Stars from Bogart and Bacall to Picasso and Pavarotti have stayed in this ivy-covered hotel famed for its gracious personal service and spacious rooms and suites, most of which have great views of Grace Cathedral, the bay, or the city skyline. Fresh off a $15-million renovation, the Huntington continues to offer its guests the same upscale interiors, customized furniture in rich textures, and luxurious bathrooms they've come to expect. The elegant Nob Hill Spa complex
provides an array of services that can be enjoyed while taking in panoramic city views. Around the indoor pool with a fireplace lounge, white-jacketed waiters serve healthy spa cuisine and champagne—to really chill out, guests can retreat to the Zen room's chaise longues to rest their heads on fuzzy pillows and snuggle beneath super-soft blankets. The Big 4 Restaurant, which serves contemporary American cuisine, has a clubby decor of green-leather booths and a collection of San Francisco and Western memorabilia.