Known as the “City by the Bay,” San Francisco is famous for its iconic attractions and fine dining. Visitors can hop on a cable car to cruise by Victorian homes, or take a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge and a ferry to Alcatraz Island. Michelin-star restaurants serve up incredible food and vineyards are just a short drive away in Napa Valley.
A view of the Painted Ladies and San Francisco from Dolores Park (Martin Eckert via Flickr)
We searched for San Francisco hotel deals on the top 10 booking websites. We’ve selected the best two for hotel deals and have included a third with deals on hotel and flight packages. To score the best price, we recommend checking your travel dates on all three sites.
In general, Hotels.com has the best hotel deals available in San Francisco. They have over 600 properties to choose from and you can narrow down your search to specific neighborhoods, hotel types or facilities. Check the Deal of the Day to find savings of 40% or more, often on rooms at popular 4- and 5-star hotels (rates may be non-refundable so choose wisely). While Hotels.com falls short when it comes to detailed hotel descriptions and updated room photos, their room rates make up for it. Sign up for an account so you can rack up rewards – book 10 nights at Hotels.com and you’ll receive one night free.
We recommend checking for hotels on Booking.com, as they may have a great Last Minute Deal in San Francisco on your travel dates. You can feel confident about using Booking.com thanks to their 24/7-customer service and verified guest reviews. Although they have a smaller selection of hotels to choose from, they do have thorough descriptions of each property. You can also look for hotels with specific features like airport shuttles and fitness centers. Keep in mind that many deals may be non-refundable. Between Hotels.com and Booking.com, you should find the best rate available on San Francisco hotel rooms.
Expedia.com and Hotels.com are partner sites, so you can often find the same room rates on both. We prefer Hotels.com when it comes to booking a room alone, as their website and search features are more user-friendly. However, if you’re looking to bundle a hotel and flight into San Francisco, Expedia.com offers package deals that save you a little more. Expedia claims to save users an average of $XXX by booking a hotel and flight together. Our searches found that a couple can save anywhere from $XX to $XXX – with an average savings of around $XX – when booking a package with Expedia.com. Customer service is available 24/7 to assist with booking itineraries.