Best Value San Francisco Hotels near Public Transportation.
San Francisco is a popular city for tourists, but being popular pushes hotel rates higher. We've put together a list of Hotels near public transportation including the BART, Muni Metro and Cable Car stops in the San Francisco area, that will help you save money and enjoy your stay even more.
The advantage of staying in a hotel near a public transportation station is easy access to the city’s attractions without the need to rent a car or spend a lot of money on taxis or Uber rides. Public transit in San Francisco is frequent, efficient, and quite affordable. It’s often the most efficient way to get around the city, and staying in a hotel near a public transportation station gives you enough flexibility to explore the city’s attractions quickly at a very low cost. With many hotel options near public transportation stations, it’s easy to explore the city quickly and economically.
Our recommended hotels are hand-picked for quality, value and proximity to one or more stops or stations on the public transit system. We only recommend properties with an excellent to exceptional overall rating from verified guests.
Hotels offering the best value soon become known by regular visitors to the city, so book your room well in advance to get the best deal. Last minute bookings rarely save you money in high demand cities and sometimes cost much more.
Here are some links to more information on getting around in San Francisco: Getting Around San Francisco | San Francisco Transit Map PDF.
Our recommended Hotels close to the public transit in San Francisco including the BART, Muni Metro and Cable Cars
Nap York Pacific Heights Hostel
Address: 1533 Franklin street, Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94109
Near Cable Car Station: California St & Van Ness Ave
Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Free WiFi, Shared Kitchen, Shared Bathrooms, 24 hour Front Desk
Mini Review: Nap York Pacific Heights Hostel is our most affordable recommendation. It is pretty much just a place to get a good nights sleep and offers clean, comfortable beds with linens in pods within a dormatory along with shared bathrooms. There is a shared kitchen so you can also save money preparing some of you own meals. It is only a 5 minute walk to the California St & Van Ness Ave cable car station which gives you easy access to the downtown area and other transit connections.
Address: 1906 Mission Street, Mission, San Francisco, CA 94103
Near BART Station: 16th St. Mission Station
Amenities: Free WiFi, Satellite TV, Shared Bathrooms
Mini Review: The 1906 Mission Hotel offers clean basic accommodation in the heart of San Francisco. The bathrooms are shared but well maintained and this is reflected in the price. There is a cute little outdoor patio area where guests can relax or use the BBQ. The 1906 Mission hotel is only a 2 minute walk from the 16th St. Mission BART Station. Note that there is no parking available at this property.
Music City Hotel
Address: 1353 Bush Street, San Francisco, 94109
Near Cable Car Station: California St & Van Ness Ave
Amenities: Free WIFI, Free coffee/tea/fruit, Refrigerator, Luggage Storage, Airport drop off services, Daily maid service, Shared Bathrooms.
Mini Review: This one of a kind boutique hotel is perfect for music lovers who want to enjoy an immersive experience. It also very affordable accommodation for this area. You can take advantage of free loaner instruments too have a jam session in your room or the music studio. They also offer free tickets to local music venues and shows. Bathrooms are shared. The Music City Hotel is in close proximity to Mission District, North Beach, Haight Ashbury District, Japantown, and Union Square. Easy walking distance to the California St & Van Ness Avenue Cable Car station and to bus stops on Van Ness Avenue.
Hampton Inn San Francisco - Daly City
Address: 2700 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Daly City, CA 94015
Near BART Station: Daly City
Amenities: Air Conditioned, Refrigerator, Free WiFi, Cable HDTV, Private Bathroom, Fitness Centre, Breakfast Included, Free Parking
Mini Review: By staying at the Hampton Inn San Francisco - Daly City, you will enjoy excellent accommodations at an affordable price that includes an excellent hot breakfast to start your day. So what's the catch? Well it is located a fair distance from downtown San Francisco but, after a 22 minute walk to the Daly City BART station, you can reach Union Square in 15 minutes or the Financial District in 20 Minutes. Even if you allow $15 for an UBER ride to the BART station you might still save money compared to staying at a comparable property in the downtown area. The rooms are very clean and updated. There are several restaurants within a few minutes walking distance.
Address: 701 Post Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102
Nearest BART Station: Powell Street
Amenities: Minibar, Free WiFi, Cable TV, Private Bathroom, 24-hour front desk, Parking
Mini Review: The Beresford Arms is a historic hotel located in the heart of San Francisco. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers a unique blend of Victorian charm and modern amenities. Select rooms provide free in-room wireless internet access. The hotel is well maintained and the rooms are elegant and spacious. From this location you can easily explore the city's attractions, including Union Square, Chinatown, the Moscone Convention Center, and the financial district, are all within walking distance. Cable cars are also available nearby, allowing visitors to easily reach Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39.The Beresford Arms Hotel is within an easy walk of many public transit lines including the BART, Cable Cars, Light Rail and Buses giving you easy access to anywhere in the city. Over all you will be hard pressed to find a better value in downtown San Francsico.
Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway
Address: 1500 Van Ness Avenue, Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109
Near Cable Car Station: California St & Van Ness Ave
Amenities: Air Conditioning, Coffee maker, Refrigerator, Flat screen TV, Free WiFi, Private bathroom, Fitness center, Coffee house, Convenience store, 24-hour Front Desk, Outdoor swimming pool, Onsite parking
Mini Review: This Holiday Inn is situated in the picturesque Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, conveniently close to the Golden Gate Bridge and Union Square. The hotel provides clean, spacious rooms with stunning views of the city or bay, along with flat-screen TVs and mini fridges. For those looking to stay active, the 24-hour fitness center and outdoor pool are available. The San Francisco-Golden Gateway Holiday Inn is right next to California St & Van Ness Ave Station on the city's iconic cable car system, allowing visitors to quickly reach Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, and Chinatown. It is also the Van Ness MUNI Bus route for easy access to many more locations.
Handlery Union Square Hotel
Address: 351 Geary Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102
Near Muni Cable Car Station: Powell-Hyde
Amenities: This hotel offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi and access to cable TV, and a 24-hour business center. Other amenities include a fitness center, free shuttle to Union Square and the Financial District, and onsite dining.
Mini Review: The Handlery Union Square Hotel in San Francisco offers guests a luxurious and convenient stay in the heart of the city. This 4-star hotel has a prime location near many of the city's top attractions, restaurants, and shopping centers. It is only a 2 minute walk from the Powell-Hyde cable car station. For added convenience, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a complimentary shuttle service. Rooms and suites are spacious and comfortable, with modern amenities and thoughtful touches like plush bedding and complimentary toiletries. With its attentive service, great location, and abundance of amenities, the Handlery Union Square Hotel is an excellent choice for your next stay in San Francisco.
LUMA Hotel San Francisco
Address: 100 Channel Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
Nearest Light Rail Stop: Mission Rock
Amenities: Air Conditioned, Free WiFi, Cable TV, Private bathroom, Fitness center, Room service 24-hour Front Desk, Parking
Mini Review:This hotel is in a fantastic location right on the Mission Bay on the San Francisco waterfront. You will be so close to many of the city’s attractions and venues that you will hardly need to use public transit, but when you do you are right on the doorstep of two light rail lines. All rooms in the highly rated LUMA Hotel have air conditioning, a mini refrigerator with sparkling water and a desk with comfortable office chair. The hotel offers private parking, a fitness center, Frette bed linens, bathrobes and slippers and the bathroom is fitted with a dual head walk-in shower and etro Italian bath and body amenities.
Orchard Garden Hotel
Address: 466 Bush Street, Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108
Nearest Cable Car Station: California St & Grant Ave
Amenities: Air Conditioning, Coffee Maker, Refigerator, Free WiFi, Flat-Screen TV, Restaurant (Breakfast only), Gym, 24-Hour Reception
Mini Review: The Orchard Garden Hotel rooms are beautifully decorated with pastel colors and feature organic bath products. Smart TVs are available and can connect to your phone and tablet, and there's an iPod dock too. The on-site restaurant, Roots, serves delicious American breakfasts made with sustainable ingredients. This hotel also offers a tour desk and concierge services. For those who like to stay active, there's a cardio room and a rooftop garden and patio. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. California St & Grant Ave Cable Car Station is only a 3 minute walk and BART, Light Rail and Bus Stops on Market Street are all within a 5 to 7 minute walk. Parking is not available at this hotel.
Address: 12 Fourth Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94103
Nearest BART Station: Powell Street
Amenities: Air Conditioned, Refrigerator, Coffeemaker, Free WiFi, Flat-Screen TV, Private Bathroom, Fitness Center, Room Service, Restaurant, Bar, Concierge
Mini Review: The highly rated Zelos hotel in San Francisco is conveniently located on Market Street just a block from Powell Street BART station and adjacent to the Market Street & 4th Street Tram stop. This hotel is surrounded by many shops and restaurants giving you plenty of options for meals. The Museum of the Afircan Diaspora, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the lovely Yerba Buena Gardens are all within 3 blocks. Union Square is only a 7 minute walk. The rooms are clean and modern. and the onsite bar has an outdoor heated patio. Private parking is available.
Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco
Address: 545 Post Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102
Near Cable Car Station: Powell St & Sutter St
Amenities: Air Conditioning, Minibar, Private Bathroom, Free WiFi, Cable TV, Fitness Centre, 24 Hour Front Desk
Mini Review: Located near Union Square, Hotel Zeppelin is a boutique hotel in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District. Each guest room is equipped with a 55 inch HDTV as well as custom-made, 36-inches tall maple top work table. The private bathrooms have complimentary toiletry items, hairdryer and luxurious robes. Guests can take advantage of the air-conditioned gym facility. Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco is also proud to offer fun-filled game room 'The Den' located in basement level that has a pool/billiards table. This centrally located hotel is only a 3 minute walk from Powell St & Sutter St Cable Car Station and just a 6 minute walk from the Powell Street Bart Station.
Stanford Court San Francisco
Address: 905 California Street, Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108
Nearest Cable Car Station: Powell St & California St
Amenities: Air Conditioning, Coffee Maker, Refrigerator, Free WiFi, Cable TV, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Bar, 24 Hour Front Desk
Mini Review: The Stanford Court Hotel offers guests exceptional value. This boutique hotel is very highly rated and conveniently located on right next to a Cable Car stop on famous Nobb Hill and just a short distance from Union Square. Rooms are ready for you devices with USB charging ports. Huntington Park at the top of Nobb Hill is only a 5 minute walk and offers great views of the city including the Grace Cathedral. Chinatown is only a 7 minute walk and a 15 minute ride on the famous cable car will take you all the way to Fisherman's Wharf.
Stanyan Park Hotel
Address: 750 Stanyan Street, Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117
Near Light Rail Stop: Carl St & Stanyan St
Amenities: Private Bathrooms, Free WiFi, Cable TV, 24-Hour Front Desk,
Mini Review: If you prefer parks and open spaces to downtown, this is the hotel for you. The Stanyan Park Hotel is a boutique Victorian style hotel situated across the street from the eastern edge of the famous and huge Golden Gate Park. You can easily spend a day for severl days exploring this beautiful urban park which is also home to many attractions including the Hamon Observation Tower, de Yong Museum, Morrison Planetarioum, Tusher Afican Hall, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco Botanical Garden, Strawberry Hill, Stow Lake, Galden Gate Park Golf Course, playgrounds, picnic areas and mcuh more. At the west end of the park you will find yourself on the beach at the Pacific Ocean. The Carl St & Stanyan St is only a 4 minute walk south providing transportation along the full length of the park or right into downtown San Francisco. The included breakfast adds even more value.
Harbor Court Hotel
Address: 165 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Near Light Rail Stop: Market St & Drumm St
Amenities: Air Conditioning, Free WiFi, Cable TV, Restaurant, Fitness Centre, 24 Hour Reception
Mini Review: You will be hard pressed to find better value for a waterfront hotel located right next to the Bay Bridge. Harbor Court Hotel is a phenomenal, boutique, environmentally friendly home-away-from-home located in the heart of San Francisco. Tucked away between the Financial District and Oracle Park, the hotel offers non-smoking guestrooms outfitted with flat-screen TVs, iHome sound systems, yoga mats, and top of the line bath products. The YMCA's impressive indoor pool and exercise equipment are just steps away, and guests are only steps away from the Ozumo Sushi Bar and Robata Grill, where they can feast on Japanese cuisine. The San Francisco Railway Museum is just a 3 minute walk. Nearby transit includes the F-Market Street Car about a 4 minute walk or the Embarcadero BART station is about a 5 minute walk.
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