Mandarin Oriental San Francisco
222 Sansome Street
With guest rooms occupying the 38th to 48th floors of the third tallest building in the city, this hotel boasts sky-high views for its guests. Note: rooms ending in the number 11 have unobstructed views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
757 Market Street
Corner rooms in this sleek hotel offer floor-to-ceiling windows and the best views of the cityscape. Don’t be fooled by the sleek and modern exterior, the décor inside this hotel is more traditional, with wood-paneled walls, plush rugs and gold-accented furniture.
The St. Regis San Francisco
125 3rd Street
Modern in both style and amenities, guest rooms at this hotel offer master panels to control lights and shades, rainforest showerheads, plush robes and plasma televisions. If you’re looking for some extra room, be sure to book one of the Metropolitan Suites—they are nearly 1,000-square-feet.
600 Stockton Street
Halfway up Nob Hill, this luxury hotel stands within a 1909 Neoclassical landmark that immediately impresses with its palatial polish. Grab a classic cocktail at The Lounge, where you can take in the skyline as you sip.
Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point Street
Roomy suites are housed inside this luxurious retreat, which also happens to be the former Ghirardelli chocolate factory. The spacious apartments are equipped with original brick walls, gourmet kitchens, in-room iPads, marble soaking tubs and more.
Taj Campton Place Hotel
340 Stockton Street
This 110-room boutique hotel offers quaint and intimate refuge from the hectic city. Insider tip: Dogs are welcome in any room for a $100 per visit fee, so don’t leave your pup behind!