A bridge over Kearny Street connects this giant hotel with Chinatown's Portsmouth Square, while the adjacent Financial District and North Beach are steps from the buzzing lobby. With two restaurants, plenty of business traveler perks and excellent views from higher floors, this Hilton hits a home run.
Sneak into the onsite karaoke room to unwind after a long day.
Airy guest rooms are furnished with blond-wood Signature Serenity beds and large work desks with ergonomic chairs.
Spring for a balcony facing the bay for million-dollar views, especially during Fleet Week when the Blue Angels do their tricks right over the city.
Bathrooms are sizeable by SF standards and feature a granite tiled vanity counter, showers over tubs, and nice robes.
The buzzing lobby pulses with life, with the 750 Bar and Restaurant, Flyte coffee and wine bar, a technology room, and a centerpiece business center. Touch screens offer assistance with directions, activities, and more.
An ample fitness center features cardio machines, free weights, complimentary water, and yoga mats.
Flyte Wine Bar showcases Napa and Sonoma wines, small plates, and Starbucks coffee. 750 Bar and Restaurant highlights California's bounty for breakfast, lunch and dinner with pastas, seafood, and starters that pair well with wine.
The hotel offers both self ($55) and valet ($60) parking. Take advantage of San Francisco's excellent public transportation system and hop on the cable car, Muni (buses and trains) or BART, which all stop within a few blocks. Walkers will appreciate the relatively flat walks to Union Square, North Beach, Embarcadero, and Fisherman's Wharf.
Dig into one of the city's most lauded Greek restaurants Kokkari Estiatorio (7-minute walk) for outstanding grilled meats and vegetables in a lovely setting. Score a reservation at Michael Mina's flagship restaurant (8-minute walk) to enjoy his seasonal takes on comfort food--keep your fingers crossed that the lobster pot pie in on the menu.
Head over to Hidden Vine (5-minute walk) to sip vino in a dimly lit bar that begs for romance. Also worth a visit is the upscale cocktail lounge, Barbarossa Lounge (2-minute walk) for a swanky experience in one of the city's hottest bars.
WHY WE LIKE IT
For a corporate hotel, this property delivers a touch of sass and style, owing much to its location on the crossroads of three diverse neighborhoods.