Hi guys, Any suggestions for a hotel in San Francisco?

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Member since 19 Apr 2013

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Hi guys,

Any suggestions for a hotel in San Francisco? I am arriving late from Hong Kong at night and leaving the following mid-morning before returning later in the week for a few days.

Any suggestions or tips in general about where to stay?



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Member since 11 Jan 2013

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Westin St Francis is great


Member since 03 Jun 2015

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Holiday Inn Express at Fishermans a Wharf is pretty good (not to be confused with the normal Holiday Inn which is just down the street but in dire need of refurbishment). The location is good for food and transport options, and there is a free breakfast - that can tend to be a bit busy and I prefer a cafe just around the corner that gives you a ton of fresh berries with your pancakes! Stayed there a couple of times and felt it was a bit less "seedy" than downtown, although Fishermans Wharf can still be a bit dodgy once the sun goes down. Overall, it's a good option. It feels expensive for a Holiday Inn Express, but pretty well everywhere in SF is expensive, and I'm comfortable recommending it :)


Member since 12 Jun 2013

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Stay anywhere except Fisherman's Wharf. Honestly the Financial District is probably the best because it's well connected by public transport to every other part of the city. 

Of the hotels I've stayed in there, the Hyatt Regency at Embarcaredero is quite nice, and well located, though certainly you can get nicer for more money. 


Member since 20 May 2015

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If you want something that feels "heritage San Francisco" but has recently been renovated, the Fairmont is a fantastic choice. Incredible views from the tower rooms too.


Member since 24 Apr 2014

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Marriott Couryard in the CBD


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Member since 29 Nov 2013

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Hi tjjen2 

If I understand your trip right -

  • You'll arrive late evening and then jet on elsewhere the next morning - don't go downtown. Stay near the airport, it's just not worth spending the commute time to and fro the city. Hit TripAdvisor and read up on the near-SFO hotels
  • As for the later in the week trip, avoid Hilton Union Square; I personally would stay over towards Moscone as I think this district is more amenable after hours. 
Wherever you stay - get out and walk - SF is an amazing city when you walk around (just avoid Tenderloin), lots to see if you have time...


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Member since 23 Oct 2013

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For the few later days how about the Fairmont Hotel San Fransisco

As for the earlier trip don't go down town unless you have to 


Member since 19 Apr 2013

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Thanks for all of your suggestions guys!

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