Looking for some hotel recommendations for SF

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1. Posted by leiter (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I was looking for some recommendations for some nice hotel iN San Francisco, as central as possible, in the 4-star level. Thank you for any help!

2. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2004 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hilton SF is great, as are the Mariott on 4th street, the Pan Pacific, and (for those who can afford them), the Four Seasons or the St. Francis.

For the absolutely best location, I'd pick the St. Francis--which is right on Union Square. It also has the most impressive lobby by far. The other four are all only 1 to 2 blocks away, however. Since the hotel is older than the others, though, the rooms aren't quite as nice as what you'd get at any of the other hotels.

The Hilton has the best views--while the Four Seasons is the most upscale and the Pan Pacific is probably the most comfortable for beds and sleeping. The Mariott is closest to the convention center and the Metreon.

The cable cars go directly by the front door of the St. Francis--and Tiffany's is a half block to the left, Macy's a half block on the right side, and Gucci's is directly across on the other side of the square.

For those who want to be down by Fisherman's Wharf, there is a Holiday Inn down there that is also conveniently located--but a long way from downtown.

Even though I live less than an hour away from SF, I've actually stayed at all of these hotels except the Four Seasons. I'd probably pick the Pan Pacific or Hilton if it was me who was going to stay there in a week or so from now.

P.S. Even if you don't stay at the Hilton, be sure to go to the restaurant on the top floor (45th floor, I believe). Reserve ahead and be sure to ask for a seat on the east side of the restaurant, where the view is phenomenal. (Now that I've given away my secret I'll probably never be able to get a decent seat there again). However, at least I know that you and your date (and anyone else reading this post that goes there) will thank me.


3. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2004 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Oh, and I should probably mention the Sir Francis Drake as well. It's also only a block north of Union Square--and is in the shopping district--and the closest hotel to the Chinatown district. It's rooms are also a bit older, though--similar to the St. Francis.