In the Golden City, 21st century and Victorian architecture stand side-by-side. Green parks dot the landscape. In the bay, sailboats and kayaks mingle with cargo ships. Ferries shuttle commuters and visitors. Tour boats circle Alcatraz. Cruise ships take on passengers and provisions. Fishing boats come and go with the tide.
But what really defines San Francisco is its diverse neighbourhoods, from the Latino roots of the Mission District to the dim sum restaurants of Chinatown and beyond. It’s in these neighbourhoods that you’ll find some of the finest and funkiest hotels on the planet, each property with its own way of making your visit a unique and memorable experience. Find your base, suited to your tastes (and budget) with our list of the coolest San Francisco hotels.