Hotels near M. H. de Young Memorial Museum
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Are you looking for a San Francisco hotel close to several top attractions? Stay near the de Young Museum, and you'll be within walking distance of a variety of the city's must-see treasures. For over 115 years, the de Young Museum has been an important cultural and artistic site in San Francisco. Located in Golden Gate Park, the museum features breathtaking architecture and meticulously landscaped grounds, making it a multifaceted destination for residents and tourists alike. This museum, which contains a variety of priceless art collections, is close to several unique hotels.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near M. H. de Young Memorial Museum

Park Central Hotel San Francisco, a Starwood Hotel
from $152
Clift
Clift
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4.1
495 Geary St, San Francisco
from $203
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
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4.5
757 Market St, San Francisco
from $394
Hotel Whitcomb
Hotel Whitcomb
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3.1
1231 Market St, San Francisco
from $129
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fisherman's Wharf
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fisherman's Wharf
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4.1
550 N Point St, San Francisco
from $179
Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
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3.7
2500 Mason St, San Francisco
from $179
Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf
Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf
250 Beach St, San Francisco
from $207
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
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4.0
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
from $169
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-San Francisco/Golden Gate
from $63
Club Quarters in San Francisco
Club Quarters in San Francisco
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4.0
424 Clay St, San Francisco
from $143
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Walk to Golden Gate Park and the Museum

There aren't many budget hotels in the de Young Museum area. However, the Geary Parkway Motel is a few blocks north of the museum. The motel provides affordable accommodations for budget-conscious travelers. On the eastern edge of Golden Gate Park, the Red Victorian and the Stanyan Park Hotel offer updated amenities in historic Victorian buildings. Staying close to the museum keeps you close to other park attractions, including the Academy of Sciences and the San Francisco Botanical Garden. 

Numerous inexpensive hotels are a couple of miles east of the museum in downtown San Francisco. If you prefer upscale lodgings, check out the Monte Cristo Inn or the Laurel Inn, which are about two miles northeast of the de Young. 

See Priceless Artwork on Display

The de Young Museum is named for an early San Francisco newspaperman, M. H. de Young. The museum exhibits more than 1,000 American paintings, including works created from the 17th to 21st centuries. In addition, the de Young has more than 12,000 pieces in one of the largest, most comprehensive textile collections in the country. Select artworks from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas are also on display. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays, and admission costs $10 for adults. Discounts are available for seniors, children, and college students. Buy tickets in advance online to avoid long lines, which are more common on weekends.

Experience the Museum’s Unique Architecture

The de Young's design complements its natural surroundings in Golden Gate Park. Warm, natural materials like wood, glass, and stone were selected to blend with the lush grounds. Copper was chosen for the building’s façade since, over time, oxidation will give it a rich patina that will harmonize with the environment. At the northeast corner of the building, a 144-foot observation tower offers panoramic views of the Bay Area. A public sculpture garden, children’s garden, and terrace are located just outside the museum.

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