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Expert reviews of cheap hotels in San Francisco

Who are we? EuroCheapo is a guide to cheap hotels in Europe... and in San Francisco! Our hotel editors hunted down and inspected hotels that were central, clean and affordable. And do we have some hot recommendations to pass along to you!

We decided to create a San Francisco hotel guide because the city offers small, interesting and budget-friendly hotels that are similar to those included in our European guides. Many of San Francisco’s hotel proprietors have made an extra effort to make their places special, often with fun little extras and a healthy dose of character.

Getting started: To find the right hotel for your trip, we recommend clicking through our list of recommended budget hotels. If you’d like a little guidance on choosing the right part of town to sleep in, be sure to read through our neighborhood overview. For additional ways to reduce your trip budget, check out the list of articles below.

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Our top 17 reviewed hotels in San Francisco

Editor's Picks Name Price User rating

Editor's Pick
Queen Anne, San Francisco

This splurge-worthy three-star Queen Anne Hotel may be over the top for some, but if you’re looking for a frilly and luxurious taste of history, it’s just the place for you.

7.8 Guest Rating

From

$112

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Editor's Pick
Casa Loma Hotel, San Francisco

Perched on a hill near Alamo Square, the one-star Casa Loma Hotel, which bills itself as a “European-style hotel,” gave us a sense of what happens when a hostel grows up.

7.1 Guest Rating

From

$50

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Editor's Pick
HI - San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

With a woodsy setting, to-die-for views, a historic building and tons of fun extras, the HI Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the coolest hostels we’ve ever seen.

8.6 Guest Rating

From

$66

No online booking

Editor's Pick
Hotel Des Arts, San Francisco

Part art gallery, part hotel and all magnifique, the Hotel des Arts offers great cheapo rates and a central location with pizazz, to boot.

7.6 Guest Rating

From

$59

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Editor's Pick
Encore Express, San Francisco

With a central location, well-appointed guestrooms and rates starting at $39, the Encore Express may just be the best value in town.

7.5 Guest Rating

From

$39

No online booking

Editor's Pick
Good Hotel, San Francisco

The two-star Good Hotel offers 117 cheery rooms and a philanthropic bent in the heart of the artsy SoMa district.

7.2 Guest Rating

From

$89

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Editor's Pick
San Remo Hotel, San Francisco

Offering 64 simple rooms with shared baths, the sweet San Remo Hotel is a San Franciscan treasure that's been providing affordable haven to merchant seamen, penniless artists and many a traveler since 1906.

8.2 Guest Rating

From

$66

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Editor's Pick
Marina Inn, San Francisco

Set in a historic building within walking distance of Fort Mason and the great shops and eateries of the hip Marina District, the Marina Inn is a two-star hotel with spacious rooms, loads of character and very low rates.

7.3 Guest Rating

From

$66

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Editor's Pick
Adelaide Hostel and Hotel, San Francisco

Offering affordable dorms and privates, comfy common spaces and a ton of cool extras, the Adelaide sets the hostel bar high.

9.0 Guest Rating

From

$60

No online booking

Editor's Pick
Metro Hotel SF, San Francisco

Situated on the edge of the funky Haight district, the simple Metro Hotel offers reasonable rates, a pretty garden and friendly service.

From

$76

No online booking

Editor's Pick
Hayes Valley Inn, San Francisco

The Hayes Valley Inn is a two-star B&B with simple rooms, comfy common spaces and a "when you're here, you're family" vibe.

8.0 Guest Rating

From

$66

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Editor's Pick
Best Western Hotel Tomo, San Francisco

Located in the heart of San Francisco’s tiny Japantown, this hip, modern Hotel Tomo takes its inspiration from Japanese pop-culture.

8.2 Guest Rating

From

$109

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Editor's Pick
Bijou, San Francisco

Situated just two blocks from the popular Nordstrom Center and Market Street’s transportation hub, the two-star Hotel Bijou celebrates San Francisco’s cinematic charm.

6.8 Guest Rating

From

$78

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Editor's Pick
Hotel North Beach, San Francisco

The centrally located Hotel North Beach offers simple rooms with a bit of a hostel feel, and rates to match.

6.9 Guest Rating

From

$57

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Editor's Pick
Hotel Phoenix, San Francisco

The two-star Phoenix Hotel has a funky, youthful vibe, and has served as crash pad to up-and-coming rock stars from Joan Jett to Moby.

7.5 Guest Rating

From

$98

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Editor's Pick
The Park Hotel, San Francisco

For fuss-free travelers who want to spend more on shopping than on food and lodging, the central Park Hotel with simple rooms, low rates and a guest kitchen, is a good place to “park.”

7.1 Guest Rating

From

$84

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Editor's Pick
Country Hearth Inn, San Francisco

Set back from the street and two block from the Presidio, the basic Country Hearth Inn has something its motel neighbors on Lombard Street do not: It's quiet!

7.0 Guest Rating

From

$50

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