I’m often asked to recommend hotels in San Francisco. Since I live here, I’m probably not a good person to ask as I never stay in any of them! But, I have had the opportunity to visit a few and it seems that the choice of stylish, yet affordable, hotels has grown in recent years.

Usually I recommend people check out Joie de Vivre. This company runs several gorgeously-designed, unique boutique hotels in San Francisco, the Bay area and the wine country. The web site is really well-designed and the hotels are a decorator’s inspiration in themselves: accessible, inviting and quirky. Here are a few of my favorites from the site.

Carriage Inn, SOMA

Carriage Inn

Galleria Park Hotel, Financial District

Galleria Park Hotel

Good Hotel, SOMA

Good Hotel

Hotel Adagio, Union Square

Hotel Adagio