San Francisco, California is one of the most visited cities in the world. Known as the “City by the Bay,” it’s a fascinating and sophisticated city, full of magnificent sights, culture and of course great food. From its Golden Gate Bridge, Cable Cars, famous steep hills and Victorian Row Houses. You’ll be delighted and entertained your entire trip. Below you will find a list of the top 5 hotels in San Francisco.

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

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Situated 23 miles southwest of the San Francisco International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay provides a magnificent backdrop for the perfect vacation along the Northern California coast. Whether you’re roasting marshmallows and making s’mores in your own terrace fire pit or relaxing on the bluff after a rejuvenating spa treatment, this resort offers a stunning destination for your next luxury getaway. Delight in delectable, innovative cuisine in the ocean-view restaurants, tee off on two championship golf courses or explore miles of walking trails in one of the most romantic settings in Northern California.

Let The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay invite temptation at every turn. Discover the perfect destination for your next vacation getaway, where you can unwind in luxurious accommodations, replenish mind, body and spirit in the soothing spa, or seek sublime solitude.

Hotel Palomar San Francisco

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Hotel Palomar, a San Francisco hotel just one block from Union Square and Moscone Center. The Hotel Palomar, a Kimpton Hotel, is a sophisticated urban sanctuary in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Our four star, four diamond luxury hotel offers the style of a boutique hotel in quiet seclusion, five floors above the traffic of nearby bustling Union Square. Centrally located in San Francisco’s SOMA district at the intersection of Fourth and Market Streets, our hotel is within walking distance of the Moscone Convention Center, Chinatown, the Financial District and Union Square.

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Mandarin Oriental San Francisco

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Guests of Mandarin Oriental San Francisco have stupendous views of the city’s iconic sights, from the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco Bay. They have recently unveiled a fresh, new look for guestrooms and will soon introduce Brasserie S&P, their new restaurant and bar.

All rooms and suites are redesigned and refreshed, capturing the soft colors of the sea, sky and clouds to immerse you in the sky high scenery. With all guestrooms situated on floors 38 to 48 you have a spectacular perspective of the city, the bay and the iconic suspension bridges. With their location you have the advantage of being right in the center of the city but peacefully cocooned in the sky. Choose the view from your room or a suite with a terrace in the sky.

InterContinental San Francisco

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The InterContinental San Francisco, a graceful tower of translucent cool-blue, soars 32 stories above the vibrant South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood, and is quickly taking its place among the city’s most admired landmarks.

Directly adjacent to the Moscone West Convention Center, the InterContinental San Francisco occupies a strategic location for both business and leisure in America’s most dynamic and beloved city. While its convenience for businesspersons is unrivaled, San Francisco’s newest luxury hotel is also within easy walking distance of premium shopping areas, a diverse collection of trendy and upscale restaurants and bars, and a number of major tourist attractions.

The InterContinental San Francisco offers 550 guest rooms, including 14 suites featuring a spectacular duplex Presidential Suite with unrivaled city skyline and bay views. The hotel has an intimate footprint with only 22 guest rooms per floor. Rooms are luxurious and elegantly appointed with rich wood and marble, striking contemporary art, sleek, stylish furniture, and the latest high-tech amenities. All of this is enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows through which spectacular city and bay views add to a wondrous experience.

Establishing new standards for design, luxury, amenities, and commitment to guest satisfaction, the InterContinental San Francisco features a 10-room spa offering a comprehensive array of exquisite treatments and signature experiences, staffed by a team of therapists skilled at graciously pampering guests. For a more vigorous workout, guests can enjoy the indoor heated lap-pool or fitness center right next door.

Wonderful dining experiences await our guests at Luce Restaurant offering American style breakfast and lunch and transforming into a destination wine restaurant for dinner. Enjoy a tantalizing cocktail at Bar 888 located on our lobby level.

W San Francisco

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W San Francisco is an electric urban retreat with a refreshing vibe and extraordinary service. Indulge in fresh, locally-sourced sustainable cuisine at trace restaurant. Mix and mingle in the intoxicating ambiance of the recently renovated living room and upstairs drink boutique. Get refreshed in our heated lap pool, wet, energized in our sweat fitness center and rejuvenated in Bliss® Spa. Indulge every desire with our whatever/whenever service – as long as it’s legal.

W San Francisco is a LEED Silver certified hotel that is committed to sustainable hospitality – so guests can feel good about their impact on the environment without sacrificing style or luxury.