Boutique Hotels in San Francisco, CA
Step foot in this boutique hotel near Union Square and you'll feel like you're stepping into the Silver Screen. Adorned with Hollywood portraits and a classic movie ambiance, the Hotel Bijou also boasts a mini movie theater in the lobby showing a San Francisco-based movie double feature every night to heighten the cinema-theme at this affordable boutique hotel. The rooms themselves are named after classic films and San Francisco-based movie, and like most boutique hotels, are on the cozy size. The ultra-friendly staff eager to accommodate your requests may make Hotel Bijou your home base the next time you visit San Francisco.
Orchard Hotel's eco-friendly accommodations are located in Nob Hill, a few short minutes away from Union Square and Chinatown. It boasts spacious rooms and bathrooms, which can be rare in a boutique hotel. Some of the best doormen in the city man the hotel's entrance, and don't be surprised if the staff greets you by name throughout your stay. When venturing out, catch the cable car right outside of the hotel on Bush and Powell, or head down the street to the BART station. Once you unwind on the roof-top patio, you will be happy you snuggled down into the crisp, clean sheets at this woman-owned business!
The vintage vibe at the Euro-style Crescent San Francisco Hotel is not unique to San Francisco boutique hotels. But, the renovated bathrooms and large showers, combined with some of the friendliest staff in the city by the bay, make the Crescent a charming experience. And, talk about location; the hotel is steps from Union Square, and within walking distance to Chinatown and North Beach. Be sure to check out live music in the Crescent's lounge and bar on Friday and Saturday nights, with an ambiance that seems to give a nod to the prohibition days, adding to this boutique hotel's personality.
Boutique hotels are not just reserved for mid-city travelers; the Inn at Oyster Point is close to San Francisco's hustle and bustle with a tranquility that can only be reached by blending in views of the bay with small hotel charm. Parking is free at this San Francisco outskirts location, but with an attached restaurant and continental breakfast brought to your door, there may be little need to get in your car and go. Be sure to make time to venture to the bar, where martini's mix with dry ice for a dazzling drink. Then lounge on the deck overlooking Oyster Point Marina.
This boutique hotel in Union Square pays tribute to the troops, but you can only stay if you are active-duty or a vets or are being sponsored by a member for an event at the hotel. If you're planning on making a reservation, consider signing up for a membership because the discounts are even deeper. Although there are amenities abound, including free washer and dryer use, free hot breakfast, and a happy hour daily, it is the tributes to the military that make it a humbling experience. Be sure to make time for the room tiled wall to wall with the names of soldiers who gave their lives in service of our country.