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Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco
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4.0
of 5, from 294 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

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.

$158
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Serrano Hotel

Serrano Hotel

405 Taylor St, San Francisco
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4.3
of 5, from 95 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

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.

$139
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Hotel Whitcomb

Hotel Whitcomb

1231 Market St, San Francisco
61 others viewing this hotel now
3.3
of 5, from 175 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

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.

$169
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Handlery Union Square Hotel

Handlery Union Square Hotel

351 Geary St, San Francisco
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4.0
of 5, from 183 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

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.

$169
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Villa Florence

Villa Florence

225 Powell St, San Francisco
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3.4
of 5, from 14 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Infused with the spirit of Italy, this romantic downtown San Francisco retreat is on the Powell Street cable car line, less than a block from Union Square; theaters and Market Street are two blocks away.

$76
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Sweden House Hotel

Sweden House Hotel

570 O'farrell St, San Francisco
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1.3
of 5, from 3 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bohemian Club, Union Square, and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$189
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Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square

Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square

345 Stockton St, San Francisco
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4.2
of 5, from 71 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Rising 36 stories above Union Square, this sleek, contemporary hotel is 1 block from cable cars, 3 blocks from Westfield San Francisco Centre shopping mall, and 4 blocks from the Financial District.

$189
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Last booking was 52 minutes ago
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

780 Mission Street, San Francisco
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4.3
of 5, from 76 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

The San Francisco Marriott Marquis is steps from Union Square shopping, Chinatown, cable cars, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Downtown San Francisco Hotel & Travel Guide

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 are 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.” Anchor your upcoming excursion in the downtown area to easily explore a patchwork quilt of rich histories and vibrant communities. From a home base in one of our downtown San Francisco hotels, you can people-watch for hours in Union Square, walk to street markets of Chinatown, and climb the city’s famous hills. As you plan a getaway, we can help answer any questions about the quirky City by the Bay. Plus, when you book through Travelocity, you’ll save enough to order seconds at every inventive international eatery you experience.

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.

Where to Stay by the Bay

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:

  • Warfield Hotel: Located just north of Market Street, Warfield is surrounded by culture. Stay a while and see a different performance each night at nearby arts centers like Golden Gate Theatre and Warfield Theater. When you aren’t peering through opera glasses, browse the collections at the International Art Museum of America. Each day begins with a complimentary breakfast, and with only 45 guest rooms, Warfield boasts personalized boutique service.
  • Serrano Hotel: Inspired by Moorish Spain, this classic, colorful accommodation is romantic and elegant—perfect for an affordable getaway with your special someone. Wake up to breakfast in-house and step outside just blocks from Union Square. Peruse the Contemporary Jewish Museum before an evening at Marrakech Magic Theater or SHN Curran Theatre, both just down the street.
  • Stanford Court : Contemporary and chic, Stanford Court is an affordable option in posh Nob Hill. Natural light floods spacious guest rooms, and a pillowtop bed will be your dreamy oasis after a day spent visiting Grace Cathedral, Chinatown, and the Cable Car Museum. 4-star accommodations include a 24-hour fitness center—if walking the San Francisco hills isn’t invigorating enough!
  • The Marker San Francisco: This is the place to stay when you want to live and breathe SF’s nonstop lifestyle. Located on the fringe of Union Square, The Marker is opulent and whimsical, with bold décor and luxury amenities, including Frette Italian linens, in-house breakfast service, and complimentary evening receptions—perfect for business networking and sharing stories with fellow travelers.

Savor San Francisco

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.

Anchor your upcoming excursion in the downtown area to easily explore a patchwork quilt of rich histories and vibrant communities. From a home base in one of our San Francisco hotels downtown, you can people-watch for hours in Union Square, walk to street markets of Chinatown, and climb the city’s famous hills for gorgeous views of the bay. For the laid-back vibes of a California beach town, leave the hills for San Francisco’s north coast and peaceful Baker Beach, and trade skyscrapers for secluded hiking trails.

There’s no time like the present to embrace the beauty and mystery of the City by the Bay. Why should you wait any longer to wander down the legendary streets of Old San Francisco? Travelocity will help you secure the perfect accommodation at a price that won’t leave you bereft of souvenir money. Our cheap hotels in downtown San Francisco ensure you have a place to stay and recharge after your days spent chasing high adventure—without harming your savings account. You know what we call that, wise wanderer? Traveling smartly. Book your trip today—we’ll see you there tomorrow.

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