The City by the Bay boasts about as many neighborhoods as hotels. Luckily for you, we've taken it upon ourselves to round up the cream of the crop, whether you want to vacation like a rockstar, or just think you're Turning Japanese. Here are our picks
1. Hotel Adagio550 Geary St, San Francisco
2. Grand Hyatt San Francisco345 Stockton Street, San Francisco
3. Mystic Hotel417 Stockton St, San Francisco
4. The Fairmont950 Mason St, San Francisco
5. Serrano Hotel405 Taylor St, San Francisco
6. Sir Francis Drake Hotel450 Powell St, San Francisco
7. The Phoenix Hotel601 Eddy St, San Francisco
8. Hotel Kabuki1625 Post St, San Francisco
Proudly mounted in the Theatre District amidst the burgeoning heart of downtown, Adagio hides its contempo-upscale aesthetic (spread out across 171 rooms and a hip lounge dubbed Mortimer Bar) inside a Spanish colonial revival building originally erected in 1929.
The jack of all trades of SF lodging, the Grand Hyatt's a 660-room mega-hotel catering to both the business & recreational set with its cocktail lounge, American bistro, and shloads of amenities.
Witness Mystic Hotel, a modernized, Union Square-adjacent home away from home offering dapper accommodations, Charlie Trotter vittles, and one of the San Fran's hottest speakeasies.
The Fairmont Hotel has three dining options: the seafood-focused Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar, Caffe Centro, and the famous Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar, which has been a tiki-bar must-see for locals and tourists since 1945. Enjoy a strong, fruity cocktail among tropical decor as you watch a live band perform -- on a boat, in the middle of the restaurant, while it “rains” inside.
Serrano's a four-star boutique hotel located just blocks from Union Square that features in-room spa services, a fitness center, and a Yoga channel on every TV. They're equipped to give you local tips on the nest undiscovered spots to investigate and make your own. Did we mention it's pet friendly? Also, Nintendos!
Refurbished in 2011, Sir Francis Drake Hotel was built in 1928 and is a half-block from San Francisco's Union Square. The hotel's renaissance-influenced architectural splendor is sophistication with a touch of regal. (Maybe that's why all the doorstaff are dressed in full Beefeater regalia?)
Planted on the edge of the Tenderloin, Phoenix Hotel prides itself on its atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and rockin' guest list that has included such talent as The Shins, Little Richard, and Pearl Jam. Voted #1 Hippest Hotel by Travel and Leisure magazine in 2012, The Phoenix is for the traveller who wants to be in the thick of things as opposed to getting away from it all.
Established in the heart of Japantown, Kabuki brings together Eastern and Western influences to create a relaxing environment that North and South just wouldn't understand. Find your zen balance in the tranquility of their accommodations.