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San Francisco Airport HotelsSan Francisco is a city that thrives in American culture. From its iconic cable cars to the Golden Gate Bridge, the city offers bucket-list attractions that bring in nearly 17 million visitors each year. The San Francisco Airport is less than 15 miles south of the downtown area, home to both Twitter and Instagram headquarters. The airport’s convenient location allows you to travel in any direction for vacation or business. There are a number of hotels near the airport, varying from inexpensive airport hotels to upscale experiences.
Why travelers visit San Francisco: the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Chinatown, Lombard Street, Ghirardelli Square, and the Giants!
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Know Before You Go: San Francisco International Airport

  • Nearly 45 million passengers fly to or from SFO each year!
  • Wi-Fi is now available for FREE in all terminals. Just connect to wifi #SFO FREE WIFI.
  • There are 40+ options for hotels near the airport. All offer free shuttle service to and from the airport. Visit the Hotel Courtesy Shuttle Zones.
  • SFO plans to have an on-site airport hotel completed by 2018.
  • In 1966, SFO became the first airport in the nation to host a USO facility in its terminal. Welcoming more than 25,000 military personal annually, it is still in operation today. Located in Terminal 1, the USO is open 24/7 and provides refreshments, lodging, a lounge, games and toys for children, and much more!
  • Looking for some warm, fuzzy feelings? The “Wag Brigade” is here to help! Launched in December, the Wag Brigade brings trained therapy dogs to the airport to make passenger travel more enjoyable. Donning “Pet Me!” vests, these pups will gladly accept tummy rubs, head pats and hugs!
  • Spend some time learning about the history of flight at the Aviation Museum & Library located in the International Terminal Main Hall.
  • Located in every terminal are Self-Guided Tours - similar to a scavenger hunt - for adults and children of all ages. Tours are open 24 hours a day, and prizes are given from 8:00am to 8:00pm to children who complete the self-guided tour.
  • Visit the Yoga Rooms located in Terminal 2 and 3. Open 24 hours a day, there is no charge to use the facility. Just relax!
  • Take home some original art from local San Francisco Bay artists! Collector is located near Gate 69 and is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
  • You can’t leave San Francisco without getting some authentic sourdough bread! Visit Boudin’s Bakery & Cafe near Gate 80.
  • Do you need to spruce up before your flight? Visit Freshen Up! in the International Terminal Main Hall. Shower facilities, toiletries and more are available.
  • Visit the SFO official page for more great tips.

Where To Stay

      • Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport Hotel South
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    • Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South

      1 mile from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

      The Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South is another preferred hotel because of the combination of amenities and accommodations that create an amazing experience. The convenient location puts you in the midst of San Francisco's top attractions and landmarks. You will be satisfied with your stay at this hotel. Book this and other San Francisco Airport hotels.
      • Holiday Inn SFO North
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    • Holiday Inn SFO Airport North

      2 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

      The Holiday Inn SFO Airport North is an example of what quality San Francisco airport hotels should be. You'll find the amenities to be refreshing and convenient for your travel needs and wants. That includes the free airport shuttle service that will provide you a ride to and from the San Francisco International Airport.

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About San Francisco International Airport

Less than 15 miles south of the downtown area, San Francisco International Airport is the main hub servicing Fog City. The major tourist destination attracts about 16 million people every year, and while many are domestic travelers, a large portion of these visitors come from across the sea, entering the U.S. via the West Coast from Asia. No matter where they're coming from, tourists can stay in one of the conveniently located San Francisco International Airport hotels during their trip. The Holiday Inn, for example, provides shuttle service to and from the hub, and the Crowne Plaza also offers free transportation to guests.

Before heading to your hotel, take some time to explore this magnificent airport. The massive facility houses four terminals including the renowned International Terminal - the largest of its kind in the world. As you walk about, you'll come across a wide variety of amenities, including public showers, spas, a medical center and plenty of shops and boutiques, not to mention a stunning array of fine dining restaurants and quaint eateries. The facility even houses its own museum galleries, showcasing a diverse variety of cultural and educational pieces by artists from around the world.

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Welcome to San Francisco

As the focal point of the Bay Area, San Francisco is a delightful locale with a lively energy and liberal spirit. One of the biggest draws of this destination is its natural beauty. It contains huge expanses of hilly terrain and lush greenery nestled between two expansive coasts - San Francisco Bay on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. While it's a huge city by population, it's actually quite small in size. It's a square piece of land at the tip of a California peninsula spanning 7 miles by 7 miles. While many cities in this state are notorious for having poor transit systems, San Francisco's public transportation system is one of the most comprehensive in the country, and visitors can take a train or bus from the airport to nearly every corner of the locale.

Another highlight of Fog City is its forward-thinking community. It's renowned for its diversity, and neighborhoods from Golden Gate to Noe Valley contain a varied array of ethnicities and cultures living together in harmony. Throughout, there are remnants of its ancient past when Yelamu tribe members ran the land to the Gold Rush era that welcomed a wave of immigrants from around the globe. In areas such as the Haight district, guests can also find proof of the hippie movement of the 1960s - the neighborhood was home to the "Summer of Love" that spurred major political and cultural changes all over the country.

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Things to Do in San Francisco

A view of San Francisco and the Oakland Bay BridgeAfter settling into hotels near San Francisco International Airport, guests can head out to explore the intriguing attractions, landmarks and historical sites that make up this stunning city. Start your tour of the destination with an exploration of the architecture - visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, City Hall, Transamerica Pyramid and other magnificent feats of engineering. Be sure to stop by Alcatraz, the country's first military prison and a subject of great political dispute among Americans. Other top attractions include Union Square, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Ferry Building and Golden Gate Park.

This city's massive diversity also means that there's a wide variety of places to sit down for a good meal. No matter what you're in the mood for, there's something to appease your taste buds. For gourmet American food at an upscale restaurant, head to Benu, Coi or Rich Table. Ask the locals where to get some good Italian, and they'll likely point you to Cotogna or Acquerello. Or just stroll the streets to find everything from French to Vietnamese to Cuban fare.

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Westin San Francisco Airport
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Aloft San Francisco Airport
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Hampton Inn & Suites San Francisco Burlingame Airport South
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Bay Landing Hotel
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Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn
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Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
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