Top 20 Cool and Unusual Hotels in San Francisco 2022

Ever since the 1960s, San Francisco has been a vibrant melting pot of free thinkers, bohemians, and anything a little unconventional. The Californian city has been at the forefront of many progressive movements from the beat generation to the revolutionary gay-rights crusade.

With its reputation for being alternative and funky, it’s not surprising that you can find so many fabulously creative hotels nestled amongst its hilly districts. From all of our team’s visits over the years here is our collective favorite cool, hip, and unique hotels in San Francisco (in no particular order) guaranteed to inject lashings of color, fun, and uniqueness into your city stay…

1. Virgin Hotel San Francisco – a cool, trendy and vibrant upscale hotel that mixes a passion for food with music and culture

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This chic and already very popular hotel by Richard Branson’s famous brand is located in the SoMa (South Market) district in San Francisco and goes above and beyond to make you feel at home.

Whilst you get your own king-size bed to sleep on, so does your dog! More of a lifestyle concept than a hotel, the cool and vibrant San Francisco accommodation which tops TripAdvisor, mixes “a passion for food and beverage with music and culture.

Every room at the Virgin Hotel (what they call a “Chamber”) is also equipped with sliding privacy doors; when you close them, you can separate the living area from the bedroom.

You also get your own dressing room area with a make-up desk with amazing lighting, closet space, and a walk-in shower with a rainfall showerhead!

Other reasons to stay include the excellent numerous dining and drinking outlets ( including the brand’s flagship space the Commons Club), the cutely named The Funny Library coffee shop, and the rather swish rooftop bar. Bliss!

2. Hotel Zetta – a creative hot spot and cultural launchpad in San Francisco perfect for Instagrammers

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Hotel Zetta bedroom in San Francisco

This 4-star exceptionally rated luxury hip boutique hotel has seen all the coolest magazines falling over themselves to name as one of the best-designed hotels in America. Bright, colorful, and arty with enough eccentricity to keep things interesting, the designers definitely haven’t held back here!

With a fabulous fusion of the old and new, centrally located Hotel Zetta is housed in a refined neoclassical building but the inside has been completely renovated to feature a clever mix of modern design with plenty of classic and arty details – think reclaimed wood and antiques sitting alongside swanky modernist sofas and chairs.

With a more than a little hint of fun, there’s even a two-story Plinko game in the lobby and a second-floor lounge that features billiards and shuffle-puck tables. Located only a 9 minutes walk from buzzy Union Square and a 3-minute walk from the Powell Street cable car and BART rail station, this is a great choice for a hip hotel that combines high-tech lodging with artsy touches.

Also expect a free weekly yoga class, in-room spa services, smart TVs and games consoles, and a 24-hour fitness center – we’ll guarantee you’ll fall in love with this funky and chic San Francisco abode! 

3. San Francisco Proper Hotel, a Member of Design Hotels – voted San Francisco’s hippest hotel Hip hotel in San Francisco

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The San Francisco Proper Hotel offers the quintessential urban experience in the Market Street district, and has been designated San Francisco’s hippest hotel by Forbes and Travel & Leisure. The landmark Beaux-Arts flatiron-style building is a short walk from Union Square, SoMa, Hayes Valley and the Central Market-Civic Center.

The vivid decor features walls and wall coverings designed by Kelly Wearstler. The luxurious rooms have handmade Aireloom beds, Italian linens, Aesop bath and body products, Vifa wireless speakers, a curated mini-bar and the Proper App, which connects to all hotel concierge services.

You can choose from three sophisticated dining options – Charmaine’s on the rooftop, Villon and La Banda – with menus by Michelin-star-rated Chef Jason Fox.

4. Phoenix Hotel – the fun, unique and perfect partying ‘rock n’ roll’ hotel is one of the top places to stay in San Francisco

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A hip Instagrammable hotel in San Franciso

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Otherwise known as the Rock’n’Roll hotel, this 1950’s style retro motor lodge is said to be where the likes of Little Richard, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Radiohead stay when they are in town.

This funky oasis enjoys a very hip location on the edge of San Francisco’s trendy Tenderloin district (only a 10-minute walk from to BART rail station which will take you to the rest of the city), the classic hotel combines colorful kitsch with a super caring ethos – they donate a percentage of their profits to local charities for example.

This ultra-hip San Francisco hotel is set around a retro motel-style courtyard, the trendy rooms and suites offer mod cons like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and minifridges and other hotel highlights include free passes to a nearby Japanese-style bathing facility, a seriously hip restaurant and a poolside lounge serving seasonal fare and creative cocktails.

Fun and partying is always high on the agenda at the Phoenix hotel and expect to see colorful murals at the bottom of the swimming pool, retro signs and original sculptures and art dotted around the courtyard. – a very cool place indeed!

5. Palihotel – a beautifully crafted San Francisco boutique hotel in Union Square

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When staying in San Francisco, could you pick a better location than Union Square? The gorgeous Palihotel is perfectly located in the Union Square area, next to the Powell Street and Market Street cable car line. This historic building has 82 renovated king, queen, and suited rooms, designed to suit a wide range of travelers.

There are many unique and romantic hotels in San Francisco but this is one of the best. This trendy hotel is also perfect for tourists as each room is a blend of classic and contemporary California-centric art and design.

You are walking distance from several theatres, bars, and restaurants, a cable-car ride away from the farmer’s market and pier, and a BART ride away from everything else in this vibrant city!

6. Hotel Zeppelin – a hip, trendy and unique boutique hotel which celebrates San Francisco’s counterculture tradition

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Hotel Zeppelin bedroom San Francisco

Hmm…it’s tough trying to describe this cool San Francisco hotel but I think that’s the intention of its designers! It’s at once kitschy, hip, futuristic and historical… in parts, it reminded me of a sci-fi film made in the 1960s, in others a very clean and swish Frat house and finally a luxurious spa hotel!

The 4-star and exceptionally rated Hotel Zeppelin is a beautiful mash-up of lots of styles and ideas that celebrate the cultural melting pot that is San Francisco, my room, for example, was a gorgeous melange of 1960s colors with lots of contemporary twists.

It features vintage turntables, vinyl records, and funky artwork as well as Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and minibars. Suites and upgraded rooms feature unique touches such as fireplaces, and kitchenettes and some have gorgeous outdoor decks.

Overall it was comfy as well as being trendy and a huge bonus was that it was set in the upscale Nob Hill neighborhood right in the center of the city, just minutes from Union Square (and a 2-minute walk from the nearest cable car stop which will take you all over the city)

The service was outstanding and nothing was too much of an ask – all in all, just a fabulous, unique and unusual place to stay in San Francisco!

7. Yotel – a chic, fun and futuristic San Francisco hotel with all the latest hi-tech features perfect for Millenials and Gen Zs 

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 A chic and unique hotel in San Francisco

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The fun and funky 4-star Yotel San Francisco is the fourth hotel in the chain and has just opened in 2018 following the refurbishment of a historic building on Market Street.

The highly-rated hotel is great for tourists but also for people who are on a working holiday with onsite co-working areas and space for meetings and gatherings. Yotel San Francisco prides itself on providing innovation, efficiency, technology, and a sense of community and stand-out amenities include the airline-style self-check-in desks and a one-stop concierge service known as ‘Mission Control.’

Guest rooms have a neat ‘cabin’ style and feature a mezzanine sleeping space and the very cool Technowalls – YOTEL’s signature smart TV where you can connect and personalize your space through mood lighting adjustment and mobile app streaming.

Still want more? There’s also a swish rooftop terrace and bar which offers fabulous 360-degree views of the city, a great choice for a unique stay in San Francisco!

8. Hotel Emblem San Francisco – a much-loved Beat Generation-inspired unique boutique hotel in San Francisco perfect for partying Millennials and Gen Zs

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A trendy boutique in San FranciscoCentrally located Hotel Emblem is a much-loved Beat Generation-inspired boutique hotel. The historic building – which is located only a 3-minute walk from all the shops, restaurants, and theatres of Union Square – was painstakingly restored to offer a very unique accommodation experience in San Francisco.

Hailed as the ideal retreat for ‘literary minds, creative souls, and non-conformists’ with sleek dark and artistic interiors and literary-themed furnishings.

The rooms at this unusual San Francisco hotel are chic and spacious with custom wall coverings, hand-painted lampshades, and an excellent range of modern amenities including smart TVs, Nespresso coffee machines, and free WiFi.

Other very cool touches include a free nightly wine hour, a trendy bar serving up retro cocktails, weekly art events, and live jazz and random poetry readings at their popular on-site Café Andrée, a pretty special and very popular place to stay!

9. Hotel Triton – a stylish, inspirational and creative boutique hotel with an eco-friendly ethos

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A beautiful boutique hotel San Francisco

One of the most popular hotels in San Franciso, a stay at the cool and highly rated boutique 4-star Hotel Triton is anything but dull.

Located in the heart of the city (opposite the Chinatown Gate and only a five-minute walk from all the hustle and bustle of Union Square), from the moment you step into the lobby you’ll enter a beautiful, chic, and artistic world with eco-friendly guest rooms that pay tribute to Jack Kerouac.

With its tireless dedication to creativity, this hip San Francisco hotel even hosts art exhibits by local artists. As well as free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, use of yoga mats, in-room spa treatments, eco-friendly boutique bath amenities, an honesty bar filled with organic treats, and a daily wine hour, Hotel Triton is also known for its hosting of a number of vibrant events.

10. Hotel Kabuki – a modern zen-inspired hotel located in Japantown

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Hotel Kabuki San Francisco

The highly-rated Hotel Kabuki is a stylish blend of Eastern convenience and Western aesthetics and the owners have succeeded in creating something really unique! I was immediately hit by the tranquil atmosphere of the hotel despite it being just a mile away from central San Francisco (the hotel is set in Japantown, three blocks from the shops and restaurants of Fillmore Street and 1.2 miles from Union Square).

The beautifully decorated, Japanese-influenced rooms feature luxurious linens, flat-screen TVs, and iPod docks and in-room spa treatments. Opt for an upgraded room and you’ll find gorgeous Japanese soaking tubs, balconies and/or whirlpool tubs.

Other fabulous features at this unique and chic San Francisco hotel include free bathing passes to the nearby Kabuki Springs and Spa and a sleek lounge serving Japanese and American fare. Definitely a cool and unusual gem of a boutique hotel.

11. citizenM San Francisco Union Square – a fun, funky and quirky modern hotel situated 200 yards from Union Square

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Funky hotel in San Francisco

The citizenM hotels, where the M stands for mobile, are geared to a millennial, nomadic sensibility that makes itself at home in big cities around the world.

Like other citizenM locations, this trendy hotel is in the middle of all the excitement, with Westfield shopping, Union Square, Chinatown and the Civic Center less than 15 minutes on foot. You can take the iconic Powell Street cable car for destinations further afield.

Like the city, citizenM Union Square is sophisticated, colorful, friendly, quirky, and welcoming. The entrance leads into a living room rather than a formal lobby, furnished with comfortable, colorful furniture from Vitra, books, and irreverent artwork by local artists.

The rooms are necessarily small but well-designed, with the most comfortable beds. Food and drinks are available at the canteenM 24/7, and there are plenty of dining options in the area.

12. Hotel Via – a gorgeous new boutique hotel with a fabulous rooftop bar

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The newest boutique hotel in San Francisco, but it’s also one of the largest! Their tagline is “Beyond Boutique”, and it’s understandable why!

Their décor is modern and sophisticated with custom-made furniture and each room is equipped with 43 inch smart TVs, Illy coffee machines, KEYPR guest experience, and plush terry cloth robes.

The four-star Hotel Via Located in the South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, this trendy hotel boasts a 360- degree view over Oracle Park, the Bay, and the San Francisco skyline from its rooftop bar – perfect for Instagram lovers!

Even some of their corner rooms have these stunning views. Naturally, this is the perfect location if you’re coming for a ball game – you may even be able to watch it from the comfort of your own room!

13. The Clift – a beautiful historic hotel which combines luxury, history and high art 

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This famous San Francisco institution of a hotel is a delicious fusion of luxury, history, and high art with pieces by Dali and Roberto Matta rubbing shoulders with crafted furniture and a tasteful design by Phillipe Starck throughout.

Located a 6-minute walk from all the upscale shopping at Union Square and 4 minute walk from a Muni Metro station, the much loved and highly rated Hotel Clift offers a beautiful and elegant San Francisco stay!

The room at this trendsetting San Francisco accommodation was gorgeous, calm, and comfortable with a custom sleigh bed adorned with the finest quality linens and a state-of-the-art entertainment system that included a flat-screen cable TV. MALIN + GOETZ toiletries featured in the en suite bathrooms and a beautiful view of the city out my window.

A top hotel to stay in San Francisco to experience the beautiful bohemian soul of the city with all the sumptuous modern comforts and that you need in life!

14. The Clancy – a unique and striking boutique hotel with retro and industrial chic decor

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Industrial chic hotel in San Francisco

Retro chic hotel in San Francisco

San Francisco has many moods and The Clancy captures its style of cool sophistication, blending a retro ‘70s sensibility with contemporary elegance. Light, open public spaces are matched with modernist designs and furnishings that mix pastels with bright jewel tones for a harmonious, energizing feeling. 

The downtown hotel puts guests close to major attractions like the museums, Union Square, shopping, San Francisco Bay excursions at the Embarcadero, and the cable car line.

Rooms have comfortable beds, work desks with ergonomic chairs and breathtaking city views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Most hotels in the Bay Area are pet-friendly, but The Clancy goes above and beyond, with special beds, bathrobes, and local pet treats. At the Seven Square Taproom there’s a special pet menu, as well as locally-sourced, artisanal dishes for the humans.

15. W San Francisco – a vibrant, trendy and very Instagrammable hotel which doubles as a party hub in the city

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W hotel San Francisco - a cool place to stay

Located in the dynamic SoMa district (the South of Market neighborhood which is dotted with upscale dining options and high-energy nightclubs, only a four-minute walk to a Muni light-rail stop and a mile from San Francisco Bay), the fabulous 4-star exceptionally rated San Francisco version of the famed W chain is located deep in the heart of the city’s energy.

The bright contemporary rooms at W Hotel San Francisco offer flat-screen TVs, minibars and Wi-Fi and upgraded rooms feature sitting areas and/or skyline or city views and they also offer everything from the unrivaled proximity to the trendiest locations to making bold statements of luxury and an eco-minded ethos – they serve up only sustainable cuisine in their sophisticated restaurant TRACE for example.

At this wonderfully hip San Francisco hotel, also expect to make full use of their gorgeous luxe spa, a hip lounge, a fantastic nightclub-style cocktail bar that overlooks the restaurant, a have-to-be-seen-to-be-believed sleek fitness center which features a glass ceiling and their exclusive whatever/whenever service which offers the ultimate in indulgence and is tasked with taking care of guests every possible whim! Get ready to lose your heart to the W! 

16. Hotel Zephyr – a hip, nautical-themed boutique hotel with a fabulous outdoor space

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Hotel Zephyr is right bang smack in the middle of the popular tourist haunt of Fishermans Wharf (5 miles from the Golden Gate Bridgebut this no ordinary tourist trap! It is, in fact, an upscale and highly regarded boutique hotel that celebrates the industrial maritime heritage of the city and throws in plenty of fun too.

As a former hosteller, I loved this place because it’s laid out to encourage interactions, from the cool outdoor courtyard complete with a fire pit, seating, and sculptures, a fun food truck and giant board games to the quirky yet luxurious lobby complete with portholes and furniture made from old dock signs – wonderful!

The trendy San Francisco accommodation is bright and comfortable too and there are loads of nice little touches that make it unique…for example, alongside the usual smart TV I spotted backgammon and chess in my room as well as a balcony offering fabulous views over the Wharf. Opt for a suite and you’ll also find floor-to-ceiling windows and other amenities include a colorful gym and free parking. 

This place is cheeky, quirky, and fun but also uncompromising in comfort – for seafarers and landlubbers alike, I would recommend it wholeheartedly!

17. Hotel Nikko San Francisco – a beautiful new Japanese-inspired luxury hotel located in a great central location

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Hotel Nikko embodies classic luxury in the heart of San Francisco, with spacious rooms, gracious and comfortable seating, picture windows and elegant lighting. The Union Square location is within walking distance of Chinatown, Embarcadero and Market Street.

The chic rooms and suites have Japanese-inspired decor, pillow-top beds, and in-room dining with a varied menu. Dogs are welcome and along with other facilities, they have a Pup Terrace to run around and play.

With so many dining choices nearby, guests and locals frequently prefer the on-site Restaurant ANZU, which offers a fusion menu of contemporary California and Japanese cuisine, with local and seasonal ingredients.

Another on-site attraction is Feinstein’s, the hotel’s cabaret nightclub with live music, comedy acts, and shows.

18. Moxy Oakland – a fun, hip and funky hotel with a rooftop terrace located in the Arts & Entertainment District

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A fun and spirited design hotel in Oakland’s Arts & Entertainment District, Moxy Oakland is located close to all attractions and restaurants. For a contrast to the urban setting, you can drive five minutes to the wildlife refuge at Lake Merritt, which is really a large tidal lagoon.

An intricate art installation titled Shapeshift Oakland by local artist Thom Faulders extends over six storeys of the building’s facade. Within, colorful art, exposed ceiling pipes, and distressed furniture play up the theme of industrial chic.

The Bar Moxy in the center of the hotel just below the lobby can double as an office space or social hub. The patio lounge is likewise a good place to meet and relax.

The bedrooms are well designed and patterned woven throws in subtle colors add a unique touch.

19. Hotel Zoe Fisherman’s Wharf – a chic upscale hotel with a creative whimsical spirit located near the waterfront in Fisherman’s Wharf

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Hotel Zoe Fisherman's Wharf

Tucked away in one of San Francisco’s most exciting neighborhoods, Hotel Zoe Fisherman’s Wharf is a quiet oasis of luxury where you can rest and recharge. A short walk brings you to Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, and the trolley stop.

The decor is inspired by the understated comfort of a luxury yacht, with warm wood accents, neutral tones and sophisticated materials. Genuine artworks such as the wire mesh sculptures in the lobby by Japanese-American artist Ruth Asawa are scattered throughout the hotel.

Comfortable beds and luxury toiletries ensure a good night’s sleep and an energizing start in the morning.The courtyard is a good place to relax near the firepits for chilly San Francisco evenings, and many of the rooms overlook this tranquil space.

The Pescatore Trattoria serves classic Italian foods with a West Coast touch and delicious breakfasts as well.

20. Argonaut Hotel – a fun and Insta-worthy nautical-inspired boutique in Fisherman’s Wharf and one of the best hotels in San Francisco

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Located in the legendary Haslett Warehouse in Fisherman’s Wharf (only ais a 12-minute walk from Pier 39 and 0.5 miles from Alcatraz Island), this exceptionally rated chic 4-star boutique hotel in San Francisco has indeed cast itself in iconic terms.

The Argonaut Hotel has topped many a best hotel list for years now and pays homage to the city’s Barbary Coast days with a tasteful nautical theme and ship paraphernalia galore.

The exposed brick image nods to its pioneering past while the slick design celebrates the city’s eclectic vibe and even the porthole-shaped mirrors manage to remain tasteful.

There’s also careful attention to detail at this contemporary San Francisco stay with luxury linens, in-room spa treatments, yoga mats, and – in upgraded rooms – whirlpool tubs and sublime views of Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay.

Throw in a superb spa, a complimentary wine reception, a seafood restaurant with terrace seating, eco-friendly credentials, and pet-friendly attitudes and you have a hotel hero even Greek legend would consider worthy of the name!

21. Kimpton Alton Hotel, an IHG Hotel – a chic and stylish boutique hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf

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This hip hotel on the San Francisco waterfront captures the cool, laid-back California style with views of the Bay, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Pacific Ocean. The cheerful, modernist decor, artwork and furniture along with greenery and natural light create bright, energizing public spaces.

Within walking distance you’ll find Ghirardelli Square, North Beach, the Maritime Museum, the Boudin Bakery famous for its sourdough bread, Pier 39, and the trolley stop.

The comfortable rooms at Kimpton Alton Hotel, an IHG Hotel are calm spaces with sleek, retro-chic inspired furniture and muted, relaxing colors. Freestanding bathtubs add to the quirky charm, as do the sculptural light fixtures and Victrola Record Players in every room. Guests can borrow records from the Vinyl library in the lobby.

The ABACÁ restaurant serves contemporary Filipino-Californian cuisine, and there is a daily free alcohol happy hour with fruit juice for the kiddies.

22. Noe’s Nest Bed and Breakfast – a quirky and charming boutique-style bed and breakfast located in a historic house in the Noe Valley neighbourhood

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Historic boutique hotel in San Francisco

If you’ve always wanted to live in a genuine San Francisco Victorian house, this charming bed & breakfast will help you live your dream!

The gorgeous rooms and suites at Noe’s Nest Bed and Breakfast all have their individual names and unique furnishings in character, with fascinating antiques and artwork. Some rooms look out over the backyard garden while others have views of the city and Twin Peaks.

The location in the heart of the city, between the Noe Valley and Mission District, is close to all the shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and novelty stores on Valencia Street Corridor and Mission Street. Transportation to downtown is nearby.  

A breakfast buffet is served every morning, with special frittatas and French toast on weekends, and guests have a full self-serve kitchen as well. 

23. Hotel G – a cool and hip boutique hotel that mixes modern style with a retro charm

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Only a block away from Union Square (a 6-minute walk from Market Street and the Powell Street Metro station), and located in a space which has undergone major upheaval from the great earthquake of 1906 to extensive renovations over the past two centuries, the stylish and highly rated Hotel G is a testament to the tenacity of San Francisco.

The history endured by this hip San Francisco stay is encapsulated in every element of its makeup. As you meander through the lobby, relax in the bar or chill out in your impeccably designed room, you will be able to hear the jazz of the past musicians and soak up the vibe of a bygone era, that has been so carefully embodied in the current style and charm of the hotel.

The attractive modern minimalist rooms feature Nespresso machines, minibars, smart TVs, and free Wi-Fi and other amenities include a relaxed Euro-American restaurant, a bar, and a gym. A great choice for an interesting boutique hotel located right in the beating heart of San Francisco. 

24. [email protected] Alise – a quirky chic and fun hotel with stylish kitsch decor

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Housed in a stately, 100-year-old building right on Geary Boulevard and close to everything I wanted to see in the city (only an 8-minute walk to central Union Square and a short distance to Chinatown) this little ray of sunshine was a real pleasure to stay in!

Super friendly staff and comfy luxe rooms with a wonderfully quirky yellow pineapple theme made it impossible not to feel happy at the 4-star exceptionally rated Staypineapple...I mean who can seriously feel glum wrapped in a yellow gingham bathrobe gazing out at fabulous views of San Francisco?

The rooms had a very high standard of décor which was bright, cheerful, and a touch kitschy with all the mod cons I needed including free WiFi, Bluetooth/iPhone dock, Signature bathrobes, and a very swish marble bathroom complete with a walk-in rainfall shower.

The communal areas were equally as warm and welcoming and I enjoyed a glass of Californian wine (okay maybe two!) in the bar as well.

Other great features at this hip San Francisco stay included an exercise room, loaner bikes, and available dog beds, water bowls and pet treats – aww! No detail is forgotten here, just a joyful place to stay!

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  1. Love visiting the bay area! One of our favorite hotels to relax near San Francisco is Cavallo Point. It’s right next to the Golden Gate Bridge so the views are stunning.

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  2. I can recommend the Hotel Rex. I stayed there recently after four weeks in corporate hotels in Singapore, Los Angles and Boston. This place was a breathe of fresh air. Great customer service and the wine was a welcome beverage after a long day sightseeing. And the bar is full of local people who will eagerly ask you to join them for a drink and a chat.

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  3. I have fortunately had the opportunity to go to San Francisco some years ago with my family. I never actually stayed in the city, as it was a day trip (I was actually staying in San Jose). Checking out these hotels really reminds me of the culture of the place, though. These hotels are cool because they are all so different from each other. The Pheonix hotel looks particularly cool, though I may be biased because that frog playing a guitar statue is just sort of epic!

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