Westin St. Francis

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

The survivor of two major earthquakes, some headline-grabbing scandals, and even an attempted presidential assassination, this grande dame that dates to 1904 remains ever above the fray—richly appointed, serenely elegant, and superbly located. The hotel is comprised of the landmark building (Empire-style furnishings, Victorian moldings) and a modern 32-story tower (Asian-inspired lacquered furniture, glass elevators); guests are divided when it comes to the virtues of the modern addition versus the historic building. Adding to the air of upscale sophistication is the cool chic of Michael Mina's classy Bourbon Steak restaurant and a new cocktail lounge, Clock Bar, as well as the venerable Oak Room Restaurant, Chateau Montelena tasting room, and Caruso's café and lounge.

PROS

  • fantastic beds
  • prime Union Square location
  • spacious rooms, some with great views

CONS

  • some guests comment on the long wait at check-in
  • rooms in original building can be small

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business, Historical, Views, Pet Friendly
Lively
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 415-397–7000 | 800-917–7458

HOTEL DETAILS

1,157 rooms, 38 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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