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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 $254 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 24
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)

"It was an amazing"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 3, 2020

Huntington Hotel
White Swan Inn
3.5 out of 5
845 Bush St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is CA $200 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29
4.5/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"The people at the front desk go above and beyond. Clean and good location."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2020

White Swan Inn
Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel
4.5 out of 5
495 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $248 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 20
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,828 reviews)
Perfect for a visit to Fisherman’s Wharf

"The hotel is in a great location near fisherman’s wharf, and has a beautiful lobby. The room itself was so-so, nicely decorated but could have been any generic hotel. We had a view of a side street which was fine. A downside was it was an incredibly far walk from the elevator to the room itself. ..."…"

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel

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Fairmont San Francisco
5 out of 5
950 Mason Street Atop Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $345 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,500 reviews)

"Absolutely the most beautiful and historic hotel in San Francisco. My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary and dual military retirements and we couldn’t have been happier with the Fairmont! We can’t wait for the Tonga Room to open back up!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2020

Fairmont San Francisco
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
5 out of 5
2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $235 per night from Nov 20 to Nov 21
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,242 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
Cornell Hotel de France
3.5 out of 5
715 Bush St, San Francisco, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $182 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23
4.4/5Excellent! (997 reviews)
Great - just skip breakfast

"All in all.very good. Breakfast is definitely it's week point. Edible but not that enjoyable. Couldn't fault anything else."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 14, 2020

Cornell Hotel de France
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
3.5 out of 5
433 Powell St, San Francisco, CA
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4.4/5Excellent! (2,199 reviews)

"Very charming. We returned to it since our first stay last month. No AC though but the climate in SF seems to make it okay."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 23, 2020

Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
Queen Anne Hotel
3 out of 5
1590 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $182 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29
4.4/5Excellent! (981 reviews)

"This is a magical hotel. Feels like I’m in the Victorian era. It’s so beautiful . The staffs were really great especially John from the front desk. They have breakfast. There’s parking across the street The room is really nice with a mini fridge . There’s a few good takeaway Japanese , Thai, Italian ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2020

Queen Anne Hotel
San Remo Hotel
2 out of 5
2237 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
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4.4/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"Fantastic unique hotel, lots of nice little touches like the free packets of raisins and morming coffee. Shared facilities, which was fine by us. The owners should be proud of this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 6, 2020

San Remo Hotel
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
4 out of 5
335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $222 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 24
4.3/5Excellent! (2,358 reviews)

"Our stay was amazing. From the time we checked in to the time we checked out. The front desk personnel were always great. So accommodating. Our view of the Union Square skyline was great. The beds were so comfy. Loved it all. We will definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2020

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
InterContinental Mark Hopkins
4 out of 5
999 California Street, San Francisco, CA
Free cancellation
The price is CA $164 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
4.3/5Excellent! (945 reviews)

"Almost everything but to bad that there’s no restaurant in the hotel right now it’s an inconvenience"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 14, 2020

InterContinental Mark Hopkins
Handlery Union Square Hotel
3.5 out of 5
351 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
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4.2/5Very Good! (1,662 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
The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
524 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $165 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.2/5Very Good! (1,062 reviews)

"Very clean bedroom and over the top helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square BW Premier Collection
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
4 out of 5
495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
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4.1/5Very Good! (1,378 reviews)
Great place to stay in

"Hotel G was always my place to stay when in San Fran. However, gave The Clift a try and it hooked. It looks fantastic following the makeover. Same great location and nice, friendly staff. Huge rooms and nice, modern bathrooms. Decor was modern but comfortable at the same time. Loved the famous bar ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 15, 2020

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
4 out of 5
450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
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4/5Very Good! (528 reviews)

"We loved the history of the lobby. Beautiful hotel."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 17, 2020

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
The Andrews Hotel
3 out of 5
624 Post St, San Francisco, CA
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3.9/5Very Good! (997 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
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3.8/5Good! (998 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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3.4/5 (2,884 reviews)
Great hotel good location!

"Lovely hotel, good location just off tram lines. Fair sized rooms and good value for money. Great breakfast counter in the lobby"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 31, 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 24555 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 1515 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 theater 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, Hotel Whitcomb is a top 3.5-star historic hotel bookable on Expedia and it offers free WiFi. Painted Ladies is a short 3-minute drive away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Fairmont San Francisco and The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square.
How many historically relevant hotels are there in San Francisco?
San Francisco has 1521 hotel accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 263 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 Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz Island, and Golden Gate Bridge. Known for its museums and theaters, cultural venues include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Orpheum Theater, and Exploratorium. Other popular sights include Pier 39 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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