Omni San Francisco
Courtesy of Omni Hotel, San Francisco
First built as a bank in 1926, this 17-story Nob Hill hotel retains much of its original Renaissance-style architecture. Behind a red-brick and stone façade, the cavernous lobby is designed with an Italian marble floor, Austrian crystal chandeliers, and rich mahogany paneling. In addition to a convenient location on the California Street cable car line, the hotel also offers a number of little extras, from complimentary walking tours to kid-friendly surprises like welcome gifts and nighttime milk and cookies. All of the 362 guestrooms have high ceilings, detailed crown molding, carved mahogany furniture, and Chinese marble vanities.