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1

Palace Hotel

2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Whenever I'm here, I feel like I'm arriving for some turn-of-the-century debutante ball, or having a ... read more
tryst with my railroad baron lover in 1892. I think I could stare at the Garden Court ceiling for a solid week before tiring of it. I had a first date once in the Pied Piper Bar (he got one full point, just for suggesting it). And the Sunday brunch in the Garden Court is one of the great San Francisco traditions. My next plan: their Saturday high tea, one of the most legendary spots for afternoon tea in the entire US.
2

Clift Hotel San Francisco

495 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
If you want to be near Union Square, this boutique hotel has an edge. Contemporary-chic decor, cozy ... read more
rooms and a downstairs bar that's always happening during happy hour and late night makes it a great choice - and you'll usually pay less than at the big high-rise chain hotels nearby. The big downside is expensive overnight parking - don't bring a car here, if you can avoid it.
3

Aloft San Francisco Airport

401 East Millbrae Avenue, Millbrae, CA 94030
Such a modern twist to a hotel, it's almost ridiculous! And I mean that with the utmost sincerity. ... read more
The lobby alone gave a great first impression. Got to take a short tour of the hotel and checked out their heated pool, outside patio with fireplace, and even got to see one of the rooms. It really has the look and feel of a loft. Far from the "average" hotel.
4

St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco

125 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
The St. Regis is the ultimate luxury hotel. You definitely get a sense that you're being lavished in ... read more
luxury when you're inside. The lobby bar area is gorgeous and the interior is sleek and modern - a cool place to take a date for some cocktails. Service is top notch and like all of their other properties, the rooms are plush and high class.
5

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.
6

The Ritz-Carlton

600 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
I was at the Ritz for a wedding. The venue was elegant, the staff superb, and the rooms splendid - ... read more
what you would expect from The Ritz.
7

The Fairmont San Francisco

950 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94108
If your budget allows it or in need of a splurge, the best place to stay in San Francisco is at The ... read more
Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, part of the same hotel chain as The Plaza in New York. The shooting location for The Rock and many other prominent movies, The Fairmont is the epitome of old Hollywood glamour, grandeur and elegance. It is royal, timeless and sumptuous. Stay in the same hotel where kings and queens, Presidents, Prime Ministers and legendary movie stars have stayed at, and you will feel equally royal. Located on top of a hill, the views are picturesque.
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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.
9

Green Tortoise Hostel

494 Broadway St., San Francisco, CA 94133
Huge party hostel with a giant ballroom filled with pool tables, a bar and a stage for all kinds of ... read more
performances. The staff is really friendly and they host events pretty much every night. The location is right in the heart of North Beach so there is plenty of food and nightlife nearby. You should be aware of all the strip clubs nearby though.
10

Hotel Kabuki

1625 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Formerly Miyako Hotel San Francisco)
As someone who lived out of hotels about 8 days a month for 4 years, I KNOW hotels. The Kabuki is a ... read more
choice you will not regret. The rooms are CLEAN , the decor is tranquil and amazing, and you get admission to the spa Kabuki a block away to enjoy the hot pools / cold plunge / sauna / steam room. So ... with every stay ... plan on doing at least a 2 hour ( mine is more like 3 hours ) ritual at the spa. I just can't say enough good things about this place. I've been here about 5 times total and it's been spot on every time. There is also the Kabuki movie theatre a half block away to catch a flick and relax even MORE!
11

Santa Clara Marriott

2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Great hotel, located near to all the DOT Com companies from Palo Alto. I attend a Google event there ... read more
and was perfect. The room was perfect, clean, big, well equipped.
12

Grand Hyatt San Francisco

345 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Newly remodeled this hotel is stunning and shockingly it's very competitively priced. We got rates ... read more
right around $200 for a week night which is really reasonable for San Francisco and an amazing deal for a place as quality as this. It's location is right off of Union Square park. Couldn't get any better for shopping and restaurants. Ask for a room that overlooks the square. They are very accommodating about room requests. Go to their bar for happy hour. It's a classy joint on the second floor of the hotel. It's a little bit hidden you have to take the stairs up from the lobby the elevators don't access it.
13

Parc 55 Wyndham

55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
its a great hotel with nice views of inner SF. Plus its within walking distance to all of the major ... read more
shops and cable cars. Everything will be in walking distance from this central location or a $10 cab ride to North beach, fishermans wharf, the embarcadero n lots more.
14

The Good Hotel

112 7th St., San Francisco, CA 94103
There’s lots of good going on at the Good Hotel. It’s extremely well priced, very hip, and super ... read more
eco-conscious. In fact, being green is kinda their thing. At the Good Hotel, the bed frames are made out of reclaimed wood, the wallpaper is recycled, and the blankets are made from recycled soda bottles (far more comfortable than they sound, I swear). Plus, they can hook you up with volunteer opportunities while you’re in town and lend you a bike, just in case you don’t feel like hoofing it. And the best part is, it’s actually super cool and sleek inside, and not the hippie hostel that it sounds like.
15

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

55 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Large, spacious downtown hotel near the Metreon, SFMoMA, Convention center, grat restaurants, and ... read more
public transportation
16

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.
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InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco

Number One Nob Hill, 999 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
I am instantly transported back to old San Francisco when I'm here. From the gorgeous guest rooms to ... read more
the history of the Top of the Mark, I have this feeling of reconnecting with what it must have been like to be in San Francisco in the 40s. The staff is so overwhelmingly friendly and welcoming, it's ridiculous. My favorite kind of hotel in the world is a fancy place that doesn't feel at all snooty (think sophisticated rather than glitzy). The Mark Hopkins epitomizes this for me. If that wasn't enough, you're five seconds from a cable car (or walk straight down or uphill) from Union Square and the rest of downtown San Francisco. Be sure to enjoy the sun from Nob Hill Park and walk through the labyrinths (one indoors, one outdoors) at Grace Cathedral across the block from the hotel.
18

Argonaut Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel

495 Jefferson Street at Hyde, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109
This place is great if you want to explore SF without the high-rise/industrial feel of downtown. Its ... read more
build in a old cannery and right next to fisherman wharf. Easy access to the bay and golden gate bridge, as well as north beach and china town.
19

InterContinental San Francisco

888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
One of my favorite places to stay in SF... comfortable, nice staff, clean, and great views of the ... read more
city. A little far from Union Square, but close to all the great SF nightlife.
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Hotel Nikko San Francisco

222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
The Nikko Hotel of San Francisco is one of the many upscale big hotels in downtown San Francisco, ... read more
grouped around Union Square. Among other ones I have seen, I would say that this one has something more with a beautiful, streamlined look and japanese aesthetics. My room was spacious enough and had a majestuous bathroom, the view was blocked by the building in front though. The Nikko Hotel is situated on Mason street, just near the central Powell subway station but also near some Tenderloin creepy streets. The hotel as a nice restaurant (Anzu) and impressive amenities (swimming pool, spacious bar, grand piano among other things). I recommend this place.