Best Family-Friendly Hotels in San Francisco: Fun for the Whole Fam



Don't let family vacation time intimidate you; travel with the whole crew and stay at a family friendly hotel in San Francisco. Looking to spend time in the company of your kids or relatives without sacrificing privacy with your spouse? Try the The Pickwick Hotel San Francisco or the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco.

As you drink in the skyline and the city's sights and sounds, let the whole family create and share the memories from your visit to San Francisco. Family friendly hotels can help remove some of the stress of a group trip so you can focus on time with your loved ones. 

Need a spot for the kids to run and run and run to insure their heads stay on those hotel pillows at night? Take a MUNI from any of these downtown hotel locations to Golden Gate Park, or even a BART over to Berkeley and the entire East Bay, for more parks and greenery that you can imagine.

And since it's outdoors weather almost all year long in San Francisco, there's never a reason to be bottled up in your hotel room - unless, of course, you want to be. And many of these fantastic hotels might convince you to do just that.


Harry Handlery, the founder of the Handlery Union Square Hotel in 1928, said it best when it comes to why this hotel stands out among the rest: "To have every guest not question why they stayed here, but to question why they didn't stay here...  Read More


In a city where businesses elbow each other out of the way to be not the meanest but the greenest, The Orchard Hotel does set itself apart from the pack. Mixing classic boutique with urban contemporary, these accommodations offer that subtle...  Read More


Like the Westin, the Fairmont will just plain spoil everyone, no matter how young or old. In fact, the only reason it's not number one on this list is that it's probably not a practical option for most families. No matter - even if you don't...  Read More


Galleria Park is another Union Square gem, coming in just slightly behind the San Francisco Hilton on Union Square. It's very hard to beat Galleria Park's location, right between the Financial District of San Francisco and the Moscone...  Read More


The Westin St. Francis has incredible San Francisco history and is one of those luxury hotels that will take care of anyone, no matter how young or old. And with a recent renovation, the classic traditional look of the Westin has been kept but...  Read More


It's tough to get more central than Union Square, and location, location, location is doubly important when traveling with family. Instead of trying to cram everyone onto the MUNI or hail a tax cab for six, you can wander from the San Francisco...  Read More


You know the old saying: families that eat chocolate together, stay together. The Fairmont specializes in large one, two or three bedroom residences that allow plenty of space for the family. Residences include a full gourmet kitchen, a living...  Read More


Built as a luxurious guest house for Millionaire's Row residents, this small hotel offers high-quality antiques, superb mattresses, and incredible views. First-class rooms and suites have TV, CD player, VCR, plush robes, two phone lines, modem,...  Read More


If you want to be around Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square, but the Fairmont Heritage, our number one option, is a bit out of your price range, then the Sheraton's Fisherman's Wharf Hotel is a superb second choice. With no charge for...  Read More


Hotel Nikko stands out on the list for its blend of "Asian grace and modern convenience." Feinstein's at the Nikko offers big name entertainment acts on a nightly basis, and the Anzu restaurant focuses on local, sustainable California food....  Read More


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