First Class Foyers: The Haute 5 Hotel Lobbies in San Francisco

If the adage that first impressions are everything, then these select hotel lobbies are making quite a grandeur impression. Once recognized as a quick pit stop for travelers before heading onward, hotel lobbies have been stepping it up, proving that they are more than just a waiting room. Guests looking for a good cocktail and conversation are in luck because hotel lobbies are more decadent than ever and we’ve tallied up some of our favorites in the Bay Area. Equipped with lavish nightclubs, bars and shops these hotel lobbies are sure to have you out of the room before you have a chance to crack open the mini-bar.

The Four Seasons San Francisco

Step away from the frenzy of downtown San Francisco and head four floors up to the lobby of the Four Seasons. Discreetly tucked away in the Yerba Buena Cultural Center on Market Street, the Four Seasons San Francisco greets guests with its residential, modern style, contemporary art, and inviting cocktail menu. Not too trendy, not too traditional, the Four Seasons offers a casual yet elegant setting for guests to relax. Whether you grab a bite or a cocktail, make sure to grab a window seat at the Seasons Bar and Lounge, where despite a nearby jazz pianist playing and conversation taking place, is mellow and quiet.

Four Seasons San Francisco is located at 757 Market St.; 415.633.3000