Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Emblem San Francisco

562 Sutter St., San Francisco, California, 94102, USA

Inspiration is everywhere at this intimate hotel, with a prominent literary theme that celebrates San Francisco’s Beat poets, from its lobby wall of books and poetry-laced carpet to in-room libraries and typewriters. Ranging from spacious to smallish, rooms are smartly decorated with gray carpets and splashes of color; some overlook the street, others the tree-filled courtyard. Photos of Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac preside over the lobby Obscenity Bar, and a small café offers breakfast, snacks, and coffee. The Union Square location is hard to beat.

PROS

  • fun, creative vibe
  • excellent Union Square location
  • amenities available by request include essential oil diffusers, coloring books, and bath bombs
  • excellent eating and drinking options
  • amenities available by request include diffusers, a humidifier, and bath bombs

CONS

  • $25 nightly amenity fee
  • expensive parking
  • some rooms on the small side
  • some guests might feel the hotel is trying too hard to be hip
  • no on-site fitness option

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 415-433–4434

HOTEL DETAILS

96 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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