Top 10 Accessible Hotels in San Francisco
By: Sara Toth Stub | Aug 20 2017
Many of San Francisco’s hotels are as eclectic as the city itself; a mix of old and new; rustic and polished. Most of the most popular hotels are situated around Union Square, a neighborhood featuring an open public plaza surrounded by numerous shopping and dining options; or on Fisherman’s Wharf, the historical site of the city’s fishing industry that is now an entertainment district. The best bets for accessibility are to book a large hotel that is part of a national chain, or to look for a boutique hotel that has recently been renovated, which means it must conform to updated laws governing accessibility.
San Francisco Skyline at Dusk
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This is a luxury accommodation in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, near Union Square, and providing views of the city and its bay. The hotel is located on the top 11 floors of a 48-story high rise building The hotel is within easy walking distance to wheelchair accessible public transportation, including the BART station that has trains serving the airport.
The hotel offers accessible versions of both standard rooms and suites. Public areas of the hotel are wheelchair accessible, and there is accessible parking, as well as valet parking.
This hotel provides Asian-inspired hospitality, complete with slippers in your room, near Union Square. It is a modern hotel, boasting sweeping city views and a glass-enclosed pool. The hotel is known for its large rooms and large bathrooms. The hotel also boasts a newly-renovated rooftop pool, enclosed in glass, and meets updated standards for accessibility.
The hotel’s lobby and some rooms are wheelchair accessible. To make reservations for the hotel or one of its upscale lobby restaurants or new Feinstein’s Night Club, it is best to call and explain specific needs.
Hotel Rex has a 1930s-style salon motif in the heart of the Union Square neighborhood. It is on gallery row, in the heart of the arts and entertainment district. Rooms feature original artwork. It is one of the few historic boutique hotels that has made efforts to become wheelchair accessible. The hotel is also home to the Library Bar, a wheelchair accessible venue that features cocktails and a literary-themed menu for its happy hour.
The hotel is wheelchair accessible throughout, including an old but large elevator. Some rooms feature widened doorways, lower peep holes, roll-up sinks and roll-in showers. There is also braille signage, and TTY kits are available upon request.
This modern hotel sits on San Francisco’s waterfront in the famous Fisherman’s Wharf area. It has a nautical theme, and is only one mile from the Exploratorium, one of the city’s most inclusive museums, catering to those with disabilities.
The hotel is wheelchair accessible and also offers rooms especially suited for wheelchair users, which include roll-in showers. Some rooms are also equipped for those with hearing and visual disabilities. There is accessible self-parking and valet parking; both of which can accommodate vans.
This is a family-friendly choice that includes free breakfast and WiFi internet access, all situated steps from great dining and entertainment options on Fisherman’s Wharf. The hotel, which has 252 room, was recently renovated, giving it a sleek and modern feel.
All areas of the hotel are wheelchair accessible, and there are a number of wheelchair accessible rooms. The hotel can also provide portable bathtub seats, telephones with TDD, visual alarms and closed-captioned televisions. There is accessible valet parking.
This hotel provides a relaxing environment with contemporary decor in the heart of Union Square. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows that provide stunning views of the city.
The hotel has wheelchair accessible rooms, including some that connect to other rooms. The hotel also provides ADA equipment kits, containing a TTY device, door-knock alert, in-line phone amplifier and a phone ring alert device. There is no self parking, but there is valet parking, which is restricted to vehicles with a maximum height of 6 feet and 8 inches.
Motel Capri is a moderately-priced, family-run hotel in the Marina District with a 1950s vintage vibe. Because it was renovated in 2011, it meets current accessibility standards. Some of its rooms are set up as suites, which cater well to families or to those who want more space.
The hotel and some of its rooms are wheelchair accessible, with roll-in showers. There is onsite parking.
This recently-renovated budget hotel is in the Tenderloin District, and within walking distance of Union Square. It is a rare example of budget-level accommodation in the heart of an area filled with dining and shopping options.
The hotel is wheelchair accessible, outfitted with elevators and rooms suited to those with mobility disabilities. The hotel offers free underground parking, a hard-to-find perk in this congested city. But please consult with the hotel to make sure your vehicle will fit the standards of the garage.
This is a boutique option in the Union Square area known for its hospitality touches, like a complimentary glass of wine at check-in time. Each room is unique and decorated with pictures from the film industry. It also offers an extended stay option and family rooms.
The hotel is equipped with an elevator, and offers some accessible rooms. These accessible rooms needs to be booked over the phone.
This hotel is near the waterfront, and close to landmarks like Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square. It also has a heated pool in its courtyard.
The hotel offers a variety of accessible rooms with accessible showers and wide doorways. Closed-captioning service is also available on televisions.