The Best Hotels for One Night in San Francisco

Where to Stay for a One Day Trip

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco, California, the amazing destination that's home to so many great hotels. If you're deciding where to stay for one night in San Francisco, we've analyzed all of the best options based on key criteria. Whether you're in town for business or leisure, we've got plenty of suggestions for a single night stay. From affordable rates to luxurious hotels, there's something for everyone. With many hotels located in prime locations for sightseeing, you'll be able to explore the area with ease, too, which is important for a quick stopover. We've chosen hotels that offer relaxing and comfortable rooms, as well as amenities that are perfect for a one-night stay in San Francisco. You'll be able to find hotels with top-rated restaurants and bars that offer the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring. No matter where you stay, we are confident that our carefully curated list of hotels will offer you a great one-day experience in the beautiful city of San Francisco.

The city has excellent shopping from local vendors to recognizable brands. Union Square, Embarcadero, Fillmore Street and Haight Street are some of the best neighborhoods for shopping.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $470 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Make the Most of Your One-Night Stay Here
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

Located at 222 Sansome Street, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero has great rooms from $470 (before taxes). It offers room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and parking. It has a terrific 9.11 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only 1.6 miles from the city center, one-night visitors will especially love child care, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, city views, and a spa at this comfortable hotel. The service at the restaurant is terrific, and so is the food.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Laundry service
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Fitness center
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Pets allowed
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Budget
  • Golf


Hotel Majestic San Francisco

3-star Hotel with prices starting at $157 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for a One-Day Trip to San Francisco
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly

A great place to stay is Hotel Majestic San Francisco which has nice rooms starting at $157. Offering room service, a restaurant, a bar, parking, and a free breakfast, it also has a great guest rating of 8.10 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 1500 Sutter St. This relaxing hotel is also nice because it offers a multi-lingual staff, a coffee shop, a 24-hour desk, a refrigerator, and shuttle services which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 0.9 miles from the city center. You'll enjoy relaxing while having room service delivered. It's also less than the average price for one-night trip hotels, so it's a great value.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Golf


Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $523 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel for a 2-Day Trip to San Francisco
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Pool

We found Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $523. We loved that is has a pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 9.00 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at 757 Market Street. You'll also find parking, child care, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, and a spa and wellness center which travelers will love. And this terrific hotel is just 1.1 miles from the center of town.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Pool
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Laundry service
  • Spa
More Great Amenities
  • Fitness center
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Pets allowed
  • Golf


Club Donatello

3-star Hotel with prices starting at $162 (before taxes) - See All Prices
One of the Best Hotels for a One-Day Trip to San Francisco
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Pool

With terrific rooms from $162, Club Donatello, at 501 Post Street provides a pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Its terrific guest rating is 9.00 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Visitors will really like this convenient hotel which also offers parking, rooms with kitchenettes, a hot tub, laundry facilities, and a fitness room. It's located just 1 miles from the city center, too. Having a kitchenette is a nice way for you to have some meals in the room, too. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for one-night trip hotels.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Pool
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Fitness room
  • Kid-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Fitness center
  • Kitchenette
  • Hot tub
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Golf


Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $199 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel for Your One-Night Stay in San Francisco
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf has a great guest rating of 8.00 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. The great rooms here start at $199 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 2500 Mason Street. Furthermore, it also offers parking, laundry services, a free breakfast, kids meals, and laundry facilities, which is nice for one-night visitors. Just 2.2 miles from the city center, this comfortable hotel is a terrific choice. Make sure to set aside some time for swimming in the pool, too. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for one-night trip hotels.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Fitness center
  • Bicycle rental
  • Heated pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Golf


The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $473 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for a Quick Stopover in San Francisco
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

The great guest rating of The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco is 8.80 out of 10. This place has room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and parking. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $473, and it's located at 600 Stockton Street. We also love the child care, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, city views, and a spa and wellness center which are great for visitors. And since it's just 1.3 miles from the center of the town, the location is great, too.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Laundry service
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Fitness center
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Pets allowed
  • Golf


Hotel Nikko San Francisco

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $201 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Nice for a Short Stay in San Francisco
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

A cool place is Hotel Nikko San Francisco because it has great rooms that start at $201. It has room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and laundry services, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.80 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at 222 Mason Street. Only 0.9 miles from the city center, travelers will especially love pet-friendly rooms, city views, a hot tub, an indoor pool, and evening entertainment at this terrific hotel. Having an indoor pool means that you can swim and have fun any time of the year. It's also less than the average price for one-night trip hotels, so it's a great value.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Indoor pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Fitness center
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Golf


Galleria Park a Joie de Vivre Hotel

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $180 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for a Short One-Night Stay
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

Galleria Park a Joie de Vivre Hotel offers room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and parking which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $180 (before taxes). It's located at 191 Sutter Street and has earned a guest rating of 8.80/10. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, bicycle rental, family rooms, and air-conditioning which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 1.3 miles from the city center. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for one-night trip hotels.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Laundry service
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Fitness center
  • Pets allowed
  • Bicycle rental
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Golf


The Donatello Hotel

3-star Hotel with prices starting at $210 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great for a Quick Visit to San Francisco
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for one-night trip hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

Located at 501 Post St, The Donatello Hotel has great rooms from $210 (before taxes). It offers room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and parking. It has a terrific 8.80 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find rooms with kitchenettes, child care, laundry services, a hot tub, and a pool table which one-night visitors will love. And this comfortable hotel is just 1 miles from the center of town. That hot tub is terrific after a long day of sightseeing. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for one-night trip hotels.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Laundry service
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Fitness center
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Golf


Palace Hotel a Luxury Collection Hotel San Francisco

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $270 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Make the Most of Your One-Night Stay Here
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

A great place to stay is Palace Hotel a Luxury Collection Hotel San Francisco which has nice rooms starting at $270. Offering room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and parking, it also has a great guest rating of 8.70 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 2 New Montgomery Street. Visitors will really like this relaxing hotel which also offers a kid-friendly buffet, pet-friendly rooms, cooking classes, a hot tub, and an indoor pool. It's located just 1.3 miles from the city center, too.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Indoor pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Fitness center
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Budget
  • Golf


Also, take a look at the One-Night Trip hotels in nearby destinations: San Jose, Napa, Palo Alto, and Santa Clara.

For more terrific 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 First Time Visitors in San Francisco, Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in San Francisco, Best Hotels for One Week in San Francisco, Best Romantic Hotels for Couples in San Francisco, Best Business Hotels in San Francisco, or Best Party Hotels in San Francisco.


How much do hotels for a one-night stay cost in San Francisco?

San Francisco Average One-Night Trip Hotel Price
$214

After analyzing 97 one-night trip hotels in San Francisco, California, we found the average one-night trip hotel price to be a remarkably economical $214. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic one-night 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.

The average prices of our suggested one-night trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $523
  • 4-star hotels: $210
  • 3-star hotels: $189
  • 2-star hotels: $112


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