Updated: April 2021
This post has been updated to include a roundup of my favorite boutique properties and vacation rentals in San Francisco.
Planning a trip to the City? Whether you’re looking to hang out around Fisherman’s Wharf, walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, or explore the many storied neighborhoods—you can find some seriously cool and eclectic places to stay around San Francisco.
I’m a big fan of the old buildings and all the charm they bring to the cityscape, and so many of these places have been renovated with modern furnishings—the best of both worlds.
Is San Francisco a major stopping point for a California road trip? See the best of San Francisco and then come back to relax in one of these gorgeous spaces.
Here are the coolest Airbnbs in San Francisco!
Warehouse-Style Condominium on Mint Plaza
Are you a fan of modern meets industrial? You’ll dig the hand-laid cement walls and the elegant chandelier. Suited for two guests, this place captures both the heritage and the heart of San Francisco.
Industrial Modern Apartment with a Private Deck
The perfect getaway for a group of up to 6, can you imagine hanging out on this private roof deck? For days when the chill of San Francisco sets in, there are heated floors (yes, please!!).
I’m a big fan of all the beautiful light that fills the loft and the modern meets industrial furnishings.
Contemporary Meets Vintage Edwardian Apartment
This romantic getaway was recently refurbished and it’s the ideal blend of vintage meets contemporary. With Edwardian bones, there’s tons of old San Francisco charm, yet with all the comforts of modern living.
Modern Loft with 16-Foot Windows
The way those windows allow all the light in is such a goreous feature in this San Francisco loft. The vibrant and open living room is the perfect place to lounge after a long day of exploring the city.
Regal + Chic Apartment
Talk about romance! This place is seriously chic. Cuddle up in the bed framed by stunning chandelier lamps, and embrace all the vibrant and cool energy of this cozy space.
Vibrant Apartment with Bay Views
If you’re looking for Bay views, this sunny apartment has them in spades. Hang out at this hidden oasis in the heart of the city and soak in all the sounds: foghorns, sea lions, and the clang of cable cars.
Mission Dolores Guesthouse with a Modern Style
Doesn’t this look like the most relaxing outdoor living space? Choose to recline on the sectional sofa or spend your time in all the greenery of the yard. Decorated with a mix of modern and mid-century furnishings, this is one cool getaway place for couples.
Luxe Renovated Victorian Home
Located near historic Haight-Ashbury, this Victorian gem is so charming! Suited for up to seven guests, you can relax in the cozy private garden or bask in the light of the dazzling chandeliers.
California Craftsman with a Serene Garden & Deck
Suited for a romantic getaway, imagine wandering through the French wrought-iron gate and then taking a step back in time into this turn-of-the-century California Craftsman.
I’m a big fan of the old world charm and how it melds with modern sustainable living.
Have you stayed at a really cool Airbnb in San Francisco? Is there one that you know of that should be on this list? Let me know in the comments below!
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