The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in San Francisco

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If it's your first trip to San Francisco, California for the activities and sites, then you're in for a treat. But the biggest question for any first-time visitor to San Francisco is often where to stay. With so many amazing hotels to choose from, it can be tough to make a decision. That's where we come in! In this comprehensive guide, we'll help you find the best hotels for first-time visitors in San Francisco, so you can make the most of your stay. After analyzing all of the hotels based on price, location, amenities, ratings, and more, we have come up with our list of the best hotels in San Francisco for first time visitors. We'll cover everything you need to know about these hotels, including the amenities, location, prices and ratings. So, whether you're traveling solo, with family, or as a couple on a romantic getaway, you'll find the perfect hotel to fit your needs. So check out these terrific hotels, many of which have sparkling swimming pools, delicious restaurants, and top-notch amenities, along with the perfect balance of comfort, location, and affordability. So, let's dive in and discover the best hotels in San Francisco for first-time visitors!

Argonaut Hotel a Noble House Hotel

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $283 (before taxes) - See All Prices

Located at 495 Jefferson Street, Argonaut Hotel a Noble House Hotel has great rooms from $283 (before taxes). It offers room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and parking. It has a terrific 8.70 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only 2.2 miles from the city center, first time visitors will especially love laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, city views, a hot tub, and laundry facilities at this relaxing hotel.

Room service
Restaurant
Fitness center
Bar/Lounge
Parking
Laundry service
Pets allowed
Hot tub
Bicycle rental
Family rooms
Family-Friendly
Luxury
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Omni San Francisco

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $221 (before taxes) - See All Prices

A great place to stay is Omni San Francisco which has nice rooms starting at $221. Offering room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and parking, it also has a great guest rating of 9.30 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 500 California Street. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers child care, laundry services, golf, pet-friendly rooms, and city views which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 1.5 miles from the city center.

Room service
Restaurant
Fitness center
Bar/Lounge
Parking
Babysitting / Child Care
Laundry service
Pets allowed
Spa
Bicycle rental
Family rooms
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Hilton Parc 55 San Francisco

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $155 (before taxes) - See All Prices

With terrific rooms from $155, Hilton Parc 55 San Francisco, at 55 Cyril Magnin Street provides room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and parking. Its terrific guest rating is 8.10 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. You'll also find child care, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, city views, and a hot tub which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just 0.9 miles from the center of town.

Room service
Restaurant
Fitness center
Bar/Lounge
Parking
Babysitting / Child Care
Laundry service
Pets allowed
Hot tub
Spa
Bicycle rental
Family rooms
Coffee shop
Refrigerator
Family-Friendly
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The Donatello Hotel

3-star Hotel with prices starting at $210 (before taxes) - See All Prices

The Donatello Hotel has a great guest rating of 8.80 out of 10, and offers room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and parking. The great rooms here start at $210 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 501 Post St. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers rooms with kitchenettes, child care, laundry services, a hot tub, and a pool table. It's located just 1 miles from the city center, too.

Room service
Restaurant
Fitness center
Bar/Lounge
Parking
Kitchenette
Babysitting / Child Care
Laundry service
Hot tub
Bicycle rental
Family rooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Airport shuttle
Family-Friendly
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The Westin St Francis San Francisco On Union Square

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $201 (before taxes) - See All Prices

The great guest rating of The Westin St Francis San Francisco On Union Square is 8.40 out of 10. This place has room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and parking. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $201, and it's located at 335 Powell Street. Furthermore, it also offers child care, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, city views, and kids meals, which is nice for first time visitors. Just 1.1 miles from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice.

Room service
Restaurant
Fitness center
Bar/Lounge
Parking
Babysitting / Child Care
Laundry service
Pets allowed
Bicycle rental
Coffee shop
Microwave
Refrigerator
Breakfast in the room
Family-Friendly
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Hotel Zephyr

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $193 (before taxes) - See All Prices

A cool place is Hotel Zephyr because it has great rooms that start at $193. It has a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, laundry services, and pet-friendly rooms, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.20 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at 250 Beach Street. Only 2.3 miles from the city center, visitors will especially love a game room, a pool table, an indoor play area, table tennis, and laundry facilities at this relaxing hotel.

Restaurant
Fitness center
Bar/Lounge
Laundry service
Pets allowed
Game room
Table tennis
Bicycle rental
Family rooms
Coffee shop
Family-Friendly
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Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco a Viceroy Urban Retreat

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $175 (before taxes) - See All Prices

Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco a Viceroy Urban Retreat offers room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and laundry services. The terrific rooms here start at $175 (before taxes). It's located at 545 Post Street and has earned a guest rating of 8.20/10. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers pet-friendly rooms, a game room, a pool table, laundry facilities, and bicycle rental which travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just 1 miles from the city center.

Room service
Restaurant
Fitness center
Bar/Lounge
Laundry service
Pets allowed
Game room
Bicycle rental
Family rooms
Coffee shop
Family-Friendly
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Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $165 (before taxes) - See All Prices

Located at 555 North Point Street, Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco has great rooms from $165 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. It has a terrific 8.14 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find parking, child care, laundry services, golf, and pet-friendly rooms which new visitors will love. And this fun hotel is just 2.2 miles from the center of town.

Outdoor pool
Room service
Restaurant
Fitness center
Bar/Lounge
Parking
Babysitting / Child Care
Laundry service
Pets allowed
Hot tub
Bicycle rental
Family rooms
Refrigerator
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Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $470 (before taxes) - See All Prices

A great place to stay is Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero which has nice rooms starting at $470. Offering room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and parking, it also has a great guest rating of 9.11 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 222 Sansome Street. First time visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers child care, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, city views, and a spa. It's located just 1.6 miles from the city center, too.

Room service
Restaurant
Fitness center
Bar/Lounge
Parking
Babysitting / Child Care
Laundry service
Pets allowed
Spa
Airport shuttle
Breakfast in the room
Family-Friendly
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Hilton San Francisco Union Square

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $155 (before taxes) - See All Prices

With terrific rooms from $155, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, at 333 O'Farrell Street provides an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Its terrific guest rating is 8.00 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Furthermore, it also offers parking, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, city views, and a hot tub, which is nice for visitors. Just 0.9 miles from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice.

Outdoor pool
Room service
Restaurant
Fitness center
Bar/Lounge
Parking
Laundry service
Pets allowed
Hot tub
Spa
Family rooms
Heated pool
Coffee shop
Refrigerator
Family-Friendly
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For more hotel ideas in San Francisco, make sure you also see Best Family-Friendly Hotels in San Francisco, Best Cheap Hotels in San Francisco, Best Luxury Hotels in San Francisco, Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in San Francisco, Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in San Francisco, Best Hotels for One Week in San Francisco, Best Hotels for One Night in San Francisco, Best Romantic Hotels for Couples in San Francisco, or Best Business Hotels in San Francisco.


How much do hotels for first-time visitors cost in San Francisco?

San Francisco Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$218

After analyzing 100 first time trip hotels in San Francisco, California, we found the average first time trip hotel price to be a remarkably economical $218. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic first time trip accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in San Francisco.


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