5 Bay Area Hotels Worthy of Your Next West Coast Visit

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Sep 26, 2014 / 0 comments

Visiting San Francisco's Bay Area is pricey for the uneducated traveler. Doing your research on hotels before heading to the San Francisco Bay area is certainly worth your time. Here are a few ideas for the budget-conscious.


The Good Hotel

The name says it all. The prices are reasonable for the South of Market district, and this hotel is eco-friendly in ways most people would not even think of. Everything about staying here will make you feel like you are part of the solution, not the problem. The furnishings are all made from recycled, reclaimed, or repurposed materials.  Pets are welcome, internet is free, and guests have access to a pool across the street. The on-site Sidebar is a wine tavern and restaurant for the days you just want to relax. Union Square, the Mission District, and the SF Museum are nearby.


Hotel Des Arts


Hotel Des Arts, SF

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Hotel Des Arts has some of the cheapest prices in town. The murals in each room make every stay a unique one. In the heart of the French District, this place is central to Union Square, the Financial District, and the Chinatown Gate. A complimentary continental breakfast, free wireless internet, and satellite television with movie and sports channels are just a few of the features this hotel offers. Check out some of the rave reviews for this chic hotel.


The Mosser

This charming hotel has cost saving deals for everyone from a Bay City Bike Package to the Musician Package. Dine at Annabelle's Bar and Bistro for a truly remarkable experience. Studio Paradiso is next to the hotel, and visiting musicians will love the one of a kind atmosphere. This place is within walking distance of Moscone Center, The Sony Metreon, Yerba Buena Gardens, Union Square, and many other attractions.


Green Tortoise

This hostel will save you a bundle. Rates start at $39.99 for a bed in this North Beach neighborhood lodging. Enjoy limitless dining choices in the heart of San Francisco's Little Italy and at the edge of Chinatown. Hang out and make new friends in the hostel's Grand Ballroom. Breakfast is free every day and dinner is free three times a week. There is no charge for Wi-Fi and they don't mind if you give out their number so you can get free incoming calls. This is like a home away from home (except there is no mom to do your laundry).


HI – San Francisco

Hostelling International USA offers some of the best prices in Union Square. This contemporary hostel has an expected uptown ambiance. Rates start at $48 and include free Wi-Fi, television in the common room, a self-catering kitchen, and in-room lockers. If you are arriving by plane take the BART train to Powell Street Station. From the Greyhound Station the MUNI bus #38 will bring you to Geary and Powell, which isn't far from the hostel on Mason St.


Make your money go further so you can enjoy the Bay Area longer. These lodging options are just a few of the worthy and affordable places to stay in San Francisco for the smart traveler.