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September 23, 2022
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Top Rated Luxury Hotels in San Francisco

San Francisco is as iconic a travel destination as there is. There's a world-famous landmark on every corner. Visitors can climb every steep hill 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, perusing world-class museums and galleries, and deciding 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

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 world class shopping in 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

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 San Francisco

Hotel Nikko, at the edge of Union Square, takes inspiration from Japan for its contemporary decor and high-tech amenities. Innovative guest room features include rain showers and a television you can watch through your bathroom mirrors. Stay in a club room to enjoy a light breakfast and evening wine and beer reception in an exclusive lounge. All guests have access to a glass-enclosed indoor pool and expansive health club. Other features include an on-site Starbucks, exotic vehicle rentals, and Restaurant ANZU, which specializes in Asian-Californian fusion cuisine.

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Palace Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco

Discover downtown San Francisco from the Palace Hotel, steps away from Union Square, the Financial District, Westfield Shopping Centre, and the Embarcadero. The Palace has remained a renowned landmark in San Francisco since 1875. It 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

Located on the Embarcadero, 1 Hotel San Francisco is walking distance to the historic Ferry Building, celebrated museums, the baseball park, Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, and SoMa. Amenities include the Bamford Wellness Spa and Terrene Restaurant.

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Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco 

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

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

Conveniently located just off Union Square, this Four-Star property is a refuge for the sophisticated traveler, providing an elegant, intimate boutique atmosphere and highly personalized service.

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Mansion on Sutter

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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