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Most Luxurious Hotels: San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Most Luxurious Hotels

The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

One Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Wonderful resort with beautiful views and wonderful ambiance, the Ritz HMB is a great option for ... read more
city folks to "get away" without being too far away. Playing golf on a foggy day is next to impossible however but being in this gorgeous property any time, good or foggy weather is a great experience.

Palace Hotel

2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
I just stayed at the Palace for the first time. What a beautiful hotel. My favorite spot was ... read more
swimming laps on the 4th floor in the Palace's indoor heated pool. I may not have assisted with the Treaty of Versailles in the Garden Court restaurant, but I swam 15-20 laps there each day of my stay, something Woodrow Wilson couldn't do. (The pool was added in 1989). I slept like a queen in a double bed that I hated to leave behind. The comforter and allergy-free down pillows were heavenly. (I wonder if Tony Bennett ever sang "I left my bed in San Francisco" following a stay here.)

W San Francisco

181 Third St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Though some of the W hotels worldwide are too-hip and tired, this branch is different. In SoMa, it's ... read more
a sexy launching pad for city and bayfront explorations, and though parking is expensive, it's well-connected to public transit. Plus, the location is less hectic and touristed than Union Square hotels.

The Westin St. Francis

335 Powell Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94103
The only hotel in San Francisco's famous Union Square, the Westin St. Francis offers world-class ... read more
luxury on top of one of the best locations in the city. It's surrounded by incredible shopping, restaurants and is just a short walk from Chinatown, the Financial District and the Moscone Convention Center. There's even a cable car stop right outside the front door.

The Ritz-Carlton

600 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
The venue was elegant, the staff superb, and the rooms splendid - what you would expect from The ... read more

St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco

125 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
I love everything about this hotel, from the fireplace you can stick your hand into in the bar (the ... read more
fire turns off when you do so), to the moving wall in the bathrooms that allow you to watch TV while soaking in the tub (even if you're not soaking, opening up the wall really makes the room feel bigger). The concierge calls you the week before your stay to see if there's anything you need . . . I've even had them bend over backwards to upgrade friends even though it was a logistical point using nightmare for them. Don't every park here, though. If you must park close by, park in the MOMA garage across the street. I'm sure I'd love the Four Seasons if I'd ever stayed in the SF one, but until I do, this is my #1 favorite hotel in SF.

The Fairmont San Jose

170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Came here for a graduation party on the top floor suite. The Fairmont is as luxurious as it gets - ... read more
top shelf. Even the President will come here to give speeches. On the bottom floor there are restaurants and a sushi bar. It can get crowded at any point in the year.

Cavallo Point

601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA 94965
This luxury resort has two different types of rooms, Historic and Contemporary, and we stayed in a ... read more
"Contemporary King Suite" room (see the photos). Although it looked plain and somewhat unattractive from ourside the building, the room was well maintained, clean, and comfortable, and it was big enough for two adults and two small children. The view of Golden Gate bridge from the room (which I believe most rooms have) made it special -- note that from some rooms, view may be partially blocked by surrounding tall trees, so you may want to check it when making reservation. There is a small pier about five minutes walk from the resort where you can see the bridge upclose from its base. It's an excellent place for a great photos, but it often gets foggy in the morning, and when we last visited in May, the bridge was completely covered and invisible early in the morning. We did like the resort's restaurant, Murray Circle, very much with its upscale ambiance and excellent food.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111
I absolutely love staying in this hotel. It's convenient to many great restaurants and bars in the ... read more
Financial District, as well as the Embarcadero and the Stadium. The main lobby is beautiful, but can be a little dizzying if you have a room overlooking it by too many stories up. Not a great place if you're afraid of heights, but otherwise a very nice, semi-luxurious place to stay. There are also excellent conference facilities here - which is why I have stayed - so do consider this as a potential place to host any kind of large event or meeting.

Omni San Francisco Hotel

500 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
Awesome bell staff, valet is super quick, friendly front desk, clean rooms, decent loca. Milk and ... read more
cookies delivered to kiddies at night - sensational kids Omni program.