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Cheap Hotels in San Francisco

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What is San Francisco Like for Cheap Hotels?

There are lots of ways to visit the scenic city of San Francisco on a budget. For example, you might want to put on your walking shoes, grab a free map, and venture out to a side of this destination where money doesn't do all the talking. Visitors to San Francisco love the museums and shopping, which are great ways to discover the area. Take a photo at Oracle Park and Pier 39 for some great memories without a hefty price tag. Our choice of low-cost hotels makes San Francisco popular among budget-conscious visitors looking for a vacation to remember. We have 62 cheap San Francisco hotels to choose from, there's something for everyone!

What Are Some of the Best Cheap Hotels in San Francisco?

Here is the best-rated budget-friendly hotel according to our travelers:

    Staypineapple, An Elegant Hotel, Union Square

    Upscale hotel within easy reach of Warfield Theatre
    • Cafe • 24-hour front desk • Central location

What Are the Best Things to See and Do in San Francisco?

You'll find plenty of things to see and do in San Francisco while staying within budget. Check out these sights and landmarks in the area, some of which you can appreciate without spending a penny.

  • Presidio of San Francisco
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Muir Woods National Monument

  • Beaches
  • Baker Beach
  • China Beach
  • Ocean Beach

  • Sights & Landmarks
  • Oracle Park
  • Pier 39
  • Chase Center

How to find the best cheap hotels in San Francisco


✅  There are lots of cheap hotels available in San Francisco in 2023. What's more, our rewards program makes San Francisco hotels an even better choice for travelers on a budget. 

✅  Whether you're looking for a hostel, apart-hotel or Bed & Breakfast, there's something for every type of traveler in San Francisco on – use the helpful search filters to find some of the cheapest hotels in San Francisco for your budget-friendly stay. 

✅  You'll find lots of cheap hotels in San Francisco – with With so many choices, we recommend you use the search filter for price limits to narrow down your options. 

✅  The best time of year for an affordable vacation to San Francisco is during low season. This is when fewer people visit and there is a wider range of cheap San Francisco hotels available.  

✅  There are plenty of things to see and do in San Francisco on a budget! From exploring the city's iconic landmarks and museums to enjoying the great outdoors and local parks, there is something for everyone in San Francisco. 

✅  If you're looking to travel to San Francisco on a budget, there are plenty of ways to save. One option is to consider booking your travel during off-peak times when prices for flights, hotels, and attractions may be lower. Another option is budget-friendly transportation, such as local public transportation like buses or trains. 

✅  To find the great budget hotels in San Francisco for families, use our "Family friendly" filter under the "Travel experience" header. This will filter for family-friendly accommodation essentials.  

*Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms may apply. 


Frequently asked questions

What inexpensive motels can I book in San Francisco?
Civic Center Motor Inn, Inn on Broadway and Bay Bridge Inn are among the best-rated motels by fellow travelers for a budget-friendly stay. Additionally, you’ll find 25 motels to consider on our site.
What are some places to stay for a budget-friendly trip to San Francisco?
Guests recommend Grant Plaza Hotel as a good budget-friendly hotel when visiting San Francisco.
Can I book a vacation home for my stay in San Francisco?
You can take a look through 654 vacation home choices on our site. Additionally, you’ll find 591 apartments and 180 condos.
What hostels can I find in San Francisco?
You may want to consider European Hostel, Samesun San Francisco and Amsterdam Hostel, which are among the best-rated hostels by fellow travelers. You can also take a look at all 12 hostels on our site.
Where can I get a good free breakfast at a cheap San Francisco hotel?
Other guests gave kudos for the free breakfast at these three budget hotels: SF Plaza Hotel, Castle Inn and Nob Hill Motor Inn.
Where can I stay on a budget for my business trip to San Francisco?
Other business travelers who want to spend less money recommend a stay at these inexpensive hotels: SF Plaza Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Downtown/Van Ness Ave. and Hotel North Beach.
What areas in San Francisco should I consider for a budget trip?
If you’re looking to save some money on your trip, the most affordable areas for hotels are Downtown San Francisco, Marina District and Tenderloin.

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