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Are you staying in the City by the Bay for an extended period of time? If so, you are probably looking for the best extended stay hotels in San Francisco.
Here you will find my top recommendations. All of these hotel rooms are a little larger and include either a small kitchen or kitchenette. They also include additional sitting or work areas, so you don't have to spend all your time on the bed.
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Address: 750 Sutter Street
Nightly Rates: Starting from $274 - $399
Neighborhood: Lower Nob Hill
The first on my list of extended stay hotels in San Francisco is the Wyndham Canterbury San Francisco. All of the rooms here are suites with separate living rooms. They also include a small kitchen area so you can make a few basic meals.
The rooms at this three-star hotel are modern with bright, colorful accents. Additional amenities include:
The Lower Nob Hill area is within walking distance to several key SF neighborhoods, including Union Square and the Financial District. Just steps away from this hotel, you will find a large selection of restaurants and bars where you can mix with the locals. NOTE: Depending on when you stay here, they may require a two-night reservation.
Find recent guest reviews and check availability for your stay for the Wyndham Canterbury.
Address: 900 North Point Street, Suite D100
Nightly Rates: Range from $700 - $1,800
Neighborhood: Fisherman's Wharf
The Fairmont Heritage Place is the most expensive and most luxurious of the extended stay hotels in San Francisco on my list. This five-star hotel offers one, two, and three-bedroom apartments.
The hotel is relatively new and is in the historic Ghirardelli Square building. It's less than a block from the San Francisco waterfront, so each room has an amazing view of the bay.
The rooms also have an outdoor terrace with a fire pit. In addition, you will find a small kitchen in each apartment.
Other key amenities here include:
>> Find the best deals and rooms for the Fairmont Heritage Place.
Address: 2190 Lombard Street
Nightly Rates: Start at around $100 to $200
One of the more affordable extended stay options is Cow Hollow Inn & Suites in the Marina District. This three-star hotel offers both rooms and suites.
Some of the amenities you will find at Cow Hollow include:
The Marina District is not super close to all the tourist activity, but it's packed with great restaurants and bars. To get to most attractions, it's an easy walk or ride on public transit, and the friendly staff here are happy to help you get around.
>> Find out all about the Cow Hollow Inn & Suites including rooms and rates here.
Address: 2576 Lombard Street
Nightly Rates: Start at around $160 to $350
The Marina Motel is another one of the more affordable extended stay options. This two-star hotel offers both rooms and suites.
Some of the amenities you will find at this motel include:
Here, you're steps away from fantastic coffee shops, two blocks from the Presidio, and only a 10-minute walk to the Palace of Fine Arts.
This is a generally quiet neighborhood, but the street traffic can be a bit noisy for light sleepers, so consider asking for a room in the back. Overall, a great value for the price.
>> Learn all about the Marina Motel and find reviews and room rates.
Address: 2601 Mason Street
Nightly Rates: Start at around $100 to $250
Neighborhood: Fisherman's Wharf
The Wharf Inn offers great value for extended stay hotels in San Francisco that are close to all of the action. This two-star hotel offers both rooms and suites.
Some of the amenities you will find at this hotel include:
Probably the most remarkable aspect of this hotel is the fact that they offer free parking in the middle of one of the busiest tourist locations in the city.
If you want an extended stay in which you're sure to have easy access to Alcatraz, cable cars, and shops and restaurants on the waterfront, this is an excellent option.
>> Find reviews and room rates for your stay at Wharf Inn.
As an alternative to extended stay hotels in San Francisco, many people choose AirBnB or staying in a private house or apartment. You will find hundreds of options to either rent the whole unit or stay in one room with shared living areas.
I personally love having more privacy with no one coming in or out of the apartment while I'm gone, especially when I stay for an extended time. I feel that I can unpack and really make myself at home.
If you opt for a room in a shared apartment, it can be a great way to get to know a local. You can also take advantage of your host's insider insights about the best things to do and eat in the area, as well as how to get around.
Either way, these are some of the San Francisco neighborhoods I recommend for your extended stay:
Nob Hill: Safe, central location with high-end shops, restaurants, and bars
Mission District: Very local feel. It's more of a transitional neighborhood, so make sure to find a place on the western side of Mission Street
Noe Valley: Not touristy at all, mainly locals. Stay on the eastern side of this neighborhood for good access to public transportation
Pacific Heights: Beautiful, historic neighborhood where you will mostly run into locals
Search for the perfect extended stay option for your trip, depending on budget and number of guests.
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