San Francisco's reputation as an expensive city - for both resident and tourist - is only going up and up and up.
This is a town that lives on "boom and bust" cycles of nearby Silicon Valley, and the Valley is driving this latest boom to unheard of and dizzying heights. The result for the common person who wants to either live in or visit the beautiful City by the Bay? Pricier restaurants, pricier attractions and, of course, pricier hotels. (This is definitely not news to anyone who has tried to book a hotel room during the many tech conferences hosted in San Francisco.)
But, don't despair. Although the ups and downs of Silicon Valley definitely affect San Francisco's economy, it hasn't yet replaced San Francisco's number one moneymaker: tourism. And it doesn't take a brilliant techie to realize if you want people to visit your city, you have to have some affordable places for them to stay.
We've combed the famous hills of San Francisco and come up with a list that we believe won't bust your wallet or jeopardize your sense of personal hygiene. Many of these hotels, including Comfort Inn by the Bay, are situated close to San Francisco's top tourist attractions like Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park.
If you simply want simple accommodations so you can spend most of your money on all the amazing experiences San Francisco has to offer, check out our list of the best San Francisco budget hotels.