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 the 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, which is thoughtfully stocked with beach balls and pool toys, while tired parents can lounge in the hammocks and chaises. Family suites include a queen and two trundle beds, and kids are always treated like VIPs—they’ll have access to books, toys, and kid-friendly movies. Rooms are light and airy, with colorful decor—think more 1970s funk than old-world Victorian (like most of the city). Although it’s built in the style of a mid-century motor lodge, it has all the style and amenities of a boutique hotel.