What is the best area to stay in San Francisco?

I am planning to go to san francisco this Christmas but don’t know which area is best.. We are two adults and 2 kids (5 & 4). I want something close to everything and in a nice safe area where we can walk at night. Any advice?

Thanks.

It really depends on what kind of surroundings you would like. Here are a few suggestions:

Union Square/Nob Hill Area: In the middle of it all! Cable cars, shopping district, crowds of people, both tourists and locals. Full on energy. Only downside might be the noise levels at night (only if you stay in an old boutique hotel) and you have to be careful that the hotel address is not in the Tenderloin area which borders Union Square. Tendorloin = bad.

Fisherman’s Wharf: Where a lot of tourists like to stay, but really, not a very authentic San Francisco area of the city. Safe? yes. Touristy? yes. Exciting? No.

Embarcadero Area: A few hotels in the financial district area. This area really emptys out at night and the only people left on the streets are people you will not want to meet most likely. But, great access to public transportation and very close to a lot of great areas (union square, north beach, chinatown, fisherman’s wharf).

I would honestly suggest a place on top of Nob Hill or a hotel on union square. Good luck!

November 30, 2012 В· admin В· 4 Comments
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  1. eyeofodin - December 1, 2012

    It really depends on what kind of surroundings you would like. Here are a few suggestions:

    Union Square/Nob Hill Area: In the middle of it all! Cable cars, shopping district, crowds of people, both tourists and locals. Full on energy. Only downside might be the noise levels at night (only if you stay in an old boutique hotel) and you have to be careful that the hotel address is not in the Tenderloin area which borders Union Square. Tendorloin = bad.

    Fisherman’s Wharf: Where a lot of tourists like to stay, but really, not a very authentic San Francisco area of the city. Safe? yes. Touristy? yes. Exciting? No.

    Embarcadero Area: A few hotels in the financial district area. This area really emptys out at night and the only people left on the streets are people you will not want to meet most likely. But, great access to public transportation and very close to a lot of great areas (union square, north beach, chinatown, fisherman’s wharf).

    I would honestly suggest a place on top of Nob Hill or a hotel on union square. Good luck!
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  2. ajtheactress - December 1, 2012

    Union Square is probably the best place to stay. There are lots of good restaurants, shops, theaters and clubs in the Union Square area. It is centrally located with lots of public transportation options and within walking distance of most of the tourist areas.

    Driving in the city can be confusing for visitors and parking is difficult and expensive so forgoing the rental car is a good idea. Muni offers multi day passes that are good for buses, trolley, light rail and the cable cars [unique experience but $5 per ride].
    http://www.sfmuni.com

    Joie de Vivre http://www.jdvhotels.com has several hotels in the Union Square area in different price points. Each hotel is unique and they have a cool free program where they match you with a local person, called a Golden Gate Greeter, who shares your interests to spend a few hours with you and familiarize yourself with the city. http://www.goldengategreeter.com

    And for some great ideas of things to do check out these websites:
    http://www.jdvhotels.com/thingstodo
    http://www.mistersf.com
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  3. Ms. Mejillas - December 1, 2012

    Downtown area.
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  4. silvermist - December 1, 2012

    Union Sq. you can take a short taxi ride to and from Pier 39.
    It’s near all the shopping area, sop the kids can take a nap while the husband watches them and you can go shopping . =)
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