Hotel Triton

342 Grant Ave., San Francisco, California, 94108, USA

A spirit of fun has taken up full-time residence in this Kimpton property with a youngish, super-friendly staff and smallish but colorful rooms that boast Chinese dragons stenciled over excerpts of Beat literature, striking yellow headboards, vintage chairs, and chalkboard doors donned with quotes from famed writers. A colorful psychedelic lobby mural depicts the San Francisco art and music scene—think flower power mixed with Andy Warhol—and playful furniture includes a green-and-gold metallic couch and striped carpeting, a whimsical and far-out setting for free morning coffee and tea, fresh afternoon cookies, evening wine events, and the on-call tarot reader. The ultimate effect is a hybrid of San Francisco influences. Four celebrity-themed suites provide whimsy and decadence with panache—favorites include the Jerry Garcia room and The Häagen-Dazs "Sweet Suite," with a fridge full of ice cream. A 24-hour yoga channel will help you find that elusive path to inner peace.


  • attentive service
  • refreshingly funky atmosphere
  • hip arty environs
  • good location


  • rooms and baths are on the small side (with sinks positioned outside the bathrooms)


Phones: 415-394–0500 | 800-800–1299


133 rooms, 7 suites
Rate Includes: No meals