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W San Francisco, San Francisco

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Berkeley, California, United States, North America: living area at the W San Francisco has cowhide chairs with screen-printed pillows beside an
181 Third Street
San Francisco , California
Tel: 415 777 5300
Fax: 415 817 7823's insider take:

The San Francisco outpost of the W hotel chain is popular with conventioneers for its proximity to the nearby Moscone Center; it also attracts skimpily clad twentysomethings who pose in the lobby bar pretending they're in L.A. or Miami. But the hotel is comfortable as well as trendy: All 410 rooms and suites have fluffy goose-down comforters, a carafe of water on the bedside table, and a Munchie Box containing wasabi peas and other goodies. The dramatic three-story octagonal lobby is stocked with specially designed board games and game tables. If you're planning to join the party downstairs, consider bookinga facial and manicure first at the 5,000-square-foot Bliss Spa. The XYZ restaurant offers contemporary American cuisine, and you can get a cocktail or light fare in the adjoining café. Outside, look up to see the giant metal-mesh sculpture of a woman reclining on top of the fourth-floor terrace.—Updated by John Vlahides

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