Where is the best area to stay in San Francisco?
San Francisco's city center hosts the best and most valued hotels in the city.
Union Square is not only the name of the square but of all of its surrounding area, known for its shopping, hotels, theaters and art galleries. Walking from Union Square you can access the famous San Francisco's cablecar and Chinatown.
There is no doubt, in order to be in the heart of the city, the best area for your hotel is to be near Union Square.
Best hotels on San Francisco center
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco: "If you are a fan of Four Seasons, the hotel centrally located in San Francisco is another gem in the crown. Contemporary decoration and style, the rooms, especially the suites, are capacious. The hotel has an attractive lobby area, a open en modern decorated lounge area and restaurant. Speaking of business, it certainly is more of a business hotel than a place where I would take my family to."
The Ritz-Carlton: "Stayed 2 days with my wife and business associates. Close to 2 trolly lines 10 or so blocks above Union Square, we had a very enjoyable stay on the Club Lounge floor in this old office building with tons more character than a newer chain property."
Mandarin Oriental: "We have stayed at Mandarin properties on other vacations (Hyde Park and DC) and had heard that this was THE place to stay in San Francisco so we had high expectations. We were easily able to set out on self-guided walking tours from this perfect location. Yes, Mandarin properties are expensive but if you want to treat yourself do not hesitate to consider them worthy of the splurge."
St. Regis Hotel San Francisco: "The St. Regis is a couple blocks away from the SOMA neighborhood, which seems to be the place for all the happening bars and restaurants. We walked the neighborhood at night back from Union Square after some serious shopping and had no problems."
The Orchard Hotel: "My wife and I spent 5 nights at the Orchard Hotel and really loved our stay. The hotel was convenient to China Town, Union Square, buses, trolley ,restaurants, water front. Much to do within easy walking distance."
Omni San Francisco Hotel: "Stayed five nights and found from the moment we arrived an ambience of service that really set a tone. There is a nice bakery around the corner on Pine Street. The Ferry Building, Chinatown, Union Square are just minutes away, aong with the cable car and bart services."
Hotel Monaco San Francisco: "I originally booked the Hotel Monaco because of the location (close to Union Square). We weren't going to have a car on our week trip to San Francisco and this proved to be the best location. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone traveling to San Francisco."
Hotel Palomar San Francisco: "I can honestly say this is the finest hotel i've stayed in the U.S.A. Location was ideal, spitting distance from the BART (powell street) which is perfect if you are arriving from SFO airport, also there's great transport links out of the front door, including a cable car turning point 100 meters away. Very close to union square and all the shopping that is in the area."
The Fairmont San Francisco: "The location of the hotel is really great if you don't want to be in the thick of touristy Union Square but want to easily get around. The cable car stops right outside the coffee shop. Overall I enjoyed my stay here and would definately return next time i'm in San Francisco."
The Inn at Union Square: "This small boutique hotel is a great find in the centre of the city. What a great place to stay!. The location could not be better, very close to Union Square as the name suggests. The cable car is around the next corner and the tram is a 6-10 minute walk as is the Bart."
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square: "I had an excellent stay at the Chancellor. The location cannot be beat! You can literally walk out the front door and hop on a cable car, or take a bus to anywhere in the city. Walking a few blocks down to Market Street and you can catch forms of transport to take you all over the Bay Area. And all of the best stores are in the Union Square area too, all within a few blocks of the hotel."
White Swan Inn: "The most comfortable hotel I have ever stayed in. Location is perfect, close to Union Square, restaurants, cable cars and other public transportation. I highly recommend the White Swan Inn, a lot more character than the typical chain operation."
Petite Auberge: "We stayed at the Petite Auberge as a stopover on our way to Hawaii. Location is superb - only a 5 -10 min walk from the Powell St BART station and Market St, and a nice walk into Fisherman's wharf (35 min) for the day."
The Donatello: "Hotel located in Nob Hill just a block away from great theaters, shopping, and trolley stop. Just a few blocks walk to Chinatown as well. Many great restaurants nearby for breakfast or dinner. Our only regret was having stayed just one night. We would definitely return to this fine hotel."
The Kensington Park Hotel: "Nice hotel in a great location half a block away from Union Square and approximately 25 min walk from SOMA and Fishermans Wharf. We would definitely stay there again."
Hotel Mayflower: "The staff are friendly, the rooms very clean although old, and the location is walking distance to many areas. Overall, this is the best choice for an inexpensive hotel in SFO!"
Astoria Hotel: "If you are budget minded and are just looking for a decently priced, safe place to rest your head in a good location then you may like this place. At the gates of Chinatown, couple of blocks from Market Street and within walking distance of all tourist attractions including the Wharf and AT &T Park."