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8 San Francisco Budget Hotels for Families

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It”s tough to find inexpensive hotels in San Francisco. In fact, the average nightly hotel rate is $397, according to a recent report by Bloomberg. You won”t likely find inexpensive rates within the City by the Bay, but you can look to these value-packed hotels for savings elsewhere, such as free breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Written by Morgan Agesen

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fisherman’s Wharf

This waterfront hotel is located in the heart and soul of the Wharf district, near cable car lines, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Walt Disney Family Museum. It is also just over 4 miles from Golden Gate Park and the Golden Gate Recreation Area. Amenities at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fisherman's Wharf include laundry services, free Wi-Fi and free breakfast. Kids also eat free. Rooms feature coffeemakers, cribs upon request, and rollaway beds for an additional fee.
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Holiday Inn San Francisco – Fisherman’s Wharf

Located a short walk from the spectacular Fisherman"s Wharf waterfront is the Holiday Inn San Francisco – Fisherman"s Wharf. Families can also walk to Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool, onsite family dining at Bristol Bar and Grill, laundry services, complimentary Wi-Fi, and kids eat free. Rooms feature coffeemakers, cribs, sofa beds, and connecting rooms are available upon request.
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Comfort Inn by the Bay

Families will be able to take in some fabulous views of the Golden Gate Bridge if they book a stay at the Comfort Inn by the Bay for their next San Francisco adventure. Amenities include free hot breakfast, free W-Fi, and free coffee. Rooms come equipped with flat-screen televisions and coffeemakers. Nearby sites include Fisherman"s Wharf, Union Square, Pier 39, the Port of San Francisco, and the Moscone Center.
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Days Inn San Francisco Downtown/Civic Center Area

The Days Inn San Francisco Downtown/Civic Center Area is the perfect place for families to rest their heads after a busy day of exploring. Amenities include free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. Rooms have coffeemakers, microwaves, refrigerators, and cribs (upon request. Hop on a nearby cable car and pass by the famous Lombard Street (otherwise known as the “Crookedest Street in the World”), Golden Gate Park, and Fisherman"s Wharf, where you can hop on a ferry to Alcatraz Island (with advance tickets).
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Hampton Inn San Francisco Downtown/Convention Center

The Hampton Inn San Francisco Downtown/Convention Center is located in the center of it all, including the Moscone Convention Center (two blocks away), and the Financial District and Union Square (four blocks away). The theater district is close by, as well, where families can visit museums, movie theaters, bowling alleys, and more. Amenities include free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi in every room, laundry services, and a pool. Rooms feature coffeemakers, refrigerators, and sofa beds. Cribs are available upon request, as well.
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Holiday Inn San Francisco - Civic Center

The Holiday Inn San Francisco – Civic Center is the ideal home base for families visiting San Francisco. Nearby attractions include the Moscone Convention Center, City Hall, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman"s Wharf, and Orpheum Theatre. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, laundry services, and an outdoor heated pool. Rooms feature coffeemakers, and cribs and connecting rooms are available upon request. Onsite family dining is available at 50onEight Restaurant, where kids ages 12 and under eat free.
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San Francisco Inn

The San Francisco Inn is the perfect place for families to crash in San Francisco without breaking the bank. Amenities include complimentary continental breakfast, free parking, and free Wi-Fi. Rooms provide microwaves and refrigerators. A plethora of fun and family-friendly attractions are nearby, including museums, parks, art galleries, and shopping centers.
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Travelodge Golden Gate San Francisco

Since you"ll be spending most of your time away from the hotel anyway, the Travelodge Golden Gate San Francisco is a safe bet for traveling families. Amenities include free Wi-Fi and in-room coffeemakers; cribs are available upon request. Nearby attractions include Chinatown, ample shopping in the Haight-Ashbury area, and AT&T Park.

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