Fairmont San Francisco is located atop swanky Nob Hill, the only spot in the city where every cable car line intersects. Guests can hop a ride past the Cable Car Museum to Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf, or walk 4 minutes to Chinatown. Union Square is just a half-mile away.
A member of The Luxury Collection of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, this legendary 1909 hotel in downtown San Francisco is 1 block from the Financial District, 3 blocks from Union Square, and 4 blocks from Moscone Center.
Iconic, AAA 4-Diamond hotel a few steps from Union Square, Cable Car station, theatre district, BART, Chinatown, SFMOMA, and Moscone Center. Upgraded rooms offer stunning views of the city and the Bay.
Located in the San Francisco theater district with a BART and MUNI station at its entrance, this downtown hotel is 6 blocks from Union Square and within a mile of Moscone Center and SFMOMA.
Located in the heart of the South of Market district (SoMa), The Park Central San Francisco is across from Yerba Buena Gardens and close to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Ferry Building, Moscone Center, Union Square, Financial District, and Chinatown. The area also offers many restaurants and nightlife.
This historic 15-story hotel is on San Francisco's Powell Street Cable Car line. Union Square, Moscone Center, Chinatown, TransAmerica Tower, the Financial District, and the Ferry Building are also within easy reach.
Old-world elegance is suffused with modern glamour in this historic San Francisco hotel 2 blocks from Union Square, a half-mile from the Financial District, and 1 mile from the Embarcadero. Moscone Convention Center and AT&T Park are also nearby.
Opened in 2008, this downtown San Francisco hotel is adjacent to the Moscone Center and about 6 blocks from Union Square.
Ah, the City by the Bay. Here, the old coastal magnetism of California’s Gold Rush meets its modern counterpart—the tech boom. In Northern California’s seaside hub, vintage cable cars and Queen Anne townhouses share the skyline with stunning high-rises and Spanish missions, and no neighborhoods mesh the old and new quite like San Francisco’s downtown area. As locals will tell you, this lovely location and cultural smorgasbord comes with an equally pretty price tag…but fortunately, our cheap hotels near downtown San Francisco offer an affordable place to stay in an exquisite city. San Francisco is a grand city on a small scale, and swift public transportation makes the entire region easily accessible. So, no matter where you book one of our hotels in downtown San Francisco, stand in the downtown Financial District and look out across the Embarcadero, where history floats on the morning mist and innovation reverberates through the beams of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge.
With all the buzz about real estate in the Golden State, finding affordable hotels and motels near downtown San Francisco may seem daunting. But it’s not! Consider these guest-loved, budget-approved places to stay and breathe easy:
There’s an old saying that if you want to get to know a culture, you sit down and eat a meal with the locals. When you visit San Francisco, that means you’re going to do a lot of eating. You can taste, touch, smell, and see the world in one city, so we hope you can wield chopsticks and roll Ethiopian injera.
Writer Benjamin F. Taylor once said, “San Francisco is a city where people are never more abroad than when they are at home.” And when you stay in hotels near downtown San Francisco, you’re right in the center of that experience.
No trip to the city is complete without a tour of the legendary Alcatraz. Explore the cells, listen to the stories, and plan your own escape during a visit to “The Rock” sitting in the harbor. From there, fill up on delectable cuisine at one of the seafood restaurants at Pier 39, and do a little shopping at its nautical-flavored art galleries—a framed image of the Golden Gate Bridge is a fine accent for any living room wall. Feel like doing a little more shopping? Book one of our San Francisco hotels downtown so you won’t be lugging your purchases back and forth.
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