6 Cheap Hotels In San Francisco: See The Golden Gate On A Budget
Here is a collection of excellent cheap hotels in San Francisco. You can stay in the city on a budget!
San Francisco is an amazing place to stay. There are so many things to see and do in this exciting city. There is one downside. It is expensive to stay in San Francisco. Many hotels are more than $250 a night, and once you add extras such as parking and meals, you can soon be spending more than $400 per day to vacation in San Francisco.
Fortunately there are some other choices if you are staying in San Francisco and need to watch your budget. Here are some of our suggestions for hotels which charge as low as $79 per room per night. Many of these choices also have breakfast included, so this adds to their excellent value.
All of our recommended hotels are clean, comfortable, and in areas which are very convenient for sightseeing.
Chateau Tivoli may be stretching the budget a little, but it is well worth it. This traditional San Francisco bed and breakfast is one of the finest in the area, and with double rooms starting at $130 per night, it is a bargain. This is an excellent place to choose if you want a very comfortable place to stay in an historic building.
The location is a little out of the tourist areas in the Alamo Square Historic District. There is easy access to bus transportation if you want to leave your car behind. There is no parking available at the hotel, but there is a public garage available for $25 per night.
The hotel was built in 1892 and was a family home for many years. The building was restored twenty years ago and opened as a bed and breakfast. The interior is beautifully decorated, and includes furniture which once belonged to J. Paul Getty and the Vanderbilt family.
Six of the nine available rooms and suites have a full size bed, two have a queen and one a king.The rooms are individually furnished. Some of the bathrooms have antique claw foot baths. There are no televisions in the rooms.
Adding the the value of this delightful bed and breakfast is the included continental breakfast. There is a champagne breakfast at the weekends. A wine and cheese reception is offered to guests every evening. There isn't an onsite restaurant, but there are plenty of places to eat within easy walking distance.
1057 Steiner Street,
Hayes Valley Inn
Hayes Valley in is a real find in San Francisco. This excellent bed and breakfast is centrally located, and close to public transportation. There are numerous restaurants close by, and the main tourist areas of Union Square, and Chinatown are within a 25 minute walk.
Room rates start at just $103 for a Double room at the Hayes Valley Inn. This is an amazing value in San Francisco. There are Double, Twin and Queen rooms available. There is also one room which sleeps up to four guests. Rooms are small, but they are clean and nicely furnished.
The one downside, and this will be a deal breaker for some potential guests, is that there are no private bathrooms. There is a sink and vanity in all rooms, but the bathrooms are shared. You should also note that is no air conditioning at the Inn, but the ceiling fans do a good job for most of the year.
Hayes Valley Inn offers a continental breakfast included in the room rate. They also have afternoon tea and cookies for guests. There is free wireless internet, but the connection can be pretty slow.
Hayes Valley Inn
417 Gough Street
The San Remo Hotel
You really couldn't get a better location for your San Francisco stay. The San Remo Hotel is located in the North Beach area, and is a very easy walk to Fisherman's Wharf. Public transportation is within easy reach, and the Powell Street Cable Car stop is very close by.
The San Remo offers a great value, with rooms sleeping two guests starting at $79 per night and ranging up to $139.
The San Remo has been offering guests a place to stay since 1906. It was built by the founder of Bank of America, A.P. Giannini, after the earthquake had destroyed many of the buildings in San Francisco.
It is a traditional San Francisco building, and whilst you get the history, you should also be aware that you get the downside. This means shared bathrooms, small rooms, and no air conditioning. Most guests feel that the benefits far outweigh these negatives, and that the San Remo is a great place to stay.
There are 64 rooms available in the San Remo Hotel. Each room is decorated differently, and has it's own style. Free wireless internet is available in the lobby, but not in the rooms. In keeping with the more relaxing, nostalgic style of the hotel, rooms do not have a television.
The San Remo shares a building with the Ristorante Fior d’Italia. This is the oldest Italian restaurant in the city. It has only been at this location since 2005, but it was established way back in 1886.
The San Remo Hotel
2237 Mason St
Phone number 415 776-8688
Take a video tour of the San Remo Hotel.
The Metro Hotel
The Metro Hotel is a boutique hotel with just 24 rooms located in the Haight Ashbury area of San Francisco. It is within easy reach of all the popular tourist locations, including Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf and the Castro.With rates as low as $97, this is an excellent choice for those visiting San Francisco on a budget.
All of the rooms have a private bathroom. There are various choices of bed size including Doubles, Queens and Twin beds. Rooms are very small, but as most people spend a lot of time out sightseeing, this really doesn't matter. It is a clean, comfortable place to stay.
There is a television in every room, and wireless internet access is free for all guests. You can borrow hairdryers, irons, and ironing boards from the check in desk.
The Metro Hotel
319 Divisadero St
Phone number 415 861-5364
Looking for boutique hotels in San Francisco? The Metro Hotel offers exceptional value and is centrally located in downtown San Francisco. Call us today!
The Hotel Mayflower
The Hotel Mayflower is a comfortable hotel in a great location, very close to Union Square. You are in the heart of the city, with easy access to all the attractions that San Francisco has to offer, without having to pay the usual high prices of hotels in that area.
The Hotel Mayflower is a Victorian building ,and it still retains many original features. One unusual feature of this hotel is that they have the original elevators! Rooms are small, but comfortable, and all have their own bathroom. Every room has a microwave, and a refrigerator. Some of the rooms have great views. With room rates ranging from $120 to $190 per room per night, this is an excellent value for the location.
The hotel provides a continental breakfast each day as part of the room rate. It has a good selection of bagels, bread, spreads, boiled eggs, coffee, tea and juice. It's a great start to the day, and adds value to the rate of your stay.
The Hotel Mayflower
975 Bush St
Phone number 415 673-7010
Mayflower Hotel San Francisco is a clean, quiet retreat in the heart of the city's best neighborhoods. Enjoy free parking with continental breakfast and top services from our friendly staff.
The Golden Gate Hotel
The Golden Gate Hotel is a comfortable, family run bed and breakfast. It is located at the top of Nob Hill, very close to Union Square, and public transportation. This makes it the perfect place to stay if you want to easily get around the city without a car.
This friendly bed and breakfast dates back to Edwardian times, and still retains a lot of original features. The elevator is an unusual feature!
There are 25 rooms in the Golden Gate Hotel. All of the guest rooms are individually furnished. Some of the rooms have private bathroom with a claw foot bath, but others have shared facilities. Rooms with a private bath have either a Queen or two Twins, those with a shared bathroom have either Double, or two Twin beds.
Room rates start at $145 per night. If you would prefer a private bathroom prices start at $215 per night.
One very unique feature of this bed and breakfast is Pip, the very friendly cat, and Cookie the dog. This is a very homely place, and the pets are very much part of the experience here.
Breakfast and afternoon tea are served each day, and are included in with the room rate. The breakfast offers croissants, muffins, bread, spreads, coffee, tea and juice.
Wireless internet is included free for all guests. There is also a laptop and a printer in the lobby which are available for guests to use. This is convenient for printing out your boarding pass for your flight home.
As with all San Francisco locations, parking is expensive. If you want to save the high parking fees, leave the car at home! Parking is available at the hotel at a rate of $30 per day.
The Golden Gate Hotel
775 Bush St
Phone number 415 392-3702
Whichever one of these hotels you choose we hope you have an amazing time in San Francisco! You will never forget your first sight of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
View from my hotel room
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