Hotel del Sol
Renovated in 2006, this 1950’s motor lodge is now a vibrant boutique hotel painted in festive shades of yellow, orange, and blue. The hotel is situated in the Marina district, within 1½ miles of Union Street restaurants and shops as well as the Presidio National Park and Exploratorium. Designed with bright green and yellow walls, colorful striped duvets, and Picasso-style paintings, the 57 guestrooms are also pet- and kid-friendly (some come with toys and puzzles). Amenities include complimentary breakfast, free parking, and afternoon milk and cookies. Also, the outdoor pool area is stocked with free toys, sunglasses, and rainbow-striped hammocks.