Entering this magnet for hip urbanites craving modern decor requires stepping over footprints, handprints, and autographs embedded in the sidewalk by visiting celebrities. The fab onsite Colibri restaurant and a Starbucks allow a respite from Union Square's activity.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The daily facility fee of $20 a night includes use of the fitness and business centers, free Cosmopolitan shots and bottled water.
Sleek rooms were re-imagined in 2016 to offer designer carpets, steel highlights, Sierra Five Star Mattresses, 400 thread-count linens, and flat-screen TVs.
Black counter-tops with eco-friendly bath products allow tiny bathrooms to feel larger.
The small lobby houses a charging station and access to the coffee shop and restaurant. Backlit headboards guard the mod check in desk.
The 24-hour fitness center offers cardio machines, free weights, and Pilates equipment.
The onsite Colibri Mexican Bistro makes a fun place for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Traditional Mexican favorites like moles or chilaquiles provide the right amount of spice. A Starbucks hawks coffee beverages and morning treats.
Tequila cocktails are popular at Colibri. Take advantage of that "facilities fee" to receive "free" Cosmopolitan shots in the bar.
Parking rates are north of $50 a night. Take advantage of public transportation (the cable car and Muni bus both stop within a block from the property). Hop on the Muni/BART trains at Powell Street Station to access the San Francisco and Oakland airports, East Bay, Golden Gate Park and the Castro.
Get in line early for a heaping bowl of ramen and tempura at Katana Ya (1-minute walk). Enjoy pastrami sandwiches and grandma's matzo ball soup at Wise Sons Deli (13-minute walk).
Grab a pint or a gin-based cocktail at the Douglas Room's (4-minute walk) chilled out lounge. If watching sports with a pint sounds like a great way to end the day, head over to Golden Gate Tap Room (5-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
Sleek interiors, a funky vibe, and a great location make this a prime choice for business or leisure travelers.