6 Hotels in San Francisco Families Will Love

In a city with as rich a history as San Francisco, you’re sure to have a memorable experience, regardless of where you stay. But if you are planning a family vacation to the Bay Area, why not get a taste of the best hotels the city has to offer? You can easily find a hotel with a central location, plenty of first class amenities, and special services for kids—not to mention stylish rooms with lots of modern touches.

So for those of you who want to experience San Francisco to the fullest with your family, here are six hotels that will not disappoint.


The Argonaut Hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf is located in the historic Haslett Warehouse building and provides boutique accommodations in a luxurious environment. Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf are right outside the hotel, and families can easily walk to Ghirardelli Square and the Hyde Street Cable Car.

Take advantage of the family-friendly Neptune's Adventure package to get a room for four, one-day cable car passes for two adults and two children, a Pier 39 Fun Pack, and a special maritime-themed gift for the kids. The Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar.

is just next door and serves fresh seafood daily. Make sure you pay a visit to the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park which is located inside the same building as this pet-friendly hotel.

Fairmont Heritage Place

The Fairmont Heritage Place in Ghirardelli Square features apartment-style accommodations that overlook the San Francisco Bay. Families can walk to Fisherman’s Wharf or the Hyde-Powell Cable Car Line, and Chinatown and Golden Gate Bridge are only a few miles from the hotel.

The hotel’s Family Fun Package (minimum three night stay required) includes two adult and two kid CityPass vouchers, two kids’ backpacks with complimentary water bottles, and five San Francisco post cards youngsters can keep as souvenirs or mail to friends. Make sure you take the kids to the Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop for some delectable chocolates and sundaes!

Handlery Union Square Hotel

The family-owned Handlery Union Square Hotel offers quick access to San Francisco’s most popular attractions. Known for its personalized service and friendly ambiance, the hotel also provides spacious suites where families won’t feel cramped. With Union Square right outside, families can get lots of shopping in during the trip. The cable car line to Fisherman’s Wharf passes by the hotel, and Chinatown is only a few blocks away.

Pay a visit to the hotel’s outdoor heated pool after a long day of sightseeing. Or relax in comfortable two-bed suites and use complimentary Wi-Fi to update friends and family about your trip. Craving seafood, steak, or comfort food? The Daily Grill restaurant serves all of these in large portions and also offers daily room service from 7am until 10pm.

Hotel del Sol

The Hotel del Sol is a boutique hotel with a funky vibe and a unique history. What was once a 1950’s motor lodge is now a colorful, beach-themed oasis with lots of palm trees to match. Wake up to a free continental breakfast and take a dip in the heated saltwater pool before hitting the city streets. Nearby attractions include For Mason, Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Street, Chestnut Street, and the Palace of Fine Arts.

The Kids Are VIPs program provides special amenities for children and the hotel also offers afternoon cookies and milk for younger guests!

Need more space? Connecting rooms are available. Environmentally conscious? This hotel washes its linens using eco-friendly cleaning products!

Omni San Francisco Hotel

The Omni San Francisco Hotel combines contemporary accommodations, boutique luxuries, and Florentine Renaissance architecture to create an elegant environment like no other. Located in the middle of downtown, guests can walk to Union Square or hop on the cable car line that passes right outside.

Thanks to the Omni Sensational Kids Program, children can receive a backpack filled with fun games and activities upon checking in. You can also have milk and cookies delivered to the room on the first night! Looking for a satisfying meal? The award-winning Bob’s Steak and Chop House serves hearty portions of corn-fed beef, flavorful salads, and savory desserts. 24-hour room service is also available.

Westin St. Francis

The Westin St. Francis is located right on Union Square, placing families in the center of one of San Francisco’s most popular neighborhoods.

Enjoy a unique combination of vintage architecture and contemporary comforts in either of the hotel’s two guest towers: The historic Landmark Building, which was built in the early 1900’s and features crown moldings and chandeliers in its rooms, and the more recently constructed Tower Building. The cable car line runs right outside the hotel, and the Theatre District and Market Street are within walking distance.

The hotel has two fine dining restaurants, Bourbon Steak and The Oak Room. There is also Caruso’s Coffee Shop which is perfect for grabbing a quick bite to eat, or a coffee and meal to go. Don’t let the sophisticated ambiance of the hotel deter the children. The Westin Kids Club offers fun activities and trip ideas to get little ones excited about their vacation.

Are you planning a trip to San Francisco? Where will you stay? Let us know in the comments below!

Westin St. Francis Hotel by Jeff Whyte/Shutterstock. The Fairmont by jejim/Shutterstock.

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