Palace Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco

2 New Montgomery Street | San Francisco, CA 94105  [SEE MAP]San Francisco, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Guests were wowed by the classic interiors of the hotel, especially in the Garden Court
Room rates are expensive

The 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 a 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 Rewards program.

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Location
San Francisco, CA
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 556 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Traditional, Opulent, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating
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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Frommer's

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For a historic hotel, the rooms are a good size (even the least expensive standard rooms have enough space for a comfy chair to relax in and a desk set). The surprisingly high ceilings help give the illusion that rooms are a little larger.

Frommer's Exceptional

Lonely Planet

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The 1906 landmark Palace remains a monument to turn-of-the-century grandeur, with 100-year-old Austrian-crystal chandeliers and Maxfield Parrish paintings. Cushy (if staid) accommodations cater to expense-account travelers, but prices drop at weekends.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1783 have reviewed the Palace Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1783 reviews 4.5 (based on 1783 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the Palace Hotel reflect the hotel's turn-of-the-century grandeur. All accommodations feature 11-foot tall ceilings and Colonial period furnishings alongside modern fixtures, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus marble bathrooms with luxury bath amenities.
  • There is a $15.99 daily charge for in-room Wi-Fi internet access
  • Views of Market Street available from some guest rooms

Standard room size300 square feet

  • Internet (with fee)
  • 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

Location & Parking

The Palace Hotel is located in downtown San Francisco on the border of the Financial District and SoMa. The hotel is three blocks east of Union Square and its high-end shopping options.
  • One block south of the Montgomery Street BART station and Market Street cable car stops
  • About 14 miles north of San Francisco International Aiport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($72 to $84 (depending on size of vehicle))
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The Palace Hotel features two on-site restaurants, including the lavish Garden Court, which debuted in 1909 and serves as San Francisco's only indoor landmark. The Garden Court features 100-year-old Austrian crystal chandeliers and offers breakfast and lunch daily, as well as a Sunday brunch and a Saturday afternoon tea. At night, the Garden Court turns into GC Lounge and features hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and live music. For dinner, guests can dine on American fare at the wood-paneled Pied Piper Restaurant.

    Number of restaurants2

    Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • Free breakfast

    Pool

    The Palace Hotel features a heated indoor lap pool with a skylit ceiling and views of the San Francisco cityscape.
    • Whirlpool available
    • Pool hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
    • Frozen treats are available at the pool on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Seasonal
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor/outdoor combo
    • Pool bar
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas

    Kids

    The Palace Hotel has a number of family-friendly amenities, including movies in the guest rooms, frozen treats at the pool on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., kid-friendly travel tips from the concierges, free history tours of the hotel and an on-site Ghirardelli ice cream shop.
      • Kids club
      • Cribs
      • High chairs

      Fitness

      The 24-hour fitness center at the Palace Hotel features a handful of cardio machines and weight-training equipment as well as free weights, a ballet barre and a floor exercise area.
      • Gym overlooks the indoor pool
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles (with fee)
      • Tennis
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats
      • Motor boats

      Business

      The Palace Hotel has nearly 44,000 square feet of meeting space. The space features three ballrooms and four boardrooms with many breakout meeting spaces. The hotel offers a business center and its meeting rooms are equipped with unlimited bandwidth for internet access.
      • Audiovisual facilities for generating interactive presentations
      • Hotel specializes in green meetings for environmentally conscious companies

      Number of meeting rooms23

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

      Pets

      Dogs that weigh less than 40 pounds are welcomed to the Palace Hotel with a dog bed, bowl and mat. There is a $75 cleaning fee per stay and only one dog is permitted per guest room. Guests must sign a pet waiver and cannot bring dogs into meeting rooms or the restaurants (unless the dog is a service dog). Dogs must be kenneled while housekeeping is in the guest room. Pet-sitting and walking can be arranged through the concierge.
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting

        Wedding

        The Palace Hotel has hosted high-end weddings for more than a century. The hotel has at least five indoor venues that brides and grooms can choose from, including the French Parlor that overlooks the Garden Court and the 8,964-square-foot Grand Ballroom, which has a maximum guest capacity of 550 guests for a seated banquet with a dance floor.
        • Hotel has wedding planners available

        Maximum wedding guest capacity550

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

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