Exterior of the Axiom Hotel in Downtown San Francisco

Area Guide


Hello There, San Francisco

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San Francisco, California, offers a wealth of local attractions for all types of travelers, and the Axiom™ Hotel is located right in the center of it all in Union Square. Experience the vibrant energy of downtown San Francisco by viewing modern and contemporary art mixed with photography and other media at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, attending a conference at the Moscone Convention Center, catching a Giants' game, watching a play in the theater district, or visiting the famed Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco’s #1 destination. 

Step out of our hotel and onto the Bay Area Rapid Transit or cable car that takes you from Powell and Market Streets to the Fisherman’s Wharf waterfront, and then enjoy a day of shopping, waterfront cruises, exciting tours, and the freshest seafood available at one of many world-class restaurants. The cable car doesn’t just take you to the Wharf; you can also stop off at many downtown San Francisco landmarks including Chinatown, North Beach, and the Cable Car Museum.

Our modern hotel in Union Square is also close to numerous stadiums and colleges – including Levi’s Stadium, University of San Francisco, and the University of California Berkeley – making us perfect for traveling sports fans, public speaking guests, and families visiting their students. Discover and explore the destinations of downtown San Francisco, and find out why visitors love the City by the Bay.


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Top Attractions in the Downtown Area:

  • Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre, 1 block
  • Moscone Convention Center, 3 blocks
  • Yerba Buena Gardens, 3 blocks
  • Museum of Modern Art, 3 blocks
  • Cable Car Museum, 0.8 mile
  • AT&T Baseball Park, 1.3 miles
  • North Beach, 1.5 miles
  • The Exploratorium (at Pier 15), 1.6 miles
  • Fisherman's Wharf, 1.8 miles
  • Golden Gate Park, 3.2 miles
  • Alcatraz Island, 3 miles
  • California Academy of Sciences, 4 miles
  • Japanese Tea Garden, 4 miles
  • De Young Museum, 4 miles
  • Presidio Park, 4 miles
  • California Palace of the Legion of Honor (at Golden Gate Park), 5.4 miles
  • Golden Gate Bridge, 6 miles
  • Legion of Honor Museum, 6 miles
  • Sausalito, 9.7 miles
  • Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 16.1 miles
  • Levi's® Stadium, 43 miles
  • Napa Valley, 50 miles

San Francisco Neighborhoods

Downtown San Francisco is home to a variety of different districts and neighborhoods, each with its own unique culture and charm. Axiom Hotel is located in the Union Square area known for its history, glamorous boutiques and famous restaurants.

Additional nearby districts include the Mission District, San Francisco’s oldest neighborhood with some of the hottest new restaurants and galleries, and the Financial District, which contains the city’s largest concentration of corporate headquarters and businesses. Union Square – where you can find the biggest names in retail – is only two blocks away, while Chinatown – the oldest and largest neighborhood of its kind in the U.S. – is just five blocks away from our San Francisco hotel. 

Other Neighborhoods to Explore Include:

Navigating the San Francisco Landscape

With plenty of public transportation options, getting around downtown San Francisco and surrounding cities is simple and convenient. Axiom Hotel is located directly on the MUNI Metro transit and BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train lines, so you can step right out our hotel door and be on your way in no time. 

Connect to San Francisco’s fabled history by hopping on one of the city’s historic cable cars, which were named a historic landmark in 1964. The Powell-Market Cable Car Turnaround is located right next to our hotel for the ultimate in convenience. Our staff will be happy to show you the ideal transportation options for your experience in downtown San Francisco.