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T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco


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Want to know where to check in? Here, the hotels we’re excited about.

New & Noteworthy

Hotel Zetta: The Viceroy Hotel Group’s latest property attracts a high-tech crowd thanks to its sleek interiors (a curved wooden wall above the bed; butcher-block desks), a game room off the lobby, and a floor-to-ceiling Plinko installation that you can actually play. $$

St. Regis San Francisco: With its luxe rooms—cream-colored leather and Mozambican wood on the walls; acres of marble in the bathrooms—the St. Regis brings a dose of glamour to the SoMa district. The Japanese-themed restaurant Ame only adds to the appeal. $$$$

Inn at the Presidio: Set within the 1,491-acre Presidio park, this intimate, 26-room inn was carved out of two historic buildings—a 1903 brick structure and a neighboring clapboard house. What we love best: the hiking trails out the back door. $$

Mystic Hotel: Star chef Charlie Palmer recently took over the Victorian-era Mystic, exposing brick and adding vintage mirrors to the rooms and opening a speakeasy-inspired tavern that has quickly become a local favorite. $$

The Classics

Mandarin Oriental: The just-renovated Mandarin has some of the best views of the city, especially from the Bridge to Bridge rooms (binoculars included). $$$$

Ritz-Carlton San Francisco: Fresh from a makeover (good-bye chintz, hello earth-toned geometric patterns), today’s Ritz, near Nob Hill, still has doting service. $$$$

Hotel Drisco: Expect a residential feel, turn-of-the-20th-century architecture, and plenty of complimentary perks (including bicycles) at this hilltop property in Pacific Heights. $$

Hotel Pricing Key
$ Less than $200
$$ $200 to $350
$$$ $350 to $500
$$$$ $500 to $1,000
$$$$$ More than $1,000


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