With cheery and colorful rooms that have whimsical touches for kids, Hotel Del Sol, a former ‘50s-style motor lodge, makes a great home base for families visiting San Francisco. Little ones get goodie-filled knapsacks upon check-in, a fun way to perk up tired little travelers. Bright and airy family rooms have separate bedrooms for the kids, baby-proofed rooms are available, and suites with kitchenettes for making quick meals and snacks. Bath time gets a boost with in-room tub toys. Snuggle up for quiet time with a special library of books and DVDs. As a pet-friendly hotel, Hotel del Sol welcomes up to two furry four-legged family members as well. If you want to really indulge them, they even offer a special package the includes a dog bed, treats, and a bowl.
Other amenities include free WiFi, a year-round outdoor heated pool, a movie library, luggage storage, and discounted passes to nearby gyms. There’s also onsite bicycle rentals so you can tackle the city’s famous hills (the speedy downhill coasting makes up for the climbs).
Start the day with a complimentary Continental breakfast, included for all in your room; milk and cookies are served every afternoon. The hotel is situated just off the city’s famous Lombard Street in the bayfront Marina District, within walking distance of such attractions as Crissy Field, the historic Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, the Presidio, and Fisherman’s Wharf.