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Where to stay in San Francisco: Best areas and hotels

San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the United States. And it is difficult to find good accommodation at a reasonable price.

It is difficult to find accommodation for less than 100 dollars a night, even so, there are many interesting options and they are moderately well priced. Keep in mind that, if you are going to tour California, more or less the prices are always around a minimum of 100-140 dollars for a double room.

In this post I will tell you which are the best areas to stay in San Francisco and I will add some accommodation options that are great.

Then go through 25 Essential Places to see in San Francisco so you don't miss anything.


1. Downtown, is without a doubt the best option to stay in San Francisco

Always sleeping in the center is a good option, since you will be well connected and have all kinds of services nearby.

This area is where most of the hotels are concentrated, so it will be quite easy for you to find one that suits your preferences. Union Square is considered the center of the city and you will find everything there; shops, restaurants and bars, attractions and good public transport links.

Some great options in Union Square, in different price ranges:

2. Fisherman's Wharf, stay in front of the sea

It is a very popular area, although you will not find as much variety of accommodation and they are somewhat more expensive than those in the center. Even so, it is a great option since you will be close to many places of interest in the city, as well as close to the sea.

You can go out at night in the area and you will find a wide variety of entertainment.

Some great recommendations in Marina District:

3. Russian Hill, stay in the typical streets of San Francisco

One of the most authentic areas of the city is the Russian Hills area and its famous steep streets.

This area is not cheap and there is not much on offer and options, but it is highly recommended. It is a very charming, quiet area and although they will do buttocks, it is worth staying here.

Some accommodation recommendations in Russian Hills:


1. Bayview and Hunters Point

They are the most dangerous areas of San Francisco, where there are more murders and more robberies. They are far from the center and have no tourist attractions. And although there are accommodations at a good price, it is better not to stay here.

2. Mission District

It is an interesting neighborhood to visit during the day, where you can see art. However, it is an area with quite a few street gangs and the crime rate is quite high. Apart from the street art and some cool places to eat and drink, it is better to pass by.

3. Stay in nearby cities

Something very common is that since San Francisco has such high prices, some tourists choose to stay in nearby cities such as San Rafael or Oakland. However, if you decide on this option, keep in mind that the journeys are long to get to San Francisco. In the best case it will take between an hour and an hour and a half. If you are only going to spend two or three nights in San Francisco, you will lose a lot of time on public transport, apart from the cost of these journeys. Not worth it!


I hope you enjoy your trip to San Francisco very much and that this article has been useful to you. You can continue reading many more related articles on the blog.

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