Carriage Inn

140 7th St., San Francisco, California 94103, United States

Michele Bigley

Located in SoMa, a couple blocks from Moscone Center, each of the 48 rooms pays homage to a San Francisco historic figure. Whether your room channels Cheech Marin or Mark Twain, there's heaps of character in this somewhat seedy slice of the city. Budget travelers appreciate perks like free Continental breakfast and access to the Best Western's pool across the street.

YOU SHOULD KNOW This neighborhood is rough, so it's wise to have a car or an active Lyft account.


Each spacious room honors a local celebrity, be it Nancy Pelosi or Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Expect a funky mix of antique furnishings, Asian-themed throw pillows, and literary highlights (including an antique typewriter with a bio of the room's historic figure). Technological comforts like docking stations and flat screen TVs allow techies to feel more at home.

YOU SHOULD KNOW In addition to room taxes, all guests must pay an "urban fee" that covers Wi-Fi, newspaper delivery, and Continental breakfast.


Spacious bathrooms feature teal glass-covered counters, comfy robes, and hair dryers.


Upon entering the retro lobby, view the framed caricatures of the city's notable figures—you'll notice everyone from the sign-toting Frank Chu to the late Robin Williams. The house computer is available to print boarding passes. Comfy couches allow guests a spot to relax.


Hotel guests have access to the Best Western Plus Americania's rooftop pool across the street. On warm days, sunbeds allow parents to relax while the kids get their energy out in the small swimming area.


Guests can use the small fitness center at the Best Western Plus Americania across the street for free. Expect cardio machines and some free weights.


Grab complimentary muffins, coffee, and fruit in the small dining room each morning.


Dive into the minibar for beer and wine options, or head out on a fun exploration of the city's bar scene nearby.


Getting Around

The hotel offers parking for $35 a night (which compared to other properties, is considered reasonable for the city). Those without a car can easily walk to the Powell Street Muni and BART station (10-minute walk). Ride share app users will not have to wait long for a pick up.


Head to Sightglass Coffee (2-minute walk) for a caffeine fix and outstanding pastries. Foodies with an affinity for meat should reserve a seat at Marlowe (10-minute drive) for one of the city's best burgers.


Local Edition (10-minute drive) relies on its speakeasy cool-kid vibe to lure martini drinkers eager to hear live jazz. Those in town for nightlife will fine a large concentration of bars and dance clubs in the area. Check the listings at Monarch (4-minute walk) for fun DJ events and plenty of booze to help unwind.


Affordable, and stylish rooms, with access to an outdoor pool, just steps from some of San Francisco's best clubs make Carriage Inn stand out from the crowd.


Pet Friendly
48 rooms
Breakfast Continental
Bar No
Gym, Pool
Parking Lot


Phones: 415-552-8600; 800-444-5817

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