Funky, colorful Hotel del Sol is strategically located in the family-friendly Marina District, just a couple of blocks from the bustling thoroughfare of Lombard Street. Children will be thrilled to know they are not far from the Disney Museum, and hiking trails of the Presidio, as well as the noise and excitement of Fisherman’s Wharf. When little ones tire of touring, they can cool off in the hotel’s sparkling outdoor heated pool. Two-bedroom family suites are available; make sure to ask about the “Kids-are-VIP’s” program featuring books, toys, and movies. Rooms are light and airy, with colorful decor—think more 1970s funk than old world Victorian like most of the city. Though it’s built in the style of a mid-century motor lodge, it has all the style and amenities of a boutique hotel.
- Erika Lennert