Fodor's Expert Review Loews Regency San Francisco
222 Sansome St., San Francisco, California 94104, USA See on Map
Two towers connected by glass-enclosed sky bridges compose the top 11 floors of one of San Francisco's tallest buildings, offering spectacular panoramas from most every room; the windows open so you can hear that trademark San Francisco sound: the "ding ding" of the cable cars some 40 floors below. A grand spa, rooftop lounge and onsite dining coax travelers from their quarters.
The complimentary house car delivers guests within a mile radius.
Sea and sky blue highlights hug the white Frette linens atop beds. Business travelers enjoy the work desk and ergonomic chair, we well as the Wi-Fi. OnDemand movies, a flat-screen TV, and iPod docking stations fulfill guests' technological needs.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Guests receive complimentary shoe shine, newspapers, and an online PressReader to keep up with news back home.
Spacious baths, many with tiled soaking tubs, feature Italian marble and Julien Farel anti-aging haircare and body products. Plush robes might make you purchase one as a souvenir.
The lobby's hardwood patterned flooring, comfortable sitting areas, and onsite restaurant make this a hive of activity. The concierges offer a wealth of information and can likely score a reservation for hot tickets.
Massage and facial treatments, relaxation areas, and manicures can be found at the spa. The couples' suite lures honeymooners who appreciate the rain-showers and handsome decor.
The light-filled fitness center features treadmills, rowing machines, free weights, and a yoga are. Complimentary fruit, water, and headphones are available. The gym is open 24-hours a day.
Brasserie S&P serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the lobby. Though menu items like salmon salad and eggs benedict are pricey, the food is consistent. The ambiance is a bit more hotel corporate than chic.
Valet parking will run you almost $70 a night. Most travelers leave the car at home and take advantage of the wealth of public transportation nearby. Buses, Muni trains, BART, trolleys, and the cable car can all be accessed within a block or two. Walkers will find the streets bustling with pedestrians throughout the day, but a bit quieter after dark.
Indulge in Michael Mina's (3-minute walk) delectable lobster pot pie. Join the hordes during lunch for massive bowls of Japanese noodles at Ramen Underground (4-minute walk).
The Hidden Vine (5-minute walk) is a local secret to sample excellent wine varietals in a sexy lounge. Live music and funky martinis make the Rickhouse (5-minute walk) a favorite for locals and tourists.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Posh rooms decked out in luxurious touches, outstanding views from most every room, and a rooftop lounge elevate this Financial District property.
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