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With a cool California vibe mixed with glitzy European sophistication, San Francisco is a hub of ethnic enclaves and people wooed to the Pacific Coast. Visit hippie history in the Haight or shop the glamorous Union Square. Take a cable car up Nob Hill and swoon over Victorian homes and San Francisco Bay views.

Despite the city's high price reputation, CheapTickets can help you keep your San Francisco travel budget in check with these funds-friendly highlights.

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Orchard Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 130 reviews
Eco-friendly hotel near Union Square and steps from cable cars As its name suggests, the residential-style Orchard Hotel is all about the environment. The boutique hotel was San Francisco's first hotel to become LEED-EB certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, and it continues to tout a number of eco-friendly programs today. The hotel was built in 2000, and rooms still feel brand-new. Daffodil, the on-site restaurant, serves a variety of cuisines from all over the world. Highlights Eco-friendly programs and organic bath productsWalk to shopping at Union Square and Westfield Centre mallComplimentary business and fitness centers Rooms Relax and rejuvenate in one of the Orchard's 104 rooms, including nine suites. Armoires feature state-of-the-art DVD and CD entertainment centers and 27-inch flat-screen televisions. Guests will find large work desks, complimentary high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi and fully stocked mini-bars. Designed specifically for the Orchard, most of the furniture is made of wood from Bali. Bathrooms boast organic bath products. Features The Orchard opened in 2000, making it one of the newest boutique hotels in San Francisco. When it opened, it became the city's first LEED-EB certified hotel. Since then, the property has collected a number of other accolades for its commitment to eco-friendly practices. The Orchard continues to refine its approach to green. Art is a common theme inside; a bronze-cast statue entitled "Spring Awakening" welcomes visitors to the lobby, and paintings and photographs in hallways upstairs are from local artists. While the on-site fitness is complimentary, guests also have access to a handful of independent fitness facilities within walking distance (fees apply). Dining Daffodil, the eclectic on-site eatery, pairs seasonal and local organic cuisine with wines from all over the world. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner only, though a happy hour menu spotlights a number of tapas-style small plate dishes. Transportation San Francisco International Airport (45 minutes)Oakland International Airport (40 minutes)MUNI bus (5 minutes walking)Cable car stops (15 minutes walking)BART (20 minutes walking) Attractions Union SquareWestfield Centre shopping mall Theater DistrictEmbarcaderoSan Francisco Museum of Modern ArtAT&T Park Business Executive boardroom is perfect for small meetings (seats 18)Wine Room available at the on-site Daffodil restaurantSpecial "Green Meeting" packageComplimentary Business Center Policies and fees Valet parking available (fees apply)
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Handlery Union Square

3 stars
4.1 / 5 332 reviews
Intimate boutique hotel with outdoor pool just steps from Union Square This Union Square mainstay, dating back to 1908, mixes old and new under one roof. Older rooms bring with them a hearty dose of history; newer accommodations, completed in the last 15 years, are more spacious and have upgraded amenities. There's an outdoor pool -- a rarity for downtown San Francisco -- a heated sauna and an on-site barbershop. One of the city's most popular taverns, The Daily Grill, is located on the ground floor. Highlights Serene outdoor pool with heated saunaStroll to some of the best shopping in townStellar on-site restaurant, The Daily Grill, serves up American classics.On-site barbershopDiscount coupons to nearby Macy's Rooms The Handlery has 377 rooms in all -- 284 in the "historic" section of the hotel, and 93 in a newer and recently renovated part. Newer rooms, dubbed "Premier," measure 450 square feet and look out on the outdoor pool deck. They also include bathrobes and electric shoe polishers. The older rooms, dubbed "Historic," are part of the original 1908 construction and include mini-refrigerators, in-room safes and ironing boards. Some of the latter rooms offer views of the San Francisco skyline; Wi-Fi is available in all (fees apply). Features The hotel has been family owned and operated since the 1920s. Service has been a strongpoint for all of those years; today the property employs multi-lingual concierges who arrange everything from dinner reservations to babysitter services. Other exceptional services include same-day laundry and dry-cleaning, as well as the on-site barber shop. All guests have access to a Club One fitness center one block from the hotel (fees apply). Grab a burger and a beer at The Daily Grill, a swanky but reliable bar on the ground floor. The weekend brunch here is rated among the best in the city (try the Bloody Mary and understand why). Transportation San Francisco International Airport (45 minutes)Oakland International Airport (40 minutes)Cable car stops (5 minutes walking)BART (15 minutes walking)MUNI bus (5 minutes walking) Attractions Union Square Theater DistrictFisherman's WharfEmbarcaderoSan Francisco Museum of Modern ArtAT&T Park Business Two sizable meeting rooms can be configured a number of ways.Additional meeting space inside on-site restaurant, The Daily Grill.Business CenterAudio/Visual equipment available for rental. Policies and fees Valet parking available (fees apply).
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Inn at Union Square

3 stars
4.3 / 5 63 reviews
Boutique gem hotel in top Union Square location One of a kind, the Inn at Union Square greets guests with a true old-fashioned welcome and a level of service that pays attention to details. With a cozy, warm atmosphere, the style is classic and homey, with pretty furnishings and European charm. Located in Union Square, but also close to beach and park getaways, the Inn at Union Square offers a complimentary breakfast with fresh croissants, and evening wine receptions with hors d'oeuvres. Further features include a free daily newspaper, twice-daily housekeeping, and even a daily shoeshine. 3 Reasons to Stay: Superb Union Square location close to all attractions Intimate boutique hotel with exceptional service Delicious complimentary continental breakfast Inn at Union Square Hotel Rooms The fabulous location of the Inn at Union Square is a selling point in itself, as this interesting, vibrant district is crammed with up-market boutiques including Tiffany & Co, historic buildings and cultural events taking place in the square itself. There are 30 guest rooms in the hotel, which covers six floors, and deluxe king or queen rooms and suites are on offer. The comfortable Inn at Union Square rooms are in rich, warm colors of golds and reds, and provide premium bedding with luxurious goose down pillows. Wireless Internet access, CD players, in-room safe with laptop security, and cable/satellite television are complimentary, and room service is available on request (fees apply). Bathrooms come with terry robes and complimentary Aveda bathing amenities. Things To Do: 140 Maiden Lane (Frank Lloyd Wright Building) (0.2 mi/0.3 km) Powell Street Cable Cars (0.6 mi/1 km) Golden Gate Park (5.5 mi/8.9 km) Policies and feesThe hotel accepts reservations for guests under 18 years old provided that legal guardian guarantees payment for all charges. If legally emancipated, guests can present documents that prove emancipation and to shoulder expenses at the hotel.
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Beresford Arms Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 146 reviews
The Beresford Arms Hotel is a family owned property offering a spacious, elegant lobby and a wide selection of tastefully decorated handsomely furnished rooms and suites. All units are complete with honor bars, direct dial telephones, data ports, writing desks and color television/VCR combos. The suites feature whirlpool baths with shower, bidets, two queen beds and your choice of wet bar or fully equipped kitchenette. A warm welcome awaits you, and the gracious hospitality of the friendly staff, complimented by the attractive accommodations make the Beresford Arms an ideal choice while visiting the delightful city of San Francisco. We look forward to being your host for a delightful visit to our exciting City by the Bay. Relax in the comfort of our spacious rooms and suites and enjoy our gracious hospitality in a setting of San Francisco Victorian charm and elegance. All of our suites are complete with whirlpool baths, bidets, two queen beds and your choice of wet bar or kitchenette. Only two blocks to Union Square and the Cable Cars running to Telegraph Hill, Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. An easy walk to fine shops, theatres, Chinatown, Financial District, Moscone Convention Center and Museum of Modern Art. At the Beresford Arms Hotel we do accept pets for a $25 fee, per pet, per stay. Please check with the property prior booking a pet acceptable room.
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The Mosser Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 261 reviews
Modern boutique hotel with recording studio near Union Square Quirky, modern and ultra-hip, The Mosser Hotel is the only lodging option in San Francisco with a state-of-the-art recording studio on premises. Rooms in this Union Square hotel are clean and efficient. All have platform beds, while some have private bathrooms and others share. Annabelle's Bar & Bistro, the on-site restaurant, utilizes organic ingredients sourced directly from area farms. Highlights State-of-the-art recording studioOn-site Annabelle's Bar & Bistro Platform bedsWalking distance to shopping at Union Square and Westfield Centre mall Rooms "The Mosser," as it's known locally, has 166 rooms in all -- 112 deluxe rooms with private bathrooms and 54 "economical" rooms with shared hall baths for travelers on smaller budgets. Each room boasts platform beds and vanity sinks. Rooms also come standard with robes, ceiling fans, hair dryers and free Wi-Fi. Many rooms have windows that look out onto busy city streets; some even have reading nooks built into bay windows. Features Opened in 1913 as the Keystone Hotel, the historic property was completely redesigned in 2003 and now feels modern and chic. The centerpiece of that redesign was Studio Paradiso, a state-of-the-art recording studio that is available to hotel guests. Other standard amenities include ironing boards, two-line telephones and custom-designed furniture. In early 2010, the hotel announced a commitment to embrace eco-friendly products in all the rooms. The Mosser family donates a portion of all hotel proceeds to reforestation, literacy and educational projects.   Dining For a fabulous cocktail or tasty sandwich, pull up a stool at Annabelle's Bar & Bistro, a French-style eatery located on the ground floor. The restaurant features an eclectic wine selection. Transportation San Francisco International Airport (45 minutes)Oakland International Airport (40 minutes)MUNI bus (5 minutes walking)Cable car stops (10 minutes walking)BART (15 minutes walking) Attractions Union SquareWestfield Centre shopping mall Theater DistrictEmbarcaderoSan Francisco Museum of Modern ArtAT&T Park Business Free Wi-FiStudio Paradiso available for meetings Policies and feesNightly valet parking rate will increase in October as follows:Standard vehicle:  $39 + taxes ($44.46 after tax)Oversized vehicle:  $49 + taxes ($55.86 after tax)
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Francisco Fri, Apr 24 - Tue, Apr 28 $254
Los Angeles San Francisco Tue, Mar 31 - Wed, Apr 1 $137
Washington DC San Francisco Sun, Apr 19 - Wed, Apr 22 $353
Boston San Francisco Wed, Apr 29 - Sun, May 3 $325
Chicago San Francisco Fri, Apr 17 - Tue, Apr 21 $233
Newark San Francisco Wed, Apr 29 - Mon, May 4 $305
Seattle San Francisco Sat, Mar 21 - Sat, Apr 4 $131
Atlanta San Francisco Thu, Mar 26 - Tue, Mar 31 $369
Dallas San Francisco Tue, Apr 14 - Tue, Apr 21 $205
Honolulu San Francisco Wed, Apr 15 - Wed, Apr 22 $418
Philadelphia San Francisco Fri, Apr 24 - Tue, Apr 28 $398
Denver San Francisco Tue, Apr 21 - Tue, Apr 28 $165
Baltimore San Francisco Wed, Apr 22 - Tue, Apr 28 $474
San Diego San Francisco Sat, Mar 21 - Tue, Mar 24 $184
Las Vegas San Francisco Wed, Apr 8 - Wed, Apr 15 $67
Fort Lauderdale San Francisco Tue, Apr 7 - Tue, Apr 21 $297
Minneapolis San Francisco Wed, Apr 22 - Tue, Apr 28 $300
Toronto San Francisco Sun, Mar 8 - Sun, Mar 15 $456
Raleigh San Francisco Sun, Mar 8 - Sun, Mar 15 Check rates
Houston San Francisco Sat, Apr 4 - Mon, Apr 13 $197
Orlando San Francisco Wed, Mar 18 - Tue, Mar 24 $384
Detroit San Francisco Tue, Apr 21 - Wed, Apr 29 $317
Beijing San Francisco Sun, Mar 8 - Sun, Mar 15 Check rates
Charlotte San Francisco Mon, Apr 27 - Thu, Apr 30 $362
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  • San Francisco is a great city to visit any time of the year, with a mild climate thanks to water on three sides. However, the summer fog is notorious, and many tourists on their San Francisco vacations find themselves purchasing sweatshirts to stay warm. The spring and fall are often warmer and sunnier, while winters can be rainy. Be aware that the City by the Bay is known for its microclimates, which means visitors need to be prepared for weather at nearly any time of year. A sunny day in Golden Gate Park can turn sharply cooler when a wall of fog blows in, while on the same day, the Downtown area is bright and warm.

  • Mission District

    The Mission District from 14th Street to 23rd Street offers a charming array of vintage stores and some of San Francisco’s best dining spots.

  • Outerlands

    Drop by Outerlands for the food if you find yourself hungry way out by Ocean Beach during your San Francisco excursion.

  • Twin Peaks

    San Francisco vacations are all about the views, and Twin Peaks offers some of the best in a 360-degree panorama.

  • Bourbon & Branch

    Speakeasies and handcrafted cocktails are all the rage in San Francisco, so head to Bourbon & Branch or Local Edition to see what the fuss is about.

  • Farmers Market

    The Saturday Farmers Market at the Ferry Building is famous, but the all-day Wednesday Farmer’s Market at Civic Center Plaza has better value for fruit and produce.

  • San Francisco highlights
  • Fisherman's Wharf

    This seaside enclave teems with San Francisco landmarks, including Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square. Watch colorful street performers along the promenade, and indulge in some of the best dining in San Francisco. Salivate over the locally-made chocolate and smells of fresh sourdough bread baking.

  • San Francisco Modern Art Museum (SFMOMA)

    From Frida Kahlo to Henri Matisse, discover a treasure trove of 20th-century artworks on your San Francisco vacation at one of the most renowned museums on the West Coast. Enjoy free admission on the first Tuesday of every month, or score half-price admission on Thursday nights.

  • Golden Gate Bridge

    From its russet-painted towers to its sprawling span, you can't fully appreciate the scale of the Golden Gate Bridge until you're actually on it. Ride or walk across, or just gaze in awe at one from one of the many vantage points around the city on your San Francisco travels. Connecting San Francisco to Marin County, the bridge is the only road to exit San Francisco to the north, and is part of the historic U.S. Route 1.

  • Palace of Fine Arts

    Located in San Francisco's Marina neighborhood, the Palace of Fine Arts is one of the few surviving structures from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Marvel the cinematic Greco-Roman style, and snap photos along the serene lagoon.

  • Asian Art Museum

    Experience the Orient on your San Francisco vacation. With a massive collection of Asian art from paintings to ceramics, the Asian Art Museum also boasts one of the oldest Chinese Buddhas on the planet. Visit on Thursday nights for the bargain $5 admission.

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