- View all PhotosPalace Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA0.5 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel ClassThe Palace Hotel first welcomed guests in 1875 as the world's largest and most luxurious hotel. But the earthquake of 1906 destroyed the property; the building that stands now was constructed in 1909. Still, the Palace wins guests over with its historical charm: The lobby draws attention with marble floors and high ceilings, and the guest rooms house more contemporary furnishings (alongside amenities such as high-speed internet access). But to truly experience the Palace in all its timeless glory, sit down to afternoon tea underneath the glass ceiling and crystal chandeliers of the Garden Court. (For dinner, head to the Pied Piper Restaurant, which serves traditional American fare.) There's also an indoor pool and fitness center on-site, which is perfect for those looking to recharge. Guests love the luxurious interiors and appreciate the cozy guest rooms. The staff also get a thumbs up as well for their warm, welcoming attitudes. What's more, as a member of the Luxury Collection hotel family, the Palace gladly welcomes guests looking to pay with or earn rewards through the Marriott Bonvoy program.
- View all PhotosTaj Campton Place San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA0.6 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel ClassSitting about a block northeast of Union Square, Taj Campton Place San Francisco bills itself as "one of San Francisco's most prominent landmarks," and it has welcomed guests for more than 100 years. However, those who visited recently aren't quite sure what to make of this historic 110-room property. Travelers are quick to praise Taj Campton Place's location at the heart of the city, saying that getting to and from major attractions was a piece of cake. On the other hand, some guests claim that Taj Campton Place is starting to show its age, especially in the guest rooms. Although each accommodation comes equipped with amenities like flat-screen LCD televisions, iHome radios and Nespresso machines, visitors say that the beige and white decor feels tired. If you're not happy with your room's appearance, head to the open-air fitness center to take in the city views, or seek out a change of scenery and some fine California cuisine at the Michelin-starred Campton Place Restaurant.
- View all PhotosOmni San Francisco HotelSan Francisco, CA0.3 miles to city center4.5-star Hotel ClassHoused in a former bank building that dates back to the 1920s, the Omni San Francisco Hotel has held on to aspects of its history: The lobby impresses guests with crystal chandeliers, wood paneling and a marble staircase. But the Omni's 362 rooms and suites are also lavish, as they are outfitted in warm red, gold and brown hues, and accommodations include amenities, such as flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffee makers. The majority of travelers who choose to stay at this Omni property leave feeling more than satisfied. The hotel's location at the intersection of Chinatown and the Financial District is a huge selling point, while the competitive room rates pleased guests who like a good value (though parking costs extra and is not covered by the daily $25 destination fee). Visitors are also quick to praise the prime cuts served up at Bob's Steak & Chop House. What's more, members of the Omni Select Guest program can cash in or accrue points for choosing to stay here.
- View all PhotosW San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA0.7 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel ClassLike many W hotels, San Francisco's iteration is über-trendy, yet remarkably comfortable. Previous guests were pleased with the hotel's accommodations, which include pillow-top mattresses, goose-down bedding, flat-screen TVs and access to iPod shuffles and a variety of DVDs through the hotel's Whatever/Whenever program. The W San Francisco also provides pet beds, litter boxes and food bowls for those traveling with four-legged companions. In addition to its guest rooms, the W also has TRACE, a restaurant that serves socially conscious Californian cuisine. Sitting near the Yerba Buena Gardens in the SoMa neighborhood, this Marriott-affiliated hotel makes a great choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
- View all PhotosInterContinental San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA0.9 miles to city center4.5-star Hotel ClassLike its sister property – the InterContinental Mark Hopkins – the InterContinental San Francisco is geared mostly toward corporate travelers. But that doesn't mean that it's all about business: After all, it's located in San Francisco's hip South of Market neighborhood. Guest rooms cater to business and leisure travelers alike with high-speed internet access (for a fee), LCD TVs, iPod docking stations and minibars. Recent guests said that the decor is nothing to write home about, but that the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows were breathtaking – request a room on a higher floor to truly take advantage of the scenery. Meanwhile, the contemporary American cuisine served at the hotel's Michelin-star rated restaurant garners praise as well. If you're only looking for a drink, the hotel's on-site Bar 888 keeps the grappa (its specialty) flowing.What's more, if you're a member of the IHG rewards program, you can earn or redeem points for staying here.
- View all PhotosLe Méridien San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA0.1 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel ClassNear the Embarcadero Center at the heart of the Financial District, Le Méridien San Francisco welcomes guests with top-notch service and superb city views. The Méridien also features snazzy yet spacious guest rooms with a brown and white color palate and flat-screen TVs, internet access and minibars. Previous visitors strongly recommended requesting a room on a higher floor with views of the Bay Bridge; you may have to cope with a slightly higher room rate, but travelers say the scenery is worth the extra coin. Despite Le Méridien's proximity to numerous neighborhood eateries, guests suggest sticking around the hotel come mealtime. Foodies will enjoy the in-house Park Grill, which serves upscale Californian cuisine for breakfast and lunch, as well as Bar 333, which services the evening hours with its Mediterranean bistro menu and extensive wine list. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
- View all PhotosSan Francisco Airport Marriott WaterfrontBurlingame, CA13.4 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel ClassSitting about 15 miles south of downtown San Francisco in Burlingame, California, the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront wins over red-eye fliers with its convenience and reliability. Guests particularly appreciate the hotel's complimentary airport shuttle service, and the front desk staff is reportedly kind and helpful, regardless of what time of day you arrive. Travelers describe the rooms as clean and comfortable and recommend taking advantage of the location by booking a room with a view of the bay. Guests can also find a fitness center and indoor pool on-site, as well as the Hangar Steak restaurant and Starbucks. However, with all its perks, some guests couldn't help but feel irked by the extra charges for Wi-Fi and parking. Keep in mind that Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points by staying here.
- View all PhotosHilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontBurlingame, CA14.5 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel ClassAbout 5 miles south of the San Francisco International Airport in Burlingame, California, the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront is not the airport's closest hotel, but it does feature nice views of the San Francisco Bay and less noise from passing planes. Travelers say that the guest rooms are nothing special, but most report a pleasant stay thanks to amenities like 42-inch flat-screen TVs, ample work space and pillow-top beds. You will have to pay for internet access in your room, but Wi-Fi in the lobby is free of charge. This Hilton hotel also houses a fitness center and a pool (a highlight for those traveling with kids). When it's time for a meal, the excellent views offered at the in-house restaurant, Windows on the Bay, receive high praise from patrons. However, some recent guests rail against the charge for parking – save some dough by leaving the car at home and using the hotel's complimentary shuttle to get to the airport on time. Thanks to its Hilton ties, Hilton Honors members can earn and redeem points here.
- View all PhotosHyatt Centric Fisherman's WharfSan Francisco, CA1.2 miles to city center
4.0-star Hotel Class
Located on the northeastern tip of San Francisco's peninsula, the Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf offers comfortable amenities within reach of the city's biggest tourist draws. All of the hotel's 316 guest rooms come with 47-inch flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffee makers, as well as minifridges and complimentary high-speed internet access. While travelers appreciate the well-equipped rooms, some grumble about the hotel's nightly parking fees ($59). On the other hand, the modern American fare served at Brick & Beam, the hotel's on-site restaurant, has garnered approval from previous visitors. And those traveling with kids appreciated having access to the property's heated outdoor pool. Because this property belongs to the Hyatt hotel family, loyalty club members can earn or redeem points here.
- View all PhotosHyatt Regency San Francisco AirportBurlingame, CA14 miles to city center
4.0-star Hotel Class
About 15 miles south of downtown San Francisco, this member of the Hyatt family is about as close as you'll get to sleeping in the San Francisco International Airport (but you'll be a lot more comfortable). The Burlingame hotel houses 789 guest rooms and suites, each equipped with iHome stereos, 37-inch flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access and minifridges. Lodgers praise the hotel for its cleanliness and proximity to the airport, but many cite noise as an issue – especially from traffic on nearby Highway 101. Your best bet for getting a good night's sleep is booking a bay-view room on one of the hotel's higher floors. But before you head to your digs, grab a bite to eat at 3SIXTY Bistro for farm-to-table fare. You'll also find an outdoor pool and a 24-hour gym on-site. If you're a member of the brand's loyalty program, you can earn and redeem points here for free stays or meals
- View all PhotosThe Westin San Francisco AirportMillbrae, CA13.2 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel ClassLess than 3 miles southeast of San Francisco International Airport and about 15 miles south of downtown San Francisco, The Westin San Francisco Airport in Millbrae is a convenient jumping-off point for red-eye fliers. Each of its guest rooms comes with a flat-screen TV, 24-hour room service and white tea-scented bath amenities, and deluxe rooms offer views of the San Francisco Bay. Although most visitors report a comfortable stay, some note that the room decor –characterized by beige hues and crisp, white bedding – is starting to look a little tired. Internet access is also available throughout the hotel for an additional fee. Also on-site are a fully loaded fitness center and an expansive indoor swimming pool (complete with a hot tub). Come dinner time, Grill & Vine can satisfy your craving for classic American cuisine. And when you need to catch your flight, you can take the complimentary shuttle. Recent guests with cars, however, groan about the hotel's nightly parking fee. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
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