From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the legendary Alcatraz Island, San Francisco is truly a city of wonders and excitement around every corner. San Francisco is a hilly city that sits by the coast of the Pacific Ocean. San Francisco is also a historic U.S city, being founded in 1776 by colonists from Spain. During the 1940’s, San Francisco became an important place for the war in the Pacific and during the 60’s, it was the hub of the hippie and gay right’s movements. Suffice to say, San Francisco has seen its fair share of important moments in history over the last couple of hundred years and as result, it has many interesting historic hotels. So, if you’re visiting San Francisco and want to stay somewhere a little more interesting than just your average hotel, check out these amazing historic hotels below.
The Westin Hotel San Francisco is home to the historic Magneta Grandfather Clock and it sits right in front of a cable car stop. The Westin also has a ton of dining options available to guests but with Chinatown only a few minutes walk away, you’ll want to try out some local specialities. The amazing views of the city and beautiful contemporary rooms featuring minibars, TVs, and coffee machines, the Westin is truly an elegant experience.
What might look like your typical San Francisco style home is actually a beautiful Victorian style inn. The guest rooms offer a vintage style Victorian aesthetic in every room with the luxury of modern comforts like WiFi, TV and even a daily breakfast. Guests can relax in the hot tub, lounge in the garden or have a game of ping pong in the games room.
At the Queen Anne hotel, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast of boiled eggs, sausages, fruit, pastries, muffins and fresh juice in a space detailed with English and American antiques. Each room comes with toiletries and a seating area as well as a luxuriously soft robe, and some rooms even come with a wood burning fireplace. For those looking to get around town, a concierge car service is available and for those looking for a little on-site entertainment, there is an arcade room in the hotel.
Get a little taste of France in the heart of San Francisco at this family owned and operated hotel. Only a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Union Square, the hotel was built in 1910 and features tons of old world charm and modern comforts. Each room is individually decorated so can stay here more than once and have a different experience every time. Free WiFi is available at all times and works of art adorn the hotel for guests to enjoy. Chinatown and the theatre district are both close by, making the Cornell Hotel de France a great central location.
Take a step back in time to the 1920’s and feel like you’re truly part of the jazz age at the Omni hotel. The hotel features luxurious 1920’s decor with state of the art amenities included in every room like a flat-screen TV, plush robes and free toiletries. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. San Francisco’s Chinatown and Union Square are both under a 10-minute walk away.
Located just a short walk away from Union Square Park, this hotel comes with beautiful Victorian style decor and modern amenities like WiFi and a European bar and lounge. Relax in your room with your flat screen TV, USB ports and luxury toiletries or head up to the kitchen and enjoy panoramic views while you dine on New Californian cuisine. San Francisco International Airport is only a twenty-minute drive away and there are great shopping opportunities to be done around Union Square and the hotel.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Beresford Hotel offers Victorian charm with modern amenities close to cable car stops. The hotel is close to Union Square, Chinatown and the financial district, so there’s no shortage of things to do or see if you’re staying at the Beresford. Start your day with a complimentary cup of coffee and pastry while you use the WiFi or take an afternoon tea break for free.
The Fairmont sits on top of the centrally located Nob Hill and is truly a San Francisco landmark. The Fairmont Hotel is interestingly the only place where all three cable car lines meet. Flat-screen TVs, luxurious marble baths, plush robes and iconic views are just the tip of the iceberg of what you’ll get here. The many bars and restaurants will cater to whatever you need for your stay whether that’s an afternoon tea or an evening cocktail. The Fairmont also provides its own homemade honey made from bees kept on top of the hotel’s rooftop garden. Saunas and gyms are also available to all guests. The location is so central you can see many landmarks right from your room.
Enjoy some upscale shopping opportunities around this boutique hotel that offers WiFi 24/7 and some amazing dining options. Each European style room has a flat-screen TV, premium cable channels and an iPod dock clock-radio. Guests will also receive a little candy jar and tea in their rooms and for a little more adult tastes, head to Winston’s Bar and enjoy an evening cocktail. The 24-hour concierge can accommodate guests with transportation to the airport, tips for tours around town and valet parking.
This lovely hotel is a great place for people looking to head to the beach, which is only ten minutes away. The European style hotel comes with WiFi and complimentary coffee and tea. Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach are only a short distance away and the San Remo hotel is furnished with vintage Victorian heirlooms and historic photographs. The hotel’s restaurant Fior d'Italia was opened in 1886 and has an amazing menu of northern Italian cuisine.
Historic San Francisco
San Francisco is an amazing city with so much to see and do and it’s no wonder that a city founded in 1776 has such amazing historic hotels. San Francisco itself is a historic city that has seen and gone through many things. Why not indulge in the local lore while you’re here and stay in a hotel with an interesting past?
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