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Very Good 8 Reviews
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What We Love

  • 1920s Parisian motif and lavish Art Deco furnishings
  • Mahogany writing desks with honor bar in the bottom drawer
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • Valet parking is $55 a day
  • Hotel is pet-friendly; there is a weight limit of 40 pounds

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Overview

An homage to 1920s literary life soaked in the spirit of the Lost Generation and steps from Union Square

The Look

To enter San Francisco’s Hotel Emblem is to be transported to a 1920s literary haunt soaked in the spirit of the Lost Generation. Harnessing your favorite writer’s expatriate period in Paris, the public spaces pair Art Deco decor with library-style bookcases, warm lighting and even a crackling fireplace. The lobby’s cantaloupe and peacock palette is far from gaudy thanks to the dim luminance of mannequin-head lamps, and the elevator is wallpapered in decades-old pages of the San Francisco Social Register, a list of wealthy and influential citizens.

Bed & Bath

The sizable (for San Francisco) Parisian-style guest rooms blend such modern comforts as flat-screen TVs and pillow-top mattresses with Art Deco furnishings and plenty of Parisian flair. They’re also full of surprises — such as the stocked honor bar in the bottom drawer of the mahogany writing desk, an amenity fit for F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hemingway if ever there was one.

Beyond

No space channels Emblem’s ’20s spirit more than the Obscenity Bar & Lounge, where the tables and chairs appear to have been pulled straight out of a French bistro and the cocktails are handcrafted. For something a bit more casual, Bluestone Lane serves artisan coffee in a café space.

How to Get There

Hotel Emblem San Francisco
562 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 8 Reviews
Good stay.
Reviewed 1 day ago

Great central location. Room was a little bit small, huge flat screen TV but at 90 degrees angle from the bed, so not optimal to watch it from the bed. Bed was very very comfortable. Fast free internet. Could not make AC working, but it was quite cold outside, so opening and closing the window was enough. They did not charge me any facilities fees, which was great as many hotels around Union Square do this.

Good but not perfect
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed 5 nights. The restaurant was not opened yet, a little disappointed. The room was nice but a bit too small.

The only thing I don’t like about the room was the lighting of toilet. Guess it was a kind of environmental-friendly design, which the light will turn off automatically(and very suddenly) if the sensor detects no people/ movement in the toilet. The toilet was foggy while having shower, (guess the sensor can’t detect) and the lighting turned off so suddenly..... which was a bit scary.
And you need to walk out from the shower to turn on the lighting :(

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!
Reviewed 4 days ago

Centrally located- walking distance to Union Square. A lovely boutique hotel with EXCEPTIONAL customer service! We were offered two free drinks upon arrival since the bar was not opened yet. We also were greeted with warm scented wash clothes upon checking in. Rooms are very spacious and beds are really comfortable. Hotel has a very positive and fun vibe to it for sure! Can't wait to come back when the bar is open. Thanks to the whole crew for making our stay in SF so special!

A little gem in the heart of Union Square
Reviewed 4 days ago

This boutique hotel recently opened and has an art deco vibe. The art work on the walls and quotes printed on the carpet and walls were fun to read and added a quirky feel. The rooms were very clean, well appointed and service was personalized. The bar was not open yet but looks like it will definitely be a favorite among guests and locals alike. The decorations were trendy and upbeat with a fireplace screen on the wall to give that cozy feel as well. Supposedly they will be serving custom cocktails too. Can't wait to go back!

Amazing
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked through the hotel it was soft opening the manger and the front disk treated me like queen he gave me the best rate and upgrade my room
The room size was excellent and clean with good light
Bed is very comfortable and
They offer freshly baked cookies and coffee every morning they even send it to me room when I do not want to get up early all free of charge
I was expecting online shipments and I’d was dialed for weather the front office Orion take time to tracker and offer reshipped when arrive to my new destination 🙏
He helped booking car and some Restrant
Thanks to all the team I look forward to come back
All the luck