You Tell Us: Where Do You Like to Stay in San Francisco?
San Francisco has always been a bit of a tough hotel scene to figure out.
On the one hand you have a ton of touristy hotels clustered around the city's Union Square. Most of these are small and independent places but of course, the bigger brands like Marriott, Hyatt, Starwood and even Kimpton are found here too.
There are more luxe options nearby at Market Street like the St. Regis, the Four Seasons and the W and then down at Fisherman's Wharf the bigger hotel chains dominate again. There are just a handful of cool boutiquey hotels to stay at like The Clift from Morgans Hotel Group and the Hotel Vitale in the Embarcadero from Joie De Vivre but there are plenty of funky spots like the Personality Hotels and even a few stay-if-you-dare options like the Cova Hotel in the Tenderloin district. There's now even a small inn open in the city's Presidio park.
Yet while San Fran has seemingly many hotel options for all types of travelers, there's not one hotel that we get really excited about.
Maybe it's because San Fran hasn't opened many new hotels lately. We think the city is totally ripe for one of those high design but totally affordable kind of brands like Public Hotels or the yet-to-open Virgin Hotels. We'd even take a Yotel or a Thompson Hotel too.
We're also surprised an Element Hotel hasn't made it to the area yet considering how its focus is being green and what greener city is there than San Fran? And hello? Where is the Hotel Indigo San Francisco?
Or maybe it's because we're still overwhelmed by all the so-so options that currently exist in SF. Either way, we need an intervention to get us pumped about visiting San Fran again so we're asking for your help: Where do you love to stay in San Francisco? Tell us your favorite hotels in San Fran in comments below!
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