In order to pick the top 31 storage units companies in San Francisco, we looked at all 138 facilities in the area, including an in-depth review of each company’s amenities, features, and customer reviews.
Our goal is to connect people with the best local storage facilities. We analyzed every single storage facility in the area and rated them based on 30 different variables and picked the best storage unit facilities in the San Francisco area.
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Locally-owned-and-operated ABBA Self Storage serves the East Bay community by providing a range of storage solutions. Its services include business, residential, commercial, and record and document storage, as well as truck rentals. The facility is secured by surveillance cameras, motion lighting, and monitored entry. ...Read More
Customer reviews are favorable, with most reviewers saying they find the staff to be accommodating and the warehouse facility exceedingly clean. Karen says in her review, “Conveniently located, frequent pricing specials, very clean. Great staff, friendly and professional. I highly recommend this business!”
Alameda Point Storage has over 30 years in the storage industry and provides storage units with drive-up access from its facility located 10 minutes from downtown Oakland. The property is secured by fencing, a well-lit perimeter, keypad gated access, security cameras, and on-site managers. In addition to personal storage units, a separate locked and fenced lot is available specifically for the storage of cars, RVs, motorcycles, and other vehicle types. Contracts are month-to-month and insurance is required and may be purchased on-site. ...Read More
Customer reviews indicate that long term-customers that are happy with the service they receive as well as the staff. “I’ve been with Alameda Point Storage for years now and I have no complaints. Very affordable and friendly staff! Regina and Alicia are always great and very helpful. I would definitely recommend this storage to family and friends,” says Dyesebel.
American Storage caters to both business and residential customers with its large storage units, starting at 8’x5’. All units have drive-up access and high ceilings to accommodate large items. Customers may access their units 24-hours a day, 7 days per week by using a keypad pin for entry. The property is secured with 24-hour surveillance cameras, has an on-site manager present around-the-clock, and is fully fenced with a well-lit perimeter. ...Read More
Mike says, “John at American Storage is a gem to work with. When we needed some storage last minute, I called all the storage places in SF and was very impressed with how caring and professional he was.” Many reviewers also praise the manager John as being fair and conscientious in dealing with customers, while others are impressed with the cleanliness of the facility.
Anchor Self Storage offers commercial and residential storage solutions in a fully “green” facility powered by solar energy. Boat, RV and oversized vehicle storage are also available on the fenced and gated property. Additional security is provided by 24-hour video monitoring, on-site managers, and keypad-only access. All units offer ground level access and are individually alarmed and lit. To make the move-in process as easy as possible, new customers are offered the use of a free move-in vehicle. Insurance is required for all clients and may be purchased at the facility, along with a variety of packing supplies. ...Read More
Reviews are overwhelmingly positive for Anchor, with most loving not just the green aspect of the facility, but also the cleanliness and staff. One reviewer says, “This place is so very different from the typical self-storage business. First off, it is immaculate. The staff is very professional and friendly. I keep seeing them out and about just looking things over. I feel comfortable having my stuff here, despite the quality is a cut above, the rates are extremely competitive.
Army Street Mini Storage provides storage solutions for business and residential customers with units that start at 3’x5’ and go up to 10’x 50’. The company also offers record and file storage services, personal mailboxes, and commercial delivery acceptance for business customers. Customers can rent a Budget Trucks moving truck on-site or arrange for movers through one of Army Street’s moving partners. Packing supplies and insurance are available for purchase on-site. The facility is fenced and gated with keypad entry, and monitored by surveillance cameras 24-hours a day. ...Read More
In an online review, Judith says, “My family, my business, and I have been with Army Street Mini Storage for over twenty years. No complaints. Much appreciation. If there has been ‘a bump in the road’ there has always been a solution.” Other reviews express similar sentiments regarding the staff’s problem-solving capabilities and overall great customer care.
Located in the Potrero Hill section of San Francisco, Attic Self Storage’s unique four-story facility is home to over 1500 storage units. Personal mailboxes are also available for rent, and boxes and other moving supplies are available for purchase on-site. Lease terms are flexible, there are no deposits required, and customers can earn rent credits through the referral program. Units are individually alarmed with a personal access code, ensuring customers that their belongings are secure. The facility itself is also alarmed and monitored by surveillance cameras. ...Read More
Customers find the facility very clean and well-run and attribute that to the staff who are said to be friendly and attentive. Many like the security of individually alarmed units and an alarmed and monitored facility. Jeanne says, “It's a great storage facility. No problems whatsoever.” Jeanne
Family owned and operated, Bair Island Storage has over two decades of experience providing storage solutions for residential and business customers. The storage facility is well-lit, fully fenced with gated keypad access, monitored 24-hours a day by security cameras, and has an on-site manager for an additional layer of security. Unit sizes range between 5’x’5’ and 20’x30’. Both indoor and outdoor units are available and all are climate-controlled. Moving and packing supplies can be purchased on-site for convenience. ...Read More
Denis says “The manager was very helpful and processed my information quickly. Nice facility with good security and I got to pick my own security code too. Totally recommend this place!” Other reviews echoed similar sentiments, many praising the manager as helpful and accommodating.
In business since 2011, Broady Burlingame Self-Storage has over 350 self-storage units in it’s securely fenced, well-lit, and video-monitored facility. All units are outdoor, and some units with drive-up access are available. Access hours are 7 days a week between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM and is granted only through keypad pin to keep clients’ belongings secure. ...Read More
Reviews show that many customers like the reasonable prices and the convenience of the location. Others speak highly of the staff and their willingness to help when a customer is in need.
California Mini Storage serves both residential and business customers, with unit sizes that start at 4’x4’x4’ for $51 per month and go up to 48’x8’x8’, or 384 square feet, for $580 per month. Access hours are 7 AM to 7 PM, but contractor units allow 24-hour access. Leases are month-to-month, giving clients the freedom to rent a storage space for as long or short-term as they need. The perimeter of the property is fenced and gated with keypad access for clients, and the interior of the building is equipped with motion sensors and alarms. ...Read More
Reviews praise the staff, the low prices for the area, and the cleanliness of the facility. As Sofia says, “I only needed storage for a month. Despite the short time I was needing their service, they were extremely helpful and friendly. And the price is unbeatable.”
A family-owned business serving the Bay Area, Sonoma, and Palo Alto, Celtic Moving & Storage has over 25 years of experience providing storage and moving services to businesses and residential customers. The company provides palletized vault storage in a secure warehouse that is alarmed and monitored by video surveillance 24-hours a day. Moving services do not include packing, unpacking, or debris removal but a separate packing service can be arranged through a partner company. ...Read More
Reviews show customers that are highly satisfied with the service received. As one client says, “Jimmy and his crew took care of everything! We couldn't be more happy with his service. All the stress was completely removed from the equation. Everyone was super nice, polite and respectful.”
Coyle’s Moving & Storage offers standard storage services as well as storage of niche items such as pianos and organs. All storage units are palletized and housed in a secure warehouse monitored by video surveillance and accessible by appointment only. In addition to storage, the company offers comprehensive moving services. The moving services include local and long-distance moves, as well as hauling for business customers. ...Read More
Many reviewers praise the owner of the facility, who they say is honest. In a Yelp review, Kate says that “these guys are great” and she highly recommends the company to others in need of storage and moving services.
Both CSI Mini Storage’s two locations feature all ground-level units with drive-up access to best serve business and residential clients of the San Francisco, Berkeley, Alameda, Oakland, Richmond, San Pablo, Albany, El Cerrito, and Marin County areas. Although we offer 8 x 20 and 8 x 40 foot cargo containers at both locations, we only offer them with lights and power at our Richmond location. CSI Mini Storage offers a move-in discount of 50% off your first two months' rent and new customers are given assistance. Warehouse space is available for commercial storage, and both facilities are fenced and accessible with a keypad code between the hours of 7 AM and 9 PM. ...Read More
Customers appreciate CSI Mini Storage’s convenient location, well-maintained facilities, and fair rates. Irene says in an online review, “Jerico the manager was helpful and not put out when I had to postpone twice, and the movers were cheerful and respectful and got me loaded and unloaded faster than I expected. I am pretty sure I am going to take them up on their move out offer.” Other reviews had similarly high praise for the moving crews and the staff in general, many mentioning the helpful natures of the manager and the crew chief.
Diamond Mine Mini Storage has two locations serving the Bay Area. Both locations feature security measures including resident managers, video surveillance, individually-alarmed units, and gated entry with a keypad. Many storage units are ground level for easy access, and private mailbox rentals and large vehicle storage is also available. Access hours for residential customers is between 6 AM and 9 PM, and business customers have 24-hour access. Discounts are usually available, and new customers get the use of a free van for moving their belongings into the facility. ...Read More
Customer reviewers say that they believe Diamond Mine Mini Storage has some of the best rates in their respective area. As Aimee says, “ Been associated with this storage for 5 years and counting. Impeccable service, I recommend everyone here, they have the best rates compared to any other storages I've looked at.”
Forde’s Larkspur Self Storage has provided storage solutions in Marin County since 1930. It offers residential and business customers both indoor and outdoor storage options, as well as large outdoor storage containers. The two-story, climate-controlled facility also has outdoor parking spaces for rent. It is monitored by video surveillance around-the-clock, and on-site managers are always present for extra security. All outdoor units have drive-up access and each unit has its own fire suppression system in place for emergencies. Customers can enjoy flexible month-to-month leases and do not have to pay a security deposit or admin fee. ...Read More
Reviews for Forde’s Larkspur Self Storage are limited, but one satisfied customer says in a Yelp review that it is “a great place to rent a storage space,” and that they “would highly recommend renting here.”
Grove Way Mini Storage offers storage units in various sizes at its multi-level facility. Indoor and outdoor units are available in a wide range of sizes. There are no administrative fees or security deposits, helping keep startup costs to a minimum. The property is fully fenced and well-lit, with security cameras and an on-site manager who is also the owner of the facility. Access hours are between 9AM and 6PM. ...Read More
Ann says, “Karen's customer service is golden! I never saw more dedication to detail or greater effort to help customers avoid late charges. Unmovable business ethics, add a little inspiration to your day? This place will do it.” Other reviews also highlight the efforts of the owner/operator to help customers as much as she can in any way, the cleanliness of the facility, and the affordable rates.
Irish Express Moving & Storage is an owner-operated moving and storage company that has been in business since 1994, offering storage solutions and moving services locally and throughout California. In addition to storage, the company offers full-service moving services that include the packing and crating of delicate items like crystal and china, or niche items such as pianos, antiques, paintings, and other fine art pieces. Palletized storage takes place in a 22-thousand sq. ft. warehouse that is secured 24-hours a day by video surveillance and an alarm system. ...Read More
One satisfied client, Gwen, says, “I'm a professional organizer and interior designer. I've used Irish Express several times. I've had such excellent experiences with them, they're now my go-to for all project.” Many other reviewers speak of the hands-on practices of the owner who often works with his moving crews, and how dedicated the entire staff is to customer satisfaction.
Johnson & Daly offers palletized warehouse vault storage at its San Rafael facility. The 150,000 square foot warehouse is monitored around-the-clock for security so clients can have peace of mind that their belongings are safe. Its seasonal storage options allow clients to store things like lawn mowers and lawn furniture in the winter, and snowboards and snow blowers in the summer. Along with household goods storage, the company also offers commercial storage and car, boat, and RV parking. Johnson & Daly is also a full-service moving company providing local, interstate, and international moving solutions. ...Read More
Reviews indicate that many of Johnson & Daly’s customers are referred through word-of-mouth recommendations from highly satisfied customers. Michael says, “Two different people recommended Johnson and Daly as simply the best in Marin to handle moving household items that included lots of delicate, 100+-year-old antiques. Our first experience with Johnson & Daly was excellent. We were in a big rush. Mike Volpe squeezed us in to do the estimate which was reasonable.”
Family owned and operated for over 70 years, Kennedy Van & Storage provides warehouse palletized storage for residential and commercial customers at a flat $65 per month, per vault. All vaults are sized 5’x7’x7.5’. Customers can drive up directly to their units, making loading and unloading easy. Access hours are between 9 AM and 4:30 PM Monday to Friday. The company also provides commercial and residential moving services at the flat rate of $130 per hour with a four-hour minimum, for a moving crew of two men. ...Read More
Willa says, “This company has excellent customer care standards. They have moved my belongings since the 80s without incidence. They arrive on time and handle everything professionally. I highly recommend them.” Many other reviews shared the same view, commenting on the professionalism of their particular crew and the company in general.
Since 2000, Luigys Moving & Storage has provided long-distance and local moving services and storage solutions for business and residential customers in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The company provides a full-service moving experience that includes packing, unpacking, and removal of debris. Luigy’s also offers various office moving options that include internal and external moving options, alongside local and long-distance moves. Palletized storage is offered in both the Novato and San Francisco cooled warehouse facilities in the Bay Area, with various sizes available for the storage of anything from household items to antiques or business inventory overflow. Warehouses are secured with alarms and security cameras. ...Read More
Review information on storage units is limited. Most reviews are for moving services, which customers are very happy with. Weston says, “Great experience, recommend these guys. They are very careful, timely, professional, etc. My move was a complicated one and they handled it very well.”
Located minutes away from San Francisco International Airport, Millbrae Station Self Station offers various storage options at its temperature-controlled facility to meet the needs of a range of clientele. Clients may utilize wine storage spaces and large spaces for RVs, boats, and other vehicles, as well as standard storage options for residential and business customers. It is secured by 24-hour video monitoring and personalized access codes. Packing supplies may be purchased on-site and customers can also rent moving trucks. ...Read More
Davis says, “The facility is convenient, the unit was clean, easily accessible, and reasonably priced. Most prominently, Amanda was exceedingly helpful, taking the time to address all my questions making the move-in process today as quick, seamless, and painless as I could've hoped.” Other reviews had similar praise for staff members and are very pleased with the level of customer service received.
North Bay Moving & Storage provides palletized, vaulted warehouse storage options for commercial and residential customers in the Bay Area. It also offers local, long-distance, and international moving services with its network of overseas partners. Storage units are delivered to customers, at which point they are packed either by the customer or North Bay movers and are then transported to the warehouse for storage. The company also has a corporate relocation program that will move employees and corporate entities throughout the country or overseas. All items are stored in a facility that is secured by video surveillance and access is granted only if arranged ahead of time. ...Read More
Reviews show that customers believe North Bay took great care with their belongings and were communicative about any changes that were likely to impact service. Many reference the two-man crew of John and Drew as being highly competent and efficient.
Serving Marin and Richmond Counties, PayLess Self Storage has storage options that range from small 3’x3’ lockers for personal document storage, to large 15’x20’ drive-up units designed to hold the contents of a home or small business. All units are individually alarmed and climate-controlled for temperature and humidity. Climate-controlled indoor garages or lot storage spaces are also available for vehicle storage, on a property that is fully fenced and monitored by surveillance cameras. Leases are month-to-month, and new customers can often get discounts on the first month of rent. ...Read More
In an online review, Breann says, “Very secure, friendly and reasonably priced storage facility in Richmond California. The staff is very helpful and accommodating and the units are easy to access.” Similarly, other reviewers praise the staff and are happy with prices, believing them to be some of the lowest in the Bay Area.
Point Richmond Self Storage provides storage options for both residential and business customers. Units are available in various sizes and are individually alarmed with keypad entry. The facility also has limited parking/RV/boat spaces available. Facility access hours are between 5 AM and 10 PM. An on site manager will be available to assist customers. Discounts of 25% for 4 full months or 50% off for the first 3 full months is offered on select units with lease agreements on month to month basis. The facility is monitored by cameras 24-hours a day and is fully fenced. ...Read More
Reviews are highly positive with praise for the staff and the facility in general. Yada says, “This storage really helped me out at a time of need. Nestor helped me out greatly and was able to work with me. I recommend this storage. It's safe, clean and the staff is nice and willing to provide you with any help you need.
Located close to San Francisco International Airport, San Bruno Storage specializes in the storage of residential items, records, and media storage. All units are indoors and individually alarmed, with sizes starting at 3’x5’ and going up to 10’x17’. Prices vary between $79 and $335 per month, with a one-time setup fee of $20 due when moving in. The facility is secured by interior and exterior surveillance cameras 24-hours a day, a fully alarmed interior, and keypad access between the hours of 6 AM and 10 PM seven days a week. ...Read More
Most customers who left online reviews for San Bruno Storage say they would recommend the facility to anyone looking for storage. Marissa says, “I would highly recommend this business to others and will be back in the future! San Bruno Storage gifted me a very good experience. They have reasonable prices to fit my budget as a college student. The location was very well kept. I met some of the kindest workers who were there to help me with everything I needed.”
San Rafael Self Storage offers storage solutions at its multi-level facility. Unit sizes start at 5’x5’ and go up to a large 10’x24’. The facility is fully fenced and alarmed, with floodlighting and 24-hour video monitoring. An on-site manager is present during business hours and entrance is only granted through a security gate. Units are all climate-controlled and individually alarmed for extra security. Discounts are available for new customers, active military, and seniors. ...Read More
Reviewers find the facility to be modern and clean, safe, and secure. Many find the staff easy to do business with and very accommodating and customer-oriented. Praise is given specifically to the front desk manager, noting his helpfulness, knowledge and great customer service skills.
Santa Rosa Moving & Storage offers palletized storage for business and residential customers in a 35,000 sq ft warehouse. Additionally, it offers moving services that include local, long distance and international moves. The warehouse features climate control, security camera monitoring, and a fenced perimeter. Moving services are a complete experience that includes packing and unpacking items, debris removal, and disassembly and re-assembling of furniture. The company also offers custom crating of items such as antiques and pianos, and commercial transport and delivery. ...Read More
Although reviews for this company are sparse, reviewers agree that they trust the team members that helped them move and store their items. As Hannah says in her review, “I have had one trans-continental move before and many interstate moves and the men at this company are among the best of the movers I have used. They work as a great team together. This is the second time I've used them now.”
Shamrock Moving & Storage has been in the business of moving large corporations, small businesses, and personal residencies since 1975. It operates four facilities in the Bay Area. The company also facilitates designer installations, inventory cataloging, receiving, inspection, and set-up services through an in-house design team. Full-service vaulted storage, where items are prepped, inventoried, packed, and picked up from home or businesses, is provided in a warehouse setting. Shamrock’s materials store also offers customers the opportunity to purchase any sort of packing supply from wardrobe boxes to packing peanuts and wine boxes, while also providing customers with moving services for niche items such as antiques. All items in the warehouse are fully secured by cameras and a state of the art alarm system. ...Read More
Reviews are overall very positive with most echoing the sentiments of Anna who says, “Victor and crew were courteous, careful, quick, and strong. No damage to anything. We had a big move and we will definitely use them when we move again. Bob and Lisa in the office were very patient and helpful. Great experience overall”.
Located in San Francisco next to pier 80 and close to The Mission, Sheehan Storage has been in business since 2002. The company provides both business and residential customers with 24-hour access to their storage units. The state-of-the-art facility features on-site security and an alarmed security system and only has ground-level units with drive-up access so all clients can easily move items in and out. Customers can purchase boxes, wrapping material, and other packing supplies at the facility. Sizes start at 4’x7’ and go up to 8’x20’, so customers have plenty of options. ...Read More
Reviews for Sheehan Storage are consistently good, with most reviewers having high regard for Denis the owner and manager. John says, “Denis provides excellent service. I can't recommend him highly enough and will be recommending his business to my friends and colleagues.” Other reviewers also appreciate the customer service and say that management goes out of their way to assist customers.
Located in the Mission District, SOMA Self-Storage provides storage solutions for residential and business customers. Its offerings include climate-controlled and underground storage units, all of which are individually alarmed and housed in a secure facility with state-of-the-art video monitoring and gated keypad access. All new customers can take advantage of the free moving van or free carry-in service. Clients may access their units between the hours of 7 AM and 6:45 PM daily. ...Read More
Reviews show customers are highly pleased with their experience with SOMA Self-Storage, with many reviewers taking note of the clean, large, and easily accessible facility. Some call it one of the nicest storage facilities in San Francisco. The central location is a big hit, as is the indoor parking and the competitive pricing for the area.
Located 10 minutes from downtown San Francisco, Treasure Island Drive-Up Self Storage provides drive-up storage solutions suitable for residential and business customers, as well as storage for RVs, boats and other vehicles. It also offers long distance and local moving services, and rents workspace units to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Storage services include package acceptance, month-to-month leases with a discount for prepayment, and a wide array of packing materials available for purchase on-site. The facility is secured by security cameras and housed on a well-lit lot that is fully fenced. ...Read More
Customers like Ruth appreciate the clean facility and the great staff. She says in a Google review, “Extremely helpful staff. The property is clean, well maintained and secure. Also very affordable. I highly recommend this facility!”
As the name suggests, ZipCubes Storage & Moving provides portable cube storage for the convenience of business and residential customers. The cubes are available in various sizes and are delivered to the preferred location of the client, whether that be a residence or business. The renter packs their cube, which is then transported to the storage facility. Cubes can be accessed at the storage facility with prior notice and brought back to the pickup location when the renter decides to end storage. Cubes can also be shipped nationwide. The local Hayward Storage facility is equipped with motion detection sensors, alarms, and monitored by surveillance video. ...Read More
ZipCubes reviews are overwhelmingly positive, with all customers leaving five-star reviews. El says, ”I was leaving town for a several-month trip and needed someplace to store all my stuff. ZipCubes addressed most all of my needs, a relatively accessible location (Treasure Island at the time), low cost, and delivery of the cubes to my front door for both when I wanted to store my stuff and when I needed it back.”
The cost of storage varies from city to city often due to an area’s demographics, physical location and the average price of real estate. While storage rates across California tend to be high, renters in San Francisco can expect to pay nearly double what they might in other cities throughout the state.
One of the largest contributors is the high cost of real estate. In a city like San Francisco where the property values are nearly six times the national average, a direct impact can be seen on the cost of storage because facilities are subject to paying higher rates for their buildings. The Bay Area is also home to a number of universities and colleges, including Stanford University, University of California – San Francisco and San Francisco State University. This results in a large demographic of students and young professionals, which brings the price of storage units up.
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With its bayside location, the air in San Francisco is often quite damp and high levels of humidity are common. If you’re storing items such as clothing, wooden furniture or electronics, it’s a good idea to look for a facility that offers climate-controlled units. Proper A/C can prevent your belongings from damaging elements such as mold and mildew.
Security can also be a key factor in choosing the right storage unit for your needs. The rate of property crime in San Francisco is very high. Measured on a scale to 100, the city is rated 79.2, which is higher than both California’s state median and the U.S. national average. This means that features such as advanced security systems, video surveillance equipment and secured entries may be of particular interest to local renters. It’s a good idea to inquire about these security measures and whether or not a facility keeps a copy of your key on site.
From the vibrant streets of the Mission District to the fun-filled piers along the Embarcadero and the grassy grounds of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco is full of personality. The city has a complex history and is known for its ethnic diversity and progressive attitude. While it’s very expensive to live in San Francisco, its residents do enjoy a good quality of life. Rich in culture, the city offers countless opportunities for arts and entertainment, including galleries, museums, live music and annual festivals. Outdoor enthusiasts can participate in a variety of outdoor recreational activities in the city that experiences warm year-round weather and more than 250 days of sunshine. The city is known to experience heavy traffic, leading to longer-than-average commute times, but with its walkable neighborhoods and a variety of public transportation options, it’s very easy to live without a car. In fact, San Francisco is rated as the second most walkable large city in the United States.