San Francisco Hotels



Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco


At a Glance


  • terrific service
  • all-day food available on Club Level
  • beautiful surroundings
  • fantastic new restaurant and Lobby Lounge
  • renovated fitness center


  • expensive
  • hilly location
  • no pool

Fodorite Reviews

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Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco Review

A preferred destination for travel-industry honchos, movie stars, and visitors alike, this hotel—a stunning tribute to beauty and attentive, professional service—completed a $12.5-million renovation to offer a modern twist to that classic Ritz style. Ionic columns grace the neoclassical facade; crystal chandeliers illuminate marble floors and walls in the lobby. Guest rooms provide flat-screen TVs, featherbeds with 300-thread-count, Egyptian-cotton Frette sheets, and down comforters. Club Level rooms include use of the Club Lounge, which has a dedicated concierge and several elaborate complimentary food presentations daily. A new chef rules the roost at Parallel 37 restaurant, which pays homage both to locally grown produce and global influences on the Bay Area. Afternoon tea service in the Lobby Lounge, which overlooks the beautifully landscaped Terrace courtyard, is a San Francisco institution, but now offers new twists like tea service from around the world and tea-infused cocktails.

    Hotel Details

  • 276 rooms, 60 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 05-02-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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  • Room  

    Nice but...

    Warm welcome from the staff which evaporated as soon as one was checked in. The room was spacious and well-appointed. Unfortunately it was not as well maintained as it should have been - e.g. a crack in the handbasin. The housekeeping service was particularly disappointing. Generally a lack of attention to detail. Meal in the Dining Room was memorable.

    by Ryetee, 3/20/08

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