Villa Florence

225 Powell St., San Francisco, California, 94102, USA

This little bit of Italy on Powell Street houses guests in traditional rooms that, though not large, feel comfortable, upbeat, and expansive. Bar Norcini, an Italian café-bar with marble surfaces, is just off the street, and a glass wall separates a wide lobby with high ceilings, comfy furnishings, and Italianate chandeliers from Kuleto's, a boisterous, trendy restaurant often packed with locals. Guests can enter the restaurant directly from inside the hotel and eat there, or simply sit at the bar. Offering contemporary surroundings with Tuscan character and personalized service, this is an attractive alternative to the sometimes sterile chain hotels in the area. Be warned: the hotel charges a resort fee to cover "amenities" like newspaper delivery or town car use.


  • great location for those who want to be in the center of things
  • easy access to shopping, theater, and public transport
  • town cars drive guests around the city throughout the day


  • excess fees
  • noise from cable cars
  • crowded street


Phones: 415-397–7700


154 rooms, 28 suites
Rate Includes: No meals