Thinking about visiting San Francisco, but not sure where to stay? This editor has been there. 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.

This central location to Chinatown, Union Square, Russian Hill, and Pacific Heights is iconic to San Francisco. Imagine charming townhouses perched on hilltops. Walk or take a quick cable car ride to Chinatown to check out the newly opened restaurant, China Live, and enjoy endless shopping in Union Square.
Where to Stay: Located at the top of Nob Hill is San Francisco landmark InterContinental Mark Hopkins with a breathtakingly beautiful façade. Expect old-world luxury inside. – MyDomaine (07.13.17)