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The Best Hotels in San Francisco

A guest room at St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco

Find the Top Hotels in the City by the Bay

Whether you're in San Francisco for business, adventure or a romantic escape, GAYOT's Top 10 Hotel Lists will help you find the best place to hang your hat. Locate and reserve a room at a great price at one of the top hotels in the city. If you're looking for something more specific, search by category, such as boutique hotels in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

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Check out our reviews of the best hotels in San Francisco and the Bay Area, which list everything a traveler needs to know about hotels' locations, policies and amenities, including in-hotel dining, services and other important details that can make or break your stay. If something strikes your fancy, take advantage of our easy reservation system.


The Huntington Hotel is furnished with antiques, objets d'art and original paintings The Huntington Hotel

Understated elegance in an exclusive neighborhood.

1075 California St. 
San Francisco, CA 94108

Just a few blocks from Union Square, the Hotel Carlton has an inviting lobby decorated with exotic Oriental tapestries and sculptures Hotel Carlton

A chic, earth-friendly hotel that draws an eco-conscious crowd.

1075 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

The lobby of the JW Marriott San Francisco JW Marriott San Francisco

Traditional service, contemporary elegance and plenty of space.

500 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 

Hotel lobby of The Fairmont San Francisco The Fairmont San Francisco

A must for travelers seeking traditional grandeur...

950 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

Room at the InterContinental San Francisco InterContinental San Francisco

An eco-friendly hotel that towers over the heart of SoMa.

888 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Each room at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco includes a flat screen television, spacious work desk and iHome alarm clock Hyatt Regency San Francisco

A beautifully appointed Embarcadero hotel for business and leisure travelers.

5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

Room at Le Meridien San Francisco Le Meridien San Francisco

A tasteful, classic resort in the heart of the Financial District.

333 Battery St. 
San Francisco, CA 94111

Room at the Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco

High style that literally soars above the city.

222 Sansome St.
San Francisco, CA 94104

Room at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay Sofitel San Francisco Bay

A taste of France for business travelers to the Bay Area.

223 Twin Dolphin Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94065

Room at the St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco

Old World luxury meets nouveau riche in a SoMa District hotel.

125 Third St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

A room at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

Luxury that lives up to its reputation.

600 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94108 

An opulent State Suite at The Westin St. Francis The Westin St. Francis

Old-fashioned charm paired with a slice of San Francisco history.

335 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102


View of the grounds at Rosewood Sand Hill Rosewood Sand Hill

A resort-style property situated on sixteen lush acres on Sand Hill's road venture capitalist alley.

2825 Sand Hill Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025


Room at The Lodge at Tiburon The Lodge at Tiburon

Indulgence on the sunny side of San Francisco Bay.

1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920
415-435-3133, 800-842-8766



Half Moon Bay Inn, featuring fifteen rooms, was built in 1932 Half Moon Bay Inn

Comfortable accommodations in the heart of downtown.

401 Main St.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

A room at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

A luxurious golf and spa resort south of San Francisco.

One Miramontes Point Rd.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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