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  • 495 Geary St. Map It
  • Union Square
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  • Good rates compared to similar top-tier hotels in San Francisco
  • Surreal, moody interior design
  • Ideal location for shopping and theaters
  • Close to public transportation
  • Discreet and helpful staff


  • Some guests note thin walls
  • Street noise (book on upper floors to avoid)

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

The entrance here is so nondescript, you could walk right past without a hint of what's inside—a seriously sexy hotel, the brainchild of entrepreneur Ian Schrager and artist-designer Philippe Starck, where spacious rooms sport translucent orange Plexiglas tables, high ceilings, and two huge "infinity" wall mirrors. A mix of hipsters, music-industry types, and celebrities flock to the moody, dramatically illuminated lobby, dominated by a gigantic Napoleonic chair that could accommodate Shaquille O'Neal, with room to spare. This theatrical staging is enhanced by surreal seating options like a leather love seat with buffalo tusks, all surrounding a floor-to-ceiling, pitch-black fireplace. The art-deco Redwood Room bar, paneled with wood from a 2,000-year-old tree, is known for its beautiful clientele.

Hotel Information


495 Geary St., San Francisco, California, 94102, United States

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415-775–4700; 800-606–6090

Hotel Details:

  • 337 rooms, 26 suites
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 07/06/2016

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