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Top hotels in San Francisco

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Sw Hotel
8.2
252 AUD
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Warwick San Francisco
8.3
277 AUD
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Motel 6 San Francisco Ca
6.7
224 AUD
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Union Square Plaza Hotel
7.1
159 AUD
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Galleria Park Hotel
8.6
332 AUD
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Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco
8.3
291 AUD
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Chancellor Hotel On Union Square
8.7
261 AUD
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Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
9.1
679 AUD
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Beresford Arms
8.1
242 AUD
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Harbor Court Hotel
8.5
272 AUD
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Hotel Spero
8.3
287 AUD
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Marriott Marquis San Francisco
8.6
293 AUD
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Hilton San Francisco Union Square
8.2
262 AUD
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Hotel Zelos San Francisco
8.5
307 AUD
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Laurel Inn
8.7
333 AUD
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Travelodge by Wyndham by Fisherman's Wharf
6.6
191 AUD
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The Donatello Hotel
8.8
329 AUD
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Hotel Beresford
7.3
166 AUD
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Mirage Inn and Suites
6.7
157 AUD
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La Luna Inn, a C-Two Hotel
6.9
150 AUD
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Stanyan Park Hotel
8.6
285 AUD
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Rodeway Inn Civic Center
6.3
135 AUD
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Days Inn by Wyndham San Francisco Downtown/Civic Cntr Area
8.2
217 AUD
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Hotel Griffon
8.7
229 AUD
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Taj Campton Place
8.9
476 AUD
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Hotel Triton
8.0
261 AUD
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City Center Inn & Suites
6.6
156 AUD
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Marina Inn
6.0
128 AUD
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Handlery Union Square Hotel
8.2
269 AUD
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Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
8.7
336 AUD
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Andrews Hotel
7.8
182 AUD
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Huntington Hotel
9.0
419 AUD
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Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Downtown
8.2
245 AUD
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The Marker San Francisco
8.1
278 AUD
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Hotel Majestic
8.1
229 AUD
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Hotel Zetta San Francisco
8.7
322 AUD
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Hotel Drisco
9.6
702 AUD
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Mithila Hotel
6.9
122 AUD
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Wharf Inn
7.4
233 AUD
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Nob Hill Motor Inn
7.4
192 AUD
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Popular neighbourhoods in San Francisco

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Hotels in South of Market
Best value
European Hostel
5.4
54 AUD
No. 1 most popular
The St. Regis San Francisco
9.0
654 AUD
No. 2 most popular
Intercontinental Hotels San Francisco
8.7
288 AUD
No. 3 most popular
Marriott Marquis San Francisco
8.6
293 AUD
No. 4 most popular
Hotel Whitcomb
6.7
198 AUD
No. 5 most popular
The Park Central San Francisco
8.2
307 AUD
Hotels in Western Addition
Best value
Casa Loma Hotel
7.1
106 AUD
No. 1 most popular
Hotel Kabuki
8.5
306 AUD
No. 2 most popular
Hotel Majestic
8.1
229 AUD
No. 3 most popular
Kimpton Buchanan Hotel
8.6
294 AUD
No. 4 most popular
Queen Anne Hotel
8.7
246 AUD
No. 5 most popular
Oasis Inn
6.7
153 AUD
Hotels in Tenderloin
Best value
Amsterdam Hostel
6.6
57 AUD
No. 1 most popular
The Marker San Francisco
8.1
278 AUD
No. 2 most popular
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
8.2
262 AUD
No. 3 most popular
Warfield Hotel
5.9
100 AUD
No. 4 most popular
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
8.1
317 AUD
No. 5 most popular
Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco
8.3
291 AUD
Hotels in Mission
Best value
El Capitan Hotel
5.3
89 AUD
No. 1 most popular
Union Hotel
6.3
93 AUD
No. 2 most popular
Hotel Sunrise
6.7
124 AUD
No. 3 most popular
Nineteen 06 Mission
9.1
134 AUD
No. 4 most popular
Kailash Hotel
5.2
116 AUD
No. 5 most popular
Inn San Francisco
9.2
333 AUD

When to book a hotel in San Francisco

Low season
December
High season
September

cheapest month to stay

22%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

23%

expected price increase

+171.0%
+114.0%
+57.0%
Base
Price
293 - 458 AUD
Highest day of week
Thursday
Cheapest day of week
Sunday

avg. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weeknight)

385 AUD

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Average price (weekend night)

362 AUD

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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?

4 stars and above
#1 most popular
Warwick San Francisco
8.3
277 AUD
#2 most popular
Galleria Park Hotel
8.6
332 AUD
Best value
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
7.7
242 AUD
3 stars
#1 most popular
Sw Hotel
8.2
252 AUD
#2 most popular
Chancellor Hotel On Union Square
8.7
261 AUD
Best value
Civic Center Motor Inn
6.6
130 AUD
2 stars and below
#1 most popular
Motel 6 San Francisco Ca
6.7
224 AUD
#2 most popular
Union Square Plaza Hotel
7.1
159 AUD
Best value
Amsterdam Hostel
6.6
57 AUD

Cheapest hotels in San Francisco

Cheap hotels and hostels in San Francisco
European Hostel
5.4
54 AUD
Orange Village Hostel
7.5
63 AUD
Amsterdam Hostel
6.6
57 AUD
Music City Hotel
8.0
66 AUD
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
8.3
58 AUD
Hi San Francisco City Center
7.9
71 AUD

Best value hotels in San Francisco

Usa Hostels San Francisco
8.5
76 AUD
Amsterdam Hostel
6.6
57 AUD
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
8.3
58 AUD
Green Tortoise Hostel
8.7
76 AUD
Fairmont San Francisco
8.7
411 AUD
Music City Hotel
8.0
66 AUD

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.

Looking for a specific type of hotel

Romantic hotels in San Francisco
Best value
Intercontinental Hotels San Francisco
8.7
288 AUD
No. 1 most popular
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
9.1
679 AUD
No. 2 most popular
Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
8.7
336 AUD
No. 3 most popular
Fairmont San Francisco
8.7
411 AUD
No. 4 most popular
Hyatt Centric Fishermans Wharf
8.4
303 AUD
No. 5 most popular
The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
9.1
610 AUD
Fairmont Heritage Place - Ghirardelli Square
9.1
932 AUD
Kid-friendly hotels in San Francisco
Best value
Intercontinental Hotels San Francisco
8.7
288 AUD
No. 1 most popular
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
9.1
679 AUD
No. 2 most popular
Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
8.7
336 AUD
No. 3 most popular
Fairmont San Francisco
8.7
411 AUD
No. 4 most popular
Hyatt Centric Fishermans Wharf
8.4
303 AUD
No. 5 most popular
The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
9.1
610 AUD
Fairmont Heritage Place - Ghirardelli Square
9.1
932 AUD
Luxury hotels in San Francisco
Best value
Intercontinental Hotels Mark Hopkins San Francisco
8.4
287 AUD
No. 1 most popular
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
9.1
679 AUD
No. 2 most popular
Taj Campton Place
8.9
476 AUD
No. 3 most popular
Huntington Hotel
9.0
419 AUD
No. 4 most popular
Hotel Drisco
9.6
702 AUD
No. 5 most popular
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
8.6
304 AUD
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
8.6
349 AUD

Popular flight routes to San Francisco

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Los Angeles to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
1h 27m
Cheapest price
147 AUD
New York to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
16h 07m
Cheapest price
639 AUD
Brisbane to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
12h 40m
Cheapest price
651 AUD
Hong Kong to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
12h 35m
Cheapest price
690 AUD
Melbourne to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
14h 10m
Cheapest price
868 AUD
Sydney to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
13h 20m
Cheapest price
887 AUD
Coolangatta to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
21h 38m
Cheapest price
1,070 AUD
Adelaide to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
16h 50m
Cheapest price
1,077 AUD
Canberra to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
44h 30m
Cheapest price
1,146 AUD
Darwin to San Francisco
Fastest flight time
34h 38m
Cheapest price
1,249 AUD
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