Current Time



View As:
‹ Previous | Next ›

Editors' Pick
Save For Later

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, San Francisco 

222 Sansome Street
San Francisco , California
Tel: 800 622 0404
Tel: 415-276-9888
book now with our partner ›  |  view web site ›'s insider take:

San Francisco's best hotel with a view, this Mandarin Oriental property occupies the top 11 floors of the city's third-tallest building. The apex of the Transamerica Pyramid rises at eye level, and the Golden Gate Bridge looks like a child's toy in the distance. The 158 contemporary rooms are subtly Asian-style, with Chinese-inspired furnishings and a bold palette of gold and cinnamon red. The smallest rooms are a bit tight on space and have only a view of downtown's towers, but the big windows make them feel larger than their 350 square feet. For the best sightlines and more elbow room, request a corner location—these have bridge-to-bridge vistas. For pure indulgence, it's hard to beat the Golden Gate Mandarin King rooms, which have a bathtub perched in the window. Service is the hallmark of the Mandarin Oriental chain, and here it doesn't disappoint. Need a new charger cord for your iPod? Call the concierge, and it will be in your room before you're back from Alcatraz. Downstairs, Silks restaurant serves Pacific Rim cuisine in one of the city's most intimate white-tablecloth dining rooms; the MO Bar serves full afternoon tea.—John Vlahides

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
This elegant Financial District property occupies the top 11 floors of one of the city's tallest buildings, 345 California Center. Views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge are "truly breathtaking from gorgeous rooms" done in a cinnamon-red scheme and with glowing headboards. Amenities include iPod stations and binoculars. Silks prepares California cuisine and Asian-inspired dishes. At MO Bar, sip a lychini cocktail, made with lychee puree, vodka, Chambord, and fresh lime. "The staff and service are superlative."

(151 rooms)
—2011 Gold List
Overall Score: 87.9
  • Design: 85.7
  • Food: 82.1
  • Location: 84.0
  • Rooms: 94.4
  • Service: 93.2

Also appeared in the Gold List in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Subscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler ›

User Reviews

write a review ›

Be the first to write a review of Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco and share your tips with the community.

Write a Review
*The Daily Traveler: The day's best travel tips, secrets, and news that won't wait.
Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.



I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement, Privacy Policy, and Mobile Terms and Conditions.

iPhone App:

Create personalized postcards out of your favorite travel photos!

Learn More ›
Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest destinations picks, hot hotel lists, travel deals and blog posts automatically added to your newsreader or your personalized homepage.

Learn More ›


Special Advertisement

Contests, Sweepstakes & Promotions


Send  to your phone!

Don’t show this box again.
This information will be sent directly to your phone and waiting for you in a text message. Simple click on the url in that message or browse on your phone.
Need more help? Our FAQ may contain the answer you need.
Never want to type in your cell phone number again?
Register now with and you'll be able to save your number and enjoy other great features like this.
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement , Privacy Policy, and mobile terms and conditions. Standard text messaging rates apply.