Top Cheap San Francisco Hotels

Here is a selection of the best cheap hotels in San Francisco. If you're more concerned with price than exactly which hotel you'll be staying in, read these tips for finding great rates on San Francisco hotels.

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Cow Hollow Motor Inn

Cow Hollow Motor Inn, San Francisco
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It's in a great location and some people think it's worth twice the price - but don't tell the owners that.

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Buena Vista Motor Inn

With and excellent staff and a great location, this Inn has all the simple pleasures you need. Streetside rooms at the Buena Vista Motor Inn can be noisy, try for a room that faces the rear.

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Motel Capri

This motel has spacious rooms, great location, and nice decor. They have free parking and free WiFi.

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Geary Parkway Motel

When The Marina Motel is full, the Geary Parkway is a good alternative. It's a little outside the main tourist area on Geary Blvd. but has off-street parking and free WiFi. The staff is nice and friendly, and the rooms are clean.

The small parking lot sometimes fills up. If you have to park on the street, read the restrictions carefully to avoid getting an expensive ticket.

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Marina Motel

This cute little old-fashioned motor court is a great spot for an overnight in San Francisco. Rooms in the interior courtyard are insulated from street noise, and you can park on the property.

All rooms are upstairs, and there are no elevators. Some rooms are pet-friendly, and some have small kitchens. WiFi is free.

During busy times, prices for the Marina Motel can edge up above the "cheap" level, but all the free extras still make it a good deal.

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Hotel Mayflower

Family owned since 1929, the Mayflower offers a comfortable home feeling with a convenient location.

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The Mosser

As a historic property, this hotel is Eurostyle, but they do have some rooms with private baths. The location is great, and they do offer a late checkout

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Ocean Park Motel

San Francisco's first motel is close to the Zoo and Ocean Beach. With an Art Deco theme, it's clean and cute. Some rooms have kitchens.

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Redwood Inn

This Inn has a warm charm and a great location for its price. Free parking makes it an even better bargain.

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San Remo Hotel

Guests say staying at the San Remo Hotel is like staying at your grandmother's house. Bathrooms are shared, but price and location make up for the inconvenience.

Parking is offsite, and there are no telephones in the rooms.