San Francisco Hotels
Whether you are travelling on a budget, or with luxury in mind, you’ll be able to find hotel reservations in San Francisco to match. Within the hills of San Francisco, travellers will find one-star, economical hotels, lavish, 5-star palace-like properties and everything in between. Hotels, bed & breakfasts, hostels, apartments and motels are readily available. But before you begin booking your San Francisco hotels, make sure to familiarize yourself with some of the more popular neighbourhoods and what they have to offer:
- Fisherman’s Wharf: Approximately 75% of all visitors to San Francisco include the Fisherman’s Wharf neighbourhood in the visit, and why not. This World-famous district is filled with seafood stalls, fishing boats & historic ships, souvenir shops and sea lions basking in the sun. Sightseeing boats to Alcatraz, Angel Island and other points around San Francisco Bay can be caught from here.
- North Beach: The city’s Italian Quarter is an area is bursting with inns, family style restaurants, gelato parlors, galleries, jazz clubs, cabarets and cafes. In the morning, Washington Square fills with local residents practicing tai chi. Head to Coit Tower atop Telegraphy Hill for striking views of the city and to see the murals on its ground floor walls, they were painted in 1933 by thirty local artists.
- Castro/Upper Market: The Castro is known as the "gay capital of the world" and here, as well as in nearby Noe Valley, you’ll be privileged to pedestrian-friendly streets, trendy stores and outdoor cafes. The area is a see and be seen type of neighborhood, and provides access to the lower reaches of Twin Peaks, noted for their views of the Bay Area.
- SOMA/Yerba Buena: South of Market (SOMA) and Yerba Buena are filled with hip restaurants, fashionable nightclubs and galleries galore. Yerba Beuna Gardens is considered to have the largest concentration of art, west of New York City, with Moscone Center, a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial and more than a dozen galleries all being located here. Nearby is AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.
- Nob Hill: The best views of San Francisco Bay can be seen from here, in particular when riding a California Street cable car. The neighbourhood was once home to silver kings and railroad barons and today boasts Grace Cathedral, Nob Hill Masonic Center, Cable Car Barn and many sumptuous hotels. Russian Hill houses "the crookedest street in the World", Lombard Street.
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