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With winter chill offset by surrounding waters and with summers also cool and breezy, San Francisco never ceases to invigorate. The City of Seven Hills -- actually, there are more than 40 on fewer than 50 acres -- is best known for Nob, Russian, Telegraph, Twin Peaks, Mount Olympus, Rincon, and Lone Mountain. Crooner Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco, but John Steinbeck once called it "a golden handcuff with the key thrown away." Rudyard Kipling declared "San Francisco has only one drawback -- ‘tis hard to leave," which may be why millions of annual visitors vow to return. Relatively small with a gold rush past, the city of fewer than a million residents sits on a tip of land surrounded by San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Before gasoline engines, San Francisco hillsides, too steep for horse-drawn carriages, could be negotiated only by steam-powered cable cars, creating a legacy now preserved as a national landmark with about 40 cars operating on three lines connecting Nob Hill to Fisherman's Wharf and the Financial District to Van Ness Avenue.
Among the world's 300 remaining carousels, San Francisco boasts four: At Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco Zoo, Golden Gate Park, and Pier 39. Other icon attractions range from Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts, and the largest Chinatown outside Asia. Additional neighborhoods of note include Little Tokyo, the colorful Mission District, the psychedelic era's Haight Street, upscale Pacific Heights, and the bohemian North Beach. Offshore awaits Alcatraz Island, once the site of America's toughest maximum security prison, and a great vantage point for a city skyline view. AT&T Park, known as the "Miracle on Third Street," stands as a major league ballpark with stunning views of the Bay bridges. San Francisco Bay's 33,000-plus hotel rooms range from one-of-a-kind historic hotels like The Fairmont San Francisco and InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco to new luxury properties such as the 549-room Hilton San Francisco Financial District, with its spa and Seven Fifty: A Taste of the Mediterranean restaurant.
We have organized our listings of San Francisco's local hotel accommodations into several geographic areas and alphabetically. You can begin browsing for hotels in the Greater San Francisco area by selecting one of the links shown below.
·Downtown San Francisco
Hotels in San Francisco's central downtown area, surrounded by San Francisco's Financial District, Civic Center, and Nob Hill.
Hotel options southwest of central downtown, in and around the neighborhood of San Francisco's 5-acre City Hall plaza, bordered by Van Ness, McAllister, Goodlett Place and Grove.
Hotels near the ferry to Alcatraz and Ghirardelli Square, including accommodations along the Northern Waterfront.
Hotel options south of downtown in The Castro district.
·San Francisco Airport
Hotels near the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and in communities south of San Francisco, including Millbrae, Burlingame, and others.
Hotel options further south of the airport area, in the communities of Menlo Park, Redwood City and others.
Hotels north of San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, including the communities of Sausalito, San Rafael, Mill Valley and others.
·Napa Valley Metro
Hotels north of San Francisco, in California's premier grape growing and wine production region, at the northeastern tip of the San Pablo Bay.
Hotels in Oakland, Berkeley and other communities sit across the San Francisco and Richardson Bays via the Oakland and Golden Gate Bridges.
·San Jose, California - Silicon Valley Metro
Hotel options in California's high-tech capital, southeast of the greater San Francisco area, on the south side of San Francisco Bay.
Hotel options just north of central downtown, in San Francisco's financial center, including the neighborhoods of Chinatown, Japantown, South of Market, The Embarcadero and the offshore communities of Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island.
Hotels around Union Square, in the heart of the downtown area, including accommodations in the Theatre District.
Hotel options west of Fisherman's Wharf, in the historic Marina District neighborhood between Lyon Street and Van Ness Avenue, including accommodations along scenic Lombard Street and in Cow Hollow.
Hotel options northwest of the downtown area, in and around Nob Hill, including the neighborhoods of Pacific Heights and the Western Addition.
Hotel options south of the downtown area, in and around the Mission District neighborhood, including the nearby community of Haight-Ashbury.
·San Mateo - San Carlos
Hotels south of the airport area, in the communities of San Mateo, San Carlos, Belmont and others.
·Pacifica - Half Moon Bay
Hotel options north of Monterey Bay, southwest of San Francisco, in and around Pacifica, Moss Beach, Half Moon Bay and other communities.
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Area Facts: Streets in San Francisco generally run from east to west. The numbered avenues, on the other hand, usually run north to south, and are all located in the residential area of the city, on the western side. For additional area information, click here.
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