PHOTO: Hotel Zetta

The Best San Francisco Hotels for Shopping

Michele Bigley | January 24, 2018

With the rise of the tech industry, designer hotels are blooming around the city. Famed designers like Kelly Wearstler use San Francisco's history and subversive nature as inspiration to celebrate the city. Here is our list of San Francisco's most stylish properties.

#10

Hotel G

Why it made the list

A funky new property showcasing art from Creativity Explored--a local nonprofit that pairs developmentally disabled adults with artists. Rooms might be simple, but expect little touches like a throw pillow shaped like California, and tiled bathrooms.

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#9

Hotel Triton

Why it made the list

From the moment you enter the lively lobby, decked out with lots of art, guests know they have found a unique environment. Rooms pay homage to SF's literary history, with lines from books etched on the walls. This is a great choice mid-range choice for travelers who want something a bit out of the ordinary.

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#8

Clift San Francisco

Why it made the list

Since its inception, the Clift Hotel has been the choice for LA execs and music industry types. With the funky Redwood Room decor, and rooms that could fit right in a film about the future, this property makes fashion mavens swoon.

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#7

The St. Regis San Francisco

Why it made the list

A favorite with celebrities craving quality and comfort more than outlandish design. Yet the divine linens, the large tubs, and the commitment to service (plus dry cleaning and show shine services) make this a great choice for those with cash to spare.

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#6

Hotel Vitale

Why it made the list

Sophistication blends with an eco-aesthetic in Hotel Vitale. Gaze across the street at the bay from your loveseat, or relax on the sea-colored bed to watch the boats pass under the Bay Bridge. A fab spa and the lovely Americano restaurant enhance the experience.

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#5

Hotel Zephyr

Why it made the list

Hotel Zephyr breathed some style into the Fisherman's Wharf area. The centerpiece lobby showcases recycled shipping containers in fresh ways. While nautical-themed rooms employ a playful vibe, the real highlight is the outdoor play area, complete with a food truck, fire pits, and plenty of games.

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#4

Hotel Zetta

Why it made the list

Lively, irreverent and a hipster fave, this SoMa property incorporates a touch of earthiness into the high-tech offerings. Local art pairs well with the eco-friendly antique rugs. The lobby area buzzes late into the evening, when locals hang with travelers around the pool table, or sip cocktails from The Cavalier.

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#3

Hotel Zeppelin

Why it made the list

Playing on San Francisco's renegade spirit, this new San Francisco property urges guests to relax in the lobby area surrounded by heaps of Instagram-worthy art. The game room dubs as a work space mid-day and a bar complete with basketball hoops and a cheeky spirit. Rooms might bring Austin Powers to mind, save the shag carpet.

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#2

Proper Hotel

Why it made the list

The Beaux Arts flatiron building is the only elderly aspect of this stylish new hotel. Kelly Wearstler designed the interiors that pay homage to San Francisco's Wild West and European tendencies (sounds strange, but it works). The excellent Villon restaurant spills out to the lobby lounge, while the young and beautiful flock to Charmaine's (the rooftop bar). Rooms feel at once chaotic (with varied wallpaper patterns in similar shades) and restful.

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#1

Hotel Via

Why it made the list

Rooms at this new property overlooking AT&T Park are all about texture through simplicity. Think wave tiled bathrooms, a sleek white loveseat, and velvet footstools. Large windows frame the fog-hued rooms, punctuated with turquoise furnishings. The rooftop lounge and Bar Via draw on an airport lounge aesthetic and are surely the place to be seen before a Giants game.

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  • 10. Hotel G
    386 Geary St.,San Francisco,California,United States,94102
  • 9. Hotel Triton
    342 Grant Ave.,San Francisco,California,United States,94108
  • 8. Clift San Francisco
    495 Geary St.,San Francisco,California,United States,94102
  • 7. The St. Regis San Francisco
    125 3rd St.,San Francisco,California,USA,94103
  • 6. Hotel Vitale
    8 Mission St.,San Francisco,California,United States,94105
  • 5. Hotel Zephyr
    250 Beach St.,San Francisco,California,USA,94133
  • 4. Hotel Zetta
    55 5th St.,San Francisco,California,USA,94103
  • 3. Hotel Zeppelin
    545 Post St,San Francisco,California,United States,94102
  • 2. Proper Hotel
    1100 Market Street,San Francisco,California,United States,94102
  • 1. Hotel Via
    138 King Street,San Francisco,California,United States,94107

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