San Francisco’s Best Hotels

Home to an iconic skyline, diverse communities, and a number of architectural wonders, it’s no wonder why each year nearly 25 million tourists flock to San Francisco to take in all the joys the city has to offer. For those dreaming of leaving their heart in San Francisco, make sure to read our list of the city’s best hotels before catching that airplane ride.

Hotel Kabuki_ CREDIT - Liz @thismodernstyle
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Hotel Kabuki

4 Stars | Website | San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

218 | Free WiFi; Parking; Fitness center | 1

Union Square; Ghiradelli Square; Pier 39; Lombard Street

A seamless infusion of Western and Japanese decor, Hotel Kabuki is a unique boutique hotel set in one of San Francisco’s most historic neighborhoods. Located in Japantown, and just minutes away from the Fillmore Auditorium, guests are treated to bright interiors designed to bring peace of mind. When hungry, book a table at Nari, a Thai restaurant within Hotel Kabuki that serves award-winning traditional dishes. And don’t forget to wash down your meal with a Japanese spirits-themed cocktail over at The Bar, sure to leave your taste buds begging for another round.

Hotel Drisco

Hotel Drisco

4 Stars | Website | San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

48 | Facilities for disabled guests; Room service; Free Wifi | 0

Ghiradelli Square; Crissy Field Beach; San Francisco City Hall

Old school chic meets new school comfort at Hotel Drisco. Built around the turn of the century in the famous Pacific Heights, this stylish Edwardian boutique hotel drips with class, spoiling visitors with complimentary gourmet breakfasts, daily wine tastings, and personal chauffeurs. Known for their unbeatable guest service, you’ll feel like family as you’re charmed by this elegant San Francisco gem.

White Swan Inn_ CREDIT - @whiteswanhotelsf
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White Swan Inn

4 Stars | Website | Oakland International Airport

26 | Free WiFi; Breakfast included; Private parking | 0

San Francisco City Hall; Coit Tower; Lombard Street

Packed with extraordinary views of the Bay, the White Swan Inn is a cozy delight in the heart of San Francisco. For travelers who love convenience, White Swan Inn is within walking distance of some of the city’s biggest tourist destinations, like Lombard Street, Warfield Theater, and Regency Ballroom.

San Francisco Proper_ CREDIT - Miya Daigle
CREDIT: Miya Daigle

San Francisco Proper Hotel

4 Stars | Website | Oakland International Airport

131 | Free WiFi; Room service; Fitness center | 3

Union Square; Oracle Park; Golden Gate Theater

Radiating with energy in the hip Mid-Market area, Proper Hotel evokes classic cool with a touch of romance. Set inside a flatiron building designed by world-renowned Beaux-Arts architect, Albert Pissis, the hotel celebrates San Francisco’s rich past and bright present by incorporating vintage furniture, pieces by emerging local artists, and colorful textures throughout the 131-rooms to create a one-of-a-kind lavish presentation.

The Battery - CREDIT_ Douglas Friedman
Credit: Douglas Friedman

The Battery

4 Stars | Website | Oakland International Airport

14 | Free WiFi; Spa; Fitness center; Hot tub | 4

Alcatraz; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Embarcadero Plaza

Featuring elegant design coupled with masterful furnishings by interior designer, Ken Fulk, The Battery drips with pure sophistication. Part of an exclusive members-only club, The Battery provides guests access to private facilities during their stays, such as in-house events, art exhibits, and fine dining.

Hotel Emblem

Hotel Emblem

4 Stars | Website | Oakland International Airport

96 | Facilities for disabled guests; Fitness center; Room service | 2

San Francisco City Hall; Coit Tower; Lombard Street; Ghiradelli Square

Hotel Emblem is a bold, artistic statement with a mission to spark creativity in anyone who steps foot through its doors. A staple of the downtown Theater District, Hotel Emblem has been voted one of the “Top 5 Hotels in San Francisco” by TripAdvisor and it’s hard not to see why. An eclectic haven for local and traveling artists, no other hotel in San Francisco comes close to this idiosyncratic experience. When in the mood to indulge, head over to Obscenity Bar & Lounge for nightcaps and poetry readings.

Inn at the Presidio_ CREDIT - Paul Dyer
CREDIT: Paul Dyer

Inn at the Presidio

4 Stars | Website | San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

22 | Free WiFi; Breakfast included; Car service | 1

Golden Gate Bridge; Golden Gate Park; Union Square; Ferry Building

Surrounded by gorgeous woods, the restored Inn at the Presidio welcomes guests to enjoy the natural wonders of California right at their doorstep. Once a U.S. Army post, now a Georgian Revival-style lodge, the Inn at the Presidio brings the great outdoors to the big city.

Phoenix Hotel Credit: Nick Simonite
Credit: Nick Simonite

The Phoenix

4 Stars | Website | Oakland International Airport

44 | Free WiFi; Outdoor pool; Pet friendly | 1

Union Square; Asian Art Museum; Alcatraz

Simple. Legendary. Punk-rock. For multiple generations, The Phoenix has been a second home to legions of bands along with serving as an icon of the town’s musical history. If you’re a rock n’ roller obsessed with the 1950s, then The Phoenix is the place for you. Just promise to keep the noise down.

1 Hotel San Francisco

1 Hotel San Francisco

4 Stars | Website | Oakland International Airport

200 | Facilities for disabled guests; Room service; Fitness center | 1

Embarcadero Plaza; Ferry Building; San Francisco Railway Museum

The pinnacle of luxury, 1 Hotel San Francisco caters to the finer elements of life providing guests with stellar views of the city as well as five-star amenities. Make it a point to reserve a spot at Terrene Restaurant where you can indulge in decadent meals inspired by the culinary diversity of Northern California.

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