Best Western Carriage Inn

Motel in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

A kooky motor lodge in an ersatz Victorian offers bigger-than-average rooms swathed in colorful fabrics and hung with oddly poignant portraits. The Carriage Inn offers good bang for your buck, but it's on a sometimes-sketchy street – keep your earplugs and street smarts ready. Self-parking costs $35. The pool is across the street at the Americania Hotel.