Are you staying in the City by the Bay for a more extended 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 your 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.
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:
Address: 952 Sutter Street
Nightly Rates: Start at around $205
Neighborhood: Lower Nob Hill
Another one of the extended stay hotels in San Francisco is the Steinhart in the Lower Nob Hill neighborhood. This three-star hotel offers suites only. All have a small kitchen with a microwave and a small refrigerator.
Guests are required to stay a minimum of five nights here. Some of the amenities you will find at the Steinhart include:
Lower Nob Hill is a great location for those staying for a long period of time. It's centrally located, close to several public transportation options, and in the middle of dozens of top restaurants, bars, and other retail shops.
In addition to these hotels, you can also rent an individual apartment from a local. This might sound like a more-risky option, but with TripAdvisor reviews, you get a good feel for what it's like to stay in each available place.
I love having more privacy with no one coming in or out of the apartment while I'm gone. I do this often when I travel. When I stay for a more extended time, I feel that I can unpack and be more at home than in a hotel.
If you are planning on staying for a long time in San Francisco, some of the neighborhoods I recommend are:
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