San Francisco’s Best Low-Priced Hotels
SF Without Going Broke
San Francisco has a shocking amount of little to no-cost activities to enjoy. What makes this NorCal area a surprisingly budget-friendly location for travelers is its diverse landscape. There’s refined city life readily available, but there’s also breathtaking natural life in and around downtown. And luckily, beautiful scenery is free. Hiking, gardens, free music in beautiful parks, biking across the Golden Gate Bridge…the list goes on.
The Good Hotel is all things playful, bright, and good-natured. With designs infused with reclaimed materials and eco-friendly endeavors, it’s not only a refreshing place to stay, but it’s also doing good for the environment. Located in the beloved SoMa district, this spot is just moments away from some of San Francisco’s most famous attractions. Their sustainable amenities, bright and lively design, perfect location, and friendly staff keep us coming back for more.
Free Coffee & Tea Service
Heated Outdoor Pool & Gym
The Sir Francis Drake is kind of like the moody rich kid of the neighborhood who has all the best parties. This Kimpton location delivers on style, nightlife, location, amenities, and even food. They’re known for their red-suited Beefeater doormen and glamorous decor, and we love these above-and-beyond touches. Nestled right into Union Square, the Sir Francis Drake offers luxurious guest rooms; a delicious Italian eatery, Scala’s Bistro; and a beautiful lobby bar. The star of the show, however, is their Starlight Room–a plush nightclub that prides itself on its glamorous celebrations.
Daily Social Hour
If we told you that you could stay at a hotel that famous musicians have loved for decades, would you want to? Because you can at The Phoenix. This quirky, 1950’s-era motor court hotel is equal parts modern and retro, with style that harkens back to its cool history. The indie guest rooms, public spaces, and awesome pool all offer rock n’ roll flair, yet plenty of comfort. Their bar and restaurant, Chambers eat + drink , is also a fan favorite.
Free Parking (one car per room)
24-Hour Front Desk
Onsite Bar & Restaurant
Nestled in the heart of downtown, Hotel Zeppelin is a bohemian place to stay near many of the city’s most beloved sites. The guest rooms are comfortable and stylish, and have vintage turntables for you to use when you’re in the mood for some tunes. Their restaurant and bar are perfect places to begin or end a day, and when you’re ready to explore, the wonders of downtown are right outside the doors.
Record players in select rooms
In-room Nespresso & Bottled Water
Complimentary Bike Rental
Designed by the famous mind of Philippe Starck, the Clift Hotel features design-heavy touches that please the pickiest angle-hunters. With an expansive lobby and one of the most eclectic furniture collections in all of California (like chairs from Ray and Charles Eames, and a coffee table by Salvador Dali), the Clift has cornered the market on NorCal glam. Their famous Redwood Room bar is a super cool place to hang and enjoy gourmet cocktails and San Francisco DJs. The hotel is also perfectly located near top sites like Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf.
On-Premise Cocktail Bar & Lounge
High-end Bath Amenities
Nearby Pool (for a fee)
Complimentary Fitness Center
San Francisco Neighborhoods
Haight-Ashbury is a small but mighty neighborhood of San Fransisco. The area is dripping in the history of music, politics, and a movement that changed the course of counterculture forever.
There are tons of places to eat, drink, and shop outside the tourist-heavy areas of Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf. We hope to see you at some of the best in SoMA, Mission, Castro, or Dogpatch.
The further north you go on the west coast, the more lush and green the landscape gets. There’s incomparable beauty in larger-than-life parks and vineyards, and this here’s how to get to them.
While most of the Bay Area is now priced to match the riches of Silicon Valley, thankfully there is careful consideration to keep green areas open to everyone.
Best of San Francisco
The best San Francisco hotel views that bring you the greatest cityscape vistas in town, straight from your room.
Hiking, gardens, free music in beautiful parks, biking across the Golden Gate Bridge…the list goes on.
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San Francisco Events
Since the sixties, the San Francisco Sound has epitomized the counterculture movement that made its talent and venues, iconic. Here’s the lowdown on how to take in SF’s music landscape today.