Top 10 Themed Hotels In San Francisco - Updated 2024

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Located along the ocean, San Francisco is one of the most colorful and fascinating cities in the world with sloping hills and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The jewel of Northern California, San Francisco is a treasure trove of history, beaches, parks, museums, and thousands of unique events. Some of the most notable attractions are historic Alcatraz Island and Fisherman’s Wharf. San Francisco’s Chinatown and Golden Gate Park in the city center is worth visiting. The historic cable cars which stop at the city’s top sites take you around an exciting trip to the town. San Francisco is well known for street fairs, fun festivals, and community activities. You can do wine tasting, sample gourmet cuisines, and enjoy the ballet, symphony or opera. Planning a trip to San Francisco? Consider staying at one of these great themed hotels in San Francisco below!

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 June 02, 2024.

1. Hotel Des Arts (from USD 144)

Located near the French Quarter this boutique hotel showcases the contemporary works of emerging artists from around the world. The environment of the hotel is just like staying in a gallery. The beautifully decorated rooms with imaginative, offbeat murals by renowned artists have shared or en-suite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and microwaves. A light complimentary continental breakfast is included. Art is available for purchase in the lobby gallery. The main shopping areas, restaurants, fantastic art galleries, museums, parks, public transportation (like the Cable Car!) are within walking distance of the Hotel Des Arts. The Hotel Des Arts are ideally situated for business or leisure.

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Hotel Des Arts

Wifi Available

Address: 447 Bush Street
641 meters (0.4 ft) from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift Express check-in/check-out WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout Daily housekeeping

2. Petite Auberge (from USD 236)

Located amidst the tony storefronts and restaurants of San Francisco’s Nob Hill this quaint Petite Auberge is a five minutes’ walk from the Union Square shopping area.

The rooms of the hotels feature modern conveniences, including 32″ flat screen TV’s, plush queen-size beds, and beautiful armoires as closets. Bathrooms are equipped with standing showers. Guests receive Petite Auberge’s signature amenities, including a daily full breakfast buffet, complimentary tea, coffee, soda, and water in the hotel’s parlor, and a complimentary evening wine hour. There are a courtyard and a lending library.

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Petite Auberge

Wifi Available

Address: 863 Bush Street
1.02 km (0.7 mi) from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Parking Non-smoking rooms Business centre Internet services Lift Safety deposit box Valet parking Heating

3. Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel (from USD 251)

Located near the Powell Street cable-car stop and a three-minute walk from the shops and theaters of Union Square, Hotel Rex juxtaposes style and energy. The stylish rooms with hand-painted local art have TVs and desks, free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, and plush bathrobes. Suites have dining tables and sitting areas with pull-out sofas.

Amenities include morning coffee and a nightly wine hour. A bohemian outpost feature literary-themed cocktails, original art, and live music. Public spaces vary from a bright salon with skylights to a lounge with a convertible billiards/conference table.

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Hotel Emblem San Francisco

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 562 Sutter Street
857 meters (0.6 ft) from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Laundry

4. Hotel Triton, a Kimpton hotel (from USD 205)

Designed by a collection of artifacts from across the globe Hotel Triton offers a boutique hospitality. Guests are immersed in culture from the moment they step into the property. Ideally situated, the hotel is minutes from Union Square, and Chinatown is on the doorstep. Bright and full of natural light, the 140 guest rooms and suites offer deluxe bedding, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi (for Kimpton members).

Hotel Triton is home to two of the city’s most appealing eateries. On one side is Café de la Presse — a wonderfully French bistro. On the other hand is Herlen Place, a lively café that transforms into a wine bar in the evening. Hotel freebies include a morning newspaper, morning tea and coffee, a 24-hour business center and a daily wine hour.

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Hotel Triton

Wifi Available

Address: 342 Grant Avenue
644 meters (0.4 ft) from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Parking Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

5. Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel (from USD 420)

A Boutique Hotel in Japantown near Fillmore Street, Hotel Kabuki delights guests with a vibrant design that fuses together the modernity of technical details with the warmth and richness of vintage touches. The guest rooms are a blend of thoughtful touches and extra comforts with Kabuki’s signature flair. With contemporary Japanese design, each hotel room features modern furnishings, a soothing palette, and plush beds and linens.

Rooms include 55” flat-screen smart TVs with HD channels and streaming apps, including Netflix, Crackle, Hulu, YouTube, and Pandora. Spacious and shiny bathrooms with widespread walk-in showers feature both overhead rain and handheld showerheads, designer bath amenities by Jonathan Adler, cozy bathrobes, and hairdryer. Hotel Kabuki provides easy access to exciting sights, dining, shops, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Lombard Street in San Francisco’s.

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Hotel Kabuki, part of JdV by Hyatt

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 1625 Post Street
2.44 km (1.6 mi) from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

6. Argonaut Hotel, a Kimpton hotel (from USD 382)

Located in Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco and inspired by the Greek legend and Gold Rush-era adventurers, the iconic Argonaut is a grand building built in 1907 of exposed brick, Douglas Fir beams, and seaside character. It gives the impression of touching the colorful Barbary Coast.

The guestrooms have an interior view and a quiet and tranquil environment. Amenities include, complimentary premium coffee, 37” flat panel HDTV, portable two-line telephones with data ports, iHomes, workstation with desk and Eames-style chair, luxury bath amenities, gourmet treats in fully-stocked in-room honor bars, safety deposit boxes (laptop-size), express checkout on TV, complimentary wine receptions in a relaxed lounge, and a seafood restaurant with terrace seating.

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Argonaut Hotel, a Noble House Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 495 Jefferson Street
2.97 km (1.9 mi) from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

7. Palace Hotel (from USD 489)

Located between Union Square and the Embarcadero, this newly renovated hotel is an epitome of classical modern décor. The beautiful rooms feature flat-screen TVs Wi-Fi and mini-fridges. Suites have coffeemakers and separate living rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and city views. There are a stylish fine-dining restaurant and a breezy lounge with a stained-glass dome. An indoor pool and a gym, meeting space and three ballrooms are also there. The pool is a treat that focuses on wellness.

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Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco

Wifi Available

Address: 2 New Montgomery Street
295 meters (0.2 ft) from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

8. Hotel Diva — a hotel with personality (from USD 159)

This classic hotel is just two blocks from the upscale shops of Union Square. The modern rooms and suites feature comfortable beds with goose-down duvets and designer toiletries. The rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and fridges. Colibri Mexican Restaurant is located in Hotel Diva’s lobby. The hotel has four decorated lounging areas that guests can access 24/7. The hotel has special offers for AAA card members, Deluxe, and other accommodations.

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9. Hotel Vertigo San Francisco

This Boutique hotel is located in San Francisco’s Nob Hill area a nine-minute walk from Union Square’s shops, museums and eateries, and two blocks from several light-rail and bus stop.

The stylish rooms decorated in orange and white hues with movie-inspired wall art offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs. Coffeemakers and mini-fridges. Loose tea and coffee are available in the morning in the lobby, where ‘Vertigo’ plays on a loop. Vertigo offers a variety of hotel packages, specials, and promotions all throughout the year! From romance to indulgence, to a family getaway there is a package for you!

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Hotel Vertigo San Francisco

Address: 940 Sutter Street
1.34 km (0.9 mi) from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Facilities for disabled guests Free WiFi Vending machine (drinks) Tour desk Fax/photocopying Laundry Fitness centre WiFi available in all areas

10. Hotel Bijou (from USD 168)

Situated in the heart of Union Square, Hotel Bijou offers fantastic accommodations, ample and exceptional amenities. The rooms draw inspiration from one of the unique cities in the world and provide the utmost in boutique accommodations for work or play. The rooms have cable television, free high-speed Internet, two-line phone with voicemail, writing desk, iron and ironing board, and more. The hotel hosts excellent, intimate meetings and events in a superior market street location. The hotel offers full concierge services.

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Hotel Bijou - Union Square

Wifi Available

Address: 111 Mason Street
756 meters (0.5 ft) from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Internet services Lift Safety deposit box

One of the most colorful and fascinating cities

San Francisco a treasure trove of history, beaches, parks, museums, and thousands of unique events is a must-see destination in the USA. A visit to the USA cannot be termed as complete without a visit to San Francisco.

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Journalist and a freelance writer based in India, traveling for K.Venkateshwar.Rao means exploring the world in search of arts and culture, interesting people, great food, and hidden gems. He has...Read more

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