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Location Hotel Nikko San Francisco California

Union Square Hotel Near Downtown San Francisco

Located at the gateway of Union Square, Hotel Nikko is surrounded by fashionable shops, boutiques, and San Francisco's most celebrated restaurants. Set in central San Francisco, the hotel is within walking distance to the downtown Financial District, Theater District, Chinatown, and the hip South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood. Hotel Nikko is at the heart of what makes San Francisco the most exciting city in the world.

Near the Best Things to Do in SF

Getting around San Francisco is easy from Hotel Nikko. Walk two minutes to Powell Street to hop on a cable car to explore city sights and museums. Stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and marvel at the sea lions on Pier 39. Catch the bus to picnic in Golden Gate Park. Experience the spirit of San Francisco all around us.
  • Top San Francisco Attractions
    • Curran Theater - 0.25 mile
    • Union Square - 0.5 mile
    • SoMa District - 1.2 miles
    • AT&T Stadium Ballpark - 1.5 miles
    • Painted Ladies / Alamo Square - 1.7 miles
    • Alcatraz Island - 2.0 miles
    • Ferry Building - 2.0 miles
    • Castro District - 2.7 miles
    • Fisherman's Wharf - 3.0 miles
    • Haight - 3.0 miles
    • Pier 39 - 3.0 miles
    • Golden Gate Park - 5.0 miles
    • de Young Museum - 5.0 miles
    • Legion of Honor Museum - 5.0 miles
    • Palace of Fine Arts - 5.0 miles
    • The Presidio - 5.5 miles
    • Golden Gate Bridge - 6.0 miles
    • Harding Park TPC Golf Course - 13.0 miles
  • The Best Way to Get Around San Francisco
    • Cable Cars Powell Street - 0.2 mile
    • BART - Powell Street Station - 0.2 mile
    • SFMTA Buses and light rail trains - 0.2 mile
    • San Francisco International Airport - 12.7 miles
  • Nearby San Francisco Restaurants
    • Restaurant ANZU at Hotel Nikko
    • Kanpai Lounge at Hotel Nikko
    • Sears Fine Food - 0.2 mile
    • Cesario's - 0.4 mile
  • Shopping Destinations Nearby

    Discover the style and fashion of San Francisco. Walk to Union Square, one of the most exciting shopping destinations in the world with luxury stores and boutiques.

    • Union Square
    • Macy's Union Square
    • Westfield San Francisco Centre
    • Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market
    • San Francisco Chinatown
Near the Best Things to Do in SF

Central San Francisco's Gay-Friendly Hotel

Recommended by Travel Alternatives Group (TAG), Hotel Nikko is noted for its LGBT friendliness. We're within 5 minutes of the famous Castro District and many of San Francisco's gay bars and restaurants.
Central San Francisco's Gay-Friendly Hotel Central San Francisco's Gay-Friendly Hotel

San Francisco Events

Discover the best events and festivals in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown and the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park.

San Francisco Travel Concierge

  • What's there to do in San Francisco?
    San Francisco is an exciting city rich in natural beauty and culture. SF offers year-round attractions and unforgettable things to do, including:
    • Dining and shopping around Union Square
    • Walking the Golden Gate Bridge across San Francisco Bay to the Marin Headlands
    • Photos at the Palace of Fine Arts at night
    • Waterfront sightseeing and dining on Fisherman's Wharf
    • Picnics and bike rides at Golden Gate Park and The Presidio
    • Dim Sum in historic Chinatown
    • Riding the Cable Cars around San Francisco
  • What is the nicest part of San Francisco?

    San Francisco offers many charming and eclectic neighborhoods for every lifestyle. Some of the nicest and most beautiful neighborhoods in San Francisco, include:

    • Nob Hill
    • North Beach
    • Marina District
    • SoMa District
    • The Mission District
    • Richmond
    • Sunset District
    • Presidio
    • Fisherman's Wharf Area
    • Pacific Heights
    • Embarcadero
  • Where is safe to stay in San Francisco?
    San Francisco is generally a safe city, but the homeless people can be a culture shock. Plan your itinerary before you head off to explore, stay close to main streets and neighborhood hubs, and be aware of your surroundings. San Francisco is best to explore on foot, and the safest neighborhoods include Union Square, one of the most popular tourist and shopping destinations in the world.
  • What's the best way to get around San Francisco?
    The best way to get around San Francisco is by walking or riding the historic Cable Cars. San Francisco's colorful neighborhoods are meant to be walked so you can absorb the culture, the people, and the sights. The city also offers BART and SFMTA buses and light rail and San Francisco Bay ferries to easily get around town, as well as walking, boat, and bus tours.
  • What are the best luxury hotels in San Francisco?
    Hotel Nikko is considered a top luxury hotel in San Francisco's Union Square. With its Asian-inspired design, beautifully modern rooms and suites, ANZU restaurant, a fitness center, glass-enclosed pool, free Wi-Fi, event space, and Feinstein's Cabaret, Hotel Nikko is a boutique hotel that exudes easy luxury and the art of hospitality.
  • What is the best way to tour San Francisco?
    The best way to tour San Francisco is by walking or riding the Cable Cars. It's easy to explore San Francisco's colorful neighborhoods by foot, from Golden Gate Park to Union Square. San Francisco also offers several walking, bike, boat, and bus tours to see the city's iconic attractions, including Chinatown, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. You'll also find sunset boat and sailing cruises, ferry tours, and Napa Valley Wine Country excursions.
  • Which neighborhoods in San Francisco have hotels for families?

    The best neighborhoods in San Francisco for families are:

    • Union Square
    • Fisherman's Wharf
    • Dolores Park
    • Marina District
    • The Presidio
    • Embarcadero
    • SoMa

    Hotel Nikko San Francisco is two blocks off Union Square, steps from the Theater District, Maiden Lane, the Cable Cars, and the city's best shopping, parks, and family attractions. Macy's Union Square, the biggest department store west of New York City, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Chinatown are within walking distance.

  • Can you do a day trip to Yosemite from San Francisco?

    Yes. Yosemite National Park is a four-hour drive from San Francisco (170 miles) and a perfect day trip to the Sierra Nevada mountains. Take one of the van tours from San Francisco to Yosemite to discover the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada, Gold Rush towns, and the park's amazing natural wonders like Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, El Capitan, and the giant sequoias.

    Contact the Hotel Nikko San Francisco Concierge at 415-394-1111 to help you plan your day trip to Yosemite NP. We can recommend the best SF tours close to our Union Square hotel.