San Francisco is a gorgeous city with plenty of things to do whether you love the arts, the outdoors, museums, or something else. To make the most of it, spend a few days in a hotel or a cozy inn. Hotels let you know exactly what to expect, while inns and bed and breakfasts have that homey feel and tend to be one of a kind.
© Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel has been an icon in San Francisco since 1875 and still maintains its original architecture along with other authentic elements, carefully restored and combined with modern décor with classic inspiration. The newly renovated rooms have marble baths with backlit mirrors, rain showers, and hairdryers. There is multi-level internet, a 48-inch LED TV, private voice mail, and a generous work space. Some also have 11-foot ceilings with crown molding, separate sitting areas, and inlaid hardwood floors. All rooms also have bathrobes, slippers, TOTO Washlets, Trivoli radio alarm clocks, small fridges with a feature for quickly cooling wine, complimentary bottled water, and the option of customized stock in a mini-bar. There are even sewing kits, safes, and irons in the room.
The indoor pool measures 60 by 20 feet with a sky-lit ceiling for natural light and gorgeous views. There is also a fitness center. The Garden Court serves traditional food, including City Brunch, Signature Tea, breakfast, and lunch. The Pied Piper Restaurant is inviting and warm with casual dining plus signature cocktails.
2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-512-1111
2.Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
© Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
Fairmont Heritage Place occupies what used to be the Ghirardelli chocolate factory, and is now a boutique hotel with only residential-style suites. Suites have one, two, or three bedrooms along with dining areas, living rooms, fireplaces, and gourmet kitchens. All rooms have housekeeping twice each day and you can take advantage of in-residence dining services and in-resident massage services. Rooms also have full private baths, flat-screen TVs with DVD/CD players, elegant sofas and chairs, fireplaces, and 42-inch wall-mounted LCD screen TVs. The Club Lounge has a 52-inch LCD TV with DirecTV.
Guests have 24-hour access to the concierge and butler along with chauffeured house car service on a first-come first-served basis. Sit by a firepit on an outdoor view terrace or take advantage of the dry-cleaning and laundry services. There is a daily continental breakfast every morning and a daily late afternoon wine and cheese reception.
900 North Point Street, Suite D100, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-268-9900
3.Hotel Zetta San Francisco
© Hotel Zetta San Francisco
Hotel Zetta is a modern luxury hotel near San Francisco’s Union Square, just a short walk from the Powell Street cable car turnaround. The hotel’s lavishly decorated rooms are super modern and have all the latest amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, espresso machines, smart TVs, game consoles, iPod docking stations, desks, and small sitting areas. Suites and studios also have pull-out sofas. Hotel guests enjoy free access to a fitness center, in-room spa treatment, and a concierge. There is also a beautiful lobby lounge, the upscale Cavalier Restaurant, a British-style brasserie with British pub fare, and a game room with a 30-foot Plinko wall.
55 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, Phone: 415-543-8555
4.Washington Square Inn
© Washington Square Inn
The Washington Square Inn is located within San Francisco’s North Beach, which is also known as “Little Italy,” and is an historic quarter. There are 15 rooms for guests to choose from, each of which has traditional furnishings and antiques along with individual decorations. Some windows have architectural features such as fireplaces, window seats, and bay windows. Each room has a private bath with luxurious bath amenities, complimentary wireless internet, and high-quality bed linens. Guests also get free local phone calls.
In the morning, breakfast is European style, including fresh baked pastries, yogurt, granola, cereal, juice, fruit, coffee, and tea. In the afternoon, there are complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres, and tea. No matter the time of day, there is tea, coffee, and water. For those who like to keep their own food around, there is a guest fridge as well as ice. Guests can supplement their stay with sparkling wine, parking, long distance calls, printing, and more.
1660 Stockton Street, North Beach, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-981-4220
5.Hotel VIA San Francisco
© Hotel VIA San Francisco
Hotel VIA San Francisco is a chic boutique hotel in San Francisco's hip South Beach neighborhood, offering personalized service in a charming, eco-friendly environment. The hotel, which is located adjacent to the city's AT&T Park baseball stadium, offers a variety of modern guest rooms and suites, including park and harbor view rooms offering views of the nearby San Francisco Bay. Standard rooms offer luxurious amenities such as mini fridges, smart televisions, and free wireless internet, while spectacular upgraded suites such as the two-room South Beach Suite offer private living spaces and patios. Select guests receive access to the sleek Rooftop at VIA cocktail lounge, which offers panoramic city views. Guests can also utilize the hotel's cloud-based KEYPR electronic management system or take advantage of its top-of-the-line fitness center.
138 King St, San Francisco, CA 94107, Phone: 415-200-4977
6.Monte Cristo Bed & Breakfast Hotel
© Monte Cristo Bed & Breakfast Hotel
The Monte Cristo Inn provides guests with a bed and breakfast in the Pacific Heights neighborhood, an area known for its exclusivity. The property has a European style along with privacy and comfort. It has been part of the city since 1875, when it was built to be a saloon and bordello before being a speakeasy during the 1920s. Rooms have a California king or a queen bed, with one offering a queen and twin and another adding a futon. All accommodations have private bathrooms, continental and English antiques, authentic Persian rugs, high ceilings and hardwood floors, period wallpaper, flat-screen cable TVs, wireless internet, hairdryers, phones, alarm clocks, and forced-air heating.
Guests can access a range of magazines and newspapers and use the computer/email kiosk. The complimentary breakfast is home-cooked and served between 7:30am and 10:30am, giving guests time to eat whenever it is convenient for them. It always includes milk, juices, coffee, tea, yogurt, the house special quiche, fried eggs, fresh fruit, bacon, pastries, a range of bread products, granola, and gluten-free options.
600 Presidio Ave., San Francisco, Phone: 415-931-1875
7.White Swan Inn
© White Swan Inn
The White Swan Inn aims to combine the charm associated with old English country homes and the sophisticated mod styling of London in the 1960s. It sits on Nob Hill and is close to historic Chinatown, Union Square, and the Powell Street cable car line. The entire property has free wireless internet and is non-smoking. Every room is beautifully decorated and features a mini-fridge filled with complimentary bottled water and soda. Rooms also have 32-inch flat-panel HDTVs, DVD players, luxury bath products, gas fireplaces, irons with ironing boards, soft waffle-weave robes, and coffeemakers. Rooms can fit a rollaway bed for an extra fee.
Guests are welcome to relax in the terrace to enjoy the outdoors or spend some time in the stocked library. Guests can take advantage of laundry, dry cleaning, a daily maid service, newspapers, luggage storage, the concierge, and the safety deposit box. The stay includes a full breakfast buffet, a nightly wine hour social, and freshly baked cookies throughout the day. Although there is no fitness center on site, guests can get a discount to one nearby.
845 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-775-1755
© Petite Auberge
The Petite Auberge is within Nob Hill and is popular among regional travelers in search of relaxation and international guests who want a unique experience. Guestrooms all have flat-screen TVs, hairdryers, luxury bath products, and bathrobes. Each room has a private bath and some also feature fireplaces, sitting areas, bay windows, and/or pull-out sofas. The TVs can be 32 or 42 inches, depending on room type, and there are 26 rooms in total.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the shared lounge with its TV area and use the free wireless internet found throughout the property. The parlor includes board games and you can borrow a book from the inn’s library. Laundry and dry cleaning are available and daily maid service is standard. The front desk is staffed 24/7 for access to concierge services and the safe deposit box. The day begins with a full breakfast buffet and there is always tea and coffee available. Head to the parlor for bottled water and soda at any time. In the afternoon, enjoy fresh-baked cookies and have hors d’oeuvres and wine in the evening.
863 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-928-6000
9.The Parker Guest House
© The Parker Guest House
Parker Guest House has 21 rooms and is close to the popular Noe Valley, Mission, and Castro neighborhoods, meaning guests are within walking distance of restaurants, parks, and more. The rooms are newly renovated with all have terry cloth robes, down comforters, tile baths, luxury bath amenities, voice mail, private phones, in-room desks, and cable TV.
The property has free wireless internet and guests can relax in the front parlor or the library with its fireplace. There are two separate lounges, one of which has a piano. Sit outside on one of the decks or in the garden, or relax in the sun room to enjoy the outdoors without actually leaving the building. Guests get a complimentary extended continental breakfast in the morning and a wine social later in the day. There is even a sherry service.
520 Church Street, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-621-3222
10.Inn San Francisco
© Inn San Francisco
Inn San Francisco sits in a mansion from 1872 and is a bed and breakfast with historic charm and modern amenities. Rooms have HDTVs and telephones and the majority have their own private baths. Choose a room with either a double or queen bed and enjoy features like antique writing desks, fireplaces, tubs and showers, bay windows, spa tubs, and/or feather beds. There is complimentary wireless internet throughout.
As you explore the property, you will notice multiple parlors, a garden with patio, a sundeck, a hot tub, fresh flowers, and plenty of antiques. The Grand Victorian drawing rooms are open all day every day, with comfortable seating, hot chocolate, tea, coffee, two decorative fireplaces, and California sherry. The roof deck is also always open and offers 360-degree views of the city. The English-style garden is perfect for relaxation and is where you will find the hot tub and gazebo. Some parking is available. Begin the day with a generous breakfast buffet either on the garden patio or double parlors. For a small fee, you can take advantage of the fridge stocked with bottled water, fruit juice, and soda.
943 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-641-0188
11.The Queen Anne Hotel
© The Queen Anne Hotel
The Queen Anne Hotel is a boutique hotel in a 19th century mansion known for its modern luxury and historic charm. The rooms and suites feature heirloom Victorian antiques mixed with the latest technology, such as voicemail, flat-screen TVs, and free wireless internet. Suites can include separate parlors complete with wood-burning fireplaces. Some rooms also have DVD players, fridges, coffeemakers, whirlpools, and room for a roll-away bed. Families will appreciate the two-bedroom suites, which add a sofa bed and two bathrooms. All rooms have private bathrooms, irons with ironing boards, blackout drapes, luxury toiletries, and hairdryers.
Guests can relax in the various common areas with couches and comfortable chairs or take advantage of the smartphone charging station or the newspapers in the lobby. The day begins with a deluxe continental breakfast and later in the day, guests get to enjoy Queen Anne’s Afternoon Tea & Sherry.
1590 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-441-2828
12.San Francisco Zen Center
© San Francisco Zen Center
The San Francisco Zen Center has been around since 1962, when Shunryu Suzuki Roshi opened it along with his American students. The center is designed to express, embody, and make accessible the compassion and wisdom of the Buddha. There are three practice centers within San Francisco, two of which offer visits and stays. The location at the city center has seven guest rooms designed for short stays with shared bathrooms, although one room has a private bath. Guests are encouraged to join in daily activities, including the meditation schedule, and can take advantage of vegetarian meals for lunch and dinner.
The Green Gulch Center is 10 miles to the north of San Francisco and has accommodation for guest students. The retreat is in the Japanese style or you can stay in one of the other buildings or the Lindisfarne Guest House with its 12 rooms and 30-foot sky-lit atrium. Guest rooms are simple and comfortable with large windows, a shared bathroom between two rooms, and central showers. Accommodations vary slightly by building.
300 Page Street, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-863-3136
© Noe’s Nest
Noe’s Nest is a bed and breakfast in the Noe Valley of San Francisco, between that area and the Mission District with easy access to attractions. The bathrooms are marble and feature a spa tub or shower. Guests get complimentary wireless internet throughout the property and the rooms have cable TVs. Other room amenities include plantation shutters, ornamental fireplaces, heated towel racks, private decks, air conditioner units, sitting areas, kitchenettes, and king or queen beds. Some rooms also have direct access to hallway kitchenettes or kitchens while others add two twin beds in addition to a king.
Guests are welcome to relax in the garden area with its large table and multiple lounge chairs or just walk around the garden, admiring the art installations. The bed and breakfast is pet friendly with advanced notice and a small fee. The day starts with a complimentary generous buffet breakfast, and outside guests are welcome to join for a small fee. The breakfast features cheeses, breads, pastries, bagels, and fresh seasonal fruit along with New York-style red onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, capers, cereals, coffee, and tea. During the season, smoked salmon and white fish are available. Eggs are available for guests to cook themselves.
1257 Guerrero St., San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-821-0751
14.Warwick Hotels and Resorts San Francisco
© Warwick Hotels and Resorts San Francisco
This hotel is in the beaux arts style and began as the Maryland Hotel in 1913. There are 74 hotel rooms, which include 20 suites, each of which pays homage to the roots of the hotel as the “House of Sunshine.” Wireless internet is available for a small fee. All rooms have queen beds or two doubles, energy efficient LED lighting, photos from the turn of the century, flat-screen Samsung TVs, slippers, bathrobes, upscale toiletries, back-lit vanity mirrors, and individual heating and cooling. Some also have window benches. Suites add separate living rooms with couches and coffee tables, writing desks, its own flat-screen TV, and a mini-fridge plus an extra bathroom. You can also choose a suite with a fireplace and/or balcony.
Guests have access to an off-site fitness center, valet parking, overnight shoe shine services, and same-day laundry services. Dine at BOTA, where you can enjoy Spanish tapas, or go to the European for cocktails influenced by Europe but with a local twist.
490 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-928-7900
© Hotel Drisco
Hotel Drisco is a boutique hotel with well-connected hosts and a welcoming atmosphere. The Edwardian building dates back 1903 and the property is all-inclusive for luxury. Rooms have Egyptian cotton triple sheets, pillow-top mattresses, goose down comforters, down pillows, and Merino wool throws. The pillow menu lets you get the type of pillow you prefer and there are sleep machines in the rooms. All rooms also have 42-inch HDTVs (suites have two), Blu-ray disc players and film libraries, alarm clocks, a nightly turn down service with the hotel’s signature dark chocolate shortbread, a filtered water pitcher, reusable glass water bottles, and closet amenities such as garment bags, clothes brushes, and long-handled shoe horns. There are also irons, safes, hairdryers, umbrellas, digital phones, radiant cooling and heating, elegant bathrooms with heated floors and marble accents, and glass-enclosed showers. You can request a room with a tub.
The hotel offers bikes for guests to borrow. There is also complimentary wireless internet and weekday chauffeur service. Guests can use the onsite fitness center or the nearby Presidio YMCA. In addition to the gourmet continental breakfast, guests can enjoy the evening wine reception. Suites have fresh fruit upon arrival. Coffee and tea are available 24/7 and handmade biscotti are offered at 3:00pm. Room service is available all day.
2901 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 800-634-7277
16.Loews Regency San Francisco
© Loews Regency San Francisco
Loews Regency San Francisco has breathtaking views of the city, a timeless design, and modern amenities. There are 148 guestrooms along with seven spacious suites, all of which have great views since the hotel occupies the top 11 floors of a building that has 48 stories. Rooms have amenities like queen or king beds, goose down bedding, pillow menus, large working desks, Italian marble bathrooms, tubs and showers, flat-screen TVs, wireless internet, bottled water, plush bathrobes, iPod docking stations, high-quality audio systems, and available cribs. You can request a room with a specific view. Some suites feature deep soaking tubs and guest powder rooms.
Guests can take advantage of the complimentary house car service for short trips and a pressing service is available. The hotel is pet friendly and furry friends get bedding, collars, leashes, and more. There are also kids’ programs. The spa has three treatment suites, including changing facilities and a rainforest shower, a relaxation lounge, and dedicated areas for manicures and pedicures. There is a fully stocked fitness center with exercise equipment, towels, bottled water, headphones, and fresh fruit.
222 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-276-9888
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17.Omni Hotels & Resorts San Francisco
© Omni Hotels & Resorts San Francisco
Part of the Omni chain, this hotel provides first-class amenities for all travelers with luxury accommodations in either rooms or suites. All rooms have crown moldings and 9-foot ceilings, marble bathrooms with lighted makeup mirrors, hairdryers, plush robes, irons and ironing boards, and fully stocked refreshment centers along with wireless internet, safes, iPod docking clocks or iHome docking stations, individual climate controls, 49-inch LG LED HDTVs, in-room movies, phones with voicemail and speakers, and generous work desks. Rooms also have Keurig or Nespresso coffee makers, with some featuring both.
The Omni Kids Crew provides younger guests with a backpack filled with a small tabletop game, binoculars, 2-in-1 card games, crayons, and an activity books with stickers, plus milk and cookies the first night. To help guests keep up with their exercise plans, the hotel has a state-of-the-art fitness center. Or you can use an in-room fitness kit. Enjoy an upscale meal at Bob’s Steak & Chop House or get an alcoholic beverage, tea, or cappuccino at Bob’s Bar. Guest room dining is also available 24/7.
500 California Street, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 417-677-9494
18.The Inn at Union Square
© The Inn at Union Square
The Inn at Union Square has an amazing location for guests who want to be close to everything. There are 30 deluxe rooms and suites with king or queen beds, all of which have Lather bath products, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, plush robes, and salon-quality hairdryers. Rooms also include KEYPR in-room service tablets, LED TVs, safes, and mini-fridges. Suites add a separate sitting area an extra LED TV with one even including a wood-burning fireplace, extra half-bath, and 60-inch LED TV. The service tablet always includes a complimentary digital newspaper. In addition to available room service, there is nightly turndown service complete with chocolate.
For a small additional fee, guests can access the nearby full-service health club. Guests can also opt for the overnight shoeshine service. All guests are treated to a complimentary continental breakfast in the morning. The evening includes a wine and cheese reception, also complimentary.
440 Post St., San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-397-3510
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19.Taj Campton Place San Francisco
© Taj Campton Place San Francisco
This hotel is more than a century old and has a prime location within San Francisco, giving guests easy access. There are 110 guestrooms, which include nine suites. All rooms combine contemporary design with classic European styling. Standard amenities include king beds, basic wireless internet (premium available), luxury linens, a pillow menu, bath amenities from Molton Brown, scales, hairdryers, lit makeup mirrors, slippers, plush robes, padded hangers, bath salts, and bath menu with the option of infant cribs and rollaway beds. Rooms also have Bose Wave AM/FM/CD surround-sound systems, Samsung flat-screen LCD TVs that swivel, multi-media ports, HDTV programs and HD movies, and DVD players. They also include tea and coffeemakers, stocked mini-bars, yoga kits, and irons. Some have king or two double beds or an extra sleeper sofa.
The open-air fitness center is great for working out and enjoying bird’s eye views of the city. The Taj Campton Place Restaurant has two Michelin stars and serves signature Californian-Indian cuisine from Chef Srijith. Master Sommelier Richard Dean delivers the perfect wine pairings. Or get a more intimate club ambience at Campton Place Bar and Bistro.
340 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-781-5555
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20.St. Regis San Francisco
© St. Regis San Francisco
St. Regis delivers extraordinary hospitality paired with modern day sophistication, including a signature butler service. All rooms have safes, phones, wireless internet, mini-bars, 55-inch plasma TVs, CD/DVD players, bedside guest digital assistants, bathrooms with 13-inch LCD TVs and deep soaking tubs, frosted glass-enclosed showers, oversized work areas, and comfortable chairs. Some also have multiple telephones, sectional sofas, leather side chairs, leather-topped desks, and an extra plasma TV.
Guests can enjoy the indoor infinity pool no matter the time of year or get pampered in the Remede Spa with its 9,000 square feet of space that includes massage facilities, whirlpools, steam rooms, saunas, and relaxation lounges. There is also a 5,700-square-foot fitness center perfect for exercising while away from home. Dine at the grill restaurant, which is open for every meal, including brunch on weekends, or you can eat at the St. Regis Lobby Lounge.
125 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-284-4000
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21.The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
© The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco sits in a 1909 landmark building in Nob Hill, a scenic neighborhood, and is the only AAA Five-Diamond hotel in the city. The 336 guest rooms and suites are luxurious. All rooms have at least 500 square feet of room, oversized executive work desks, an armchair lounging area, 400-thread-count Frette linens, down comforters, digital alarm clock radios, 46-inch high-definition flat-panel LCD TVs, Italian marble bathrooms, double sinks, separate water closets, rainforest showerheads, spacious bathtubs, slippers, and terry cloth robes. There are also coffee and tea makers, king beds, two-line speaker phones, laptop safes, and wireless internet along with a fully stocked fridge with an honor bar. Suites can add a powder room and extra TV along with sitting areas and more.
Guests can get pampered at the Spa L’OCCITANE by the Bay. Visit Parallel 37 for California cuisine with inspiration from around the globe. Those with Club Lounge access get complimentary beverages and food, including breakfast, light lunches, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, beer, wine, and spirits along with caviar tasting on weekends. Anyone can enjoy a drink in the lounge. Exploring San Francisco is a breeze as a cable car stop is right outside the hotel’s door.
600 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-296-7465
22.The Scarlet Huntington
© The Scarlet Huntington
The Scarlet Huntington combines Singapore Straits Chinese heritage and high-fashion luxury from Nob Hill in a unique, chic, and sensuous boutique hotel. Rooms show off attention to detail such as headboards in fabric that appears to be teal snakeskin, furniture with black oak, hand-carved lounge chairs, USB ports, and electrical charging stations. Some also have media refreshment centers and custom-designed cocktail tables. Suites add a living space and separate tubs and showers, with your choice of shower heads.
Head to the Nob Hill Spa for personalized service, pampering, rejuvenating treatments, and amazing views of the sky. The oasis covers three levels with ten treatments rooms, saunas, steam rooms, a Zen relaxation room, a workout room, a whirlpool, and an indoor infinity pool. Dine at the Big 4 Restaurant, which also has a celebrated hotel bar. Executive Chef Brendan Dion focuses on top quality ingredients as well as proper cooking techniques.
1075 California Street, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-474-5400
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The Argonaut is within Fisherman’s Wharf, within the historic Haslett Warehouse, and dates back to 1907 with its Douglas fir beams, seaside character, and exposed brick. Choose from a room with a king or queen bed and enjoy complimentary premium coffee, luxury bath amenities, a workstation with an Eames-style chair and desk, a 37-inch flat-panel HDTV, an iHome, a kit of the essential travel items you may have forgotten, a laptop-sized safe, a portable two-line phone with a data port, and express checkout on TV. There is even a fully stocked in-room honor bar filled with gourmet treats. If you prefer, choose a room with a bay view. Suites add a comfortable living space with a queen-sized sleeper sofa, an extra TV, an oversized bathroom with separate spa tub, a dining area for six, and Signature Argonaut amenities and services. Six of the rooms have amenities for taller guests.
On weekdays, head down to the lobby for a complimentary newspaper. Free bike rentals are always available on a first-come first-served basis. Guests can also take advantage of the business center. The fitness center is perfect for working out while the spa provides relaxation via in-room treatments. The hotel is pet friendly. Dine at the Blue Mermaid Restaurant for amazing seafood.
495 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-563-0800
24.Four Seasons San Francisco
© Four Seasons San Francisco
The Four Seasons San Francisco delivers all the luxury you’d expect from a hotel with this name. There is standard wireless internet throughout the property for free. There are a total of 277 accommodations, including 46 suites. All rooms have down duvets and pillows, hypoallergenic pillows upon request, thick terry robes, hair dryers, laptop-sized safes, LCD or plasma TVs, DVRs, multiple USB ports, an iHome alarm clock, multi-line phones, refrigerated private bars, and the option of a printer or fax machine. Housekeeping visits twice daily, including evening turndown, and there are overnight shoeshine services, 1-hour pressing, and 24-hour dry-cleaning and laundry plus complimentary newspapers.
Guests can order in-room dining, take advantage of business services, or use the concierge 24 hours a day. Kids receive complimentary amenities, such as board games, a DVD library, and books. Guests can enjoy complimentary access at the Equinox Sports Club with its basketball court, adult lap pool, and full-service spa. There is also an outdoor terrace to sit and relax above the Yerba Buena Gardens. Dine at the MKT Restaurant and Bar.
217 Stevenson Street, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-633-3000
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© Annie's Cottage
Annie’s Cottage is a charming inn within walking distance of the major attractions. This cottage dates back to 1907 and features one guest room, tucked behind another building for additional privacy. The accommodation has high-speed internet, a deck, a kitchenette with a microwave and fridge, a twin-sized hide-a-bed, a queen bed, and a spacious sitting area. There is also a TV with VCR/DVD player, CD player, phone and answering machine, iron and ironing board, private bathroom, and hairdryer. The room also has coffee, tea, milk, and cereal.
The inn’s location on Russian Hill means that you can reach multiple restaurants with a range of cuisines on foot and are only half a block from the historic cable car system. There are numerous delis and markets within walking distance and numerous parking garages nearby with reasonable rates.
1255 Vallejo, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-923-9990
25 Best San Francisco Hotels & Inns
- Palace Hotel, Photo: Palace Hotel
- Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square, Photo: Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
- Hotel Zetta San Francisco, Photo: Hotel Zetta San Francisco
- Washington Square Inn, Photo: Washington Square Inn
- Hotel VIA San Francisco, Photo: Hotel VIA San Francisco
- Monte Cristo Bed & Breakfast Hotel, Photo: Monte Cristo Bed & Breakfast Hotel
- White Swan Inn, Photo: White Swan Inn
- Petite Auberge, Photo: Petite Auberge
- The Parker Guest House, Photo: The Parker Guest House
- Inn San Francisco, Photo: Inn San Francisco
- The Queen Anne Hotel, Photo: The Queen Anne Hotel
- San Francisco Zen Center, Photo: San Francisco Zen Center
- Noe’s Nest, Photo: Noe’s Nest
- Warwick Hotels and Resorts San Francisco, Photo: Warwick Hotels and Resorts San Francisco
- Hotel Drisco, Photo: Hotel Drisco
- Loews Regency San Francisco, Photo: Loews Regency San Francisco
- Omni Hotels & Resorts San Francisco, Photo: Omni Hotels & Resorts San Francisco
- The Inn at Union Square, Photo: The Inn at Union Square
- Taj Campton Place San Francisco, Photo: Taj Campton Place San Francisco
- St. Regis San Francisco, Photo: St. Regis San Francisco
- The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, Photo: The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
- The Scarlet Huntington, Photo: The Scarlet Huntington
- Argonaut, Photo: Argonaut
- Four Seasons San Francisco, Photo: Four Seasons San Francisco
- Annie's Cottage, Photo: Annie's Cottage
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of Svetlana Day - Fotolia.com
Chateau Tivoli has iconic architecture from the late 19th century and is within the Alamo Square District. The structure from 1892 used to be a private home but now features nine guest rooms plus suites. The building has been lovingly restored and rooms as well as common areas include Victorian antiques and Bradbury wallpaper. Each room and suite has a hairdryer, iron, ironing board, alarm clock, and phone. The main floor and its rooms have wireless internet and you can request roll-away beds. Other amenities can include marble double showers, turret seating, turret dining areas, private entrances, original decorative fireplaces, original stained-glass windows, private or shared bathrooms, and/or claw foot tubs.
Guests can relax in the ornate dining room or sit down in one of the comfortable chairs in the inn’s stately double parlor. On weekdays the complimentary breakfast is continental while on the weekends it is a champagne breakfast. There is also a daily wine and cheese reception in the parlor each afternoon. Self-serve tea is always available, and you can request coffee at any time.
1057 Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA, Phone: 415-776-5462