Six San Francisco Hotels Fit for a Staycation


125 MARKET ST. (415) 284-4000

st regis san francisco - haute living

The St. Regis San Francisco, celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, still sparkles like new. This contemporary SoMa property, stretching 40 stories high, incorporates the Museum of the African Diaspora and is just steps from the Center for the Arts and the California Historical Society—places you may want to consider visiting. Of course, we understand if you only want to leave your spacious quarters to go to the 9,000-square-foot Remède Spa, where you’ll have the pedicure of your life and the massages are customized. The truth is, once you slide between the custom cotton sheets that feel like silk, you don’t have to leave your hotel bed—for within your reach is a control that allows you to operate everything, including the Roman shades and the black-out curtains, along with a ‘do not disturb’ button and a call button for the butler that is available to you 24/7. You’ll have the most dignified staycation in the 3,200-square-foot Presidential Suite.

222 SANSOME ST. (415) 276-9888

loews regency san francisco - haute living

A getaway in the clouds, the Loews Regency San Francisco—formerly the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco— is located on the top 11 floors of the city’s third-tallest building, 345 California Center. This urban retreat delights with an attentive staff and amenities such as the Mercedes-Benz house car available to take you to dinner at the restaurant the concierge booked for you before you arrived. For the one-percenters, the Bridge to Bridge Terrace Suite on the 38th floor, offering spectacular views of both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge and a to-die-for terrace, of course, has your name on it. With dreamy beds in every guestroom that practically guarantee a good night’s sleep and The Spa at Loews Regency San Francisco designed to melt away any stress, you’ll return from your staycation a new person.

757 MARKET ST. (415) 633-3000

Four seasons san francisco - haute living

With 90 pieces of art from California on display throughout the Four Seasons San Francisco, you might think you’ve checked into a gallery instead of this hotel, known for its exceptional hospitality. Even the room service menus are art exhibition books that showcase local talent. Speaking of food, trust us, you’ll want to dine at the in-house restaurant MKT, which boasts a modern feel after a recent makeover. An Equinox Sports Club in the same building means you can keep up your workout routine as you indulge in the culinary delights. When you’re ready to return to your accommodation, a soothing in-room massage awaits. For the ultimate stay, reserve one of the two well-appointed Specialty Suites; from the hotel’s top floor, where you’ll be treated to views of the Yerba Buena Gardens that will leave their floral imprints long after check-out.

600 STOCKTON ST. (415) 296-7465

ritz carlton san francisco - haute living

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, a Nob Hill gem and San Francisco’s only AAA-Five Diamond hotel, recently completed its multi-million dollar renovation. You’ll swoon over the fresh, new look in the guest rooms and suites. Naturally, we suggest the Presidential Suite, where you can soak up city and terrace views from the whirlpool bath. For an exceptional experience, the Club Lounge offers caviar tastings on Saturday evenings, Vintner Wine Series on the weekends, a dedicated concierge and much more, including a tranquil courtyard below. In the lobby, allow yourself to be seduced into the JCB Tasting Lounge by Jean-Charles Boisset, who brings wine country to the city with this chic, intimate, haute spot that is a must for any oenophile, offering flights paired with specially-curated food options from the hotel’s award-winning Parallel 37 restaurant.

950 MASON ST. (866) 540-4491

fairmont san francisco - haute living

Standing proud atop Nob Hill is the Fairmont San Francisco, opened in 1907, and a favorite neighborhood hangout. Expect to mingle with other locals in the stylish Laurel Court Bar & Lounge. Make yourself at home in the amazing Penthouse Suite, with sweeping views from the eye-popping terrace. Encompassing the entire eighth floor of the historic, main building, this famous retreat features a professional-grade gourmet kitchen that comes stocked with fresh organic items from the Ferry Building Farmers’ Market and a personalized guest robe. All 592 guestrooms and 62 suites have been elegantly updated; each is also outfitted with a new Hotel Communication Network Navigator, a tablet that serves as your guide to the property and the city. Use it to make the most of your staycation!

2 NEW MONTGOMERY ST. (415) 512-1111

palace hotel san francisco - haute living

The iconic Palace Hotel, in a 1909 Beaux Arts building, is where you can have a royal staycation, especially now that it has completed a major overhaul to all of its guestrooms and suites, lobby, promenade, The Garden Court—the jewel of the property—GC Lounge, fitness center and indoor pool. Have a cocktail poolside, lie back in a chaise lounge and soak up the cityscape through the sky-lit ceiling. You will think you’re at a resort. Splurge on a Specialty Suite for a truly unforgettable stay. Take in the views from the soaring, curved windows in the living room, where you’ll appreciate the original fireplace as much as the intricate woodwork. A dining room and inviting bedroom featuring a four-post bed help make this spacious corner accommodation feel like your very own apartment. Step into the oversized bedroom and under the rain shower to truly relax in your retreat.