3 Beautiful and Historic Hotels in San Francisco

The Fairmont San Francisco

The Fairmont San Francisco is a world-renowned hotel designed by the famous Julia Morgan (famous for design of Hearst Castle) and opened in 1907. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 and is considered a landmark atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill. This grand hotel has received the following awards:

  • AAA Four Diamond Award
  • ExxonMobil Four Star Award
  • M&C Gold Key and Gold Platter Award
  • Travel & Leisure’s “World’s Best Hotels” Award
  • Virgin Atlantic’s “Best Hotel Partner” Award
  • Expedia Insiders’ Award
  • Travel Age West’s “Best of The West” Award for Historic Hotel
  • Affluent Traveler Magazine’s “Award of Distinction”

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The Laurel Court Restaurant and Bar showcases seasonal menus that are authentically local, traditional and innovative.  Chef Chad Blunston has partnered with local farmers for the freshest, seasonal organic produce and free range poultry and eggs, with the finest of ranchers for natural and dry-aged beef, and with Monterey’s Seafood Watch in purchasing from sustainable sources.

The Fairmont is also famous for its Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar. This famous tiki bar has delighted visitors since 1945 with its floating stage and its tropical drinks. Happy Hours is Wednesday – Friday  5:00pm to 7:00pm.

For more information on The Fairmont San Francisco please visit www.fairmont.com/san-francisco/

Omni San Francisco Hotel

Built as a bank in 1926, the Omni San Francisco is a Florentine Renaissance hotel in the heart of Downtown right along the cable car line. The hotel boasts beautiful and fully restored Italian marble, rich fabrics and Austrian crystal chandeliers. It has received the following awards:

  • “Highest in Hotel Guest Satisfaction Among Upper-Upscale Hotel Chains” by J.D. Power and Associates 2012
  • Travel+Leisure’s  prestigious T+L 500 List of World Best Hotels.
  • Ranked first in the San Francisco market in Travel+Leisure’s Top Business Hotels.
  • Wine Spectator’s 2012 Award of Excellence
  • Travel & Leisure World’s One of the Best Business Hotels
  • Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Awards

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Bob’s Steak & Chop House is a nationally renowned steak house specializing in the finest corn-fed, Midwestern prime beef.  Their formula is incredible meat, gigantic shrimp, fabulous salads and decadent desserts.  Classic steak house food prepared and presented in a way that Bon Appétit magazine calls “the kind of fare you’ll want to go back for again and again.” For more information please visit www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/sanfrancisco.aspx


Huntington Hotel San Francisco

The Huntington Hotel San Francisco has prime location sitting atop of Nob Hill and overlooking Grace Cathedral and Huntington Park. This beautiful and historic hotel was built in 1922 as the Huntington apartments and converted to a grand hotel in 1945. The Huntington Hotel is named after Collis P. Huntington, one of the 4 big railroad tycoons of the old west. The Huntington Hotel is home to the Nob Hill Spa which is complementary to all guests during their stay.

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The hotel is also home to The Big 4 Restaurant which offers a unique dining experience featuring an impressive collection of original artifacts, historical photographs and memorabilia from California’s history.The Huntington’s Big 4 Restaurant has earned the following awards:

  • Recognized as one of the top 20 restaurants in San Francisco by Gourmet Magazine
  • Executive Chef Gloria Ciccarone-Nehls named “Chef of the Year” by the National Executive Chefs Association
  • Awarded Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for our extensive wine list

For more information on The Huntington Hotel San Francisco please visit www.huntingtonhotel.com