Although the lobby's glittering crystal chandeliers, dark mahogany paneling, and iron-and-marble staircase may hark back to an old-fashioned gentility, this 1926 redbrick-and-stone building, a former bank, is now home to a modern luxury hotel. The rooms have flatscreen TVs, 9-foot-high ceilings with crown moldings, San Francisco-themed photographs, and carved-mahogany furniture; sliding glass doors open to reveal bathrooms with marble floors and green-and-black granite
basins. Daylight floods the corner suites, each of which has six tall windows. Bob's Steak and Chop House, which is more elegant than the name implies, is off the lobby.