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Hotels in San Francisco near Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Introduction

Overlooking Civic Center Plaza in downtown San Francisco, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is a historic concert venue dating back to 1915. It was originally built as part of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and is named after legendary rock concert promoter Bill Graham, who died in 1992. The 6,000-seater venue was once home of the San Francisco Warriors, a National Basketball Association (NBA) team, and has hosted many big-name acts, including The Who and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The venue is also within easy reach of Civic Center Plaza, the Nourse Theatre, and San Francisco City Hall.

Hotels near Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

There's a broad range of hotels within a few blocks of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, from low-key inns and chain hotels to upmarket boutique properties. Mid-range hotels in the area offer bright, unfussy rooms, plus bars, restaurants, and valet parking. Some have indoor or outdoor pools. There are several budget properties nearby, which offer free breakfast. San Francisco is a popular destination all year round. The busiest time is during summer, when the weather is at its best. For the best hotel deals, visit in March or April, and in November, when cooler weather brings room rates down.

Where to stay near Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is in a buzzy area crammed with bars, coffee shops, and eateries. It's also a few minutes from both the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Symphony. This area attracts a lively, cultural crowd, who come for the music venues, bars, and restaurants. It borders Little Saigon, where you'll find independent shops and family-run Vietnamese restaurants. Another popular area to stay is around Union Square, the city's financial and shopping district, which can attract a corporate crowd. It's also where you'll find theaters, restaurants, and high street stores.

Things to see near Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

The San Francisco Symphony, the War Memorial Opera House, and the SF Jazz Center are all within 2 or 3 blocks of the auditorium. It's also a 4-minute walk from the SHN Orpheum Theatre, a dramatic landmark theater dating back to 1926, which hosts the city's large-scale productions. The Asian Art Museum, the world's most comprehensive collection of Asian art, is a couple of minutes' walk north from here. The city's waterfront, where you'll find Ghiradelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf, and the launch spot for boat trips to Alcatraz Island, is 2.2 miles north, or an 18-minute bus ride.

How to get to Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is easy to reach by both car and public transport. It's just off Highway 101, the main thruway known as Van Ness Avenue, which runs through the city. The nearest Bay Area Regional Transit (BART) station is Civic Center/Union Plaza, a 4-minute walk from the venue. It's also a block from Market Street, where you can catch trams to the waterfront. San Francisco International Airport is 13 miles south of the auditorium, or a 20-minute drive. Getting around the city is easy by BART, bus, or tram, although many local attractions are walkable.

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