By Vince Font
NFL fans listen up: San Francisco during football season is one of the most exciting places to view 49ers games up close. But you don’t have to be into sports to learn that San Francisco’s just a really neat town, with equally interesting hotels. If you’ve never been, now may be the best time to scope out San Francisco vacation packages for the season. Below is a short list of three cheap San Francisco hotels you can usually get for under $100 per night.
The Mosser Hotel: This hotel was built in 1913, and would have a story to tell if walls could only talk. As if the presence of a bar/bistro, Annabelle’s, weren’t enough, there’s also a professional recording studio on site. The only drawback is a shared hallway bathroom for standard rooms, but each individual room has its own vanity sink. If you positively, absolutely have to have a private bathroom (and who can blame you?), you can upgrade to the deluxe room.
Hotel Vertigo: If just the name alone isn’t enough to entice you, maybe learning that this newly renovated hotel sits where the former Empire Hotel did that was made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” will. Situated in the Nob Hill section of San Francisco, the room designs are inspired, and quirky — right down to the horse head lamps.
Powell Hotel: Pet friendly and spacious, the Powell offers a broad range of rooms for catering to the needs of just about every type of traveler. Its proximity to the famous San Francisco cable car turnaround brings new meaning to the word convenient — to get to Fisherman’s Wharf, all you need to do is walk 25 steps and climb aboard. Three blocks from the theater district and just two blocks from Union Square, the hotel’s location is prime for experiencing San Francisco.
When planning your getaway, don’t forget to book your flight along with your hotel room. Although you may be able to find cheap San Francisco flights on your own, you’ll save a lot more by booking your vacation as a package.
Vince Font is a freelance writer born in Puerto Rico and currently escaped to Utah. When not dreaming of interstellar travel, he’s on the hunt for weird, wacky, and off-the-beaten-track vacation destinations. Next stop: The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast.