San Francisco Hotels
Nobody would argue that San Francisco is a fun town. It has lots of bars and restaurants, a very famous Chinatown, and a reputation for European-style sophistication that not many American cities can match.
The Spanish settled the tip of the peninsula, establishing a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for Francis of Assisi but it was the California Gold Rush that propelled the city into one of the largest on the West Coast. San Francisco is now famous for its landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, the cable cars, Coit Tower, its steep rolling hills and its eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture.
Compact enough to explore many areas on foot, the city is divided into distinct neighbourhoods and eating out is spectacular in each and every one. See the wharf with resident sea lions and fresh seafood, Chinatown for curiosity shops and authentic Dim Sum, North Beach for the hangouts of the Beat Poets and Italian cuisine, Castro for health food and the gay scene and if in Haight Ashbury, birthplace of the hippy movement, there is always bean burgers.
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3 Hip Hotels in San Francisco
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Everyone needs a bit of glam in their lives and San Francisco’s Hotel Diva has certainly got her fair share because from funky fittings to flirty furnishings this fashionista doesn’t do anything by halves.
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£899 per person
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The Intercontinental Mark Hopkins is an American institution and the view is still probably the best in San Francisco.
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£999 per person
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Nobody would argue that San Francisco is a fun town. It has lots of bars and restaurants, a very famous Chinatown, and a reputation for European-style sophistication. The W, located just around the corner from Union Square, is in the heart of San Francisco’s shopping area, and just next door to the SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art).
The new guest rooms are light and fanciful, and in sync with Northern Californian sunshine. It’s not the new décor however that makes the W such an attractive place to stay. Rather, it’s the ambience. There’s a snappy lively pace to the place, people are constantly on the move – for a quick coffee at the bar downstairs or breakfast in the restaurant, or some work on a laptop in the Adirondack chairs in the building’s outside foyer.
The W in San Francisco has a real buzz, just like the city itself.
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£959 per person
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