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  • Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North

    Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North

    2-star

    The East Side15.8 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating6.2.Good2,470 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North
  • Cow Hollow Inn & Suites

    Cow Hollow Inn & Suites

    2-star

    Cow Hollow2.9 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.4.Very good1,442 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Cow Hollow Inn & Suites
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Francisco Airport N

    La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Francisco Airport N

    2.5-star

    Downtown South San Francisco15.3 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good1,892 Hotels.com guest reviews
    La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Francisco Airport N
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Francisco Airport West

    La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Francisco Airport West

    2.5-star

    Burlingame Gate19.7 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous1,264 Hotels.com guest reviews
    La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Francisco Airport West
  • Holiday Inn Express San Francisco-Airport North, an IHG Hotel

    Holiday Inn Express San Francisco-Airport North, an IHG Hotel

    2.5-star

    The East Side16 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating7.6.Good1,098 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Holiday Inn Express San Francisco-Airport North, an IHG Hotel
  • Grant Hotel

    Grant Hotel

    2-star

    Union Square0.3 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating7.8.Good744 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Grant Hotel
  • Vagabond Inn Executive San Francisco Airport

    Vagabond Inn Executive San Francisco Airport

    2.5-star

    Burlingame Gate21.2 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating7.6.Good1,131 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Vagabond Inn Executive San Francisco Airport
  • Columbus Motor Inn

    Columbus Motor Inn

    2.5-star

    Russian Hill2 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.2.Superb552 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Columbus Motor Inn
  • Grant Plaza Hotel

    Grant Plaza Hotel

    2-star

    Belden Place0.5 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating7.0.Good576 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Grant Plaza Hotel
  • Coventry Motor Inn

    Coventry Motor Inn

    2.5-star

    Cow Hollow2.6 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.4.Very good519 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Coventry Motor Inn
  • Park Pointe Hotel

    Park Pointe Hotel

    2-star

    The East Side15.5 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating6.2.Good938 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Park Pointe Hotel
  • Super 8 by Wyndham San Bruno /SF Intl Arpt West

    Super 8 by Wyndham San Bruno /SF Intl Arpt West

    2.5-star

    Avalon18.4 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.4.Very good641 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Super 8 by Wyndham San Bruno /SF Intl Arpt West
  • Castle Inn

    Castle Inn

    2-star

    Polk Gulch1.6 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous682 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Castle Inn
  • Comfort Inn and Suites San Francisco Airport North

    Comfort Inn and Suites San Francisco Airport North

    2.5-star

    Downtown South San Francisco14.8 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating7.8.Good437 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Comfort Inn and Suites San Francisco Airport North
  • Comfort Inn by the Bay

    Comfort Inn by the Bay

    2.5-star

    Russian Hill2.1 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.2.Very good418 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Comfort Inn by the Bay
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Cheap Areas to Stay in San Francisco

San Francisco is said to be one of the costliest American cities to live, but that doesn't mean it's off-limits to budget-conscious travelers. As a popular tourist destination, it's home to an abundance of inexpensive hotels. Within the historic city center, you'll find a good number of cheap accommodations surrounding Union Square, a stone's throw away from busy department stores, art galleries, and theaters. Head north to the Marina District and you'll find affordable inns and motels dotting the western part of Lombard Street, also known as the crookedest street in the world. Several budget-friendly places can be found in the South of Market area, home to a number of startup companies.

Cheap Hotels in San Francisco

Bartlett Bunkhouse is known as a hip, laid-back establishment in downtown San Francisco. Popular with backpackers, this hostel offers economy rooms equipped with bunk beds and free Wi-Fi. Grab a bite and some home-brewed craft beer at Bartlett Hall, the on-site gastropub and brewery, where the interior decoration evokes much of the city's rich past. La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport West is strategically located approximately 3 km from San Francisco International Airport. This warm and inviting hotel is a great option to save money because of all the freebies it offers – airport shuttle service, breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking. Nob Hill Motor Inn near Lombard Street, with its free Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast, is another affordable option.

Where to find cheap food in San Francisco

"The City" is famous the world over for its cornucopia of gastronomical delights, and there's a host of options for even the most budget-conscious visitor. Head over to Fisherman's Wharf and sample the Dungeness crab, a local favorite, or nibble on prawns and calamari that you can buy from various food stalls. If it's authentic Asian food you're hankering for, head downtown to bustling Chinatown, designated the largest of its kind in North America. Plenty of cheap eats can also be had at the pizzerias and taquerias that abound in the Mission district in the city's southeast quadrant.

Cheap Things to do in San Francisco

There are so many things to see and do in the City by the Bay that don't require you to max out your credit card. For a bit of colorful local history, stop by the Cable Car Museum on Mason Street, where entrance is free all year round. Another popular destination that's easy on the budget is the spectacular Golden Gate Park. Charming gardens, serene lakes, and walking trails are just some of the features of this enormous park. San Francisco is also home to picturesque beaches such as Lands End and Baker Beach. Although swimming isn't recommended because of unsafe water conditions, they're perfect places for a nice picnic and a bit of sunbathing. Balmy Alley in the Mission District is another must-see if you're interested in street art. Local artists use the alley's walls as the canvas for their murals, depicting a diversity of subjects.

Cheap Ways to Get Around San Francisco

San Francisco is said to be the second-most walkable city in the USA, so it's hardly surprising that plenty of visitors opt for do-it-yourself (DIY) walking tours that don't cost a penny. However, cheap public transportation options proliferate. Chief among these is the San Francisco Municipal Railway, popularly known as Muni. In addition to the city's iconic cable cars, Muni also operates light rail, streetcar, and trolley bus lines, as well as a bus network, and the Muni Metro subway. A heavy rail elevated and subway system operated by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) connects the city to neighboring counties.

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