposit box Free WiFi

4. Russian Hill (from USD 68)

Boasting vibrant businesses and spectacular views throughout, Russian Hill is another relatively safe neighborhood to stay, with the majority of the crime related to property. During your vacation in San Francisco and is among favorite areas to millennials. From Russian Hill, you can get to Union Square and Jackson Square easily. Regarding a place to stay, Castle Inn would be an excellent choice. You can rest in a spacious room that features a cable TV with over 80 channels, a refrigerator and a microwave among others. You can also enjoy a daily continental breakfast every morning before setting out.

Castle Inn

Address: 1565 Broadway
Price: from 68 USD

Internet services Private parking CCTV outside property Non-smoking rooms Private check-in/check-out Parking garage Heating Vending machine (snacks)

5. Sea Cliff (from USD 193)

Sea Cliff is just amazing. It is quiet and peaceful, safe and clean with lush landscape anywhere you look around. You can also enjoy big houses and sea views as you stay in Sea Cliff. And, to support your stay in this neighborhood, there is no place better than My Rosegarden Guest Rooms, a bed and breakfast that is nestled adjacent to the famous Golden Gate Bridge. For the most pleasant experience, book a room with a seating area so you can relax after a day out in the city. You can also enjoy the surrounding views from the patio or balcony of your room.

My Rosegarden Guest Rooms

Address: 75 20th Avenue

Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking throughout WiFi Hiking Books, DVDs, music for children Heating Parking Street parking

6. Richmond District (from USD 80)

Another safe neighborhood with a relatively low crime rate that you need to consider is Richmond District. The neighborhood houses plenty of pretty parks, restaurants, shops, and boutiques. It is also not far from San Francisco city center as you can get there easily within a quick drive. One of the best accommodations you can find in Richmond District is Geary Parkway Motel. In the morning, there is no need to rush to find a place for breakfast as the motel serves a continental breakfast where you can enjoy your muffins with coffee, juice or tea. Your room will be a completely non-smoking room equipped with a satellite TV, microwave and refrigerator.

Geary Parkway Motel

Address: 4750 Geary Boulevard
Price: from 80 USD

WiFi available in all areas Vending machine (drinks) Tour desk Non-smoking rooms Free WiFi 24-hour front desk Family rooms On-site parking

7. Pacific Heights (from USD 399)

You may be familiar with Pacific Heights as this neighborhood is home to many wealthy people and public figures. Opulent houses can be seen all over the streets of this picturesque district. And of course, Pacific Heights is among the safest neighborhoods in the city. Also, from here you can marvel at the views of Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. What about accommodation? Indulge in luxury as you stay at Hotel Drisco whose Edwardian architecture will take your breath away. Modern amenities that are featured in your room include a large-screen TV, Egyptian cotton sheets, goose down comforters, an adaptive sound sleep machine and an elegant bathroom with posh amenities and plush microfiber robes.

Hotel Drisco

Address: 2901 Pacific Avenue
Price: from 399 USD

Special diet menus (on request) CCTV outside property Free parking Bridal suite Trouser press CCTV in common areas Dry cleaning Safety deposit box

8. The Castro (from USD 199)

You will feel very welcome as soon as you enter the Castro, one of the first gay districts in the country. The atmosphere is just different as you can feel the warmth and friendliness from the local residents, so there is nothing to worry about when it comes to safety here. Castro Theater is a must-visit attraction in this neighborhood and wherever you go, you can see a lot of bars and restaurants. For an unforgettable stay experience, make your way to Parker Guest House and enjoy a room that comes with a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV among other amenities. You can also enjoy the sun and fresh weather on the sun terrace.

Parker Guest House

Address: 520 Church Street

WiFi available in all areas Parking Daily housekeeping Internet services Fax/photocopying Designated smoking area Private check-in/check-out Newspapers

9. Laurel Heights (from USD 234)

Situated in the east of Inner Richmond, Laurel Heights is the right place for you if you are looking for a tranquil stay. The neighborhood is small and secluded, therefore the streets are relatively safe. You can admire Edwardian and Victorian houses in Laurel Heights. With regards to accommodation, Monte Cristo is a superb choice for you to enjoy a good rest in one of the oldest neighborhoods in San Francisco. This bed and breakfast features delicious continental breakfast where you can enjoy yogurt, pastries, as well as fresh fruits to recharge yourself before beginning your adventure in the city. Your room features free wireless internet and a flat-screen TV to keep you entertained.

Monte Cristo

Address: 600 Presidio Avenue

Fax/photocopying Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms CCTV outside property Internet services Chocolate or cookies Daily housekeeping Airport shuttle (additional charge)

10. Union Square (from USD 149)

As a shopping district in downtown San Francisco, Union Square may be packed during the day and you can witness how vibrant and busy the neighborhood really is. From shopping and dining to entertainment and nightlife, all are readily available in Union Square. Being crowded, however, does not mean that it is not safe. Getting around by yourself and staying here alone are safe and sound. Last but not least is Union Square, which is perhaps the most popular neighborhood on the list. While in Union Square, drive to The Westin and book a stylish room that features elegant furnishings and city views. Amenities inside your room include large windows, a flat-screen cable TV and coffee making facilities.

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

Address: 335 Powell Street
Price: from 149 USD

Contactless check-in/check-out Tour or class about local culture Tour desk Facilities for disabled guests CCTV in common areas Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Meeting/banquet facilities Safety deposit box

Explore San Francisco and have fun

San Francisco is a city where you can have fun if you are willing to explore it to every single corner. There is always something to see and enjoy. So explore, never say you are too tired to explore.

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