San Francisco: Motels
Many of the national chains have a motel in San Francisco, and these can be just as good an option for accommodation in San Francisco as a hotel – if a bit uninspiring. One advantage of a national chain motel in San Francisco is that the quality and comfort standards will be fairly good. Depending on the time of year, you should still expect to pay around $100 or more for a double room in a national chain motel room in San Francisco.
Steer clear of motels that aren’t a national chain or aren’t in the more touristy areas as these may be a bit rough. Generally speaking, there won’t be much difference between a double room in a chain hotel or motel – both may have limited facilities and both may have a car park. Once again, if the children stay with their parents the motel shouldn’t charge extra for the kids (except for roll-away beds).