Hotels in San Francisco
Located on the waterfront near the Ferry Building, SoMa, and Financial District, this waterfront hotel boasts some of the best real estate in the city. Many rooms have unobstructed views of the bay and Bay Bridge and spa-style limestone bathrooms.
An urban hotel with an electric feel, a lively lounge with a live DJ, and frequent art exhibitions, film screenings, and fashion events. Rooms have ultra-plush bedding and neon art. A futuristic fitness center at the top of the hotel has a glass ceiling.
San Francisco’s classic Union Square collides with modern tech culture at this restored turn-of-the-century hotel. 152 guestrooms with urban sentiments, like exposed pipe ceilings and lighting fixed on cables brings the former Powell Hotel into the modern era.
This historic motor lodge is infamous for housing dozens of rock star musicians over the last five decades. Now a verdant interior courtyard and heated outdoor pool (home to frequent pool parties) and popular conjoined restaurant and bar draw travelers and locals.
A former army barracks that is now a 22-room Georgian revival-style inn with relaxed country-chic rooms. Located near the Golden Gate Bridge, among the eucalyptus and cypress trees of the Presidio’s protected parkland.
Aptly situated in San Francisco’s techie South of Market hub, Hotel Zetta conforms to its environment, with wired amenities (plasma TVs and in-room Nespresso machines, to name a couple).
This boutique hotel offers travelers a much-needed stylish yet affordable alternative to downtown’s old school status quo. 151 well-appointed rooms come with Etsy throw pillows and local art on the walls.
Zoom up 32 stories in one of the glass-walled elevator cars for one of the best views in the city—you can even spot Alcatraz Island.
Renovated in 2006, this 1950’s motor lodge is now a vibrant boutique hotel painted in festive shades of yellow, orange, and blue. The hotel is situated in the Marina district, within 1½ miles of Union Street restaurants and shops as well as the Presidio National Park and Exploratorium.
Part eco-friendly, part rock-and-roll, the Triton is most famous for its seven “celebrity suites,” individually designed by music stars like Carlos Santana and Jerry Garcia (heavy on the psychedelic art and groovy multicolored fabrics) and Anthony Kiedis (whose “Red Hot Love Nest” has furniture m
All signs of kitsch are gone from this property (previously the anime-themed Hotel Tomo). Now, San Francisco's newest boutique hotel shines like a chic, urban apartment thanks to smart flourishes by local designer Nicole Hollis.
A short walk from the hustle and bustle of Fisherman’s Wharf proper, the Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square offers sweeping views of San Francisco and Alcatraz.
Opened in 1913 as the Keystone Hotel, the Mosser—purchased by composer Charles W. Mosser in 1981—still retains its Victorian style in the lobby with marble floors, wrought-iron banisters, and rich wood paneling.
Formerly Huntington Hotel & Nob Hill Spa