Best Lodging: San Francisco, CA (For Families with Kids)

Expertise Provided By: “Lonely Planet San Francisco City Guide”

Americania Hotel

The Americana opts for a retro 70’s vibe. Outdoor pool for the kids, microbrews for adults and excellent burgers for all at the downstairs restaurant.

Hotel Tomo

Revamped motor lodge from the 1950s sports bright colors, a tropical theme, and a heated outdoor pool. Family suites have bunk beds and board games.

Hotel Del Sol

Atmosphere reminiscent of a college dorm with bean bag chairs and anime characters, helping to create a Japanese pop culture motif.

Seal Rock Inn

You might not associate Hunter S. Thompson with a family motel, but the gonzo journalist used to stay at the Inn and listen to the seals — sadly, both Thompson and the seals have migrated onward. Rooms are old but large. The beach, as well as coastal hiking trails, are readily accessible and so is a heated pool in the summer.

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