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San Francisco Luxury Hotels

San Francisco has long been synonymous with leisure, fun, and the arts—a laid-back city where you can let your hair down and live the good life to the full. Nestled in a stunningly beautiful bay, and with a reputation for unwavering hospitality, the city is also well known for its fabulous culture, refined restaurants, and high-end shopping. A luxury vacation to San Francisco offers an endless number of delights, from world-class museums and concert halls to some of the best seafood in the world.

Things to see in San Francisco

Lovers of fine artisan crafts and food should head to the Ferry Building. This enclosed marketplace sits right on the water and contains some of San Francisco’s most delicious fresh foods, as well as local art for sale, and upscale souvenirs including authentic indigenous handicrafts. The Burritt Room’s exquisite cocktails and furnishings have made this atmospheric bar a favorite among discerning locals, while the Starlight offers sumptuous food and beverages in an elegant velvet-clad lounge with 360-degree views over the city. It wouldn’t be a San Francisco luxury trip without a visit to some of the city’s renowned galleries and museums. The de Young and the Legion of Honor are known for their fine art exhibits. For music lovers, the world-famous San Francisco Symphony performs concerts throughout the year, while the San Francisco Jazz Center is a beautiful hall showcasing some of America’s most stimulating jazz.

Luxury hotels in San Francisco

San Francisco’s luxury hotels are among the best in the world. Expect to find exquisite on-site restaurants and bars serving delicious cuisine and cocktails. Health club facilities are common, as are fully-equipped fitness centers. Many luxury hotels in San Francisco also have full-service spas and swimming pools, ensuring a relaxing stay. You’ll find great additions like valet parking and limo and town car services. Luxury accommodation in San Francisco can exceed your expectations with some places granting unbelievable views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, and others containing nightclubs, golf courses, and tennis courts.

Where to stay in San Francisco

Union Square is the main shopping area with countless designer and boutique stores, as well as some great top-of-the range restaurants and many of San Francisco’s top luxury hotels. SoMa, or South of Market, is a rejuvenated neighborhood with historic buildings immaculately restored into art galleries and museums. Many hotels here have splendid views over the bay, and you’ll be close to some of San Francisco’s best restaurants. The Financial District’s stunning skyline flaunts some of the city’s tallest buildings, such as the TransAmerica Pyramid, and is also home to some of the best luxury hotels in San Francisco.

How to get to San Francisco

San Francisco is well served by international and domestic flights. Most land in San Francisco International Airport but some also arrive at nearby Oakland and San José. Oakland Airport and San Francisco Airport are connected to downtown San Francisco by the BART subway system. Taxis are a quick and comfortable way to reach your hotel with minimum fuss, or consider pre-booking a limo shuttle for an extra touch of luxury. The pedestrian-friendly city center is compact enough to navigate on foot, while transportation options such as taxis, BART, and light rail offer a convenient and reliable way to explore further afield.

San Francisco travel guides

San Francisco Travel Guides

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