San Francisco Motels

San Francisco motels provide budget-minded travelers with budget-friendly options for places to stay. Since the San Francisco hotels are relatively expensive on the whole, cheap lodging can be especially desirable. The motels in San Francisco include some gems that not only offer good rates, but good amenities as well. For some travelers, spending more on a hotel room is out of the question, especially since they don't plan on spending a lot of time in their rooms. San Francisco is a city that begs to be explored, and travelers who secure cheap lodging will only have money left over for a range of rewarding pursuits.

For those who are interested in staying at one of the San Francisco motels, the Ocean Park Motel is hard to top. This delightful, Art Deco motel enjoys a fantastic location near Ocean Beach, which is widely regarded as the best beach in San Francisco. It also enjoys proximity to Golden Gate Park, which is a perfect destination for recreational pursuits of all sorts. All of the guest units at the Ocean Park Motel are tasteful and comfortable, and while they aren't exactly luxurious, they are more than adequate for the price.

Many of the motels in San Francisco offer a good mix of amenities in their guest units, and the same can be said about the Ocean Park Motel. Cable TV, a coffee maker, and a private bathroom with a shower come standard with each guest unit at the Ocean Park Motel, and the larger rooms also feature microwaves and small refrigerators. Families that are interested in cheap lodging in San Francisco will want to keep the Ocean Park Motel in mind, as some of the rooms boast kitchens. Having a kitchen can come in extra handy when getting the kids to a restaurant just isn't in the cards.

When cheap lodging in San Francisco is the aim, a stay at the Castle Inn Motel might be in order. Of all the San Francisco motels, this one offers one of the best locations. Within about a ten minute's walk is Fisherman's Wharf and the famous Ghirardelli Square, and Chinatown isn't far off to the east. The Castle Inn Motel is essentially central to everything, and its rooms are hard to find fault with. In addition to being clean, comfortable, and very affordable, the guest rooms at the Castle Inn are well-equipped. Air conditioning helps to keep the rooms cool on warmer days, and the in-room coffee maker can help guests warm up to one of the city's famously foggy mornings. A microwave and mini refrigerator come standard in all the guest rooms as well, and other amenities that guests can expect to enjoy include free high-speed internet access, a hair dryer, an iron, and a phone with voice mail service. As is true at some of the other motels in San Francisco, a continental breakfast is included in the rates at the Castle Inn, and parking is free as well.

While the Ocean Park Motel and the Castle Inn Motel are two of the best bets for San Francisco motels, they aren't the only ones worth considering. For those who are flying in or out of town, a stay at the Super 8 Airport can be both cost-effective and convenient. The Super 8 San Francisco Airport Motel (pictured) is only two miles from the airport, and it offers free airport shuttle service to its guests. Other complimentary perks include free parking, a free breakfast, and free Wi-Fi. As for the guest rooms, they are clean and feature a microwave, a refrigerator, cable TV, a clock radio, a coffee maker, and an iron, among other things. Larger suites are available at the Super 8 Airport, and they boast hot tubs.

These are just some of the motels in San Francisco that are worth considering when looking to save on rates, and budget-minded travelers will also want to keep the city's hostels in mind. Hostels are essentially a step down from motels, and while they offer rooms that are low on frills, they usually have good overall facilities, not to mention a communal vibe that can be very attractive to social travelers. Anyone searching for cheap lodging in San Francisco can also consider staying at a motor inn.

Motor inns are essentially motels that offer direct access from the rooms to the parking area, and some of the best in the country can be found in California. Some of the top San Francisco motor inns include the Columbus Motor Inn, which offers flat-screen televisions in its well-equipped guest rooms, and the Coventry Motor Inn, which doesn't offer flat-screen televisions, but some good amenities nonetheless. Free high-speed internet access is available at these money-saving motor inns, and both boast good locations on top of things.

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