So many hotels to choose from while you’re in San Francisco… but we tell you about the boutique hotels you don’t know about.
There is no dearth of stay options while you are on a trip to San Francisco, be it for business or for pleasure. But, if you’re looking for an upscale experience in a San Francisco hotel that can offer you more than the others, we’ve narrowed down the list to these five boutique hotels. Every one of them has something unique to offer you whilst ensuring that you stay in the lap of luxury. Furthermore, all of these San Francisco hotels are centrally located giving you easy access to several shopping, entertainment and business options so you don’t have to compromise on time spent while on the road.
A short walk from The Presido park lands you in the vicinity of Hotel Drisco in the charming Pacific Heights neighborhood. The hotel has a commanding presence amongst the luxurious mansions in the area, and is known for its traditional elegance combined with the amenities of a contemporary hotel. Built in 1903, the environmentally friendly hotel is staffed with highly attentive personnel, and is only a short walk away from several world class restaurants and shopping boutiques along Sacramento, Fillmore, and Union Streets. The Lyon Street steps, Alta Plaza Park, Lafayette Park, the Haas-Lilienthal House, and the Spreckels Mansion are all also within walking distance to the property making this San Francisco hotel a place with easy access to everything the city has to offer.
The hotel offers its guests complimentary continental breakfast, and a free wine and cheese reception every evening. What’s more, you are served fresh fruit on arrival, and this San Francisco hotel also provides free weekday town car service to various places around San Francisco. The 24-hour onsite fitness center is equipped with strength training and cardio equipment. Guests can also make use of the nearby Presidio YMCA fitness center for no extra charge. All rooms have a mini-bar, mp3 docking stations, flat-screen TVs, and if movies are on your mind, you can access their DVD and Blu-ray lending library. The bathrooms are stocked with luxury bath amenities from San Francisco perfume house, Agrar.
High speed Internet is provided for free and a secure cabled DSL connection can be accessed on request. Business travelers can make use of the onsite business center that is fully equipped with fast Internet, big screen PCs with full suite Microsoft Office Programs installed, business tools and supplies, and a speakerphone with toll-free calling to anywhere in the US. The hotel also provides secretarial services, if required. Rooms start from USD 450.
Movie buffs will be thrilled to stay in this San Francisco hotel. All of the 65 rooms in this hotel are inspired from scenes from the rich history of classic black and white Hollywood movies. Located in downtown San Francisco, a glass of wine is offered to the guests on arrival at this hotel. You’ll recognize scenes from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds to Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry and other classics in the rooms.
Albeit it is inspired by the old classics, this pet-friendly hotel is equipped with all the modern amenities that is expected of a modern hotel like high speed Internet and cable television. This San Francisco hotel is centrally located at the Union Square in the downtown area and is close to landmarks like the Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Park, AT&T Park, Candlestick Park, and more.
The hotel has a special free nightly double feature at the Petit Theater. Avoid the hassle of going to a multiplex, and enjoy the two daily movie features screened at 7pm and 9pm. What’s more, there’s complimentary popcorn also available for guests.
Taj Campton Place
Part of the legendary Taj family of hotels, the Taj Campton Place is located half a block away from the prestigious Union Square providing easy access to the financial district, several art galleries, prominent museums, and the city’s shopping district. Classic European style merges with modern sophistication to provide an ambience of uber luxury and exclusivity.
This San Francisco hotel has 110 elegant guestrooms and 9 spacious suites on offer. Since its inception in 1900s, the hotel has kept up with the times to provide effortless service and luxurious living for all its guests.
All rooms are spacious and equipped with plush linens and designer toiletries. Leather-top desks, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and Nespresso machines complete the picture. Guests have access to an open-air fitness center and a 24-hour business center for conducting meetings.
A visit to the 1-star Michelin Star rated Campton Place Restaurant within the property is a must to enjoy the delectable Mediterranean-inspired California cuisine. The restaurant also boasts an extensive wine list. For a less formal event, heat to the Campton Place Bar & Bistro which offers specialty cocktails and a late night dining option. If you want to stay nestled in your room, make use of the 24-hour room service and soak in the deep tubs in the luxurious bathrooms, or call in a masseuse for a massage right in your room.
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