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Things to do in San Francisco

Union Square
Fisherman's Wharf
Moscone Center

How much are hotels near Union Square?

Below are the 12 user recommended hotels in the area of San Francisco that is closest to Union Square. The average price near Union Square is $251/night, with prices varying based on several factors including time of year. Hotels near Union Square are typically 10% less expensive than the average hotel in San Francisco, which is $282.

Hotels near Union Square
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Best value
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
8.0
$72
Cova Hotel
No. 1 most popular
Cova Hotel
7.1
$203
Hotel Whitcomb
No. 2 most popular
Hotel Whitcomb
5.6
$187
Hampton Inn San Francisco Downtown/Convention Center
No. 3 most popular
Hampton Inn San Francisco Downtown/Convention Center
8.0
$265
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
No. 4 most popular
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
8.0
$247
Fairmont San Francisco
No. 5 most popular
Fairmont San Francisco
8.2
$387
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
8.1
$287
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
7.0
$228
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
8.1
$276
Parc 55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel
Parc 55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel
8.1
$257
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
8.1
$312
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
8.1
$294

How much are hotels near Fisherman's Wharf?

The average price for hotels near Fisherman's Wharf is $239 per night. Of those hotels, momondo users recommend the 12 hotels below for those looking to stay in the area. Since Fisherman's Wharf is more popular at some times of year than others, prices may vary depending on when you plan your trip. Hotels near Fisherman's Wharf are typically 15% less expensive than the average hotel in San Francisco, which is $282.

Hotels near Fisherman's Wharf
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
Best value
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
8.0
$55
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
No. 1 most popular
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
8.0
$260
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
No. 2 most popular
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
7.9
$245
Argonaut Hotel, a Noble House Hotel
No. 3 most popular
Argonaut Hotel, a Noble House Hotel
8.1
$368
Hotel Zoe Fisherman's Wharf
No. 4 most popular
Hotel Zoe Fisherman's Wharf
8.1
$298
Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco
No. 5 most popular
Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco
8.1
$286
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Francisco Fishermans Wharf
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Francisco Fishermans Wharf
8.1
$239
San Remo Hotel
San Remo Hotel
8.0
$158
San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf
8.2
$243
Comfort Inn By the Bay
Comfort Inn By the Bay
7.9
$231
Kimpton Alton Hotel
Kimpton Alton Hotel
7.0
$213
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco
8.0
$271

How much are hotels near Moscone Center?

Below are the 12 user recommended hotels in the area of San Francisco that is closest to Moscone Center. The average price near Moscone Center is $267/night, with prices varying based on several factors including time of year. Hotels near Moscone Center are typically 5% less expensive than the average hotel in San Francisco, which is $282.

Hotels near Moscone Center
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Best value
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
8.0
$72
Hampton Inn San Francisco Downtown/Convention Center
No. 1 most popular
Hampton Inn San Francisco Downtown/Convention Center
8.0
$265
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
No. 2 most popular
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
8.0
$247
Fairmont San Francisco
No. 3 most popular
Fairmont San Francisco
8.2
$387
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
No. 4 most popular
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
8.1
$287
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
No. 5 most popular
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
8.1
$276
Parc 55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel
Parc 55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel
8.1
$257
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
8.1
$294
Intercontinental San Francisco
Intercontinental San Francisco
8.0
$272
Intercontinental Hotels Mark Hopkins San Francisco
Intercontinental Hotels Mark Hopkins San Francisco
8.0
$271
Stanford Court San Francisco
Stanford Court San Francisco
8.1
$294
Omni San Francisco Hotel
Omni San Francisco Hotel
9.0
$286

Popular neighbourhoods in San Francisco

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Hotels in The Castro
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Perramont Hotel
Best value
Perramont Hotel
7.0
$118
Twin Peaks Hotel
No. 1 most popular
Twin Peaks Hotel
7.0
$125
Beck's Motor Lodge
No. 2 most popular
Beck's Motor Lodge
8.0
$283
Parker Guest House San Francisco
No. 3 most popular
Parker Guest House San Francisco
9.0
$316
The Willows Inn
No. 4 most popular
The Willows Inn
9.0
$238
Hotels in Chinatown
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Hotel North Beach
Best value
Hotel North Beach
6.8
$92
Executive Hotel Vintage Court
No. 1 most popular
Executive Hotel Vintage Court
7.1
$221
The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
No. 2 most popular
The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
8.1
$575
Grant Plaza Hotel
No. 3 most popular
Grant Plaza Hotel
7.0
$146
Orchard Garden Hotel
No. 4 most popular
Orchard Garden Hotel
8.1
$336
Sw Hotel
No. 5 most popular
Sw Hotel
8.0
$238
Hotels in Outer Sunset
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Beach Motel
Best value
Beach Motel
5.8
$139
Rodeway Inn & Suites
No. 1 most popular
Rodeway Inn & Suites
6.0
$153
Seascape Inn - A Fairbridge Hotel
No. 2 most popular
Seascape Inn - A Fairbridge Hotel
6.9
$165
Hotels in Union Square Area
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Found Hotel San Francisco
Best value
Found Hotel San Francisco
8.0
$40
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
No. 1 most popular
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
8.0
$72
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
No. 2 most popular
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
8.1
$287
Parc 55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel
No. 3 most popular
Parc 55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel
8.1
$257
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
No. 4 most popular
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
8.1
$294
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
No. 5 most popular
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
8.0
$327

When to book a hotel in San Francisco

Check out the information below to find the best deal on a San Francisco hotel room
Low season
January
High season
October

cheapest month to stay

36%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

44%

expected price increase

Price
$206 - $564
Highest day of week
Friday
Cheapest day of week
Thursday

avg. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weeknight)

$444

avg. price over the last two weeks

avg. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weekend night)

$258

avg. price over the last two weeks

Cheapest time to book
The cheapest time to book hotels in San Francisco is: 1-2 star, on the same day that your stay begins. 3 star, on the same day that your stay begins. 4-5 star, on the same day that your stay begins.
1-2 star
$152 - $186
3 star
$262 - $315
4-5 star
$359 - $433

San Francisco travel tips

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Best time to visit San Francisco

SF often experiences cooler temperatures in summer as compared to autumn. Average temperatures from June – August range from 12 – 19 degrees Celsius. In spite of the brisk winds, and chilly, damp weather, these summer months see peak tourist activity, and tend to drive hotel rates higher. Book your accommodation in advance if you plan to visit in summer. From September – November, average temperatures climb closer to 20 degrees Celsius, but the ever-present fog and bayside breeze can cause sudden drops in temperature, especially after sundown. From December, the temperatures drop further to approximately 10 degrees Celsius. If you don’t mind the cooler weather, then winter or spring may be good times to visit SF and get some attractive bargains on hotel prices before the main tourist season begins. Rain, fog, and brisk winds can occur all year round, so remember to pack an umbrella and a light jacket.

Getting around San Francisco

Being a fairly compact city, you can easily explore most of the tourist attractions on foot. Remember that the terrain is hilly and there are several streets with steep inclines, so if you are not up for walking, then you can rely on the MUNI buses and streetcars. A single ride costs $2.75 USD. Another fun way to explore the city is to ride in the classic cable cars. A single ride ticket is $7.00 USD, but it allows you to explore SF in an entertaining and leisurely manner. You can also use the Bay Area Rapid Transport (BART)-operated high-speed rail service within the city and neighbouring locations, including travel to and from the airport. Taxis are easily available 24 hours a day and ride-share options such as Uber and Lyft also operate in the city. Certain central areas of SF are connected with the neighbouring Bay Area via water transport operated by The Golden Gate Ferry Service. If you wish to explore the city on a bike, then the Ford GoBike program allows you to unlock a bike from any of the stations across San Francisco for $3.00 USD per trip or unlimited 30-minute rides for 24 hours with a $9.95 USD Day Pass.


How much does a hotel in San Francisco cost per night?

Use the information below to find quality San Francisco hotel rooms for low prices
2 stars and below
Comfort Inn By the Bay
#1 most popular
Comfort Inn By the Bay
7.9
$231
The Phoenix Hotel
#2 most popular
The Phoenix Hotel
8.0
$268
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
Best value
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
8.0
$55
3 stars
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco
#1 most popular
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco
8.0
$271
BEI Hotel San Francisco
#2 most popular
BEI Hotel San Francisco
7.0
$177
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Best value
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
8.0
$72
4 stars and above
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
#1 most popular
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
8.1
$287
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
#2 most popular
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
8.0
$260
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Best value
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
7.0
$228

Cheap hotels in San Francisco

These hotels and hostels are the cheapest accommodations available in San Francisco
Amsterdam Hostel
Amsterdam Hostel
6.0
$54
Elite Inn
Elite Inn
5.0
$73
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
8.0
$55
Desmond Hotel
Desmond Hotel
5.0
$87
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
8.0
$72
Sweden House Hotel
Sweden House Hotel
3.5
$88

Get the best value hotel in San Francisco

These hotels have the best prices for their ratings
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
8.0
$55
Taj Campton Place
Taj Campton Place
8.1
$449
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
8.0
$72
Amsterdam Hostel
Amsterdam Hostel
6.0
$54
Fairmont San Francisco
Fairmont San Francisco
8.2
$387
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
8.0
$260

Where to stay in San Francisco

Best places to stay in San Francisco

The fog shrouded San Francisco or SF is home to all things quirky, innovative and trendy. Apart from the breathtaking views of the bay and its surroundings, the city thrives on its epic farmers’ markets, trend-setting culinary quests and a dominant tech innovation scene. There are several unique and charming neighbourhoods to explore and enjoy. If you’re visiting for the first time, you may want to choose from one of these areas to book your hotel.

Union Square

In the heart of the city, the bustling Union Square is full of boutique shops, gourmet eateries, theatres and art galleries. Many of the tourist attractions are in this area, so it’s a central location to stay while exploring the rest of the city. Consider The Inn at Union Square which offers plush, comfortable rooms, just a 2-minute walk from Union Square. Or try the Grand Hyatt San Francisco which offers luxury suites with incredible views of the city skyline and bay. Fisherman’s Wharf

This is a family-friendly area with street performers, historic cable cars, art galleries, museums and plenty of entertainment for all ages. Enjoy the hip, industrial-chic rooms and an urban sleek atmosphere of the Pier 2620 Hotel located at the crossroads of Fisherman’s Wharf and the historic North Beach. You can also consider the refined rooms and suites of Hotel Zoe on North Point Street, in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf.

Nob Hill and Russian Hill

Russian Hill is largely a residential neighbourhood where you’ll find quaint shops and restaurants at every street corner. It’s also home to the famous Painted Ladies Victorian homes and the crooked Lombard Street. Nob Hill is a posh area, known for its high-end hotels and fine dining restaurants. Atop Nob Hill, stay at The Scarlet Huntington, a landmark boutique hotel with vibrant Oriental-influenced interiors and chic rooms with colourful accents. You also have the Fairmont San Francisco, a grand hotel with luxurious rooms and amenities on Mason Street. Enjoy the relaxed and comfortable rooms of Lombard Inn, just 800 metres away from the famed hairpin turns and steep hills of Lombard Street.

Financial District and The Embarcadero

The Embarcadero boulevard runs along the eastern shoreline from the Bay Bridge, past the Ferry Buildings and Financial District, to Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf. There are plenty of waterfront attractions along this stretch and several piers that offer cruises to Alcatraz Island. Financial District features a large cluster of high-rises with both historic and contemporary architecture and it’s the commercial hub of the city. Buzzing with hectic activity during the week, this area is quiet and peaceful on the weekends. For the ultimate luxury, stay at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco or The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco. For a mid-range budget hotel, stay in the stylish and comfortable rooms of the Galleria Park Hotel.

Cheap hotels in San Francisco

Although accommodation in San Francisco can really stretch your wallet, it is possible to find a few cheap hotels that are conveniently located. In the heart of Downtown SF you have the Post Hotel, steps away from the Bohemian Club and Union Square. Near the beautiful Golden Gate Park area, you can try Travelodge at the Presidio San Francisco on Lombard Street. In the heart of the historic Fisherman’s Wharf, you have Super 8 San Francisco / Near the Marina, a modern budget hotel with clean, comfortable rooms. You can also look at the Greenwich Inn, which offers an affordable stay in the Marina District, and is just a 3-minute walk from the shopping, dining, and art galleries on Union Street.


What to do in San Francisco

Rolling hills, steep streets, historic cable cars, a park spanning over 1,000 acres, and a giant orange Golden Gate Bridge are just the tip of the iceberg. The lively and colourful city of San Francisco is home to a little bit of everything. The city has an abundance of art, architecture, culture, natural beauty, food, music, sports, history, and even futuristic technology. There is something new to discover each time you visit SF. If you are visiting for the first time, here are a few suggestions that you should definitely add to your itinerary.

  • Walk or bike across the impressive Golden Gate Bridge and click scores of selfies as you pass the glowing orange arches. You can also get more postcard-worthy pictures if you hike up further to the Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point.
  • Enjoy a picnic or just stroll around the expansive lush green Golden Gate Park as you enjoy the stunning views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Ride up and down in the classic cable cars and be enthralled by spectacular views of the city’s steep, vibrant streets, with the San Francisco Bay beyond.
  • Book a cruise to Alcatraz Island and visit the notorious former prison called ‘The Rock’, from where no inmate ever managed a successful escape.
  • In Fisherman’s Wharf, watch the California sea lions at Pier 39’s K-Dock and then enjoy the street performances, food stalls, and arcades also at the same pier.
  • Walk around the North Beach neighbourhood, a romantic Italian quarter with several al-fresco style restaurants, cafés, and plenty of shops around Washington Square. Also visit the beautiful Saint Peter and Paul Church while exploring this area.
  • Enter the Dragon’s Gate at Grant Avenue and Bush Street and take a leisurely stroll in Chinatown as you explore the exotic shops, restaurants, food markets, and temples.
  • Enjoy authentic international cuisine at scores of restaurants all over the city, particularly in Japantown, Chinatown, The Marina, South of Market (SoMA), North Beach, The Mission, and the Fillmore neighbourhoods.
  • Go club-hopping at some of the hottest and trendiest clubs in SF in the SoMa neighbourhood.
  • Stop by at the Ghirardelli Square shopping centre for a delicious ice cream sundae.
  • Soak in the city’s culture and arts as you explore the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Asian Art Museum, de Young Museum, and Legion of Honor Museum.
  • Make a trip to the California Academy of Sciences, one of the largest natural history museums in the world.

San Francisco travel information

How long do people stay in San Francisco?

When visiting San Francisco the average booking length is 3 nights.

How much does a hotel cost in San Francisco?

$172 per night is the average rate for a room when booking a hotel in San Francisco. Prices will differ depending on factors such as star rating, time of year and location.

When is the best time to book a hotel in San Francisco?

Hotels in San Francisco are usually cheapest during the month of January. You can expect a price decrease of around 36% during this period.

Which day is cheapest to stay in San Francisco?

Wednesday is the cheapest day for hotel rooms in San Francisco. Thursday is the most expensive day.

How much does a hostel in San Francisco cost?

On average, a hostel in San Francisco will be priced around $102. This price will be per person, per night and was obtained using hostel and 2-star or below hotels. In comparison, this will be $70 lower than your typical San Francisco hotel.


Popular flight routes to San Francisco

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Los Angeles to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
1h 18m
Cheapest price
$133
New York to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
5h 54m
Cheapest price
$254
New York to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
6h 16m
Cheapest price
$641
Sydney to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
13h 40m
Cheapest price
$1,016
Melbourne to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
24h 30m
Cheapest price
$1,387
Brisbane to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
19h 29m
Cheapest price
$1,496
Perth to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
30h 20m
Cheapest price
$1,640
Adelaide to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
35h 10m
Cheapest price
$1,653
Darwin to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
37h 33m
Cheapest price
$1,777
Bilinga to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
21h 44m
Cheapest price
$2,076
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