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San Francisco's Most Stylish and Sought After Hotels

by Rich Goldman

Known for its magnificent sights, innovative restaurants and incredible hospitality, San Francisco consistently remains as one of the most popular cities to visit in the world. Guests to the city have access to some of the most acclaimed hotels that boast great locations, wonderful views and convenient access to all that the city has to offer. Whether it's an edgy boutique hotel or a historical landmark, there is something for every traveler in San Francisco.

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The Scarlet Huntington

A true San Francisco icon, The Scarlet Huntington is known for its incredible location and eclectic design. Making its home in the famed Nob Hill area, this hotel offers high-end luxury and a decor that is rich and vibrant with deep crimson accents. Offering stunning city vistas, this elegant and historical hotel perfectly blends vintage charm with modern amenities. Built in 1922, The Scarlet Huntington is perfectly situated atop Nob Hill and affords easy access to Union Square, Chinatown and the Financial District.

Palace Hotel

Built in 1875, the Palace Hotel is a magnificent example of a true city landmark hotel. Registered as a member of the Historic Hotels of America, the Palace Hotel is the perfect pairing of upscale design and modern features. Conveniently located in the Financial District, the Palace Hotel is known for its impressive glass-domed Garden Court that has established itself as one of the most revered dining rooms in all of San Francisco.

The St. Regis San Francisco

A true luxury hotel, The St. Regis San Francisco is one of the city's most renowned hotels. Making its home in the SoMa district, The St. Regis San Francisco is the epitome of grandeur with high-end amenities such as cashmere quilts, rainfall showers and large soaking tubs. The hotel affords a perfect location next to the Museum of Modern Art and a quick walk to Union Square.

W San Francisco

As a member of the well-known hotel chain, W San Francisco is one of the most sought-after hotels in the city. Just a block away from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, W San Francisco is both vibrant and stylish. A contemporary decor and a trendy nightlife put this hotel on the map, making it ideal for guests looking for a hip atmosphere.

Hotel Drisco

A boutique hotel located in Pacific Heights, Hotel Drisco is a nod toward a European luxury getaway. Relaxed and refined, Hotel Drisco is big on creature comforts with details such as a pillow menu and soothing sound machines. Unique to many other hotels, the Hotel Drisco offers a delicious complimentary breakfast buffet, allowing guests to fuel up before sight-seeing at the nearby Presidio.

Inn at the Presidio

Classic and polished, the Inn at the Presidio will make guests feel like they are a million miles away. Located in the heart of the Presidio, this 22-room Georgian Revival-style inn is one of San Francisco's most unique hotel experiences. A former home for United States Army officers, the Inn at the Presidio resides in a national park, yet is easy to get to city locales such as Union Square and the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Clift Royal Sonesta

Both artsy and eclectic, The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is a stylish getaway near Union Square. Designed by famed French designer Philippe Starck, The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel offers a hip vibe and modern accents including Eames chairs and a Salvador Dali coffee table. The underlying artistic vibe is palpable everywhere including its art-deco designed Redwood Room bar and the plush and classic English-style club Living Room.

The Ritz Carlton

Urban and sophisticated, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco features 336 luxurious guest rooms and suites within a 1909 landmark building in the Nob Hill neighborhood. As one of the most distinguished hotels in San Francisco, CA, the Ritz Carlton is the city’s only AAA Five-Diamond hotel. Enjoy globally inspired California cuisine and direct access to the historic cable car just steps from the front door of this modern classic hotel.

The Fairmont

Impeccable service and a truly memorable experience await you at The Fairmont. In addition to its 606 guest rooms and suites this historic luxury hotel offers fine dining with three renowned restaurants and lounges, as well as 55,000 square feet of spectacular function space. Fairmont San Francisco pairs classic ambiance with modern amenities in a central setting that is minutes from the Financial District, Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf. The Fairmont San Francisco offers unmatched panoramic views of the City and the Bay from atop Nob Hill that are guaranteed to make your trip unforgettable.

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