Where your out-of-town guest should stay when visiting SF
Updated: Jan 20, 2019
Now that you live in San Francisco, you’re going to find that your friends, family, and even random people who follow you on social media (seriously) are going to want to come visit.
You can always offer up your couch, but if that’s going to cramp your style (literally and figuratively), Airbnb is a great option, especially for those staying more than a few days or trying to save money. If they’re looking for a hotel, SF has a ton of options, so with just a little research, you’ll be able to recommend one that fits their budget and personality.
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Eventbrite: Boutique San Francisco Hotels for Every Type of Out-of-Town Guest
Time Out: 20 Cheap Hotels in San Francisco That Won’t Break the Bank
A few of our favorite hotels::
Hotel Drisco: Perfect for parents who want luxury, but prefer a residential neighborhood over downtown
The Phoenix: A boutique hotel that’s popular with musicians. Great for friends who don’t mind a gritty neighborhood and want to be in the mix.
Hotel Del Sol: A relatively affordable boutique motel that’s perfect for people who want to be near the Marina, Cow Hollow, and the Presidio.
The Westin St. Francis: A surprisingly affordable option for those who want to be right on Union Square.
The Argonaut: Sometimes visitors want to stay at Fisherman’s Wharf. If they insist, this boutique hotel is a good option (and the hotel restaurant, The Blue Mermaid, has amazing crab and corn chowder in a bread bowl).
Hotel Vitale: This hotel has comfortable rooms, private soaking tubs on the roof deck, and is on the Embarcadero across the street from the Ferry Building.
The Fairmont: If your guest wants luxury and an experience that is very SF, this is the place to stay. Plus, then you have an excuse to get drinks at the Tonga Room.
#protip- You can use the HotelTonight app to get low fares at hotels around the city.