To Do: Book a Hotel in San Francisco

To Do: Book a Hotel in San Francisco

Anne wrote in with a good question about visiting San Francisco:

I was wondering if you could recommend some cheap (but nice) hotels or b&b’s for me. My husband and I would like to take a trip in mid June to San Fran. We would be coming into the the Oakland Airport. Not renting a car, so we would need a hotel close to the BART line. I guess maybe around $100 a night or less?

I usually recommend that people book a hotel in San Francisco through Priceline. Choose a boutique level or four star hotel in the “Embarcadero/Union Square East” area and enter your price bid. You can get rates around $75 during the off season and around $100 a night during the summer.

All the hotels in this price range and area will be pretty nice. I’ve stayed at the Monaco and a couple other places in the city through Priceline. You’ll either be around Union Square or over near the Ferry Building, both are convenient for getting around. And you’re close to the three downtown BART stations for getting back and forth to the airport.

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  1. Mary at 3:24 pm

    You might also look into Hotel Fusion ( It is right off Union Square, just a block up from BART, and it was nice. Small bathrooms, but very clean and cute. My friend and I got a room for $85 in late August last year.

  2. Kim at 5:10 pm

    I agree with hotel fusion – I stayed there last July and enjoyed it. The rooms are small, but we couldn’t beat it for the price. It was a great area to be in and convenient to everything. The only downside was San Fran was hot that time of year and it had no air conditioning. But we made it through and was fine.