Where to stay near San Francisco?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,744 holiday rentals near San Francisco. From 828 Condos/Apartments to 733 Studios, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near San Francisco is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to San Francisco?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in San Francisco:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 681 holiday homes
  • Union Square: 531 holiday homes
  • Nob Hill: 402 holiday homes
  • Marina District: 361 holiday homes
  • Mission District: 558 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to San Francisco?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in San Francisco. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Moscone Convention Center: 2,058 holiday rentals
  • San Francisco State University: 2,045 holiday rentals
  • Ghirardelli Square: 2,034 holiday rentals
  • Lombard Street: 2,037 holiday rentals
  • San Francisco City Hall: 2,053 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Francisco listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in San Francisco?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 828 Condos/Apartments in San Francisco. Our other popular types of San Francisco holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 733 holiday houses
  • Houses: 659 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 61 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in San Francisco?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 172 holiday homes with pool available in San Francisco. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    A city that won't be surprised by your unconventional side

    Founded in 1776 by Spanish colonists and named after St. Francis of Assisi, San Francisco has seen it all, from earthquakes to gold rushes to hippie communes. The result is a city that expects the unexpected and respects your creative side. Whether you prefer to seek inspiration at a modern museum, in a park by the bay, or on a tour through wine country, the city is here to delight you, and San Francisco vacation rentals are the perfect way to get your journey of discovery started.

    Live like a fashionista. Or a hipster. Or a tech genius

    You might find San Francisco vacation rentals with beautiful views of the bay, but don't get too comfortable. There's so much shopping to do! Hop on one of the city's iconic cable cars and head to Union Square for sophisticated designer shops, or try the hipster district SoMa (as in "south of Market") for vintage clothing boutiques and independent bookstores. The Mission District is another hipster haven and a centre of SF's foodie scene. Farm-to-table restaurants and authentic Mexican taquerias are packed at lunchtime with everyone from bohemian health nuts to Silicon Valley execs.

    This city by the bay will charm you on and off the water

    Get a breathtaking view of one of the world's most celebrated landmarks, the soaring Golden Gate Bridge, or hike across its 2.7-kilometre-long span for an equally lovely look at the bay. Back on shore, the Fisherman's Wharf waterfront area is the city's most popular centre of food and fun. You can listen to the sea lions honking off Pier 39, play the vintage arcade games at Musee Mecanique or grab lunch at a waterside crab shack. The wharf is also where you can catch a ferry to Alcatraz Island and its famous former prison.

    You'll be floating on a cloud – or IN a cloud – in SF

    With its warm-summer Mediterranean climate and the influence of the mighty Pacific Ocean to the west, San Francisco has the coolest July and August temperatures of any major American city. Those summer highs can be in the teens, and you'll find warmer temperatures in autumn. Winter lows dip down to 5°C but only rarely fall lower than that. You'll find better rates on San Francisco vacation rentals in autumn and winter. Just remember to bring your rain gear and something to warm you against the city's famous fog, no matter what the time of year.

    The parks make the city go round in San Francisco

    Hikers and bikers are guaranteed an excellent workout in SF, where the steep hillsides can make a simple sidewalk feel like a roller coaster. Follow the ups and downs to one of the city's deliciously green parks for a well-earned rest. Golden Gate Park offers a slew of gardens, trees, lakes, birds and other wildlife. The Presidio, a 600-hectare park northeast of Golden Gate, is another major draw for bikers, walkers and families who need a day out. It's complete with mini-forests, miles of trails, a golf course and several scenic overlooks.