Rooms done in a soft palette of relaxing colors are a refuge from Union Square and nicely mix cutting-edge Silicon Valley chic with classic European touches. Unlike most of the area's other boutique hotels, which occupy century-old buildings, the strictly-21st-century Orchard was built in 2000—though the marble lobby, with dramatic architectural embellishments, like arched openings, vaulted ceilings, and stone floors, evokes another era. With just 12 rooms per floor, an intimate feeling prevails, and amenities include CD and DVD players in each room. The restaurant, Daffodil, serves seasonal California fare for breakfast and dinner. Like its "green sister," the Orchard Garden, this hotel has also received LEED certification, giving SF visitors yet another eco-friendly option.