With a vibrant Hospitality Scene, San Francisco is home to some of the most elegant and historical hotels of California! Today we list 10 amazing boutique design hotels with high elements of luxury that you’ll love to discover. Most of them were recently revamped by some of the best designers of the World!
Fairmont San Francisco
A San Francisco institution, the Fairmont holds pride of place at the top of Nob Hill and remains as stately as it was when it opened back in 1906. Its opulent interiors include a jaw-dropping lobby with towering columns and decorative ceilings.
In the center of the Japanese neighborhood, we can find the Kabuki Hotel. Its 1960s building is now a refreshing take on mid-century modern design with a Japanese twist: a glassed-lobby lobby opens out onto a bonsai garden, rooms are artfully decorated with orchids and edgy pop art, and a feeling of Zen pervades in guest rooms in the form of framed calligraphy, sisal carpeting, and shibori-crafted cloth headboards.
Atop Nob Hill we can find the Scarlet Huntington, an upscale 134-room hotel that’s described as a posh boutique hotel with a lush lobby and traditional restaurant attracting a mature clientele. This hotel recently got a 15 Million Dollar Renovation led by design group Forrest Perkins that transformed this historical hotel in a new city gem!
Inn at the Presidio
Located at a historic Georgian revival-style brick building, the Inn at the Presidio was restored as a charming lodge and now has 22 sophisticated rooms done up in wooden rattan chairs and antiques as well as a white porch lined with rocking chairs where you can look to the San Francisco bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.
San Francisco Proper Hotel
With amazing interiors by famed designer Kelly Wearstler, the San Francisco Proper Hotel could not be more of a departure than the 1907 building’s flatiron-shaped red-brick façade. A mash-up of styles, colors, and patterns dominates every corner: bold wallpaper clashes with plaid upholstery and bare wooden floors, staff wear checkered suits and floral ties. It’s bohemian and eclectic and, somehow, it all works.
Taj Campton Place
Housed in two adjoining century-old buildings, this 110-room luxury boutique is a revelation in bustling Union Square. in 2007, soft renovations brought the hotel up to the India-based luxury brand’s high standards, and Campton Place Taj has since earned numerous accolades as one of the world’s greatest places to stay. Service is taken to new heights here.
Steps from Union Square, this cute, whimsical property was designed by HKS Architects for the new generation of travelers hoping to find style, affordability, and next-level amenities all in on package.
The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
Created by design group HBA in a stately century-old building whose colonnaded facade resembles the U.S. Supreme Court building, this Ritz-Carlton maintains the conservative classiness that defines the chain: traditional oil paintings on the walls, fresh orchids, marble everywhere, and more chandeliers than you can count.
The St. Regis San Francisco
Anyone talking about urban luxury is surely talking about the St. Regis San Francisco, which occupies a 40-story SoMa tower within spitting distance of the Museum of Modern Art near the financial district. This amazing hotel was created by the top design company Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.