Our Top Hotel Picks

Luxury • Hip • Group Getaway • Wellness • Romantic • Value

Welcome to our second annual Best of the Bay Area! These selections on where to stay in San Francisco, the North Bay, East Bay and South Bay are affectionately called the Getties, as in "getaways." Our roundups simplify your next trip, whether you are looking for luxury, wellness, value or the latest hip hotel. We've got you covered. Bonus: our readers also weighed in — look for their choices.

San Francisco Hotels

No city in the world is quite like San Francisco. Once a Spanish mission, San Francisco was defined by “The Gold Rush” — which created a population boom from 1,000 to 25,000 by December 1849 — and by the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, which left 200,000 homeless. It’s now home to nearly 875,000 people, and attracts over 25 million visitors annually. We have gathered all the best hotels to help make your time here as good as it can be.

North Bay Hotels

Local Getaways is taking a liberal approach to our definition of North Bay — going from north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge (think Marin County and Petaluma) and sticking to the coast all the way up to Mendocino. If it’s rugged coastlines, sprawling open spaces and culinary delights like oysters, artisan cheese and bread you’re after — the North Bay is the best.

East Bay Hotels

Across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco, the East Bay consists primarily of Contra Costa County and Alameda County. Oakland, the area’s largest city, is famous for its beautiful waterfront Jack London Square, as well as its large port and eucalyptus-spotted hills. Berkeley, just north of Oakland, is home to the University of California and tens of thousands of students, as well as left-leaning politics and great food.

South Bay Hotels

The area south of San Francisco, encompassing Silicon Valley and its surrounding communities, is the center of technological innovation. Home to Apple, Google and countless startups, the region is also full of top restaurants, great shopping, open spaces for exploring and various cultural hubs.

Greater Bay Area Hotels

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