Eighty percent of San Francisco was destroyed by the April 18, 1906 earthquake and subsequent fire. Some notable structures survived to be renovated and brought back to glory, including the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill. (This Persian-tiled billiards room is part of the hotel’s 6,000-square-foot penthouse suite, added in 1926.)
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Ann Shields is a senior digital editor at Travel + Leisure. Get the Daily Transporter newsletter in your in-box.