Hotels Outside Of San Francisco

How to Determine the Best Hotels Outside of San Francisco

1485497592_8-golden_gate_bridgeSan Francisco is blessed with an excellent public transportation. This makes finding hotels outside of San Francisco with a quick commute to downtown easier. Travelers coming from I-5 or I-80 have several areas with hotels outside San Francisco in the Bay Area’s east suburbs. Travelers flying into OAK, or SFO also can find options outside of downtown that make getting back to the airport easy. Below are the best areas and hotels outside of San Francisco.


Hotels East Near BART Off I-5 & I-80

San Francisco’s east suburbs with access to the BART.

Hotels In Dublin / Pleasanton

Dublin/Pleasanton is a small town meets suburban neighborhood outside of San Francisco that is home to several large corporations. Oracle headquarters is right next to the BART. Families and young professionals who work at Oracle or other nearby corporations call Dublin/Pleasanton home. Find Hotels.

Hotels in Hayward

Hayward is a city that sits a bit south of Oakland in the East Bay region. The area was once known for salt production and a cannery, but those factories are long gone. Residents now are mostly people who have retired from the factory or another industry and families who work in transportation or education. The crime rate is a bit higher in Hayward than surrounding areas, so use caution in the evenings. Find Hotels.

Hotels in Downtown Oakland

Known as the grittier “other city on the bay,” Oakland is home to a vibrant arts culture, incredible food scene, and has a strong sense of community and history. It’s a bit warmer, less foggy, and less expensive than San Francisco and has garnered loyal residents from these qualities. Find Hotels.

Hotels in Pleasant Hill / Contra

If you or your family prefer to stay in the suburbs, then the Pleasant Hill / Contra Costa Centre area is a good place to investigate. This safe, busy neighborhood is northeast of San Francisco and populated by families. The station is built around the Contra Costa Center, which is a live-work complex housing 6,000 employees and several companies that is the hub of the area. Find Hotels.

Best Hotel Outside San Francisco, East Suburbs

Best Western – Dublin / Pleasanton

Weekday Avg. Rate $143
Weekend Avg. Rate $129 - Read Reviews & Compare Rates - Book Best Rate Gaurantee

Hotel Specs

Closest Station6 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymNo gym
PoolOutdoor Seasonal
Room TypeStandard. King, Queen, Doubles
PetsYes. Fee $35/Night.

All Hotels East Near BART Off I-5 & I-80

StationCommuteHotelBlocksAvg. WKAvg. WKDParking
Downtown Oakland10 minsWashington Inn5$123$123Paid
Downtown Oakland10 minsClarion4$234$191Paid
Downtown Oakland10 minsCourtyard5$279$179Paid
Downtown Oakland10 minsMarriott5$289$179Paid
Hayward35 minsDay Inn8$73$77Free
Hayward35 minsBest Western PlusShort Drive$157$117Free
Hayward35 minsHampton7$227$170Free
Pleasant Hill / Contra40 minsExtended Stay6$130$112Free
Pleasant Hill / Contra40 minsHoliday Inn7$210$151Free
Pleasant Hill / Contra40 minsEmbassy Suites2$214$186Paid
Pleasant Hill / Contra40 minsRenaissance4$252$152Paid
Walnut Creek40 minsMarriott6$254$152Paid
Dubline / Pleasanton45 minsExtended StayShort Drive$139$97Free
Dubline / Pleasanton45 minsBest Western6$143$129Free
Dubline / Pleasanton45 minsLa Quinta6$201$139Free
Dubline / Pleasanton45 minsLarkspur Suites7$207$106Free
Dubline / Pleasanton45 minsHyatt HouseShort Drive$222$164Free
Dubline / Pleasanton45 minsFour Points Sheraton7$229$129Free
Dubline / Pleasanton45 minsHyatt Places8$270$160Free
Dubline / Pleasanton45 minsCourtyard9$273$140Free
West Dublin45 minsHoliday Inn4$169$110Free
West Dublin45 minsSheraton4$228$110Free
West Dublin45 minsResidence InnShort Drive$269$124Free
West Dublin45 minsMarriott8$294$129Free
HotelAvg. WKAvg. WKD
Washington Inn$123$123
Day Inn$73$77
Best Western Plus$157$117
Extended Stay$130$112
Holiday Inn$210$151
Embassy Suites$214$186
Extended Stay$139$97
Best Western$143$129
La Quinta$201$139
Larkspur Suites$207$106
Hyatt House$222$164
Four Points Sheraton$229$129
Hyatt Places$270$160
Holiday Inn$169$110
Residence Inn$269$124

Places to Stay South of San Francisco (SFO)

Learn more about San Francisco’s south suburbs.

Hotels in Millbrae (SFO)

Millbrae is close to the San Francisco airport, it’s just 15 minutes away on the BART. Many families live in this area that’s known mostly as a transit hub, even historically. A streetcar linking San Francisco and San Mateo went through Millbrae around the turn of the Twentieth century and the area has continued to flourish as a great place to pass through or base yourself to visit many nearby areas. Find Hotels.

Hotels in South SF

South San Francisco is a suburban, partially industrial neighborhood not far from San Francisco Airport. There’s not much to do close to the station, but it is a safe neighborhood where many families live. If you venture further from the station in South San Francisco you can find some fun things to do. Find Hotels.

Hotels in Colma

From Colma, it’s about 20 minutes on the BART to Powell St. in the heart of downtown San Francisco or to the San Francisco International Airport, which are in opposite directions. Find Hotels.

Hotels in San Bruno

About halfway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, San Bruno is a city with a suburban feel and some great nature areas. It’s a working class area that’s popular with young families. Many people who live here commute to downtown San Francisco for work. Find Hotels.

Best Hotel Outside San Francisco, South Suburbs

The Dylan – Millbrae

Weekday Avg. Rate $172
Weekend Avg. Rate $137 - Read Reviews & Compare Rates - Book Best Rate Gaurantee

Hotel Specs

Closest Station2 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
BreakfastAvailable at hotel restaurant
Shuttle to AirportYes
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymNo gym
PoolNo Pool
Room TypeStandard. King, Queen, Doubles
StationCommuteHotelBlocksAvg. WKAvg. WKDParking
Colma30 minsCamino Inn3$87$89Free
Colma30 minsHampton Inn6$241$206Free
Millbrae / SFO30 minsDylan2$172$137Free
Millbrae / SFO30 minsFairfield Inn3$269$155Paid
Powell0 minsZelos1$325$221Paid
San Bruno30 minsBay Hill8$115$115Free
San Bruno30 minsComfort Inn9$210$195Free
San Bruno30 minsCourtyard9$241$164Free
San Bruno30 minsStay Bridge Suites3$278$171Free
South SF30 minsRoyal6$89$89Free
South SF30 minsTraverls Inn6$149$169Free
HotelAvg. WKAvg. WKD
Camino Inn$87$89
Hampton Inn$241$206
Fairfield Inn$269$155
Bay Hill$115$115
Comfort Inn$210$195
Stay Bridge Suites$278$171
Traverls Inn$149$169