Top 14 Extended Stay Hotels in the San Francisco Bay Area
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The San Francisco Bay Area is an exciting city with a little bit of everything, but a place to stay can be hard to come by, especially at a budget-friendly price. If you’re looking for an extended stay, it can be even more challenging, but we’ve done the digging so you don’t have to. These top hotels all offer extended stays, from San Jose and San Francisco to the North Bay.
The Marina Motel, located just a 5-minute walk from Presidio Park, may no longer be San Francisco’s “best-kept secret” as it advertises, as a highly rated hotel and one of the rare options in the city that’s pet friendly, but it’s surely a top pick for both short-term and extended stay travelers. It offers units with fully equipped kitchens and during the off-season, select rooms enjoy discounted rates for stays that range from one week to 28 days. The family-run property has a cobblestone courtyard filled with bougainvilleas for a Mediterranean feel, with each of its villa-style units coming with an enclosed garage right below, providing another rarity here, free private parking.
This popular extended stay hotel is located at the edge of San Francisco Bay along the Oyster Point Waterfront, two blocks from Oyster Point Park and just four miles from the airport. Its suites range from studios to two-bedrooms, all of which come with kitchens, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Upgrade for more space with a separate living and sleeping area – some units feature bay views and fireplaces. Enjoy extras like free hot breakfast, evening socials with drinks and snacks and even grocery delivery service. The property also hosts a fitness center, sports court, an outdoor swimming pool and laundry facilities.
Club Quarters caters to business travelers, located in the Financial District just blocks from the Bay Bridge and directly across from Embarcadero Center, providing a club-like atmosphere for members and non-members alike. It hosts basic rooms with kitchenettes that include a refrigerator and microwave as well as studio-style apartments with fully equipped kitchens. While service is minimal, each one comes with free Wi-Fi, unlimited chilled bottled water, Keurig coffeemakers and Sleep Better Kits with earplugs, an eye mask and aromatherapy. That doesn’t mean there’s a lot of noise, in fact, the skyscraper-lined streets are virtually silent at night. Loaner yoga kits, exercise gear and iPads are available, and there’s a farm-to-table eatery on-site too.
Staybridge Suites San Francisco Airport is an all-suite property offering discounts on one-week or longer stays. It’s just three miles from the airport, ideal for business travelers and families with spacious, up to two-bedroom units. Enjoy the comforts of home, including a fully equipped kitchen, separate living and sleeping areas, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players. The property offers an airport shuttle, free buffet-style breakfast and evening reception, along with BBQ facilities, a sports court, fitness center, business center, laundry facilities and a convenience store.
Corporate Inn offers residential-style accommodation in Sunnyvale that’s ideal for business travelers, families and anyone seeking an extended stay. Its spacious studio suites all come with a separate living area, a kitchenette that includes dining ware, a refrigerator, coffeemaker and microwave, along with a flat-screen TV, sofa sleeper and work desk. Many also have patios or balconies for enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. The property offers complimentary garage parking, daily breakfast, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, 24-hour fitness room and a business center too.
Nob Hill Motor Inn may be the ideal fit for those seeking an extended stay at budget-friendly rates. Located just a five-minute walk from the Hyde Street cable-car and a half-mile from famous Lombard Street, it offers simple units that come in a variety of layouts, the largest of which are the six-person Deluxe Family Suites. All come with a microwave and mini-fridge, free Wi-Fi and a cable TV. The standout perk, however, is free parking which is particularly rare in this part of the city. Guests also enjoy a free continental breakfast and drinks in the lobby.
This pet-friendly Extended Stay America hotel is ideally located in east San Mateo, just off Highway 92 between SFO and downtown Palo Alto. All of its studio-style accommodations include kitchenettes with microwaves, two-burner stovetops, refrigerators and sinks as well as sitting areas, desks, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. If you’re in need of more sleeping space, upgrade for a pull-out sofa. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast, including convenient grab-and-go breakfast bags, a courtyard with BBQ grills and benches, and 24-hour coin-operated laundry facilities.
Extended Stay America – San Jose – Santa Clara is located in the heart of the Santa Clara Valley just a mile from Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, and Interstate 237, providing a convenient base for a longer-term stay or temporary housing. Each suite comes with a fully equipped kitchen that includes a stovetop and all utensils/cookware, free enhanced Wi-Fi suitable for streaming, a flat-screen TV and a desk. There’s a 24/7 coin-operated laundry facility and a complimentary grab-and-go breakfast too. If you want to bring your four-legged friends, pets are welcome for an additional fee.
Staybridge Suites offers specials on stays of seven nights or longer, providing apartment-like suites with fully equipped kitchens adjacent to NewPark Mall just off Interstate 880. Each unit also comes with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and sofa bed, while the one- and two-bedroom options have separate living rooms too. Guests can enjoy swimming in the heated outdoor pool, relaxing in the lounge with a library, working out in the fitness center and regular evening socials. A daily buffet-style breakfast is also included in the rates.
Another good option adjacent to NewPark Mall, Homewood Suites offers everything from studios to two-bedroom suites. You’ll be just over three miles from the BART station in Fremont that makes it easy to get to San Francisco or Oakland, while enjoying a comfortable stay with all units featuring well-equipped kitchens, dining tables, flat-screen televisions with premium channels and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded options include fireplaces. Guests also enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast and, from Monday through Thursday, a free light dinner with drinks. There’s an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a business center, convenience store and grocery shopping service too.
Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose North/Silicon Valley offers apartment-style rooms that are about a five-minute drive from Levi’s Stadium and California’s Great America. All include a refrigerator, stovetop, microwave and dishwasher as well as washer/dryers, flat-screen cable TVs and free Wi-Fi. The property also has a 24-hour fitness center and business center, an outdoor pool and spa tub. Guests can also take advantage of the daily buffet-style breakfast and free parking.
Candlewood Suites Silicon Valley/San Jose offers another apartment-style hotel option for enjoying the comforts of home near highways 101 and 880, close to both Levi’s Stadium and San Jose International Airport, right across the street from Santa Clara University. Pet-friendly, each studio and one-bedroom unit comes with its own fully equipped kitchen, flat-screen TV with a DVD player and free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy grilling on the outdoor BBQ facilities, taking advantage of the on-site convenience store, business center and 24-hour fitness center. Laundry facilities are available too.
This extended-stay hotel is just a few miles from San Jose International Airport and a five-minute drive from California’s Great America. The studio-style rooms all come with kitchens or kitchenettes, flat-screen televisions, iPod docks, desks, free Wi-Fi and sofabeds. There are also one and two-bedroom suites that not only offer more sleeping space, but separate living areas. The property hosts an outdoor pool for refreshing swims, a patio with BBQs to enjoy on a pleasant day and a fitness room. A complimentary breakfast buffet is provided daily and there’s also a convenience store and laundry facilities. To top it all off, parking is free.
Located just off Highway 101, 15 miles from San Francisco, a few miles south of San Raphael, Marin Suites Hotel hosts studio, one and two-bedroom suites that have external entrances with multiple grocery stores, shopping centers, banks and a movie theater all within walking distance. Each one includes a full kitchen with everything you need to cook up your own meals and a satellite TV with free HBO, Pay-Per-View movies and Nintendo games. You’ll even get a spa tub to soak in after a long day at work, or play. There are outdoor gas BBQ grills for guest use and an extensive complimentary breakfast with hot and cold items is offered as well. Guests can also relax in the outdoor lounge with a fireplace and enjoy the outdoor pool.