Look No Further: These Are the 13 Best Areas to Stay in San Francisco

Thinking about visiting San Francisco, but not sure where to stay? With so many neighborhoods to choose from, it can feel daunting. Which areas have the best restaurants? Where are the cutest boutiques? What’s the best hotel? That’s a lot to think about. Fortunately, this MyDomaine editor and San Francisco transplant says it’s good to stay near downtown, and then explore the various neighborhoods during the day, which is super easy since San Francisco is a small city and easy to get around. Feel better?

According to the San Francisco Travel Association, Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, Embarcadero, and Chinatown were the leading neighborhoods visited last year. Ahead, we’ve broken down the seven areas to stay in San Francisco and our favorite hotels in each one. PS: You’ll want to make note of this list of the top 10 things to do in San Francisco while you’re there. So without further ado, here's where to say in SF, hotel recommendations and neighborhood guides included.