Best Places to Stay in San Francisco – Hotels and More


San Francisco offers accommodation ranging from five-star hotels to more affordable Airbnbs. Here are some of our top picks for an enjoyable stay in the city:

Clean San Francisco Hotel

The trend, the modern Clean San Francisco Hotel offers well-designed suites with walk-in linens, walk-in showers,

speakers and stocked mini-bars. You can also enjoy some of the best snacks and drinks in town at the rooftop bar, by Charmaine, tapas and aperitifs at The band, or a seasonal menu inspired by Villon.

Kabuki Hotel

Kabuki Hotel is in Japantown, which is said to be one of only three Japanese cities in the country. Within walking distance of some of the city’s best Japanese food and specialty stores, this is a one-of-a-kind hotel for those who appreciate Japanese culture and serene accommodation. It is also the home of Nari, an upscale Thai restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Pim Techamuanvivit.

An outdoor area at the Kabuki hotel with lounge chairs, trees and a pond with fish.

Hotel Kabuki offers a peaceful outdoor area where you can relax.

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Ritz Carlton San Francisco

The sumptuous Ritz Carlton San Francisco in the upscale Nob Hill neighborhood overlooks the bay and downtown skyline and is close to the city’s main tourist attractions. With amenities including weekend caviar and wine tastings, it’s ideal for newbies to the city looking for a luxurious experience.

Drisco Hotel

The charming Drisco Hotel is housed in a 1903 Edwardian building in the iconic Pacific Heights neighborhood. Facilities include bicycles available for loan, chauffeur services, evening wine receptions and Bulgari bath products.

Side-by-side image of a wine cellar and a room with a sofa, rug and desk.  Both are located in the Drisco hotel in San Francisco.

The Drisco Hotel, located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere with elegant decor.

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Phoenix Hotel

For visitors who want a taste of San Francisco’s grungy and hip scene, head over to the highly Instagrammable site. Phoenix Hotel in the Tenderloin / Civic Center district, offering a rock’n’roll-meet-1950s atmosphere. It is a popular place for musicians and artists, which explains the nearby concert venues including the Bill Graham Municipal Auditorium.

Honorable mentions: Hotel Zelos, Zeppelin Hotel, Taj Campton Place, Fairmont San Francisco, The Clift Royal Sonesta, and the Argonaut Hotel.

Check out Insider’s complete guide to visiting San Francisco.


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