Cheap hotels in North Beach, San Francisco

Wedged between Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach has a palpable buzz. If the flags painted on the light posts here don’t tell you that you’re in Italian territory, the cheery “ristorantes” and frozen-in-time caf&eactue;s should do the job. From Grant Avenue (the city’s oldest street) to iconic Coit Tower keeping watch from Telegraph Hill, North Beach's many historic landmarks tell its lively and checkered history.

There’s a curious mix of lively and quaint here. Frenzied Broadway is lit up by popular nightclubs and neon girlie signs that recall the area’s days as the infamous Barbary Coast. But head down to Washington Square Park, in the shadow of Saints Peter and Paul Church, and the feeling is altogether serene. And amid various literary hangouts and homages to the 1950s Beat movement, Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights Bookstore shines like a beacon on Columbus and Broadway (just off Jack Kerouac Alley).

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San Remo Hotel, San Francisco

Address 2237 Mason Street (North Beach)

EuroCheapo Review: 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.... read review

8.1 Guest Rating

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Hotel North Beach, San Francisco

Address 935 Kearny Street (North Beach)

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

6.5 Guest Rating

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