Managing to be both homey and innovative, this Union Square gem celebrates the building's century-old bones with a fresh design scheme that celebrates the Golden State. A fantastic on-site eatery, plenty of art, and a hip staff enliven public spaces.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The old bones of the hotel mean that street noise might affect light sleepers. Bring ear plugs.
An ensemble of hand-loomed Indian rugs, denim headboards, black-and-white wallpapered closets, floating light fixtures, and throw pillows shaped like the Golden State provide a photo-worthy in-room experience. Large windows and high ceilings give smallish standard rooms an airy feel. Technological amenities abound--smart TVs, radios that have Internet connections and international stations, Nespresso machines, and free Wi-Fi.
Efficient bathrooms feature white tiles and showers over tubs.
A spiral staircase, tiled floors, plenty of plants create a homey lobby experience. The three onsite restaurants spill into the lobby area, creating a celebratory vibe. Stroll around the lobby to check out the Creativity Explored artwork, a local nonprofit for artists with disabilities.
A small gym features yoga mats and weights, treadmills, and free weights.
Restaurant workers fill the beloved Benjamin Cooper late into the evening for oysters and cocktails.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The hotel is creating two new onsite dining experiences with hopes to have them completed by mid-2018.
Locals flock to Benjamin Cooper for bubbly. The chilled out sleek vibe makes a fine spot to escape the hubbub of Union Square.
Parking rates are on par with the rest of the city (read: expensive). Most travelers don't bother with a car and instead take advantage of San Francisco's walker friendly streets. Within a mile, travelers can access Union Square, SoMa, Financial District, Chinatown, and Tenderloin. The cable car and bus both stop within a block from the property, connecting travelers with the wharf and Embarcadero. Hop on the BART train at Powell Street Station (5-minute walk) to access the San Francisco and Oakland Airports.
Heaping bowls of umani-spiced ramen lure locals to line up for up to an hour at Katana Ya (1-minute walk). Enjoy crafty takes on poke or kalua pork at Liholiho Yacht Club (7-minute walk).
Trek up Nob Hill to watch the sunset with a martini in hand at Top of the Mark (13-minute walk). Closer to sea level, enjoy a whiskey-based cocktail in San Francisco's premiere speakeasy Bourbon & Branch (5-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
Crafty interiors and a thoughtful staff make Hotel G a wise Union Square choice for those looking for some fun from their hotel.