Stanford Court features sleek rooms, modern accents and tech-focused amenities. Refillable water bottles and unlimited Chromecast streaming are on offer in each room, while the Nod Hill sleep program allows guests to choose their pillow and lullaby tunes via Jambox. Features such as day use of bikes and e-bikes, an app-based walking tour of Nob Hill and a state-of-the-art fitness center are also available.
Opulence and luxury is the name of the game at the Omni San Francisco Hotel. While there is no pool or spa, you can arrange an in-room massage and enjoy the gym’s complimentary fruit and water. The former bank building is centrally located close to many of downtown San Francisco’s attractions. The marble floors and chandeliers inject some old-school charm.
Built in 1909, the Palace Hotel is a San Francisco landmark. A 2015 renovation stayed true to its early 20th-century romance but incorporated a contemporary flair for the modern traveler. The glass ceilings and marble columns of the Garden Court add grandeur to a popular gathering spot and the Pied Piper bar keeps things cozy.
Hotel Vitale provides relaxing places to rest your head | Courtesy of Hotel Vitale / Booking.com
Located on the Embarcadero, Hotel Vitale is for anyone wanting a relaxing, refined stay. The rooftop spa has soaking tubs and views of the Bay, and the hotel offers amenities such as a pillow menu, in-room Bose music systems, daily passes to the walkable YMCA, coffee and tea service, and free high-speed Wi-Fi. The Americano Restaurant and Bar has outdoor patios and seasonal, locally sourced cuisine.
Hotel Drisco is a welcome departure from the buzz of downtown. The intimate vibe feels like a getaway in the heart of hilly, charming Pacific Heights. It is also committed to sustainability, employing environmentally friendly practices such as hydronic heating and cooling, food and toiletry donation, and LED-compliant fixtures.