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Hotel Triton

  • 342 Grant Ave. Map It
  • Union Sq.
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Attentive service
  • Refreshingly funky atmosphere
  • Hip arty environs
  • Good location


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

Updated 02/02/2015

Fodor's Review

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.

Hotel Award Winner | 2013

Hotel Information


342 Grant Ave., San Francisco, California, 94108, United States

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415-394–0500; 800-800–1299

Hotel Details:

  • 133 rooms, 7 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 02/02/2015

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Nov 24, 2009

Hotel Triton Review

The Triton is in a great location and with its spirited decor, can be a lot of fun. However, the actual rooms can be claustrophibicly small and are a bit run down of late. While still a good choice, The Triton could use a facelift.


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Mar 9, 2008

My favorite hotel in my favorite city

From the moment the valet greets you as you pull up to the moment he hands you back the keys after you check out, this hotel is top notch. Service is accommodating, attentive and personalized. I have stayed here over 30 times, each stay lasting one week. Each time, I feel like royalty. The location is perfect - just outside the gate to Chinatown, and one block from Union Square. The rooms, while small. are lavish and well-appointed. The

staff go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable. I thoroughly enjoy each and every visit, and very much look forward to my next visit.

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May 17, 2007

We don't stay anywhere else...

I'm from the City, and my boyfriend and I have stayed at lots of hotels there over the last twelve years. Since about five years ago, though, the Hotel Triton has become the ONLY place we stay in San Francisco. We LOVE it! We go up at least once a year, usually for a week-long conference. The location, just outside of the Chinatown gate, couldn't be more convenient. We both enjoy the funky atmosphere and find it refreshing. It's funny how we

always manage to find ourselves back at the hotel when they bring out the fresh-baked cookies (3p and 8p! White chocolate ones are the best!). I love to hang out in the lobby, sipping wine and having my fortune told during the hotel's complimentary wine tasting (starts at 5p!). The rooms are tpyical-size for a boutique hotel in San Francisco: space in the City is limited, and rooms are rarely suites. (If you want a giant room, stay at the Donatello.)However, the decor is fun, the bed is SUPER-comfy, and I always feel like I'm coming home when I walk in the front door. The staff are awesome, accomodating to the point of bending over backwards, and attentive. The only reason I gave the room a "4" is because the air conditioner (which works great) always takes me a few minutes to get used to. Otherwise, if you're up for some funk, fun, and a really comfortable place to use as your home base in the City, I hope you give the Triton a try!

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