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Top San Francisco Historic Hotels

Huntington Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1075 California St, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $279 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,000 reviews)

"I love everything, especially the staff!!! Maureen, James, Glenn and others are just great!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 31, 2020

Huntington Hotel
Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel
4.5 out of 5
495 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $316 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (7,528 reviews)

"The view is great,, the room was also beautiful and welcoming"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 22, 2020

Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel
White Swan Inn
3.5 out of 5
845 Bush St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is CA $192 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,133 reviews)

"General manager sincerely gave warm welcoming to guests. Happy experience staying White Swan Inn."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

White Swan Inn
Fairmont San Francisco
5 out of 5
950 Mason Street Atop Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $316 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (4,876 reviews)

"Consistent with there top notch service and quality of rooms/restaurant and the property as a whole."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2020

Fairmont San Francisco
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
5 out of 5
2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA
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4.5/5Wonderful! (3,816 reviews)

"I had the place almost all to myself right before the Palace's tragic COVID shutdown. It was a bittersweet experience. The staff was incredibly helpful."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 1, 2020

Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
3.5 out of 5
433 Powell St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is CA $164 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (5,523 reviews)

"The Chancellor is one of my favorite hotels in the world. I always stay there while visiting San Francisco."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 18, 2020

Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
Queen Anne Hotel
3 out of 5
1590 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is CA $192 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,610 reviews)

"This hotel is in a beautiful Queen Anne Home in lovely neighborhood. It is done in High Victorian, with a fun blend of real and faux period furniture. I went to write for 3 days, working, on a play I am writing. Had a small parlor suite with a huge desk set in a Bay Window that was perfect. The place ..."…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

Queen Anne Hotel
Cornell Hotel de France
3.5 out of 5
715 Bush St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is CA $158 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,629 reviews)

"I love the theme of the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 1, 2020

Cornell Hotel de France
InterContinental Mark Hopkins
4 out of 5
999 California Street, San Francisco, CA
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4.3/5Excellent! (2,384 reviews)

"Stayed here 5 nights. Excellent central location on Nob Hill, easy walking distance to many sights, restaurants and shops. Located on cable car lines. Easy to get to other SF locations. Charming, older, nostalgic hotel with storied history. We had a nice, clean room on the 15th floor. Make sure you ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020

InterContinental Mark Hopkins
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
4 out of 5
335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is CA $209 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (6,660 reviews)

"It’s ok pillows and bed were not comfortable. Homelessness outside hotel is bad, one followed us all the way into the entrance, didn’t feel safe."…"

Reviewed on May 30, 2020

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
San Remo Hotel
2 out of 5
2237 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $199 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (2,079 reviews)

"Very unique place and super friendly and helpful staff. Will stay again."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2020

San Remo Hotel
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
4 out of 5
495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $274 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (4,190 reviews)

"This hotel is near everything! It's very clean, and the staff are super helpful. They have a beautiful Redwood Room with a bar - a true throw-back to the early 1920's in San Francisco. I highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 12, 2020

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
Handlery Union Square Hotel
3.5 out of 5
351 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
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4/5Very Good! (5,755 reviews)

"The staff were wonderful. Having the restaurant off the lobby was so convenient after a long day in the traffic, and the food was good!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020

Handlery Union Square Hotel
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
4 out of 5
450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $221 per night
4/5Very Good! (523 reviews)

"Very good location to access any part of the city with"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
524 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is CA $150 per night
4/5Very Good! (2,239 reviews)

"Perfect location in downtown. Staff very friendly. Will come back."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 17, 2020

The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square BW Premier Collection
The Andrews Hotel
3 out of 5
624 Post St, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $234 per night
3.9/5Good! (1,932 reviews)

"It was a beautiful room and the staffs were very helpful and so welcoming! The retro atmosphere was amazing!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020

The Andrews Hotel
Hotel Majestic
3.5 out of 5
1500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $232 per night
3.7/5Good! (1,981 reviews)

"Great location and large room. Lots of places to go from this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 9, 2020

Hotel Majestic
Hotel Whitcomb
3.5 out of 5
1231 Market St, San Francisco, CA
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3.3/5 (11,237 reviews)

"The hotel was nice inside with beautiful wood carved"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2020

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Your Guide to Historic Hotels in San Francisco

Visiting new cities can be more than just breaking up your daily routine, it can also be about understanding the history and culture of a place. One of the best ways to get a feel for the culture of a new place is to drench yourself in its past. Exploring landmarks or museums is a great beginning, but staying in a San Francisco historic hotel can carry you back to another era. Pack your bags (you won't need a time machine) as your San Francisco landmark hotel awaits.

Grab Your Place in History

When you walk through your San Francisco hotel's lobby, you'll be whisked to the past. With their vintage charm and engrossing histories, you'll love the look and feel of your one-of-a kind accommodation. Although these accommodations may be older, they have most of the up-to-date conveniences that help you wind down on your vacation. You'll notice rooms outfitted with a comfy bed, and about everything you might need for a wonderful getaway.

After you have checked-in and had a look around the hotel property, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich region by exploring the well-known landmarks and museums. If you want to learn about San Francisco's history then you have come to the right place. San Francisco has 19 historical sites and buildings in the area. After checking out places like Bank of Italy, HERCULES (tugboat), and US Army San Francisco Port of Embarkation you'll be able to write your own history book on San Francisco. If you have time, then add in a trip to C.A. THAYER. Searching for more things to do in San Francisco? You can see what fellow travellers found worth exploring in our review section. You'll find 67095 tips on more sightseeing opportunities, great places to enjoy brunch, and what they loved most about their getaway.

Your San Francisco Accommodation Is Ready for You

If you want to get the most from your San Francisco visit, staying in one of these vintage hotels will elevate your experience in this renowned region. With Expedia having 973 of these one-of-a-kind lodgings to decide from, you're certain to discover at a great rate. However, just like the past eras you're exploring, these rates won't last forever. Reserve soon to get your room in one of these distinctive properties.

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect on my historical trip to San Francisco?
Those interested in local history will want to explore the notable monuments and well-known Chinatown district while in San Francisco. Be sure to check out the array of shops and acclaimed art scene while you’re here. You can also discover the fascinating museums in this vibrant area.
What's the best hotel in San Francisco to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel is a top 4-star historic hotel bookable on Expedia and it offers a restaurant. Union Square is a short walk away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square BW Premier Collection and Hotel Whitcomb.
How many historically relevant hotels are there in San Francisco?
San Francisco has 975 hotel accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 310 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the top historical places and other sights in San Francisco?
San Francisco is notable for its Chinatown district and monuments, and landmarks include Lombard Street, Pier 39, and Palace of Fine Arts. Known for its museums and theaters, cultural venues include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Exploratorium, and California Academy of Sciences. Other popular sights include Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco City Hall.
What is a historic hotel like in San Francisco?
A historic hotel gives guests the opportunity to stay in a building recognized with an official historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers — any place of special interest. These types of hotels in San Francisco usually retain original characteristics like traditional architecture and period features in their public spaces or guestrooms.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
The two are similar. “Historic hotel” is more commonly used in the U.S., while “heritage hotel” is often used in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to emphasize the architecture and actual building. A heritage hotel draws meaning mainly from the place’s cultural value and how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in San Francisco have modern facilities?
Yes. Every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions, but hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and safety features. Guests can expect the usual amenities you’d get from a hotel such as Smart TVs, WiFi, and updated bathroom facilities. In San Francisco, booking a historic hotel doesn’t mean you’re picking a place that’s rundown.

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