From the bay and its surrounding hills, to the colourful streets of its vibrant neighbourhoods, San Francisco boasts inspiring views from nearly every angle—including from your hotel window.

Best San Francisco Hotels:

Where to Stay and Be Seen

Cavallo Point

A national park lodge next to a culture rich city, Cavallo Point combines lush natural surroundings with San Francisco’s relaxed attitude. Rooms have high wooden ceilings, bamboo furnishings, and tall windows to harmonize decor with spectacular landscape. This verdant parkland provides the perfect setting for hiking, horseback riding and cycling.

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

In signature Ritz-Carlton style, everything in this grand hotel is classic, elegant and understated. From the dedicated Club-level concierge to the complimentary overnight shoeshine, no element has been overlooked. Enjoy all the bustling City by the Bay has to offer amid the uncompromising luxury of this regal hotel.

The St. Regis San Francisco

Surrounded by dramatic cityscape views and located next door to the renowned Museum of Modern Art, this hotel combines sophistication and modernity with ease. Unwind over chilled champagne, artisan cheeses and hand-made truffles at the Remède Spa, or at the dining room decanting station, which features a selection of award-winning, limited-availability wines. 

Hotel Vitale

Escape into the peaceful surroundings of Hotel Vitale and you’ll soon forget all your worries. It’s a sanctuary on the San Francisco waterfront and a contemporary oasis like no other. Soft hued and smoke-free rooms offer a fresh perspective of the city and sea, while the rooftop features private outdoor tubs, each nestled in a bamboo garden. 

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco

Towering over the business district in one of the city’s tallest buildings, Mandarin Oriental captures epic views of San Francisco from incredible heights. Wake-up to the sunrise over the bay and savour the glowing lights of the city at night, all from the tall windows of your room in the sky.

InterContinental San Francisco

Set in the stylish South Market neighbourhood, and standing 32-stories tall, every room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the city and bay. All 550 guest rooms and suites are decorated with dark wood accents, marble baths and contemporary art, echoing its fashionable surroundings.


Edgy and style-driven, this luxury hotel pulses with energy. The lobby is home to one of the most eclectic furniture collections in California including a coffee table by Salvador Dali and a fireplace with a bronze chimney sculpture by Gerard Garouste. From the second you enter the glowing purple entranceway you’ll feel as if you’ve stumbled down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland.

The Fairmont San Francisco

The Fairmont San Francisco boasts impeccable service, impressive views and a plush elegance that only 100 years of top-notch quality can master. As the place where two cable lines link, its a meeting spot for dignitaries, business travelers, and vacationers looking to experience the city in style.

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