The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

600 Stockton Street | San Francisco, CA 94108 [See Map]
#4 in Best San Francisco Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1029 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 336 rooms, 9 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Traditional
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

Located on the southern fringes of Chinatown, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco earns high praise from recent guests, who say that the hotel makes for a convenient choice for both business and leisure travelers. The rooms here are dressed in yellow and Frette linens, as well as a variety of high-end amenities, such as HD flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and high-speed Internet access. Visitors to this property will also have access to the in-house Spa De Vie and its full list of treatments, as well as the raved-about contemporary Californian cuisine served at Parallel 37. But for many guests, the highlight of staying here was the exceptional level of customer service they received. Visitors say that the employees were friendly and respectful, providing an overall feeling of being treated like royalty.

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Critic Reviews


“The entrance may be understated, but it leads to grand rooms, including one of the top spots to have tea in the city (a great way to visit if a stay isn’t in your budget).”
Award: Frommer's Exceptional


“Even the most blasé traveler would have to be impressed by this stately mansion atop Nob Hill. Built in 1909 as the headquarters of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco has maintained its palatial polish, preserving its neoclassical façade while offering a newly renovated modern-classic haven inside.”
Award: Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014

Travel + Leisure

“Fresh from a makeover (good-bye chintz, hello earth-toned geometric patterns), today’s Ritz, near Nob Hill, still has doting service.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015


“If you're not blown away by the gilded finishings and neoclassical architecture, just wait until you indulge in the offerings of the Club Lounge. It's the ultimate luxury.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Fodor's Choice

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1029 guests have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 1029 reviews)

Guest Reviews: Read most recent guest reviews



  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center

Location & Parking

Located in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco across the street from St. Mary's Square, this Ritz-Carlton offers extensive dining and shopping options within walking distance. Guests can also take advantage of complimentary car service to destinations within a 2-mile radius during regular business hours.

  • Nearest cable car stop is one block east
  • San Francisco International Airport about 15 miles south; Oakland International Airport 20 miles southeast

  • 24-hour valet parking ($64)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Previous guests frequently comment that the guest rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco are comfortable and luxurious, yet cozy at a standard size of 400 square feet. Amenities include 400-thread-count Frette linens, flat-screen TVs and Italian marble bathrooms that feature double sinks, Asprey bath amenities and a separate water closet.

  • Electronic laptop safes provided
  • Complimentary Internet access

Standard room size:

400 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


Parallel 37, The Ritz-Carlton's primary restaurant, utilizes local seasonal ingredients in its globally inspired cuisine. The restaurant also offers a craft cocktail menu. Groups of up to 10 diners can reserve a unique dining experience at The Chef's Table, which offers a tasting menu with beverage pairings and views of the kitchen.

  • 24-hour in-room dining is available
  • A formal afternoon tea is occasionally offered in The Lounge
  • Parallel 37 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:



AAA/CAA, Forbes Star Rating
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast



The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is home to Spa De Vie, an independently operated spa located on the first floor of the hotel. A variety of ingredients such as seaweed, green coffee and fruits are used in the many spa treatments.

  • Body and facial waxing services are available
  • The spa is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Men's and women's steam rooms available 24 hours a day

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Kids receive a warm welcome with the Ritz Kids program that lets children check in at their own mini registration desk and receive an activity packet as well as a toy and snack in-room. Some rooms can accommodate families by offering two double beds, and adjoining rooms and suites are available for groups needing additional space.

  • Children's menus provided

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco offers a selection of cardio and strength-training equipment in the on-site fitness center.

  • Private training services are offered
  • Fitness center is accessible 24 hours a day

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco can accommodate a variety of business functions in one of its 18 event rooms. Up to 500 attendees can enjoy the ballroom, which can also be divided into four smaller spaces for events with fewer guests. On-staff event planners can also assist in coordinating team-building activities for business groups, including community service events in the area.

  • On-site audiovisual services provided
  • Full-service business center available

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco welcomes dogs weighing 30 pounds or less. Pets are not permitted in the public areas of the hotel, and pet owners will be expected to carry their dogs when traveling through the lobby.

  • A $125 nonrefundable pet fee applies

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco welcomes couples to host wedding events in one of multiple elegant indoor rooms or in the intimate outdoor space. Up to 500 guests can be accommodated in the full ballroom, and ceremonies for up to 200 can be hosted among the gardens of The Terrace Courtyard. The on-site culinary team is available to assist in creating a customizable wedding menu, but guests are welcome to select an off-site caterer with special approval.

  • Wedding packages are available to include a dance floor, tables and linens, candles and other resources

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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600 Stockton Street | San Francisco, CA 94108 [See Full Map]