The blue-and-tan facade of this stylish inn suggests its 1963 urban-motel origins, yet the spacious rooms themselves are quite modern, decorated in simple earth tones; some have fold-out sofas, and 18 offer kitchenettes. Adjoining rooms can be connected to create a kid-friendly suite. Accommodations in the rear have cityscape views and tend to be quieter. For a fee, day passes are available to the extensive exercise facilities at the Jewish Community Center, directly across the street. Diverse shops and restaurants are one block away on Sacramento Street. The hotel also serves up complimentary coffee, tea, afternoon cookies, and lemonade. The newly branded Swank Cocktail Lounge lives up to its name, with 1960s-era furnishings, mixologists slinging funky and classic cocktails, baristas whipping up Blue Bottle coffee, and James Bond on the telly outmaneuvering all his foes.
444 Presidio Ave., San Francisco, California, 94115, United States