This air-conditioned, city hotel had a major restoration that was completed in 1991, restoring its elegance and adding conference facilities, a pool, a spa and a gym. This 605-room hotel is pet friendly. In addition, the hotel has 22 meeting rooms (4 ballrooms and 4 boardrooms) varying from 400-9000 square feet. A renovation followed in 2002 of guest rooms and public spaces, adding the gym. In 2009 all guest rooms were upgraded and in 2012 the ballroom and public space were upgraded. This hotel features a lobby with a 24-hour reception and check-out service, as well as a hotel safe, lift access and a newspaper stand. The hotel offers its guests the use of a café, a bar and a dining room. In addition to conference facilities and Internet access the hotel offers room and laundry service.
The hotel is located where San Francisco's financial, commercial and social royalty have held court and, as the only indoor historic landmark in San Francisco, the Garden Court (the hotel's restaurant) has been its throne room. Everything about the Garden Court impresses and that is what San Francisco pioneers William Ralston and Senator William Sharon intended when they opened the hotel in 1875. When the hotel opened it was the largest in the world. With its location on Market Street - the commercial spine of San Francisco - the hotel became the epicentre of the young city's commerce and culture, today known as the Financial District.
There are 552 en suite rooms and 53 suites, furnished with a double or king-size bed and equipped with a shower, a bath and a hairdryer. All of the rooms feature a direct dial telephone, a 37-inch LCD flat-screen satellite/cable TV with in-room movies and a radio, as well as Internet access and a safe. All of the rooms are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities and an ironing set, as well as air conditioning and complete amenities, including in-room fax and computer connections. All of the rooms have central heating.
The hotel offers its guests the use of its heated indoor swimming pool, gym and spa.
American Express, MasterCard and VISA are accepted at this hotel.
A 20-25 minute ride from San Francisco Airport, the hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Bart Station.
Special features include a spa and a gym, a pool, a business centre, 24-hour room service, dry cleaning, a laundry service and valet parking, as well as wake-up services and wheelchair access in all public areas.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board
King size bed