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The common cloud covered days in San Francisco are no secret, yet in spite of this, they are brightened by the city's vibrant cultural atmosphere.

Begin your Bay stay on the right footing by checking into a boutique hotel. One of the most hospitable cities in California has some of the most unconventional hotels; they never fail to impress.

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Stayful Independent & Boutique Hotels in San Francisco

Complement your San Francisco adventures by staying at a boutique hotel that suits your unique traveling needs.

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  1. Villa Florence

    3 stars
    Near Union Square
  2. Kensington Park Hotel

    3 stars
    Near Union Square
  3. Hotel Diva

    3 stars
    Near Union Square
  4. Mystic Hotel

    3 stars
    Near Union Square
  5. Chancellor Hotel on Union Square

    3 stars
    Near Union Square
  6. COVA Hotel

    3 stars
    Near Union Square
  7. Hotel Fusion, a C-Two Hotel

    3 stars
    Near Union Square
  8. Hotel Vertigo

    4 stars
    Near Union Square
  9. Hotel Union Square

    3 stars
    Near Union Square
  10. Carriage Inn

    3 stars
    Soma
  11. White Swan Inn

    White Swan Inn

    3 stars
    Union Square
  12. Petite Auberge

    Petite Auberge

    3 stars
    Union Square
  13. The Pickwick Hotel

    The Pickwick Hotel

    3 stars
    Soma
  14. Los Prados Hotel

    Los Prados Hotel

    2 stars
    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  15. Wharf Inn

    Wharf Inn

    2 stars
    Marina
Local Guide

As one of the most walkable cities, San Francisco has many accessible hot spots ranging from eateries to parks. Some must see's are described below.

The Grass Is Always Greener

The Buddhist pagoda or "treasure tower" in the Japanese Botanical Garden

Golden Gate Park is the biggest park in San Francisco, and while it is an attraction in and of itself, its vast grounds house various others. Two of which are the Japanese Botanical Gardens and the de Young Museum. This is not to mention the various festivals that are held on the park grounds. Check to see what festivals or events are during your stay.

The locally notorious Dolores Park is nestled in the Mission District where locals and travelers alike can enjoy some Bi-Rite ice cream, or a lunch to go.

Travel Munchies & Drinks

If we had to pick two amazing specialty sandwich shops, we highly recommend Bite and Deli Board. Anything with house made rotisserie chicken at Bite is unforgettable, and Deli Board has an intimidating selection of signature corned beef and brisket sandwiches.

Hayes Valley is one of the most endearing neighborhoods of San Francisco. There is an authentic German beer garden there by the name of Biergarten. Didn't expect that did you? They also serve locally sourced food, try their Burger Wednesdays.

San Francisco Bay Watching

There are of course various tours that can be found in and around the renowned Embarcadero. Such as bike tours, some casual walking tours, and even whale watching. Though, if you feel like going solo, try walking across the Golden Gate Bridge. It's a must have on a bucket list and there is something inherently satisfying about it.

Enjoy the fantastic view of the Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point

Or visit Fort Point where history practically seeps from the walls. It is located on the Presidio with beautiful views of the water, and is just one of many San Francisco historical points of interest.

What We Love

Narrowing down our favorites was tough, however it was nothing many slips of paper and a hat could not fix. Read on!

Conveniently located & full of history: The Mosser

Opened in 1913, this historic hotel has welcomed guests for over a 100 years. Beautifully renovated, yet preserving it’s historical charm, The Mosser features complimentary WIFI, morning coffee and a helpful staff. Also, the location is killer. It is close to shopping at the Westfield Mall and is a short walk away from the Powell Street BART station. From BART the city of San Francisco is practically at your fingertips.

Stay at The Mosser, right in the heart of San Francisco

The Fillmore

Many artists' careers have been launched at The Fillmore. As a historic music venue that has hosted an astounding array of musicians, such The Doors, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Carlos Santana, Miles Davis, and British acts like The Who, Pink Floyd or Elton John. Attending a show here will make for one amazing night.

Take in a show at The Fillmore

Whatever genre of music or style of dancing you are partial to, The Fillmore will surely have something to your liking.

View San Francisco from Twin Peaks

The view of San Francisco from Twin Peaks is breathtaking

Twin Peaks, the second highest peaks in San Francisco, are located right in center of the city and offer the most expansive views of the city and surrounding bay area. Even better: a visit there is always free. Climb to the top for the absolute experience, the full 360° view. If you don't feel like exercising, the parking lot near the top offers a great view as well. Bring a jacket - it's often very windy up there.