Palace Hotel, San Francisco

2 New Montgomery St., San Francisco, California, 94105, USA

This landmark hotel—the world's largest and most luxurious when it opened in 1875—was completely rebuilt after the 1906 earthquake and fire, inspiring the carriage entrance to reemerge as the grand Garden Court restaurant, a favorite for lunching ladies and celebratory brunches. The architectural details that recall a bygone era remain, among them the Austrian crystal chandeliers; the tall, mirrored glass doors; and eight pairs of bronze-filigreed marble columns supporting a magnificent dome ceiling filtering natural light; it's a refined environment ideally suited for the afternoon tea served on weekends and daily during holiday periods. An indoor lap pool and hot tub, adjacent to the state-of-the-art fitness center, sits beneath a sunny glass-domed ceiling.

PROS

  • gracious service
  • close to Union Square
  • near BART

CONS

  • smallish rooms with even smaller baths
  • many nearby establishments closed on weekends
  • west-facing rooms can be warm and stuffy. <span>2 New Montgomery St.</span>, <span>SoMa</span>, <span>San Francisco</span>, <span>CA</span>, <span>94105</span>. <span>415/512–1111 or 888/627–7196</span>. <span><a href="http://www.sfpalace.com">www.sfpalace.com</a></span>. <span>518 rooms, 34 suites</span>. <span>In-room: Internet. In-hotel: restaurants, bar, pool, gym, parking</span>

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business, Historical, Romantic, Service, Views
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 415-512–1111 | 888-627–7196

HOTEL DETAILS

518 rooms, 34 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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