The Best Hotels With Jacuzzis In San Francisco

Enjoy the water at the Hilton San Francisco, Union Square
Enjoy the water at the Hilton San Francisco, Union Square | Courtesy of The Hilton San Francisco, Union Square /
Christy Taylor

To appreciate San Francisco’s many attractions, visitors will find themselves walking up and down the city’s many hills. While the sights are well worth the effort, the experience can be exhausting. Revitalize your weary muscles with a delicious soak in a bubble-filled jacuzzi in your hotel at the end of the day. These hotels have hot tubs of all shapes and sizes, from indoor to outdoor.

1. The Huntington Hotel, Nob Hill


An indoor swimming pool at The Huntington Hotel, Nob Hill
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The Huntington Hotel was built in 1924 as the grand Huntington Apartment building. Today, this sophisticated hotel offers visitors a luxurious experience while visiting the City at the Bay. Elegantly bold-hued rooms and suites provide outstanding views. There are spa facilities such as a jacuzzi and sauna, and fine dining is available at an intimate restaurant accompanied by live piano performances. The three-level light-filled spa with floor-to-ceiling windows has 10 treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms, an indoor infinity pool, and a whirlpool.

2. Hotel Zelos, SoMa

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

A light and modern bathroom at Viceroy Hotels and Resorts, with a mirror, shower and sink
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Located in the center of Union Square, Hotel Zelos is a boutique hotel that is as sophisticated as it is fun. Here, you should relax with the spa’s in-room eco-friendly massage service, before heading to the restaurant, Dirty Habit, for a delicious seasonal menu and extensive cocktail menu. Those looking for the full experience should book into the hotel’s Luxury Spa King Suite, which includes not only a huge bathroom with bath amenities and two plush bathrobes, but also an indulgent and oversized Fuji soak tub.

3. Palace Hotel, Downtown


An indoor swimming pool at Palace Hotel
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The aptly named Palace Hotel is a piece of history in this city, established in 1875. A stay here is indulgent, with a heated indoor pool and an accompanying whirlpool overarched by a magnificent glass ceiling. The gilded Garden Court is known for its Signature Tea experience, and the Pied Piper restaurant is inspired by the Maxfield Parrish painting that hangs above the bar. Rooms are decadent with Frette linens, leather headboards, and views of Downtown.

4. Hotel Vitale, Downtown

Boutique Hotel

An outdoor tub at Hotel Vitale
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Experience stunning views of the Bay Bridge or the San Francisco skyline from the warm oatmeal and sunshine-yellow rooms in the waterfront Hotel Vitale. Each room has spa-style limestone baths, high-end bath products, and an honor bar loaded with treats. Americano Restaurant and Bar continues the gorgeous views of the bay from the outdoor patio and has a cool circular cocktail lounge. Make sure to experience the soaking tubs in the private bamboo garden in the eighth-floor spa.

5. Cavallo Point Lodge, Sausalito


Exterior of Cavallo Point Lodge, with a lawn, patio with firepit and seating, old tree and steps leading to an outdoor pool
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Twenty minutes from Downtown in Sausalito is the Cavallo Point Lodge, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. The Lodge offers contrasting accommodation types: Historic and Contemporary. Relax in front of the fireplace while gazing out at the Golden Gate Bridge in the Contemporary Lodge. The restored Historic Lodging overlooks the city or the bay, with some having front porches and gas fireplaces. At the spa, enjoy a massage or facial and then slip into the outdoor jacuzzis or heated meditation pool beneath the pines.

6. The Donatello, Union Square


An indoor tub at The Donatello
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Walking into The Donatello evokes a feeling of the Italian Renaissance with Venetian glass, Travertine marble, and a beautiful chandelier, all inspired by the artist who shares its name. After walking the hills of San Francisco all day, spend the evening sipping wine on the rooftop terrace and lounge, then rest your weary bones in the sauna or hot tub. At the Zingari Ristorante, diners can devour hearty northern Italian cuisine.

7. The Hilton San Francisco, Union Square

Business Hotel

An outdoor swimming pool area atThe Hilton San Francisco, Union Square, with sun loungers and palm trees
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The high-rise Hilton occupies three towers in the lively Union Square neighborhood. It boasts Cityscape, which, at 46 floors high, is the tallest sky bar in San Francisco and provides 360-degree views over the city. Spend a dreamy evening sipping cocktails and admiring the scenery. Enjoy the spacious outdoor pool area, filled with lounge chairs, a generous pool, and a whirlpool. The minimalist modern rooms provide flat-screen TVs, work desks, and signature bedding. Upgraded rooms offer balconies or terraces.

8. The Intercontinental San Francisco, SoMa District


An indoor pool at The Intercontinental San Francisco
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Located next to the Moscona Convention Centre, the Intercontinental San Francisco is just a short walk from shopping and entertainment. Rooms with large windows, polished furnishing, and soothing hues provide a tranquil escape from the city. Amenities include a peaceful indoor pool with a hot tub, a fitness center, and the Michelin-starred Luce and its modern American cuisine. The nine-course tasting menu is accompanied by Californian wines.

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