A guide to the best hotels in San Francisco

A guide to the best hotels in San Francisco
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The hilly 46 square miles of San Francisco, a city that's basically square, are infused with California cool. Whether you're looking to explore the funky arts scene, savor culinary delights in the nation's oldest Chinatown, or marvel at the majestic views stretching from the bay to the Pacific Ocean — including from the new 14-acre Presidio Tunnel Tops park, which opens this summer — the peninsula is a paradise for travelers of all kinds.

Chinatown, San Francisco. Courtesy of Time Out

In spite of San Francisco's wide range of neighborhoods, from the Mission to Golden Gate Park, Rich Report chose top hotels within a three-block radius. Known for its sweeping views of the Bay Area, the elevated neighborhood is also convenient to Fisherman's Wharf on the north and Chinatown and the Financial District on the east. In addition to the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, which has a tropical-themed Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar, and the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, which has a 19th-floor lounge called Top of the Mark, the area hotels are legendary.

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

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With its Neoclassical architecture and Ionic columns, the hotel's 336 rooms radiate grandeur from afar. Rich Report describes the hotel's interior as an urban resort with impeccable service and well-run operations. The 400- to 475-square-foot rooms and 600- to 1,980-square-foot suites are spacious for a city center hotel, decorated in soothing blues and grays. JCB Tasting Lounge offers wine tastings, California specialties served in the Lounge, and an inner courtyard for a breath of fresh air. Ultimately, the Ritz-Carlton's prime location - with a cable car right outside - is what makes it stand out.

The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel

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InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco

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The St. Regis San Francisco

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Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square

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