The 10 Best Design Hotels in San Francisco, USA

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Nineteen 06 Mission 2 stars

Mission, San Francisco

This San Francisco bed and breakfast features a modern, environmentally conscious design. Free WiFi access is available in the shared lounge.

Each room is designed with the environment in mind: energy efficient lighting, re-purposed building materials and free organic toiletries are provided. A flat-screen TV and air conditioning are can be found in each bright room here at 1906 Mission San Francisco. The shared bathrooms are equipped with a hairdryer and free toiletries. The place is great, very clean and tidy. The staff are also super friendly and helpful - I locked myself out by accident outside business hours and it wasn't a problem at all. Shared shower/bathroom is not an issue - everything is so well cleaned and well stocked. Highly recommend these guys, if I am back in San Fran I will be staying here. Thank you

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9
Superb
562 reviews

White Swan Inn 3 stars

Downtown San Francisco, San Francisco

Located 5 minutes’ walk from San Francisco’s vibrant Union Square, this bed & breakfast-style property offers uniquely decorated guest rooms, each furnished with a gas fireplace. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Great location, really good vibe, they have complimentary eine 5-6:30 pm in front of chemny, really cool way of seeing the city by giving you a treasure hunt map and rewards at the end

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9
Superb
452 reviews

Hotel Drisco 4 stars

Pacific Heights, San Francisco

Guest rooms at this hotel boast modern amenities such as a 42-inch flat-screen HDTV and a Blu-ray player. The en suite bathrooms feature luxury bath amenities and plush microfiber robes. Egyptian cotton sheets, goose down comforters and an adaptive sound sleep machine are provided. Fresh espresso can be brewed with the in-room coffee machine. Guests can enjoy 24-hour room service. The hotel is excellent every time I stay here. One of the best!

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9.5
Exceptional
148 reviews

Club Donatello 4 stars

Downtown San Francisco, San Francisco

Centrally located in downtown San Francisco, this luxury 4-star hotel is one block from Union Square. It offers an Italian restaurant and rooftop lounge, a sauna, and spacious rooms with free WiFi.

Donatello’s Club 1500 is located on the top floor of the building and offers panoramic views of the city. Zingari Ristorante serves authentic Northern Italian cuisine. Excellent location, large and comfortable room. Here you can find everything you need. Every day newspapers, small chocolate, as a present. Nice terrace on the 14 floor. Comfortable bed. Nice bathroom. I liked of staying here.

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9
Superb
539 reviews

Inn at Union Square, a Greystone Hotel 3 stars

Downtown San Francisco, San Francisco

This European-style hotel is located 1 block from Union Square Park and 4 blocks from the Powell Street BART Station. It offers rooms with a flat-screen TV and free WiFi.

Valet parking and 24-hour concierge services are available at this Union Square hotel. The location was fabulous - right in the heart of the city. Close to transportation, shopping, cultural events but not noisy. Room and bathroom were clean and nicely decorated, and everything we needed was there. Staff was friendly and helpful. Look forward to coming back the next time we travel to San Francisco.

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9.1
Superb
326 reviews

Orchard Hotel 4 stars

Downtown San Francisco, San Francisco

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this boutique hotel is just 2 blocks from Union Square. It features an on-site restaurant, a cardio room, and spacious rooms with free WiFi. Rooms feature traditional decor. The room was beautiful, the location was ideal and the staff was amazing. We are convinced Brock knows everything there is to know about San Francisco (we love you Brock)! We got everything we had hoped for and then some at the Orchard Hotel. Thanks so much!

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9
Superb
758 reviews

Monte Cristo 3 stars

Pacific Heights, San Francisco

In one of the oldest neighbourhoods in San Francisco, California, surrounded by restaurants and shopping, this inn offers unique guestrooms and first-rate services.

Monte Cristo Bed & Breakfast serves a continental breakfast featuring fresh fruits, yoghurt, pastries as well as gluten free option. After breakfast, guests can relax in their guestroom and watch the flat-screen TV or use free wireless internet access. Absolutely fabulous, in every respect!

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9.6
Exceptional
28 reviews

Axiom Hotel 4 stars

Downtown San Francisco, San Francisco

Fiber optic free WiFi, sensor locks and online check-in make staying at the Axiom Hotel a technology forward experience. Lounge areas in the on-site bar are featured. Century-old architecture fuses with an electric modern design in this boutique hotel. Axiom was sooo great. just located on the Powell street, and close to BART station. The room was comfortable and has a digital TV screen for us to connect our phone, which made our nights become more fun. The cafe in the hotel looks great, though we didn't try it because there are already plenty of good restaurants nearby. It is so convenient, we have pharmacy, supermarket, department stores, Sephora and cable car station downstairs. We really enjoy our stay.

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8.4
Very good
1,412 reviews

Hotel Zephyr San Francisco 4 stars

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

Each nautical-themed room features fishnet-covered light fixtures and porthole-style windows. A satellite TV and WiFi offer in-room entertainment. Featuring a bath or shower, the en suite bathrooms come with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Extras include a refrigerator, desk, a safety deposit box, and a laptop safe. Select rooms offer stunning views of San Francisco Bay. The staff were cordial and helpful . Concierge service excellent

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8.1
Very good
4,110 reviews

Seaside Inn 2 stars

Marina District, San Francisco

Located in the Marina District of San Francisco, the Seaside Inn is within 10 minutes’ walk to the Marina Green and renowned shops and cafes on Chestnut and Union Street. A free continental breakfast is offered at the property. We had a wonderful time staying 4 nights at seaside inn which is situated at this nice and safe neighborhood at the Marina District. The room is cozy and clean. The manager is friendly and very accommodating to our needs helping us to get hot water to drink everyday. Daily free breakfast is also included. If you are looking for a budget stay to enjoy sightseeing and also would love to savor delicious food in San Francisco, I would definitely recommend seaside inn. There are lots of nice restaurants and shops within walking distance.

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8.2
Very good
1,073 reviews

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