Where To Stay In San Francisco

Making a trip to San Francisco? Consider staying at one of these great value San Francisco hotels:

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Hotel Zelos San Francisco

The hip Hotel Zelos is located downtown in San Francisco’s Union Square. With around 200 rooms spanning the 5th through 9th floors of the building, all guests can enjoy a view from their window of either the courtyard or the city. Deluxe rooms can be had for under $200, but it might be worth it to splash out a little more to stay in a Corner King room that’s 1/3 larger and gifted with curved windows and a city view. It’s almost like staying in a castle turret! All guests are welcome at the in-house Dirty Habit bar and restaurant on the 5th floor. Its inventive cocktails are best enjoyed on the heated outdoor patio.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

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Photo via Hyatt Regency San Francisco

The Hyatt Regency is a solid choice in San Francisco hotels. In terms of location, it doesn’t get much better than the Embarcadero waterfront with views of the San Francisco Bay. The hotel is also very close to the Ferry Building, farmer’s market, and Fisherman’s Wharf, with the bus, train, and cable car just minutes away for quick access to other attractions in SF.

Rooms at the Hyatt Regency start at around $400 and are equipped with bay views, luxury linens, a 47-inch flat screen HD TV, and a work desk with an ergonomic chair. An extra $50 will get you a suite with an oversize work area and lounge, or a standard room with a city view. The hotel also boasts the world’s largest atrium lobby at 42,000+ square feet.

CitiGarden Hotel

“Luxury in simplicity” is the CitiGarden Hotel’s slogan. This hotel packs phenomenal value for money, with midweek rooms as low as $79, which include free Wi-Fi and a desk. Guests can enjoy free continental breakfast, an outdoor pool and garden courtyard, onsite gym, and business center. This hotel is super convenient for travelers needing to be close to the airport, being just a 7 minute drive from SFO and providing a free airport shuttle for all guests. It’s also just 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco, making for a quick city commute.

Hotel Focus SFO

Hotel Focus SFO is another hotel in close proximity to the airport with basic rooms sitting around the $100 mark. They include Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV with cable, and a coffee maker. Alternatively, guests can upgrade to an Executive room with a courtyard view, 50-inch TV, refrigerator, and separate sitting area with a lounge chair and sofa bed. Hotel Focus SFO also provides free continental breakfast and airport shuttles.

Inn At Oyster Point

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Photo via the Inn At Oyster Point

The Inn At Oyster Point is a full-service boutique hotel in South San Francisco overlooking the bay. Its waterfront location also happens to be just minutes from both the airport and the city, making it a convenient base for any business traveler. At a higher price point with rooms starting at $169, this hotel provides all its guests with complimentary in-room breakfast, airport shuttles, and parking. When not cozying up in your super-stylish room, you can opt for cocktail service in the lobby lounge or dinner at the onsite SouthHarbor Restaurant.

Lindsay Buckley is the photographer and travel blogger behind Frugal Frolicker. She’s a New Yorker currently based in Sydney, Australia, documenting outdoor travel experiences Down Under and beyond.

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