The Serrano Hotel is steps away from Union Square, perfectly positioned in the Theater District of San Francisco, 2 blocks from the Powell Street cable car.
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.
The Asian-inspired Hotel Nikko San Francisco is located downtown, a 4-minute walk from Union Square and the designer shops of Westfield San Francisco Centre. Guests can catch a cable car 2 blocks south, and both Curran Theatre and American Conservatory Theater are right around the corner.
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.
Situated on the cable car line in the downtown shopping district, the boutique hotel is 2 blocks from Union Square and 4 blocks from the Moscone Center and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
The 17-story Hyatt Regency is located on the Embarcadero waterfront, across from the Ferry Building Marketplace, close to the Embarcadero Center, Union Square, and Moscone Convention Center.
A half-block from cable cars, this hotel is 2 blocks from Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre; the Moscone Center and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art are 8 blocks away.
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.
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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