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San Francisco

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San Francisco, California

Downtown Accommodations

The northeastern part of San Francisco above Market Street is known as the Financial District. It is adjacent to Union Square and Chinatown and lies just south of the North Beach section of the city. The two main cable car lines beginning near Fisherman's Wharf terminate along Market Street in the downtown area. The cable car turn-around at Market and Powell Streets near Union Square attracts numerous tourists. Union Square is the downtown center for street performers.

This is the heart of the business and financial center of the city. It contains many shopping malls, stores, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. Several theaters and numerous art galleries are located here. Downtown also offers the largest concentration of hotels in the city. Some of the finest high-class hotels are located in the Financial District but it also includes many moderately priced hotels as well. Here is a partial listing of downtown San Francisco hotels. World Choice is offering some great Internet rates on some of these hotels. You can click on the links to see descriptions of the hotels, to compare prices and to book your reservations.

Clift - Morgan Hotel
Located in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square, the Clift is approximately 12 miles from the San Francisco International Airport. This property is also located a half-mile from the Financial District, and one mile from the Embarcadero.
Westin St. Francis
Renowned for its legendary service, the historic Westin St. Francis boasts luxurious guest rooms and world-class dining. Overlooking Union Square in downtown San Francisco, Westin's historic flagship hotel is just minutes from Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf and San Francisco's financial district.
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
The Sir Francis Drake is located at Powell and Sutter, one block north of Union Square, with the famous cable cars stopping right at the front door. The hotel is within walking distance to Union Square, Powell Street Cable Car, Nordstrom's, Macy's, and plenty of other downtown attractions, and within two miles of the Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower, Nob Hill, Chinatown, and Pac Bell Park.
Hotel Nikko
This contemporary, Japanese-style, high-rise hotel is located two blocks from the famous Cable Cars, Union Square, and Powell Street BART Station. Within ten blocks of the hotel are Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco Civic Center, Museum of Modern Art, Chinatown, Sony Metreon, War Memorial Opera House, and North Beach.
Hotel Adagio
Hotel Adagio is located in San Francisco's Theater District, adjacent to Union Square, and approximately 12 miles from San Francisco International Airport. The hotel is three blocks from the Powell Street Cable Car line, six blocks from Moscone Convention Center, and close to Chinatown, North Beach, Nob Hill, and SOMA.
Marriott Union Square
Located on the historic Powell Street Cable Car line, the Marriott Union Square places guests in the heart of the world-class shopping, dining and arts scene that Union Square offers.
Omni San Francisco Hotel
This 1926 hotel's Renaissance-style facade fronts the California Street Cable Car line, is two blocks from Chinatown, five blocks from the sidewalk cafes of North Beach and the newly-renovated Ferry Building, and 14 miles from the San Francisco International Airport.
Four Seasons San Francisco
In the Yerba Buena cultural district, two blocks from Union Square, the Financial District, the Moscone Convention Center and the Museum of Modern Art, Four Seasons creates a distinctive new experience with heart-of-the-city access to all that San Francisco offers.
Hotel Mark Twain
The Hotel Mark Twain is located two blocks from the famous Cable Cars and Union Square, five blocks from the Financial District, and approximately 15 miles from San Francisco International Airport. Local attractions include Museum of Modern Art, Lombard Street, Chinatown, and San Francisco Center.
Days Inn Downtown Civic Center
Days Inn is located approximately one mile from Union Square and 15 miles from San Francisco International Airport. It's within one to five blocks walking distance of the San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Federal Building, San Francisco Public Library, BART Civic Center Station, and Orpheum Theater.
Villa Florence Hotel
Taking guests through a celebration of Italy, Villa Florence is located about a block from Union Square shopping, three blocks from the theater district, and approximately 15 miles from San Francisco International Airport. The Financial District, the Moscone Convention Center, and the cable car lines are also a few blocks away.
Adante Hotel
Located in Union Square, the Adante Hotel is located one block from the Theatre District and cable car lines.
Hotel Stratford On the Square
The Stratford Hotel is an affordable first class hotel located in the heart of Union Square surrounded by San Francisco's best shopping, dining, and theatres. The hotel is on the Powell Street Cable Car Line and centrally located minutes from Chinatown, Moscone Center and the Museum of Modern Art.
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Written by: Mike Leco
Top Photo Credit: © Dan Jahner (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5)
Photo Description: San Francisco's Downtown Financial District