Hotels in Union Square
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.
Meet friends or colleagues at the Westin St. Francis’ famous 1907 Magneta grandfather clock. The hotel’s 1904 Landmark building and 32-story 1971 Tower building overlook San Francisco’s Union Square.
The hostel style of the Hotel des Arts does not draw customers with its luxury or amenities; instead, people come for the location and avant-garde art.
A head-to-toe renovation in 2009 perked up this plush high-rise; rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, black granite credenzas, and Eames chairs.
In 2001, Ian Schrager took over this 1915 Theater District landmark (it’s also close to the not-so-scenic Tenderloin), and the entire city agonized over what he might do to the beloved Redwood Room.
With only 30 rooms, this narrow, six-story inn provides personalized service as well as a convenient location less than a mile from high-end Union Square shops, Moscone Center, and the theater district.
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
Hotel Diva is a flashy with its contemporary design: a fluid glass-wall entry marks the lobby, while guest rooms boast cobalt blue carpet, leather furniture, and stainless steel sculpted headboards.
Set in San Francisco’s tiny, unofficial French Quarter, the Orchard Garden feels exactly like a spiffy little Left Bank hotel—one that’s LEED certified.
When the honchos from LVMH and Neiman Marcus come to town, the 110-room Campton Place is where they stay. The hotel is on the preferred (i.e., east) side of Union Square, convenient to their SF stores yet insulated from tourists and the dodgy Tenderloin.