One thing that makes The City such a great place to visit is the wide variety of hotels available in the most popular neighborhoods.
You are probably already familiar with several San Francisco hotels from them having been featured in popular television series and movies for years.
The Fairmont (The Rock, Vertigo & 1983 TV series, Hotel) and the Mark Hopkins (19th floor Top of the Mark bar) both on Nob Hill along with The Westin St. Francis (a favorite of celebs from Douglas Fairbanks & Charlie Chaplin to Douglas MacArthur, Queen Elizabeth II and Ronald Reagan) on Union Square are probably the three most famous San Francisco Hotels.
What follows is a brief selection of a few popular hotels in four of San Francisco’s most frequently visited neighborhoods.
Fisherman’s Wharf Hotels
Fisherman's Wharf with its shopping, restaurants, street artists, art galleries, family entertainment and proximity to Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square is the most visited neighborhood in San Francisco. Hotels at Fisherman's Wharf are also very popular year round so be sure to make your plans far enough in advance to get the location you want.
Marriott — Superior Class (4 1/2 Star) hotel just minutes from a San Francisco Cable Car stop. 285 deluxe guest rooms including 100 "Rooms That Work" — specifically designed for business travelers, and 15 Jr. Suites, as well as 6000 sq.ft. of meeting space. Complimentary limousine service to the Financial District available weekday mornings.
Hyatt — Superior Class (41/2 Star) hotel with year round outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi and on-site Knuckles Historical Sports Bar and Grill. 312 rooms (including 7 suites) plus business center, fitness center, sauna and washers/dryers.
Each room has a hotel, city, or pool view — subject to availability at check-in.
Holiday Inn — First Class (3 1/2 Star) Fisherman's Wharf Hotel with two full service restaurants including a 24 hour coffee shop, a fitness center, and an outdoor heated pool. 585 rooms (6 suites). On site business center and laundromat. Each room has an in-room safe, cable television and on-demand movies.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites — First Class (3 Star) Fisherman's Wharf hotel. 252 rooms (36 suites) on 4 floors. Complimentary services include a business center with broadband Internet access, fitness room, continental breakfast bar served daily and free local phone calls.
Union Square Hotels
Union Square in San Francisco is famous for its many upscale and speciality stores and shops. A favorite meeting place for both locals and visitors, many of San Francisco's best hotels and restaurants are also found within a few blocks of Union Square.
The Westin St. Francis — mentioned in the introduction above, is a Superior Class (4 1/2 Star) hotel and a San Francisco landmark since 1904. On-site dining is available at the casual St. Francis Café or the elegant Compass Rose. Fitness center and spa.
The Westin St. Francis has been named to Condé Nast Traveler's 2002 Gold List.
Grand Hyatt San Francisco — Superior Class (4 Star) hotel on Union Square. Complimentary health club on 35th floor. On-site restaurants — Grandviews Restaurant, Grandviews Lounge, Mezzanine Cafe. Fully equipped rooms with data port, cable movies, iron and ironing board, mini TV in bathrooms and much more.
The Grand Hyatt is on the Chinatown side of Union Square.
The Clift Hotel — Superior Class (4 1/2 Star) Union Square area hotel. An on-site restaurant, The Asia de Cuba, prepares sumptuous meals in an elegant but relaxing atmosphere. Every guest room features fresh flowers and views of San Francisco. Multilingual staff is available 24 hours a day.
Nob Hill Hotels
Many famous millionares built mansions on San Francisco's Nob Hill, and they also installed the California Cable Car line to make their mansions accessible. The Cable Car line remains but the mansions were mostly destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire. Several have been replaced with some of San Francisco's most luxurious and best know hotels.
Fairmont Hotel — Superior Class (4 1/2 Star) hotel features 591 deluxe, individually furnished and decorated guest rooms. Built in 1907, the hotel combines a classic ambience with modern amenities including ballroom, banquet facility, barber/beauty shop, business center, conference room, dataport, executive/club floors, fitness center, spa, sauna, steam room, garage parking, gift Shop, lounge, meeting room, news stand, night club, restaurant and much more.
Mark Hopkins — Superior Class (4 1/2 Star) hotel with three on-site restaurants, including the famous "Top of the Mark" bar and restaurant, with fantastic views of The City and bay. On-Site facilities include ballroom, banquet facility, business center, meeting rooms, conference room, executive/club floors, health club, news stand, more. Catch a San Francisco Cable Car at the front door.
Since 1924, the Huntington Hotel & Nob Hill Spa has been ranked consistently as not only the most distinguished choice of San Francisco luxury hotels, but as one of the finest places to stay in the world. Withstanding more than three-quarters of a century in the heart of the community, this family-owned and operated San Francisco hotel property is regarded as one of the last bastions of the city's deep historic roots. The Huntington Hotel offers an elegant, picturesque setting, located atop Nob Hill with impressive views of San Francisco. Treat yourself to online weekend, romance and spa packages.
Sanford Court Renaissance — Superior Class (4 1/2 Star) hotel with striking turn-of-the-century detail, fine antiques, a beaux-arts fountain, and a breathtaking lobby dome of Tiffany-style stained glass. 393 guest rooms — 18 suites, indoor valet parking, Fournous Ovens Restaurant, meeting facilities — 1 ballroom and 7 meeting rooms, fitness room. On the California Cable Car line.
Financial District Hotels
San Francisco's Financial District is one of the top financial centers in the US. This historic neighborhood is also centrally located to all San Francisco attractions.
Hyatt Regency Hotel — Superior Class (4 Star) hotel with the Equinox Restaurant, 13 Views Bar, and the Eclipse Cafe on-site. Cable car turnaround outside the front door. 805 Rooms, airline ticket counter, car rental, health club and jogging track. The Hyatt Regency Hotel is part of the 132 shops and restaurants of The Embarcadero Center.
Park Hyatt San Francisco — Superior Class (4 1/2 Star) hotel is just four blocks from the Embarcadero Waterfront and two blocks from the California Street Cable Car and is connected by landscaped pedestrian mall with the historic Federal Reserve Building. 360 Rooms, business center, reference library, health club across the street.
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