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- 98%History Buffs
- 95%Luxury Travelers
- 77%Business Travelers
- 62%Art & Design Lovers
- 58%Local Culture
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (31)
- Palace HotelCommunity ManagerMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureFoodies+ 4Aug 23, 2013
The Palace Hotel is perhaps the most significant hotel in San Francisco. Before the Great Quake of 1906, it was here that all the hot shots and bigwigs would dine. The great Italian tenor Enrico Caruso stayed here during the tremor that leveled the city, and ran out soon after, vowing never to return to San Francisco.
"An 'ell of a place!" he screamed, his servant carrying his trunks behind him.
Today, the Palace Hotel is no less exquisite. Dining under the dome is a luxurious experience. Simply being in the lobby is like stepping into the decadent past.
The Palace Hotel holds occasional tours of the property. I suggest you schedule yourself a walkthrough on your next visit to San Francisco!
- Palace HotelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Aug 05, 2013
Whenever I'm here, I feel like I'm arriving for some turn-of-the-century debutante ball, or having a 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.
- Palace HotelMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5May 09, 2013
If you're a luxury traveler, then The Palace Hotel is where you'll want to stay. It is one of SF's most beautiful and grand landmarks, and holds so much interesting history. For anyone searching for a venue to have their wedding, this hotel would definitely provide you with a fairytale setting. The Garden Court is spectacular as it is. Enjoy one of their lovely brunches or throw an opulent affair there.
- Palace HotelMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 3Jul 05, 2012
SF's Grande Dame #1! Such history - 1906 & Caruso, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, even Khruschev. Even though the structure is a total replacement for the original destroyed in 1906, it retains the elegance of the Gilded Age. Attended many events and conferences here. Good service for same. Garden Court is breathtakingly beautiful. Yet to try High Tea or the Pied Piper's Lounge.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Palace HotelMember ofArt & Design LoversOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3Dec 26, 2013
One of the grand dames of San Francisco, the Palace oozes traditional opulence with its marbles, woods, and crystals. The service here is always top notch. This historical hotel is really beautiful inside and out.
- Palace HotelJan 22, 2014
Only the best for this princess!
The Palace Hotel in San Francisco! Located directly in front of the BART. Easy to get to if you're coming from the airport.
It's in the middle of everything. And, for those nights when you're out late and everything seems to be closed... McDonalds is right next door.
I didn't have any problems staying at this hotel. No bugs, dirty sheets, or dirty/loud neighbors. You couldn't even hear them.
Also, the beds weren't bumpy all over like another review said.
Favorite spot in the hotel: The Garden Court. So pretty. I feels like you're in a castle.
Good price. Good service. Easy to get to. Great breakfast buffet. Short walk to the pier. Prime spot. What more can you ask for?
- Palace HotelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Oct 04, 2013
There isn't much to say from what's already been said here. Luxurious, spacious, elegant at its finest in downtown San Francisco. It is walking distance to Union Square, the Ferry Building, or AT&T Park. The staff is accommodating and gives you first class treatment. If you're in San Francisco for a few days, this is one of the best places to stay!Recommended for:Luxury Travelers