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

Nob Hill Motor Inn
Nob Hill Motor Inn
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3.6
1630 Pacific Ave, San Francisco
from $92
The Mosser
The Mosser
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3.8
54 4th Street, San Francisco
from $95
Villa Florence
Villa Florence
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3.8
225 Powell St, San Francisco
from $143
Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf
Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf
250 Beach St, San Francisco
from $207
Marriott Courtyard San Francisco Downtown
Marriott Courtyard San Francisco Downtown
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4.1
299 2nd St, San Francisco
from $159
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
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4.3
780 Mission Street, San Francisco
from $189
Park Central Hotel San Francisco, a Starwood Hotel
from $169
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
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4.3
345 Stockton St, San Francisco
from $182
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
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4.5
757 Market St, San Francisco
from $350
Inn on Broadway
Inn on Broadway
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3.4
2201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
from $84
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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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