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Good hotels in San Francisco if you plan to do an independent walking tour.

Asked by missafantastico (685points) February 23rd, 2011

I’m looking for an affordable hotel in San Francisco for an upcoming weekend. I’ve been to SF before, but only long enough to bike the golden gate bridge and call it a day. I’m looking to chill solo and walk around to explore the city a little more in depth. I’d like to book a hotel that is located close to some awesome area attractions that are easily accessed on foot/public transit, but I don’t know what areas in the city to shoot for. Any suggestions on hotels, points of interest in the city, or general areas great for foot traffic?

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zenvelo's avatar

Welcome to Fluther.

Look for 3 star places in North Beach, or downtown. San Francisco is pretty easy to get around on foot and on the Muni (bus and streetcars). Stay away from Lombard Street.

There is a Courtyard San Francisco just south of Market. The Hotel California on Geary. And places by Fisherman’s Wharf, although those can be overpriced.

Since I live here, I can’t be more helpful on Hotels.

kheredia's avatar

The last time I went to San Francisco I stayed at the Knights Inn and it worked out great for me.. it was walking distance from downtown and public transit and it was very affordable.. the rooms are pretty small but it’s perfect if you just need a nice little place to sleep. Have you checked expedia? They sometime have pretty good deals!

SamIAm's avatar

First of all, Yelp is an immensely helpful resource when you’re in SF. Secondly, I recommend something downtown… there is a wide range of hotels in Lower Nob Hill that are affordable but you need to be weary of the Tenderloin and some areas in SOMA (South of Market St.). If you are going to be alone, I would avoid these areas. PM me if you have questions about where a hotel is or if it’s in a safe location.

Staying downtown means that you will have easy access to all of the city either by Muni, Bart, or just walking as @zenvelo mentioned.

Also, if you Google “walking tours in sf” you can find a whole bunch of free guided ones that I hear are cool (but I haven’t personally gone on any of them).

missafantastico's avatar

I ended up staying at ‘The Hotel De Arts’ and it was amazing! Each room was painted by a different artist, the beds were so comfortable, and the price was amazingly affordable given the ideal location.

I found it by google mapping all the places mentioned above and scrolling across the screen.

Thanks to all!

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