Vibrant downtown San Francisco has an abundance of "boutique" hotels, some of which make a cutting edge attempt at modernity and whimsical charm. Here are some of the best funky and modern hotels to rest your head.
Chic and sexy, Hotel Diva is located on Geary Street just two blocks away from Union Square. Entering the lobby, you stroll the Diva’s “sidewalk of fame”, featuring signatures of past celebrity guests and a modern, sophisticated lobby. Rooms feature sexy custom shades and stainless steel sculpted headboards. Directly across the street and find two of the city’s best performing arts theaters, The American Conservatory Theater (ACT) and the Curran Theatre. Guests can take advantage of the artist-designed diva lounges and a Starbucks located just off the lobby.
The Hotel des Arts is one San Francisco’s newest boutique hotels. Located in the so-called “French Quarter”, the Hotel des Arts is at the crossroads of Union Square, the Financial District and the Chinatown Gate, and presents the contemporary work of local artists. The hotel's gallery is complemented by the neutral simplicity, modern lightings and clean lines of the hotel furnishings. The result is not simply art as a decoration, but art as an interactive experience. Take time to sip tea or coffee at our complementary continental breakfast or dine in Le Central, a French Brasserie right downstairs. Some of the world's top emerging artists have been painting rooms with full artistic control. These “Painted Rooms” can only be booked by calling the hotel directly.
Sleek and elegant, Hotel Fusion is a combination of old world Asian and contemporary American styles, All 124 rooms are appointed with rich wood accents and feature warm and inviting colors. Better yet, you are right next to Infusion Lounge. One of most successful night clubs in the City, the Infusion Lounge showcases some of the world’s biggest DJs and hottest performing acts. The club's hypnotic LED-illuminated glass columns, and an exotic Asian-inspired interior with giant lacquer dragons, laughing Buddhas, and glowing lattice walls will infuse you with the San Francisco beat.
Hotel Triton is a green hotel with "eco friendly" suites located across the street from the Chinatown gates. The hotel's Designer Celebrity Suites were designed by some of today's biggest and brightest entertainers. They include the Häagen-Dazs "Sweet Suite", bathed in vanilla and caramel colors, with "flavored" candles in chocolate, vanilla and dulce de leche, to the bed's handcrafted headboard shaped like the Häagen-Dazs cartouche, to a waffle-textured bed throw, to a specially made plush Häagen-Dazs bath robe. The Kathy Griffin's D-List Suite's sleek elegance and chic sensibility with a touch of sex appeal for the guest who desires life's finer pleasures. The J. Garcia Suite by Jerry Garcia created by the late, great Grateful Dead lead man Jerry Garcia uses the same luxurious silk fabrics used in the J. Garcia fashion line in the upholstery and duvet bedcover. The self-portrait hanging among his many original watercolors and the autographed wall add a personal touch that is inspired Jerry. "A must for the Deadhead in your life." The King Triton Suite celebrates Atlantis, shimmering underwater blues, silvers, and greens abound in this luxuriously inspiring setting. Part the silver bead curtain to find yourself in the grooviest Jacuzzi tub in San Francisco, complete with a secret television you can watch while you soak. A beautiful king bed with fabric beach ball pillows and magic reading lights await, and the sitting area is ideal for entertaining a small group of friends.
Hotel Bijou is the most unique of all the Bay Area boutique hotels in downtown San Francisco. Inspired by San Francisco’s rich cinematic history, our San Francisco Union Square hotel is adorned with classic movie palace designs and dramatic Hollywood portraits and movie stills. The hotel's Petit Theater is mini movie theater located in the lobby and shows a nightly double feature of glamorous San Francisco-based movies (free for guests). Each of the 65 comfortable guest rooms is named after a motion picture shot here in the city.