Where to Put Up Every Type of Guest in San Francisco
The best way to avoid family drama
Fact: The whole family will be happier if they don’t have to crash at your place, no matter how many times your sister says she doesn’t mind the air mattress. We’ve got her--and the rest of your visiting family--covered. Here, a hotel to match every relative’s personality, so no one winds up sleeping on the floor next to the dog bed.
For Your Laid-back Parents: Inn at the Presidio
Nestled within San Francisco’s very own national park, Inn at the Presidio has an upscale rustic vibe that easygoing types will appreciate. Your ’rents will no doubt spend ample time rocking in chairs on the front porch with the paper and a steaming mug of hot cocoa in hand.
42 Moraga Ave.; 415-800-7356 or innatthepresidio.com
For Your Brother, His Wife and Their Kids: Palace Hotel
This opulent Victorian-style hotel goes all out with holiday decorations, giving it a perfect-for-families festive feel. Plus, the indoor pool is filled with kids doing cannonballs a la Kevin McCallister in Home Alone 2.
2 New Montgomery St.; 415-512-1111 or sfpalace.com
For Your Hip Cousins: Hotel Zetta
This is where the cool kids shack up for a weekend in town. With a playroom lounge featuring Plinko and giant Jenga, installations and murals by local artists and a happening restaurant (The Cavalier), this is the place to be seen downtown.
55 Fifth St.; 415-543-8555 or viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
For Your Whiskey-Loving Uncle: The Buchanan
This Japantown gem includes subtle elements of Japanese culture in its rooms and common spaces, but the draw for your spirits-loving Uncle Mark is the whiskey-themed lobby designed to feel like a tasting lounge. The main wall is made of reclaimed whiskey-barrel staves charred by a traditional finishing process known as shou sugi ban.
1800 Sutter St.; 415-921-4000 or thebuchananhotel.com
For the In-Laws You Want to Impress: St. Regis
Win them over by recommending this posh downtown hotel, which offers everything from a spa, gym and pool to in-room soaking tubs and a bedside tablet that controls everything in the room.
125 Third St.; 415-284-4000 or stregissanfrancisco.com
For Your Always-in-Pearls Grandmother: Taj Campton Place
Place Gram in a classy suite right across the street from Union Square, where she can admire the city’s twinkling tree and watch families skate around the ice rink at night. Bonus: Louis Vuitton, Bulgari and Saks Fifth Avenue are just steps away.
340 Stockton St.; 415-781-5555 or tajhotels.com
For Your Pup-Toting Sister: The Marker
The Marker, formerly Hotel Monaco, is right in the center of downtown action. What’s more, they’re happy to welcome both you and Fifi. The hotel offers special packages just for guests traveling with pets (custom dog beds, a Barkbox gift, in-room dining for the pup), plus pet-sitting and pampering services for your pooch while you’re at the spa.
501 Geary St.; 844-736-2753 or themarkersanfrancisco.com
For Your Still-in-Art-School Nephew: Good Hotel
It’s hip yet easy on the wallet--think European hostel meets Urban Outfitters. Platform beds are made from reclaimed wood and dressed in organic sheets. Plus, there are classic dives and indie music venues within walking distance.
112 Seventh St.; 415-621-7001 or thegoodhotel.com