More than a place to conduct business, the Financial District is a great area to stay, with a variety of renowned restaurants, bars with an unrivaled happy hour scene and a transit center that makes it easy to get around San Francisco.
Wedged between the bustle of Chinatown to the west and waterfront restaurants along the many piers towards the east, San Francisco’s lively Financial District has been the center of business in the city for centuries. The district was once a place for Gold Rush-funded companies to settle in the mid-19th century. It is now home to many of the city’s biggest economic giants (including six Fortune 500 companies). With all its history and modern offerings, the neighborhood provides a great option for your stay in San Francisco. Here are the best hotels in San Francisco’s Financial District.
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
The Hilton San Francisco Financial District is in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood | Courtesy of Hilton / Hotels.com
Located steps from San Francisco’s historic and vibrant Chinatown neighborhood (the oldest Chinatown in the country), the Hilton San Francisco Financial District is the ideal hotel for visitors wishing to explore the city on foot. Far from being a hotel that only focuses on business travelers, the Hilton offers guests a variety of fun things to do, including an on-site karaoke room. Guests with limited time can sit back with a glass of Napa Valley wine in the lobby. Those going at a more leisurely pace can rent a car through concierge and take trips up to the region.
A four-star hotel located near the largest banks in San Francisco, the Omni San Francisco is the ideal blend of historic architecture and modern sensibilities. Originally built as a bank in 1926, the hotel’s breathtaking Florentine Renaissance facade makes it a great spot for those interested in exploring the rich history of the city. Complimentary walking tours are offered to guests who want some guided views of the city. Across the street, a cable car line allows visitors and locals to explore the city’s oldest districts on their own. Ideal for guests who haven’t had a chance to plan, the concierge offers well-researched suggestions to make the most of each person’s trip.
For visitors who want the five-star experience, the Loews Regency San Francisco hotel offers sweeping views of the city lights, a rooftop bar (weather permitting) and a luxurious spa menu. The hotel’s newly opened restaurant, The Bear & Monarch, offers a menu boasting an impressive dry-aged meat program and accompanying delectable craft cocktails. Views of the twinkling lights, a dimly lit restaurant and rainforest showers at the spa are just some of the reasons this hotel is the most romantic place to stay in San Francisco..
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Le Méridien San Francisco is the ideal place for visitors looking to get a good night’s rest after a long day exploring the city. Luxurious bedding, views of the city and discounted package offers make this a top-rated hotel on all major tourist websites, with many people complimenting the fantastic service from hotel employees. Located in the heart of the Financial District, the hotel is popular among business travelers for its free Wi-Fi (in common areas only) and up-to-date meeting rooms. Twenty-five floors above ground, the hotel boasts exquisite views of the skyline from its upper rooms.
With over 800 rooms and a variety of spacious meeting rooms available to reserve, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco is one of the only hotels in the Financial District that can affordably bring together large parties. The hotel frequently hosts events ranging from weddings to business conferences, with the largest meeting space spanning over 18,000 square feet (1,670 square meters). An assortment of catering options with local ingredients are available for events. Located on the Embarcadero waterfront across from the Ferry Building Marketplace, the hotel is an optimal location for arranging and hosting big groups.
The Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco is great for business travelers. Guests can finish an email on the rooftop terrace, find a place to conduct a last-minute meeting (the hotel features many sleek meeting rooms and lobbies) or squeeze in a workout on a personal schedule. An impressively designed hotel with up-to-date amenities, the Club Quarters Hotel is the perfect place for those who are working on a big project or want to accomplish their business goals while enjoying all of what San Francisco has to offer.
Located a few steps from Market Street on the border of the Financial District, the Palace Hotel is the oldest hotel in San Francisco. Originally opening its doors in 1875, the John Painter Gaynor-designed hotel was damaged in the 1906 earthquake and restored three years later. Architecture lovers can revel in the hotel’s exquisite detailed interior, which includes large marble columns and intricate ceiling lamps. Despite surviving for more than a century, the hotel features modern luxury amenities and a large windowed-ceiling indoor pool.