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Cornell Hotel de France
Cornell Hotel de France
8.7 Excellent
715 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre, San Francisco, CA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 805 reviews
8.7

This San Francisco inn is located within a 10-minute stroll of Powell Street Station. It is moments from Union Square Plaza, restaurants and nightlife options.

Chancellor Hotel On Union Square
Chancellor Hotel On Union Square
8.7 Excellent
433 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre, San Francisco, CA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 1,513 reviews
8.7

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in San Francisco. It is moments from Union Square Plaza, restaurants and nightlife options.

The Pickwick Hotel
The Pickwick Hotel
7.3 Good
85 5th Street at Mission, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.6 mi from city centre, San Francisco, CA, United States 
GoodBased on 1,953 reviews
7.3

The Pickwick Hotel San Francisco is situated in the city's well known tourism and shopping area. Just a five-minute stroll from Powell Street Station, the hotel provides guests with a convenient base when in San Francisco.

Hotel G San Francisco
Hotel G San Francisco
8.1 Excellent
386 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre, San Francisco, CA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 424 reviews
8.1

Set in the heart of San Francisco, Hotel G San Francisco is a short walk from Powell Street Station, and just a few steps from nearby bars and eateries. A short stroll from Union Square Plaza, it offers contemporary rooms equipped with a mini bar, a private bathroom and a coffee maker.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square
Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square
8.0 Excellent
235 O Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre, San Francisco, CA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 224 reviews
8.0

Conveniently situated, Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square allows for easy access to San Francisco's main sightseeing areas. It provides valet parking and a 24-hour reception, and is an easy walk from Union Square Plaza.

Adante Hotel
Adante Hotel
6.5 Good
610 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre, San Francisco, CA, United States 
GoodBased on 1,601 reviews
6.5

Adante Hotel offers unique accommodation in San Francisco and is a few minutes on foot from Powell Street Station. It is set in the area's vibrant nightlife district, just a short walk from the American Conservatory Theater.

Travelodge by Wyndham by Fisherman's Wharf
Travelodge by Wyndham by Fisherman's Wharf
6.7 Good
1201 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States
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1.1 mi from city centre, San Francisco, CA, United States 
GoodBased on 607 reviews
6.7

Travelodge by Wyndham by Fisherman's Wharf is a modern setting while in San Francisco and is close to everything the area has to offer. It is located a brief stroll from Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman's Wharf.

Petite Auberge
Petite Auberge
8.4 Excellent
863 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.1 mi from city centre, San Francisco, CA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 661 reviews
8.4

Situated under a 10-minute stroll from Powell Street Station, Petite Auberge offers guests an ideal base while visiting San Francisco. It is set in the area's popular nightlife district, just a short walk from the American Conservatory Theater.

Columbus Motor Inn
Columbus Motor Inn
8.7 Excellent
1075 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States
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1.0 mi from city centre, San Francisco, CA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 803 reviews
8.7

Columbus Inn San Francisco is set in San Francisco and is within a short walk of local attractions, such as Fisherman's Wharf, Russian Hill and Lombard Street. It is ideally located for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

Harbor Court Hotel
Harbor Court Hotel
8.6 Excellent
165 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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1.1 mi from city centre, San Francisco, CA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 393 reviews
8.6

A 10-minute walk from Transbay Terminal, Harbor Court Hotel has a accessible location, making it an ideal base while visiting San Francisco. This hotel is set in the heart of the city.

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Club Wyndham Canterbury
Club Wyndham Canterbury
8.9 Excellent
750 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.1 mi from city centre, San Francisco 

Wyndham Canterbury at San Francisco is a modern setting while in San Francisco and is close to everything the area has to offer. It is located a short stroll from Grace Cathedral and Union Square Plaza.

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The St. Regis San Francisco
The St. Regis San Francisco
9.0 Excellent
125 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.7 mi from city centre, San Francisco 

The St Regis San Francisco is set in San Francisco and is within a 10-minute walk of Transbay Terminal. It also provides a sauna, an indoor pool and valet parking.

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Columbus Motor Inn
Columbus Motor Inn
8.7 Excellent
1075 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States
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1.0 mi from city centre, San Francisco 

Columbus Inn San Francisco is set in San Francisco and is within a short walk of local attractions, such as Fisherman's Wharf, Russian Hill and Lombard Street. It is ideally located for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

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Hotel Emblem San Francisco
Hotel Emblem San Francisco
8.8 Excellent
562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre, San Francisco 

Conveniently located, Hotel Emblem San Francisco offers easy access to San Francisco's best hot spots. A short stroll from Union Square Plaza, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with a private bathroom, a coffee maker and a flat-screen TV.

5
Hotel Des Arts
Hotel Des Arts
7.5 Good
447 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre, San Francisco 

Situated in the heart of the city, Hotel Des Arts San Francisco provides easy access to San Francisco's main retail areas and tourist attractions. The various facilities this contemporary hotel features include an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi.

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Cornell Hotel de France
Cornell Hotel de France
8.7 Excellent
715 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre, San Francisco 

This San Francisco inn is located within a 10-minute stroll of Powell Street Station. It is moments from Union Square Plaza, restaurants and nightlife options.

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Nob Hill Inn
Nob Hill Inn
8.5 Excellent
1000 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.0 mi from city centre, San Francisco 

Less than a 20-minute stroll from Powell Street Station, The Nob Hill Inn offers guests an ideal base while in San Francisco. The multiple facilities this unique hotel offers include a swimming pool, a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi.

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Taj Campton Place
Taj Campton Place
8.8 Excellent
340 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre, San Francisco 

Set in the heart of the city, Taj Campton Place provides easy access to San Francisco's popular shopping and sightseeing areas. It is also set just moments from Union Square Plaza.

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Artmar Hotel
Artmar Hotel
5.6 Okay
433 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

A 10-minute walk from Powell Street Station, Artmar Hotel has a accessible location, making it an ideal base when visiting San Francisco. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi during their stay.

$10
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Hotel Stratford
Hotel Stratford
7.0 Good
242 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Centrally located, Hotel Stratford allows for easy access to San Francisco's popular tourist and retail hot spots. It is moments from Union Square Plaza.

$14
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Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
8.4 Excellent
312 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Situated in the heart of the city, HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel offers easy access to San Francisco's main retail areas and tourist attractions. Guests can also make use of complimentary Wi-Fi.

$44
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Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
9.1 Excellent
680 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

San Francisco Backpacker Hostel - Pacific Tradewinds is situated in the city's famous tourism and shopping area. Just a short walk from San Francisco Ferry Building, the hostel's accessible location makes it an ideal place to stay when in San Francisco.

$46
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Grant Plaza Hotel
Grant Plaza Hotel
7.0 Good
465 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Opened in 1912, Grant Plaza Hotel is situated in San Francisco and provides a 24-hour reception, a concierge and free Wi-Fi. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is a short walk from Powell Street Station.

$46
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Page Hotel
Page Hotel
5.5 Okay
161 Leavenworth Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

Page Hotel is set in San Francisco and is within a 10-minute walk of Powell Street Station. Guests can also make use of free Wi-Fi.

$50
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Sweden House Hotel
Sweden House Hotel
3.6 Mediocre
570 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

This San Francisco hostel is located within a 10-minute stroll of Powell Street Station. It is situated a short walk from Westfield San Francisco Centre, Union Square Plaza and the American Conservatory Theater.

$51
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Green Tortoise Hostel
Green Tortoise Hostel
8.0 Excellent
494 Broadway, San Francisco, CA, United States
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0.7 mi from city centre,  

Located amongst popular tourist attractions, boutiques and restaurants, Green Tortoise Hostel is ideal for guests wishing to discover San Francisco and its surroundings. It also offers a 24-hour reception, a sauna and free Wi-Fi.

$52
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Hotel prices near Downtown San Francisco

2 stars and under

$10 - $998

San Remo Hotel

#1 Most popular

San Remo Hotel
8.0 Excellent
$164
Avg. per night
The Herbert Hotel

#2 Most popular

$72
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Hotel Stratford

Best value

$14
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3 stars

$120 - $249

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco
$166
Avg. per night
Kimpton Alton Hotel

#2 Most popular

$202
Avg. per night
The Pickwick Hotel

Best value

$120
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4 stars +

$141 - $493

Omni San Francisco

#1 Most popular

Omni San Francisco
9.1 Excellent
$246
Avg. per night
Hotel Spero

#2 Most popular

Hotel Spero
7.6 Good
$228
Avg. per night
Axiom Hotel

Best value

Axiom Hotel
8.4 Excellent
$141
Avg. per night

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Where to stay near Downtown San Francisco

About Downtown San Francisco

With the lively commercial hub of Union Square at its heart, Downtown San Francisco is framed by the orange vermillion Golden Gate Bridge on the edge of San Francisco Bay. The city is the cultural, commercial, and financial centre of Northern California, with its vibrant piers, historic trams and hilly landscape making it a West Coast tourist hotspot.

The public plaza of Union Square is packed with department stores, boutique shops and art galleries, together with numerous theatres which nestle in the surrounding blocks. Just to the south lies the Contemporary Jewish Museum and landscaped parklands of the Yerba Buena Gardens, while to the west is the Civic Center where many of San Francisco’s most important government buildings and cultural institutions are situated. The Financial District extends to the north-east, home to corporate powerhouses and international banks, while the Embarcadero stretches along the waterfront to the east. Winding north, visitors will find attractions and restaurants in the tourist hubs of Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf, together with the former chocolate factory at Ghirardelli Square. Inland San Francisco’s iconic hilly terrain is on display at Russian Hill’s Lombard Street, dubbed the "crookedest street in the world", while the Cable Car Museum of Nob Hill explores this distinctive form of local transport. Further west sprawls the recreational paradise of the Presidio, home to the Walt Disney Family Museum and from where the Golden Gate Bridge extends across the bay. Just to the south lies Golden Gate Park, another of San Francisco’s leafy urban escapes where the California Academy of Sciences and de Young Museum stand alongside the San Francisco Botanical Gardens and elegant Conservatory of Flowers.

San Francisco boasts a comprehensive public transport system, with buses, metro and historic cable cars covering all corners of the downtown area. It’s also an incredible bike and pedestrian friendly city, with many designated bike lanes and picturesque parklands.

San Francisco was officially founded in 1776 when Spanish colonists established the Presidio of San Francisco at the Mission San Francisco de Asís. The settlement flourished during the mid-19th century California Gold Rush, emerging as the largest city on the US West Coast at the time, before being largely destroyed by a devastating earthquake and fire in 1906.

Downtown San Francisco travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels near Downtown San Francisco?

    Omni San Francisco, rated with a score of 9.1 from 967 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels near Downtown San Francisco. Other top stays include Axiom Hotel, with an average rating of 8.4 from 1,548 reviewers, and Hotel Spero, with a score of 7.6 from 792 reviewers.