Named by Travel & Leisure Magazine as one of the best hotels in the United States, this historic Nob Hill giant dates from 1907 and is one of San Francisco's grandest accommodations. The lobby, refurbished into an Edwardian fantasy in ivory and gold, features an ornate marble staircase, clusters of plush furniture, and a shopping arcade brimming with luxurious gift ideas. The Grand Ballroom is in tune with the rest of the hotel and holds business meetings and prestigious functions.
What Ellis Island was to the East Coast, Angel Island was to the West Coast. Graffiti left by immigrants who were awaiting admission or deportation can be seen on the walls of the holding areas. The wooded 740 acre (300 hectare) island sits peacefully in the middle of San Francisco Bay. In addition to the immigration facility, the island is also home to two now-abandoned military installations, Fort McDowell and Camp Reynolds. Hiking and biking trails circle the island and offer spectacular views of the poppy-colored peaks of the Golden Gate Bridge and the iconic San Francisco skyline. Volunteer guides lead informative tours of the island's historical sites and one can even catch a glimpse of the indigenous deer population. Camping is allowed with proper permits. Ferry service varies according to the season.
Hotel Drisco offers special amenities like limousine service, an epic continental breakfast in the mornings, wine in the evening and umbrellas on rainy days. Built in 1903, the building has been named a historic landmark with architecture that combines Edwardian and Victorian influences. The European-style hotel is known for its incredible views and excellent customer service. The elegantly appointed rooms are like a trip to San Francisco's gilded past.
Originally a fruit cannery built in 1907, the Kimpton Group took over this historic building in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf and turned it into a world-class luxury hotel. It proudly wears its red brick walls and bright and unique nautical decor. You can play your own DVDs inside the room to keep the kids entertained. Depending on where your room is, you will have a view of the wharf and either the Golden Gate Bridge or Alcatraz Island. When it's time to turn in, you will find your bed extremely inviting with its goose down comforter and plush pillows. Argonaut's luxury is something you cannot find anywhere else in San Francisco.
Located in San Francisco's Japantown, this Joi De Vivre hotel offers its guests a traditional Japanese boutique accommodation experience with a western touch. The Kabuki is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to make your stay that much more meaningful. It houses the Kabuki Springs & Spa where you can relax and unwind with traditional and exotic massages. The guests are treated to tea in their rooms upon arrival as part of a Japanese Tea Ceremony. Cultural offerings are also organized at the hotel thus making your stay at the Kabuki a memorable one.
Resembling those motels in movies, the 1960's style La Luna Inn is a stylish hotel right at the center of the happening Marina District. The Golden Gate Bridge and Palace of Fine Arts are walking distance and cable cars are close by, making this a perfect accommodation option for business and leisure travelers. The concierge will help you go around town with restaurant recommendations and ticket arrangements. Modern and minimalist designs add appeal to the comfortable and spacious guest rooms of the affordable La Luna Inn.
This hotel is a gracious, romantic Victorian house. The decor is opulent with a Victorian flair featuring plush velvets, gleaming brass and rich stained glass. It reflects the artistic bent of both the area and the guests here. Opera singers, dancers and other luminaries make this inn their second home when visiting San Francisco. It is within minutes of Union Square, the Opera House, theaters, symphony, museums and historic city landmarks.
Situated in the spectacular Hayes Valley neighborhood, The Parsonage Bed & Breakfast Inn is a charming old Victorian manor house converted into a bed and breakfast. Locally owned and operated by John Phillips and Joan Hull, the hotel offers tastefully done up rooms that take you back to the 1880s. Ornate furniture, elegantly laid out beds and fire places adorn the rooms. Guests are served deliciously prepared breakfast that comprises local specialties. The hotel is located in close proximity to major attractions like San Francisco Opera, Painted Ladies, Banneker Homes and DNA Lounge.
Set within the Victorian neighborhood of Pacific Heights, this historic hotel features early 20th Century architecture and is adorned with French and English antiques. A café and a lounge are located on-site. Rooms at the Hotel Majestic are elegantly decorated with flowing drapes and pillows. Bathrooms include marble counter-tops and monogrammed robes, and many also feature claw-footed bathtubs. The Café Majestic offers a full American breakfast, a light fare menu and appetizers. Guests may dine in the plush seating of the dining room or at the bar. Valet parking is available at the hotel, with round-the-clock access to parked vehicles during stay with in-and-out privileges. The Majestic is a 6-minute drive from the San Francisco city center and a 5-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Japantown. San Francisco International Airport is less than 15 miles away.
Built in 1929, Hotel Adagio is a beautiful, first-class Union Square hotel and a historical landmark that was formerly called the El Cortez and later the Shannon Court. Having undergone a pricey overhaul, the hotel is a 21st Century property in the heart of the City by the Bay. All of the rooms are brimming with cozy elegance, but the luxury suites are especially fabulous. They feature rooftop terraces with spectacular views of The City. It is located in the hub of all the best shopping, dining and theater that the city has to offer. Pascal Rigo, housed in the hotel, serves creative Mediterranean cuisine featuring bold flavors while Cortez, the hotel's restaurant and bar serves breakfast and dinner daily.
The Marker San Francisco, formally the Hotel Monaco, combines style and elegance for an unforgettable stay. Conveniently located in the Union Square District, this boutique hotel sets colorful contemporary decor against the building's historic charm. The comfortable guest rooms include modern amenities such as free WiFi. The pet-friendly hotel also offers in-room spa treatments, an evening wine reception, and more!