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The Top Rated Luxury Hotels in San Francisco

There's no finer way to finish a day exploring San Francisco than by retiring to one of the city's top-rated luxury hotels.

San Francisco is a truly iconic travel destination. There's a famous landmark on every corner. Visitors can climb steep hills and see treasures like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Coit Tower. Whether shrouded by fog or kissed by the California sun, you'll spend your days riding cable cars, exploring museums and galleries, and choosing between fresh seafood on the Wharf or dim sum in Chinatown.

There's no finer way to end your day than by retiring to one of San Francisco's top-rated luxury hotels. Here are the best of the best, according to users.

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

600 Stockton St.

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is the city's highest-rated hotel (Forbes Four-Star and AAA Five-Diamond), providing the ultimate in personalized service, comfort, and luxury. With the historic cable car right outside its doors and just steps away from Union Square, Chinatown, and the Financial District, the 336-room hotel provides easy access to our most visited areas and attractions.

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The Fairmont, San Francisco

950 Mason Street

This premier property at the top of Nob Hill offers panoramic views across the city and bay. High-end touches include extra long pillow-top beds and plush robes in all 606 guest rooms and suites. Select a Main Building Balcony Suite for a private filigreed terrace, elegant parlor, bedroom and marble bathroom; or choose a signature Golden Gate suite for views of the famous bridge and Alcatraz. On weekends, head downstairs for afternoon tea, a Fairmont San Francisco tradition since 1907.

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Hotel Nikko

222 Mason St.

Hotel Nikko is a Four-Diamond, Four-Star, full-service luxury hotel steps from Union Square, the theater district, and The Moscone Center, with an independent boutique feel. The 532 well-appointed guest rooms and 22 suites are nicely paired with an indoor pool; a 10,000-square-foot health club with steam rooms, dry saunas, and whirlpool spa; acclaimed Restaurant Anzu; and an in-house theater/music club, Feinstein's at the Nikko. Pet-friendly and TAG-approved, the Nikko is welcoming to all.

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The Palace Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco

2 New Montgomery St.

Discover downtown San Francisco from the Palace Hotel. Its central location, opulent aesthetic and inspiring cuisine have made it an icon of luxury for well over a century. This hotel pampers travelers with round-the-clock service and thoughtful amenities.

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1 Hotel San Francisco

8 Mission St.

Located on the Embarcadero, 1 Hotel San Francisco is within walking distance to the historic Ferry Building, celebrated museumsOracle Park, Chinatown, and SoMa. Amenities include the Bamford Wellness Spa and Terrene Restaurant.

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Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

757 Market Street.

Elegantly perched above the bustling city, where legendary service and luxurious environment meet, the Four Seasons embodies the beauty of the City by the Bay. The MKT Restaurant-Bar features handcrafted cocktails for drinking and small plates and steaks for eating, all based on seasonally and locally sourced ingredients.

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The St. Regis San Francisco

125 3rd St.

In a city of inimitable grace and style, The St. Regis San Francisco, located in SoMa, embodies extraordinary hospitality with modern-day sophistication. Only at this legendary Forbes Five-Star hotel will guests take pleasure in the signature St. Regis Butler service, ready to attend to every need with discreet precision. Explore modern accommodations that put you in the heart of our lively city. The St. Regis San Francisco hotel enjoys an artful address, with the Museum of the African Diaspora located within the hotel and the Contemporary Jewish Museum and SFMOMA just around the corner.

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Taj Campton Place

340 Stockton St.

Conveniently located just off Union Square, the four-star Taj Campton Place is a refuge for the sophisticated traveler, providing an elegant, intimate boutique atmosphere and highly personalized service.

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Mansion on Sutter

1409 Sutter St.

The historic Mansion on Sutter is an opulent Victorian mansion built in 1881. Originally constructed by the Payne family to serve as their private home, the property is a prolific design masterpiece crafted with rich cedar, stained glass, gilded ceilings, and breathtaking chandeliers. Art, history, and elegance grace each of the 10 finely appointed guest rooms. Each guest room is uniquely designed, blending classic Victorian style with all of the contemporary luxury touches the discerning guest would relish.

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