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Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, San Francisco

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Berkeley, California, United States, North America: The arrival lobby at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
757 Market Street
San Francisco , California
Tel: 800 332 3442 (toll-free)
Tel: 415 633 3000's insider take:

The superluxurious Four Seasons San Francisco is a sanctuary so serene it's hard to believe it's in the heart of downtown. The 277 large rooms have soft beds, marble bathrooms, and deep soaking tubs; the suites have stunning views of the city. Though the understated greige decor successfully straddles the line between contemporary and traditional, with clean lines and zero clutter, it lacks color and splash: If you like fringe and chintz, choose the Ritz-Carlton instead. The Cal-Med restaurant, Seasons, offers a sophisticated spin on surf and turf, and the vast Sports Club/LA, the city's top health club, has a gym, fitness classes, a pool, a full spa, a basketball court, and even Gyrotonic and Budokon studios. The hotel's $2 million Bay Area art collection is so prestigious that it merits a podcast tour, and service can be so obsequious it's almost embarrassing.—Updated by John Vlahides

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 88.7
  • Design: 87.5
  • Food: 85.6
  • Location: 89.1
  • Rooms: 91.1
  • Service: 90.3
Two blocks from Union Square, this "refined hotel" has rooms with sculptures, prints, and glassworks by California artists, set to a palette of mochas and teals. All include floor-to-ceiling windows with "dramatic city views." Enjoy "superb California dishes" prepared in the show kitchen at Seasons; the Bar and Lounge has a special weekend menu listing a duck fat burger and a braised pork-belly burger. Staff are "warm and gracious."

(277 rooms)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Pool, Spa

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