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 ... read more
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 whiskeys and martinis at the famed Pied Piper Bar
for 100 years.