San Francisco might be an expensive city to visit, but that doesn’t mean that you need to spend a small fortune for a room when you are visiting. There are plenty of affordable hotel options that will not break your budget, while still allowing you to stay in fabulous hotels with lots of amenities.

4 Fabulous Hotels at Lower Prices in San Francisco

1. Hotel Carlton – A Joie De Vivre Hotel

Hotel Carlton – A Joie De Vivre Hotel
The lobby of the Hotel Carlton feels more like a cool friend’s living room

This historic hotel was constructed and opened back in 1927 and it is close to many of the local attractions. In fact, once you check into one of the spacious guest rooms, you will want to venture down three blocks to the California Street cable car line or six blocks to Union Square. Every evening, you can join the complimentary wine reception in the lobby to meet other guests or simply grab a drink to end your day.

2. Kensington Park Hotel

Kensington Park Hotel
Gothic-style The Kensington Park Hotel harkens back to an era of elegance in historic San Francisco

The spacious rooms at this hotel are only outdone by the amenities that are offered each and every day. While coffee is available in the lobby, you can also go the 9th and 11th floors to grab a cup, as well as some Italian Biscotti. If you love sherry, then the glass is yours for two hours in the afternoon in the lobby. The concierge is quite knowledgeable and will share all the secrets of this city, so you can explore and dine like a local.

3. Hotel Zephyr

Hotel Zephyr
Our “ship-yard chic” perfect homage while bringing a totally new dimension to this unique part of town

Every guest room at this hotel offers waterfront views, which is perfect if you do not want to do much other than stare out the window of your room or balcony for a few hours. When you are not in your room or out exploring the city, you may find yourself in the outdoor space amongst the four firepits and life-sized games. The Fire & Brew restaurant is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat at night, so you do not need to go too far before turning in for the evening.

4. Signature San Francisco

Signature San Francisco
Come experience the laid-back feel of classic Americana combined with mid-century modern design

This charming hotel is small with only thirty-four guest rooms, but that doesn’t mean that you will lose out on any amenities that you have come to love. The rooms are spacious, and you will find that you can easily walk to many of the local attractions. If you do not like walking, then a quick ride in public transportation will have you at Pier 39, the Golden Gate Bridge, or the Palace of Fine Arts in no time at all.

These are the best cheap hotels in San Francisco but don’t worry, you will not sacrifice anything by staying at them instead of all the expensive options. So, reserve your room at one today and see how wonderful it is to spend less while still getting more!