At City Center Inn & Suites, we understand that families, vacationers, and event planners are concerned about traveling to San Francisco with the potential health risk of the Corona Virus.
We want you to feel comfortable about booking your trip to San Francisco, CA, and stay healthy during your stay with us. Enjoy these benefits that ensure you have a safe and enjoyable vacation at City Center Inn & Suites.
San Francisco International Airport is 12 miles south of San Francisco, and it's easy to get to via shuttle, BART, or taxi. You can walk 3.5 blocks to BART from our hotel. It costs $9-10 one way per person to SFO. Taxis are convenient and quick but cost $45-80 depending on traffic. City Center Inn & Suites can arrange a shuttle to the airport, which costs $15-17 one way per person and drops you off at our doorstep. Book your departing shuttle on the day you arrive to ensure availability and times.
We are also just 23 minutes, from Oakland Airport, as well as 44 minutes from San Jose Airport, reachable by taxi or car rental.
The weather in San Francisco is generally mild, with an average year-round temperature of about 62 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the city can get quite chilly in the evenings even during the summer, with a breeze coming off San Francisco Bay. We recommend packing a sweater or light coat in the spring and summer and a warm jacket, gloves, and scarf during the cooler fall and winter months.
San Francisco is a walkable city with excellent public transportation, including the San Francisco F-line Street Car or Cable cars , so there's no need to rent a car.
You can ride the Cable Cars from Union Square and near Fisherman's Wharf, minutes away. Rent a car only if you really need to as parking is limited and expensive. The Visitors Center is located adjacent to the main Cable Car Station at Powell and Market. Please take the escalator going down and you will receive information on San Francisco passes. It's the most economical and convenient way to see San Francisco, as with the pass you can ride on all public transportation.
If you want to truly experience San Francisco, plan to stay a minimum of 3 to 5 days. San Francisco is a destination packed with eclectic neighborhoods, museums, parks, theaters, and landmark attractions, from the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf to the SF Museum of Modern Art and the colorful alleys of Chinatown.
San Francisco also boasts many cultural events, concerts, and performances, including the Symphony and Opera, and many venues offer half-priced tickets on the day of the show.
Yes. We can book your San Francisco tours and bay cruises directly from the hotel. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to guide you for your entire visit to San Francisco and can offer great SF tourism tips.
Yes. Located in the pedestrian-friendly SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco, our hotel is three walking blocks to the Moscone Center. A San Francisco map is available at the hotel.
The water quality in San Francisco is one of the best in the country! San Francisco water is piped in from the valley just outside of the Yosemite National Park and the snowmelt from the Sierra Nevada mountain range via the Hetch Hetchy pipeline, so it's clean and refreshing to drink. Bring a water bottle and fill it up in your guestroom faucet before heading out to explore the city.
San Francisco is a strict non-smoking city. Smoking is prohibited in buildings, restaurants, parks, and farmers' markets. You may smoke on the streets but must be 120 feet in all directions from public buildings, establishments, and spaces. You cannot even smoke in Union Square. City Center Inn & Suites does not allow smoking and will require you to step 120 feet away to light up. We ask that our guests be respectful of these policies so we can all enjoy fresh, clean air while visiting San Francisco.
San Francisco is a pedestrian-friendly and diverse urban city. Most neighborhoods are safe, friendly, and walkable, but be prepared to encounter interesting communities and homeless people. Like any large metropolis, be careful in certain areas at night and make sure you know where you are going. We suggest taking a city map with you and planning your route before you explore.