Best Romantic Areas to Stay in San Francisco
Set the mood for the perfect romantic stay in San Francisco, where it is always the season of love. Whether you’re planning to go all out and pop a bottle of champagne, or have a cozy night indoors with your special someone, we have a roundup of the best areas to stay for Valentine’s Day. Be sure to book your room in advance as hotels fill up quickly!
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Best Area to Stay in San Francisco for A Romantic Stroll by the Bay: The Embarcadero
Illuminate your night with an evening stroll along the Embarcadero waterfront. Here you’ll discover an endless selection of fine dining options like Epic Steak and Waterbar. If you’re looking for a more casual night out, visit the Ferry Building Marketplace for a taste of local culture and cuisine. For those wanting to get up close and personal with the iconic Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, Hornblower Cruises and Events offers a special Valentine’s Day Brunch or Dinner cruise.
Best Area to Stay in San Francisco for City Adventures: Union Square
Whether it’s your first time visiting San Francisco or you’re a local looking to play tourist, Union Square has got you covered. From luxury shopping to a lively culinary scene, Union Square is perfect for those who want to be in the heart of San Francisco. Take an obligatory Valentine’s Day selfie with your sweetheart next to the “heartwork” sculptures located in Union Square’s plaza!
Best Area to Stay in San Francisco for Dinner with a View: Nob Hill
Can it get any more romantic than a dinner for two with a breathtaking view of San Francisco? If you’re looking to wine and dine, there are plenty of options in Nob Hill. Sip on cocktails and watch the sunset from the Top of the Mark, or take in the panoramic view of the Downtown Skyline on the Fairmont San Francisco’s rooftop garden.
Best Area to Stay in San Francisco for Rest & Relaxation: SOMA
There’s no better way to say “I love you” than to have a little R&R with your special someone. For those looking to find their bliss, indulge in a luxurious couple’s massage or spa treatment at The (I) Spa at the InterContinental Hotel, Spa at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco or the Remede Spa at the St. Regis Hotel. But don’t stop there! Continue pampering your honey and escape to a nearby hotel suite, many of which provide plush beds, intimate parlors with fireplaces, 24-hour gourmet room service and the ubiquitous “Do Not Disturb” sign.
Best Area to Stay Just Beyond the Golden Gate Bridge: Marin County
While we always encourage visitors to stay in San Francisco for their romantic trip, sometimes a stay on the other side of our famous Golden Gate Bridge is what’s needed. Just north of San Francisco in Marin County is Cavallo Point Lodge, where couples can enjoy luxurious amenities and breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline.
Best Area to Stay in San Francisco for Valentine’s Day Deals: Everywhere
Many hotels in San Francisco are offering Valentine’s Day specials, slashing room rates and including complimentary treats to sweeten up your day. The Ritz Carlton’s "City of Love" Valentine’s Day Package includes special chocolates, a bottle of Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut and a choice of two 60-minute massages. Find special hotel deals.