Where to Stay in San Francisco

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 rose from the ashes to host the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition with the gorgeous Palace of Fine Arts as a symbol of its rebirth. The City grew over the decades as a financial, fashion, food, shipping, and tech center. It’s now home to nearly 875,000 people, and attracts over 25 million visitors annually while cooling fog keeps temperatures mild. We have gathered an assortment of posts to help make your time here as good as it can be. 

Foodies can enjoy our well-researched lists of where to eat, including where to get the best breakfast, lunch and dinner. Looking for the best activities? From hikes to places to visit, golf spots and more — we have it. Of course, you’ll need a place to stay. We’ve also sifted through the many options to find the City’s best lodgings, including top choices for a romantic getaway, a wellness stay or a group gathering, as well as the best hip, luxury and good-value hotels.

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Best Luxury Hotels in San Francisco

For over a century, travelers have flocked to San Francisco to experience luxury. Check out our picks for the absolute best!

Best Hip Hotels in San Francisco

Traveling with kids or multi-generations? Here are our top hotel picks for luxury, deals, teens, what’s new and best pools.

Best Group Getaway Hotels in San Francisco

Whether you’re planning a family reunion, milestone birthday, bachelorette party or work off-site, we’ve done the homework!

Best Wellness Hotels in San Francisco

Enjoy a spa day! Here are our favorite wellness hotels in San Francisco.

Best Romantic Hotels in San Francisco

The right person by your side is all you really need to experience romance in San Francisco. 

Best Vetted Value Hotels in San Francisco

These hotels may not offer the absolute cheapest rates, but they provide excellent bang for your buck.

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