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Palace Hotel

2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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    Christophe Touchard
    5 Jul 10, 2014

    I have been a member of Starwood for 25 years and a lifetime platinum I have been returning to the Palace SF for 15 years!
    Amazing service hotel and beautiful suites ! The Sunday brunch is to die for ! Such a choice of food and champagne served non stop all you can drink! A must for anyone visiting the city! And also stop at the Bar Pier and Pipper

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    5 Jul 22, 2013

    When an entire book has been written about a single hotel, you know the place has got some serious historical clout. From Amelia Earhart and Kevin Bacon to Woodrow Wilson and Hillary Clinton, the list of visiting dignitaries is a who's who of modern history. Brunch or afternoon tea in the marble column and glass-domed Garden Court has been a tradition for a century. Not staying here? Come for a free tour, every Saturday and Tuesday at 10am or Thursday at 2pm.

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    Desiree Roldan
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    Emily S
    5 Jan 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?

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    Mel S Wong
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    4 Dec 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.

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    Kevin Chen
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    5 Oct 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!

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    Keane
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    5 Aug 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!

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    5 Aug 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.

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    3 Jul 19, 2013

    Excellent location and, boy, are those beds comfortable but somehow feels like it's an historical attraction which has had all of its charm squeezed out. I was upgraded to a double king deluxe, which was pleasant and mercifully soundproofed despite facing on to Market Street. If only the same could've been said of the soundproofing between bedrooms: I was treated to an extended soundtrack of a couple staying next door who, how can I put it, were delighted to be spending some private time together. The indoor pool was a real boon for swimming off a serious bout of get lag.

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    Mike Pistilli
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    5 May 13, 2013

    The Palace Hotel is one of the most architecturally beautiful buildings in SF. If you're looking for a central place to stay when traveling to the city, or just looking for a great weekend retreat for a little "staycation," the Palace Hotel is always a great choice.

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    Connie Pistilli
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    5 May 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.

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    Taylor N
    5 Feb 17, 2013

    Waking up in this hotel every morning I was in San Fransisco definitely added a lot to my experience! It is a gorgeous place to leave at the beginning of your day and to return to at the end. It's also in a great location; walking distance to any kind of transportation, Union Square is right around the corner, and of course right on Market Street!

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    Mimi Cassidy
    4 Oct 22, 2012

    This is a wonderful hotel! Waking distance from Montgomery Station, Bart, and centrally located in Union Square.

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    Lori Smith
    4 Aug 11, 2012

    Absolutely loved this hotel. The high tea was exxquisite, the room comfortable, clean, service satisfactory

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    Mary Hall, The Recessionista
    5 Jul 09, 2012

    My favorite hotel in San Francisco. It has the history, the beautiful lobby and an amazing bar. Plus, great room and a wonderful indoor swimming pool. It's in the financial district, with easy walking to Moscone for trade shows. I wish I could stay there every time I go to San Fran. I'm always on the look out for great deals.

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    5 Jul 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.

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    Amit Anandwala
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    The Palace is a Luxury Collection property with a lot of old world elegance. The location is very central to a lot of great restaurant and shopping options. The Lobby is very grand and spacious. They host a traditional English tea on most days. I really love the beautiful grand staircases that you can take to get to your room if you dont want to take the elevator. I had a beautiful suite with crystal chandeliers, a fireplace and a very large living room. The bathroom had a tub and a shower with high-end bath products. I also enjoyed the pool and and gym facilities that they had. You are bound to have a great stay if you choose the Palace.

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    Keith Favreau
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Getting tea in the garden room was my grandma's favorite thing to do. Around Christmas time it is worth stopping by for the gingerbread contest and tea.

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    Terry Gardner
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    I just stayed at the Palace for the first time. What a beautiful hotel. My favorite spot was 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.)

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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Great location. Close to the union square hustle but not too close to be crowded. Close enough to Chinatown to walk. Easy to get to the wharf and pier 33 as well. It is expensive, but rooms can occasionally be had for $179. I would definitely stay here again if I could get it for the right price.

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Only a handful of hotels in San Francisco deserve the moniker 'icon,' but the Palace Hotel is at the top of this list. The world's largest hotel when it was opened in post-Gold Rush San Francisco in 1875 and rebuilt after the 1906 earthquake, the Palace has seen its fair share of history (including the death of both President Warren G. Harding and the last reigning king of Hawaii). The exquisite stained glass ceiling and chandeliers above the Garden Court have feted afternoon tea and dining guests for over 100 years. However, the Palace Hotel has thoroughly modernized over the years. In a coveted location a short walk from the financial district, Moscone Convention Center, Union Square and AT&T Ballpark, the Palace Hotel has a fully equipped business center, concierge services, an indoor heated pool and services for business meetings in several conference rooms throughout the hotel (as well as fantastical weddings in the Garden Court). San Francisco locals have been drinking their ... read more
whiskeys and martinis at the famed Pied Piper Bar for 100 years.

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  • Swimming Pool
  • Pets Allowed

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