Local Hotels

Given the cost of hotels in San Francisco (especially at prime tourist season), the most affordable option is USF campus housing or private rentals through Airbnb.  But there are many hotels and deals can be found. Rates posted are for June 11-14 (per hotel websites in February).  Noted rates may be pre-paid or other special offers.

Close to USF (within 1.5 miles, about 20 minute walk)

Metro Hotel, 319 Divisadero Street


Value priced “boutique” hotel near a hip area of Divisadero Street, close to the Haight

Rates:  $118/night Full, $136/night Queen, $170/night 2 Fulls

Monte Cristo Inn, 600 Presidio Avenue


Old-world style bed & breakfast, near a few restaurants, shops, Trader Joe’s, Target

Rates: $293/night Queen, $347/night Queen+Twin

The Grove Inn, 890 Grove Street


5 room Italianate style bed & breakfast; near Alamo Square’s “painted ladies”

Rates:   $211/night Deluxe Queen

Chateau Tivoli, 1057 Steiner Street


9 room bed & breakfast (built 1892) with rooms named after famous visitors; near Alamo Square’s “painted ladies”

Rates:   $205/night Full

Near Union Square/Downtown

The most central location to explore the city. Very accessible to USF via public transit, or about a 20 minute drive via private vehicle/ride share in city traffic.  If arriving via BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) from SFO, these are all within walking distance of a BART station.

Hotel Triton, 342 Grant Avenue


Colorful boutique hotel at the gates to Chinatown; 4 blocks from Montgomery Street BART

Rates: From $217/night Full, $225/night Queen, $257/night 2 Doubles

Hotel Diva, 440 Geary Street


Chic hotel in heart of Union Square, across from American Conservatory Theatre (ACT); 4 blocks from Powell Street BART

Rates: From $230/night Queen, $273/night 2 Doubles

Kensington Park Hotel, 450 Post Street


Boutique hotel steps from Union Square; 4 blocks from Powell Street BART

Rates: From $234/night Deluxe Queen, $250/night Deluxe 2 Doubles

Villa Florence, 225 Powell Street


Italian style boutique hotel; on cable car line, 2 blocks from Powell Street BART

Rates: From $236/night King, $220/night queen $252/night 2 Doubles

The Mosser, 54 4th Street


Historic hotel with a stylish American tavern; around the corner from Powell Street BART

Rates:  From $237/night Full, $279/night 2 Twins

Pickwick Hotel, 85 5th Street


Neo-gothic hotel near San Francisco Centre mall; 1 block from Powell Street BART

Rates: From $237/night King, $256/night Double/Double

The Clift Royal Sonesta, 495 Geary Street


Stylish hotel with elegant art-deco inspired bar; 4 blocks to Powell Street BART

Rates: From $244/night Deluxe King, $261/night 2 Doubles