City guide: San Francisco

Whether you’re on a long business trip, family vacation or romantic getaway, you’ll find affordable accommodations at an Extended Stay America hotel near San Francisco.

There’s a place like home in San Francisco, the city by the bay

Known for its fog and rolling hills, San Francisco has events, cultural activities and attractions for everyone. Whether you’re on a long business trip, family vacation or romantic getaway, you’ll find affordable accommodations at an Extended Stay America hotel near San Francisco. Each hotel features spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi and premium cable channels. On-site guest laundry and pet-friendly rooms are available. Popular San Francisco bay area attractions include the Aquarium of the Bay, Fisherman’s Wharf and Chinatown. Take a trolly tour across the city or a boat tour to Alcatraz Island and under the city’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Know before you go

Time zone: Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Local currency: U.S. dollar
Language: English


San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 15 miles south of downtown. Face coverings are required in this airport.

Bay Area Rapid Transit, or BART, operates from the airport to downtown Oakland, downtown San Francisco and many other destinations. Due to COVID-19, BART now closes at 9 p.m. each day but provides some late-night event trains. Check their website for fare prices and the latest ride updates.

Taxis depart from designated taxi zones at the roadway center islands on the arrivals/baggage claim level of all terminals. On-duty taxi coordinators can assist travelers seeking wheelchair accessible taxis. The taxi fare to downtown ranges from US$47.09 – US$67.09.

App-based rides are permitted at SFO. Pick-up and drop-off locations vary. When requesting a ride, check your app to confirm the designated pick-up location.

Accommodation spotlight: Extended Stay America

Extended Stay America Premier Suites San Francisco – Belmont
120 Sem Lane, Belmont, CA 94002


The San Francisco-Belmont property is perfect for business travelers, students, tourists and those relocating to the San Francisco area who need to find a home away from home for several nights, a week, a month or even longer. The hotel is conveniently located off Bayshore Freeway, just minutes away from local attractions such as Redwood Shores Lagoon and Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve.

Spacious suites feature amenities like signature bedding, fully equipped kitchens, free, healthy breakfast, free Wi-Fi and plenty of space to work, dine and relax. The property also offers on-site guest laundry and pet friendly rooms.

Health & Safety

Extended Stay America is committed to the health, safety and comfort of its guests. The comprehensive STAYconfident program has been recognized by Forbes as one of the best in the business and is comprised of three pillars: STAY Safe, STAY Healthy and STAY Comfortable.

All Extended Stay America hotels require guests and all other individuals entering its hotels to wear a face covering when in indoor public areas, including entryways, lobbies, hallways, laundry areas, and elevators. For purposes of this requirement, face covering means a cloth face covering that covers the nose and mouth.

Food & Drink

For a cheap, cheerful and casual bite, head to Gott’s Roadside. The giant neon “Eat” sign over the ordering counter gets right to the point. Grab your fill of burgers, fish and chips, sandwiches, tacos and much more. It’s at Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Ferry Building, Space #6; Ph: +1-415-318-3423.

Yank Sing specializes in traditional and contemporary dim sum, offering over 100 varieties. The restaurant has no menu; select dim sum are served from wheeled pushcarts. Yank Sing has two locations: 101 Spear St.; Ph: +1-415-781-1111; and 49 Stevenson St.; Ph: +1-415-541-4949. The Stevenson location is open from indoor/outdoor dining 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The Spear Street restaurant is open for takeout 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and indoor/outdoor dining11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday.

Pacific Catch offers socially distanced dining and great fish and seafood dishes created with California ingredients, infused with flavors from Asia, Latin America and Hawaii. The reasonably priced menu includes fish and sweet potato fries, grilled sandwiches, island tacos and Japanese rice bowls. Check out the location at 2027 Chestnut St.; Ph: +1-415-440-1950.

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