San Francisco, nicknamed “the city by the bay,” features many different types of attractions, cuisines and luxury accommodations. Several hotels located in downtown San Francisco offer rooms and suites with exceptional views of the city, the vast bay that surrounds it and points of interest such as Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. Visitors can also enjoy the benefit of being close to Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, local shopping centers and San Francisco’s cable car line.
Comfort Inn by the Bay
San Francisco’s Comfort Inn by the Bay, located near Fisherman’s Wharf, is an 11-story, 138-room hotel featuring views of the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. This waterfront hotel is a few blocks away from Lombard Street, also known as “The Crookedest Street in the World” and Ghirardelli Square shopping. Hotel amenities include nonsmoking rooms, continental breakfast, free local calls, air conditioning, cable TV and wireless Internet. If you don’t wish to walk or catch a cab to your favorite San Francisco destinations, the nearest cable car pickup point is just three blocks from the hotel.
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Guests of the Hilton San Francisco at Union Square will find themselves just steps away from various attractions and transportation hubs such as Nob Hill, Chinatown, the BART Powell Street Station and cable car lines. The 46-story tower hotel features rooms with views of both the Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay Bridges, the San Francisco skyline and the San Francisco Bay. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, a full-service spa, concierge and business services. The Hilton San Francisco is AAA diamond rated and offers 50,000 Hilton Honors rewards points per nightly stay (as of 2010). Other complimentary amenities that guests can expect are Internet access, local and toll-free calls, continental breakfast and big-screen HD cable TV.
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
The Hyatt Regency San Francisco, a waterfront hotel situated between the Alcatraz ferry terminal and the historic Embarcadero ferry building, offers 802 guest rooms with views of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, the city’s skyline and the San Francisco Ferry Building and clock tower. Guest room amenities offered include plush beds, big-screen TVs, iPod-compatible in-room stereos, a large work desk and room-service dining options. Guests can also enjoy hotel amenities such as a 24-hour gym, yoga classes, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and the Eclipse on-site restaurant and lounge.
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
The Sir Francis Drake Hotel, a San Francisco boutique hotel situated next to Union Square, is not only elegant, but a city landmark. It features 416 deluxe, executive and tower guest rooms as well as a posh Presidential suite. Room amenities include queen- or king-sized beds, flat-screen TV and DVD player, Aveda bath products and complimentary plush robes. The tower guest rooms and Presidential suite, on the top floors of the hotel, offer views of the city’s skyline and San Francisco Bay.