The Best Hotels in San Francisco

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best and most luxurious hotels in San Francisco. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Featuring stunning views of downtown San Francisco from each spacious guestroom, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at… See more

Featuring stunning views of downtown San Francisco from each spacious guestroom, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero offers gourmet on-site dining, in-room massage services and easy access to sites such as Chinatown, 7 minutes’ walk away.

Featuring free WiFi, each air-conditioned room at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero combines timeless design with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations. With rooms located on the top 11 floors of a 48-story tower, the hotel offers breathtaking views of San Francisco.

In-room dining is available to guests from 6:00 to 22:00.

Guests of Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero can start the day with a workout in the 24-hour fitness centre or enjoy a yoga class.

Offering unique shops, restaurants and nightlife, vibrant Union Square is 12 minutes’ walk away from this hotel. Offering service to San Francisco International Airport, Embarcadero BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station is 6 minutes’ walk away.

Rooms from $477

1 Hotel San Francisco

Rated 8.6 in 168 reviews

Overlooking San Francisco’s Embarcadero waterfront, this hotel features an outdoor rooftop terrace. Free WiFi is… See more

Overlooking San Francisco’s Embarcadero waterfront, this hotel features an outdoor rooftop terrace. Free WiFi is provided in all guest rooms. Oracle Park is 1.6 km away.

A flat-screen cable TV and an honour bar are featured in each spacious guest room at 1 Hotel San Francisco. Plush bathrobes, comfortable slippers and free boutique toiletries are provided in the en suite bathrooms. A spacious work desk and an ergonomic chair are also offered in each guest room.

A 24-hour business centre and a 24-hour fitness centre are available to guests.

San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge is 9 km away from this hotel. San Francisco International Airport is 30 minutes’ drive from 1 Hotel San Francisco. Chase Center is 3.4 km away.

Rooms from $409

Built high atop Ghirardelli Square with San Francisco Bay views, this urban San Francisco resort features luxurious… See more

Built high atop Ghirardelli Square with San Francisco Bay views, this urban San Francisco resort features luxurious apartments with free WiFi and fully equipped gourmet kitchens. Sweeping terraces with fire pits are featured on-site.

All spacious apartments at The Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square include a fireplace and a high-end entertainment system. All bedrooms are designed with an enclosed glass shower in the en suite bathroom. Exposed brick walls in all apartments offer natural soundproofing and a preserved element of the original Ghirardelli Square façade. An in-unit washer and dryer are tucked away in a closet for guest use. Select apartments feature bay views.

Grocery shopping and chef services can be arranged before guests’ arrive or during their stay through the 24-hour concierge and butler.

Room service from Palette, San Francisco Brewing Company, and McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood Restaurant is offered daily. The Fairmont Heritage elevators open directly to Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop, local San Francisco boutiques and restaurants on Ghirardelli Square. All elevators and entrances are accessed securely by only guest key card access.

San Francisco Maritime National Museum and Fisherman’s Wharf is 2 minutes’ walk away. Located at the foot of Golden Gate Bridge, the dog-friendly Crissy Field is 15 minutes’ bike ride away from The Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square.

All Residence Reservations include Two complimentary Valet Parking spots.

Rooms from $709

Hotel Drisco

Rated 9.5 in 45 reviews

Built in 1903, Hotel Drisco boasts Edwardian architecture. Atop Pacific Heights on Pacific Avenue, this luxurious San… See more

Built in 1903, Hotel Drisco boasts Edwardian architecture. Atop Pacific Heights on Pacific Avenue, this luxurious San Francisco hotel is only 5 minutes' walk from Presidio National Park. Each guest room provides free WiFi.

Guest rooms at this hotel boast modern amenities such as a 42-inch flat-screen HDTV and a Blu-ray player. The en suite bathrooms feature luxury bath amenities and plush microfiber robes. Egyptian cotton sheets, goose down comforters and an adaptive sound sleep machine are provided. Fresh espresso can be brewed with the in-room coffee machine. Guests can enjoy 24-hour room service.

Hotel Drisco features a free gourmet continental breakfast and free evening wine and cheese reception with fresh fruit and hot hors d'oeuvres. Guests will also appreciate free weekday car service to Union Square, the Financial District and Presidio businesses.

After a cup of coffee in the sitting room, visitors can enjoy a workout in the on-site fitness centre or take advantage of free access to the nearby YMCA. With a 24-hour business centre, guests at the Drisco Hotel can always be productive.

San Francisco’s vibrant Union Square is 4.5 km away from Hotel Drisco.

Rooms from $486

Hotel Nikko San Francisco

Rated 8.6 in 3157 reviews

Attractively located in the centre of San Francisco, Hotel Nikko San Francisco is within 300 metres of Union Square and… See more

Attractively located in the centre of San Francisco, Hotel Nikko San Francisco is within 300 metres of Union Square and 1.1 km of Moscone Center. Each accommodation at the 5-star hotel has city views, and guests can enjoy access to a terrace and to a bar. Private parking is available on site.

At the hotel rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. At Hotel Nikko San Francisco the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.

At the accommodation you will find a restaurant serving American and Japanese cuisine. Vegetarian, dairy-free and vegan options can also be requested.

Speaking German, English, Spanish and French at the 24-hour front desk, staff are ready to help around the clock.

San Francisco City Hall is 1.4 km from Hotel Nikko San Francisco, while Oracle Park is 2.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is San Francisco International Airport, 20 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $237

Hotel Kabuki, part of JdV by Hyatt

Rated 8.4 in 509 reviews

Located in San Francisco’s Japantown, this elegant hotel is connected to the Nihonmachi Mall and blends Eastern and… See more

Located in San Francisco’s Japantown, this elegant hotel is connected to the Nihonmachi Mall and blends Eastern and Western design. It features on-site dining and an indoor garden with a fishpond. Free WiFi is available at the property.

Blending traditional Japanese style decor with modern amenities, rooms at Hotel Kabuki, part of JdV by Hyatt, a Joie de Vivre Hotel offer a flat-screen Smart HDTV with streaming apps, a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower, guest robes and boutique bath amenities. A mini-refrigerator and a coffee machine are also provided in all guest rooms.

The Bar at Hotel Kabuki, part of JdV by Hyatt features Japanese whisky, sake and beer, as well as an assortment of international-inspired light snacks.
Valet parking, self-parking, laundry services and free newspapers are available.

The on-site fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment is open 24 hours a day. Valet parking, laundry services and free newspapers are available.

Shops and cafes at San Francisco's Union Square are 10 minutes' bus ride from Hotel Kabuki, part of JdV by Hyatt, a Joie de Vivre Hotel. San Francisco's Chinatown is 2 km from the property.

Rooms from $293

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Rated 9.0 in 417 reviews

Just 10 minutes' walk from Union Square and the Financial District, this luxury hotel offers on-site dining. A fitness… See more

Just 10 minutes' walk from Union Square and the Financial District, this luxury hotel offers on-site dining. A fitness centre is also available.

Rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco offer a flat-screen TV. En suite bathrooms include an Italian marble bath tub, complimentary luxury soap and shampoo products, bathrobes and slippers.

Club Level Guests of The Ritz-Carlton can enjoy exclusive amenities on The Club Level, which features all-day food and beverage services as well as a full-service concierge to assist with any requests.

The Lounge offers Coastal California cuisines and handcrafted cocktail inspired by the city's iconic neighborhoods. A classic American breakfast is served at the restaurant Parallel 37, which is located in the hotel lobby. In-room dining is also available.

San Francisco International Airport is 24 km away from this hotel. Chinatown is just 5 minutes' walk away. San Francisco's North Beach neighbourhood is 3 km away from The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

Rooms from $387

Argonaut Hotel, a Noble House Hotel

Rated 8.7 in 1565 reviews

Featuring in-room spa services and a traditional seafood restaurant, this luxury Fisherman’s Wharf eco-friendly hotel… See more

Featuring in-room spa services and a traditional seafood restaurant, this luxury Fisherman’s Wharf eco-friendly hotel offers beautiful views across the San Francisco Bay. Valet parking is available.

The nautically-themed rooms of the Argonaut are decorated with rich blue and white furniture. A flat-screen cable TV, minibar and coffee maker with coffee from San Francisco's Vasquez Coffee Company are included.

The Blue Mermaid at the Argonaut serves homemade chowder and fresh seafood in a casual historic setting. The full bar offers California wines and ocean-themed cocktails.

A free newspaper is offered to guests each weekday. A fitness center, in-room yoga channel and free yoga accessories are also available. A 24-hour business centre is also included.

The Argonaut is 8 minutes' walk from the USS Pampanito Submarine and less than 2.5 miles from the Exploratorium.

Rooms from $220

Fairmont San Francisco

Rated 8.0 in 1031 reviews

Atop centrally located Nob Hill, this landmark San Francisco hotel features luxurious rooms and suites. A full-service… See more

Atop centrally located Nob Hill, this landmark San Francisco hotel features luxurious rooms and suites. A full-service gym and spa and two unique dining experiences are available on site. Fairmont San Francisco is the only hotel in the city where all 3 cable car lines meet.

High ceilings, a modern desk with built-in USB ports and bedside reading lights are featured in all rooms and suites at Fairmont San Francisco. Modern flat-screen TVs are included in each room. The luxurious marble baths feature Le Labo toiletries and plush robes. The Fairmont’s unique rooms include panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Coit Tower and the Financial District.

Fairmont San Francisco's Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar serves Polynesian-fusion cuisine and features live entertainment on a floating barge.

Guests can enjoy the equipment, saunas and exercise classes at the on-site health club. A variety of shops are also located at the hotel.

Fairmont San Francisco is 5 minutes’ cab ride to the Ferry Building and is 6 km from the Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco International Airport is 20 minutes’ drive away.

Rooms from $246

Located in a historic flatiron building in the heart of Market Street, San Francisco Proper Hotel, a Member of Design… See more

Located in a historic flatiron building in the heart of Market Street, San Francisco Proper Hotel, a Member of Design Hotels offers a unique urban hotel experience. Offering free WiFi, each noise proof room includes a Proper App, a connection to all the services offered by the hotel concierge. Civic Center BART Station is just 1 minutes’ walk away.

Guest rooms at San Francisco Proper Hotel, a Member of Design Hotels include a 50-inch HDTV with Google Chromecast personal device streaming, boutique linens and cotton kimono robes. Double-layered shades keep each room dark and every room has a safe that fits a 17-inch laptop. Rooms also feature a Bluetooth custom speaker that connects a mobile device and a locally curated minibar with small-batch bottled cocktails. Bathrooms offer a walk-in rain shower and a hairdryer.

If guests prefer to dine in, San Francisco Proper Hotel, a Member of Design Hotels’s in-room dining team can deliver seasonally-driven meals from Chef Mikey Adams’ kitchen anytime.

For guest convenience, the hotel provides overnight dry cleaning and laundry services and same-day shoe shine service. Private trainers and massage services are available upon request.

The Warfield concert venue and SHN Golden Gate Theatre are just 4 minutes’ walk from this hotel. Shopping opportunities at Westfield San Francisco Centre are just 10 minutes’ walk away. San Francisco International Airport is 18 km from the property.

Rooms from $283

Situated in San Francisco, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA offers air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre… See more

Situated in San Francisco, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA offers air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi and a shared lounge. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and an ATM. The property is non-smoking and is set 600 metres from Union Square.

At the hotel, all rooms are fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. Each room has a safety deposit box and selected rooms will provide you with city views. The units in Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA are equipped with free toiletries and wireless phone charging stations.

Guests can experience the critically-acclaimed French restaurant, La Societe Bar & Café, now open for breakfast, cocktails, and dinner. Named as one of the best restaurants in San Francisco by Eater, Forbes, Thrillist, and more, La Societe is the one of city’s top destinations for modern French cuisine from Chef Alexandre Viriot.

There is an on-site bar and guests can also make use of the business area.

Popular points of interest near the hotel include Moscone Center, Oracle Park and San Francisco City Hall. The nearest airport is San Francisco International Airport, 21 km from Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA

Rooms from $190

Stanford Court San Francisco

Rated 8.5 in 3033 reviews

Located adjacent to the Powell and California cable car stop, Stanford Court San Francisco is a technology-friendly… See more

Located adjacent to the Powell and California cable car stop, Stanford Court San Francisco is a technology-friendly boutique hotel that features a lobby and business centre equipped with 7 MacBooks, iPads and iPad minis all running high-speed WiFi. Bar and Lounge serves craft brews and whiskey. San Francisco’s Union Square,Chinatown, and North Beach are is just 10 minutes’ walk away.

Select rooms feature a view of the San Francisco skyline at Stanford Court San Francisco. All guest rooms offer a pillow top mattress, speedy WiFi, a 49-inch high-definition television with HDMI and USB Ports, USB outlets, Staycast that enables guests stream content from their own devices, and a mini-refrigerator.

Breakfast is available on-site at Commons Cafe. Serves dinner and craft cocktails, beer, and whiskey in the evening.

Guests can workout in the state-of-the-art fitness centre at Stanford Court San Francisco.

AT&T Park is 10 minutes’ drive away from Stanford Court San Francisco. Overlooking Grace Cathedral, Huntington Park, atop Nob Hill, is less than 5 minutes’ walk away. Fisherman's Wharf is just 15 minutes’ cable car ride away. Chinatown is 7 minutes’ walk away.

The premium early arrival is $50 plus tax before 09:00 to 14:00. Arriving before 09:00 is the rate of the day plus tax.

Rooms from $198

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Rated 9.1 in 152 reviews

Located five minutes’ walk to the shops and restaurants at Union Square and Yerba Buena Gardens, this San Francisco… See more

Located five minutes’ walk to the shops and restaurants at Union Square and Yerba Buena Gardens, this San Francisco hotel provides a full-service spa, an adult indoor lap pool and a restaurant.

Select suites feature a view of San Francisco at the Four Seasons San Francisco. Each elegant room is equipped with a seating area, a large soaking bath tub, a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. Bathrobes, slippers and large deposit boxes to store valuables are also provided.

San Francisco Four Seasons Hotel provides free access to the adjacent Equinox Sports Club fitness centre. Guests can enjoy a group exercise class and relax with a massage in the spa.

MKT Restaurant - Bar features an urban-chic atmosphere and offers handcrafted cocktails. Small plates for sharing, steaks from local ranches, and other market-to-table options are provided.

The Ferry Building gourmet markets, shops and ferry transport to Sausalito is less than 20 minutes’ walk away from Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco. Pier 39 and Aquarium on the Bay at Fisherman’s Wharf is just 1.5 miles away.

Rooms from $437

Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco

Rated 8.0 in 214 reviews

Just 300 metres from San Francisco’s vibrant Union Square, Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco is a boutique hotel nestled in… See more

Just 300 metres from San Francisco’s vibrant Union Square, Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco is a boutique hotel nestled in San Francisco’s Theater District.

A 55-inch LED flat-screen TV is provided in each guest room. Guest robes, free toiletries and a hairdryer are included in the private bathrooms. A custom 36-inch high maple top work table is provided in each guest room.

An air-conditioned fitness centre with cardio machines and weights is available on site.

At Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco you will find a 24-hour reception. Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage and same day laundry services. The Den, a unique game room, is located in the hotel’s basement.

The hotel is 1.2 km from Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and San Francisco City Hall. Concert venue the Regency Ballroom is 12 minutes’ walk away. San Francisco International Airport is 19 km away.

Rooms from $178

citizenM San Francisco Union Square

Rated 9.0 in 2978 reviews

Ideally set in San Francisco, citizenM San Francisco Union Square features air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free… See more

Ideally set in San Francisco, citizenM San Francisco Union Square features air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi and a shared lounge. The property is around less than 1 km from Moscone Center, a 16-minute walk from San Francisco City Hall and 2.7 km from Oracle Park. The property is non-smoking and is situated 400 metres from Union Square.

At the hotel, the rooms are fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. All rooms in citizenM San Francisco Union Square are fitted with free toiletries and an iPad.

A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. At citizenM San Francisco Union Square you will find a restaurant serving American cuisine.

Ironing facilities, and a business centre are available, as well as a 24-hour front desk.

Coit Tower is 3.1 km from the hotel, while Pier 39 is 3.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is San Francisco International Airport, 20 km from citizenM San Francisco Union Square.

Rooms from $125

Famed bars, an awe-inspiring crystal chandelier restaurant, a fitness area and a glass dome indoor pool are featured at… See more

Famed bars, an awe-inspiring crystal chandelier restaurant, a fitness area and a glass dome indoor pool are featured at this landmark Financial District Palace. San Francisco’s vibrant Union Square is 5 minutes’ walk from Palace Hotel.

Leather tufted headboards, 11-foot ceilings, bedside lighting, high thread count linens and pillow-top bedding set the stage for a luxurious night’s sleep in each room at the Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco. High-end luggage inspired desk, tables and the bathroom vanity transport guests to the Palace origins with modern finishes. A 48-inch flat-screen satellite and streaming enabled TV, marble bath, rain shower and back-lit bathroom mirror completes the design. Inspired by west-coast impressionism, layered deep plum, midnight blue and shades of grey textiles create a rich coastal atmosphere. Restored architectural elements like a solid oak door from 1909 and brass monogrammed door knobs are featured. Custom sofas in a separate seating area and Market Street views are featured in select suites.

Austrian crystal chandeliers hang from a light-filled glass rotunda surrounding The Garden Court restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and signature tea is featured during the day. Savory bites, handcrafted cocktails, curated wines and decadent desserts are served in the evening at the GC Lounge. Guests can enjoy innovative cocktails, craft beers, bold wines and sharable artisan cuisine at the Pied Piper, home of the Maxfield Parrish mural The Pied Piper of Hamelin, which was commissioned as gift to San Francisco to honor the hotel’s reopening in 1909. Boasting sexy, contemporary décor, the Pied Piper is a San Francisco legend and the perfect place for an intimate individual dining experience or a social celebration.

Under a glass dome with city views, an indoor pool surrounded by chaise lounges and spas is featured. Tucked away on a high floor, this key card access oasis also features spa services and a 24-hour fitness centre that overlooks the pool area through floor to ceiling windows. Marble baths and spa showers are featured in the changing rooms.

Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco is 20 minutes’ cable car ride from shopping and dining at Fisherman’s Wharf. Offering a 24-hour concierge service, the concierge can connect guests’ to restaurants, designer boutiques, cable cars rides, the Embarcadero, Ferry Building, Chinatown, Oracle Park, cultural museums and theaters.

Rooms from $253

Only 4 minutes’ walk away from San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco features… See more

Only 4 minutes’ walk away from San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco features contemporary features such as a state-of-the-art fitness centre. All rooms at this hotel have high-speed WiFi.

The spacious guest rooms at this eco-friendly accommodation include a 55-inch TV with a media hub, and in-room safe and a mini-refrigerator. A coffee machine and ironing facilities are also included. Rooms offer city or courtyard views.

San Francisco International Airport is 40 minutes’ drive away from Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco. The Embarcadero, which offers shops, dining and the Alcatraz Cruise terminal, is 2 km away.

Rooms from $145

Palihotel San Francisco

Rated 8.3 in 1206 reviews

This boutique San Francisco hotel is less than 2 blocks from Union Square and the Powell Street and Market Street cable… See more

This boutique San Francisco hotel is less than 2 blocks from Union Square and the Powell Street and Market Street cable car line. Free WiFi is offered.

A flat-screen cable TV and a desk are included in all of the luxurious guest rooms at Palihotel San Francisco.The bright, bold rooms feature marble bathrooms and blackout curtains.

A 24-hour concierge staff and a business centre with fax and photocopying services are available at the Palihotel San Francisco. A dining discount is offered at the onsite restaurant.

Powell Street BART Station is 5 minutes’ walk away from this hotel. The Cable Car Museum is less than 1 mile away from this centrally located hotel.

Rooms from $149

The LINE San Francisco

Rated 8.3 in 367 reviews

Set in San Francisco, 1.1 km from San Francisco City Hall, The LINE San Francisco offers accommodation with free bikes… See more

Set in San Francisco, 1.1 km from San Francisco City Hall, The LINE San Francisco offers accommodation with free bikes, private parking, a fitness centre and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel offers room service, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. The property is 700 metres from Union Square, and within 300 metres of the city centre.

All rooms include a safety deposit box, while certain rooms also offer a balcony.

The hotel also provides a business centre and guests can use the on-site ATM machine or use the fax machine and photocopier at The LINE San Francisco.

Moscone Center is 1.2 km from the accommodation, while Oracle Park is 2.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is San Francisco International Airport, 20 km from The LINE San Francisco.

Rooms from $206

Kimpton Hotel Enso, an IHG Hotel

Rated 8.5 in 158 reviews

Situated in the heart of Japantown, Kimpton Enso Hotel features spacious accommodations and an on-site restaurant and… See more

Situated in the heart of Japantown, Kimpton Enso Hotel features spacious accommodations and an on-site restaurant and bar. Offering boutique shops and cafes, San Francisco’s Fillmore District is 10 minutes’ walk away.

Decorated with Japanese art, the contemporary guest rooms at The Kimpton Enso Hotel are furnished with LDC flat-screen TVs with HD channels. Other room amenities include mini-refrigerators, a full size desk, a in-room safe.

Guests can enjoy dining at the many local, nearby restaurants in Japantown

Guests of Kimpton Enso Hotel can discover Japanese restaurants, unique shops, sushi bars and more right outside the hotel’s front door. Watch a movie at the nearby Sundance Kabuki Cinema or take a bus downtown to Union Square, 1.8 km away.

Rooms from $205