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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


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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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.


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


5.0 Excellent 45 Reviews
Birthday Trip
Reviewed 3 days ago

My boyfriend and I booked this hotel pretty last minute for our birthday trip and loved it!!! It’s such a cool hotel and in a very convenient area! We were able to walk from the hotel to so many areas.. China Town, Fisherman’s Worf, The ferry Building, North Beach etc. The staff was incredibly nice and sweet from the moment we arrived. We arrived early before the normal check in time and we were just hoping to drop our luggage. The receptionist was so nice and let us check in early free of charge and also upgraded our rooms for our birthday. I was a little nauseous from our flight so I was so relieved that we were able to relax in the room for a little before we adventured out into the city. We got compliment drink tickets too which we later used at the bar and got the most deliciously interesting drinks! All of this amazing treatment from the start made our experience so nice! The quotes everywhere and the cool decor is everything and I loved it! My boyfriend especially loved how they leave out cookies at the end of the hall in the evening and a large glass to refil purified water. I know it’s the little things but they truly mean so much. After a night of drinking we loved having that big water jug in our room and so nice that it’s free and purified. Like I said earlier the bar was amazing! Also the bathroom products in the bathroom smell heavenly! So many great things about this hotel. I recommend it to a lot of my family and friends and would definitely stay here again. So many positives, I will say the only negatives were the small elevator and flat pillows. Other then that we enjoyed ourselves so much and thank you for treating us so nicely!

Newly renovated quirky boutique hotel 5/5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very satisfied with this newly renovated quirky boutique hotel in SF! After a longhaul flight, the staff couldnt have been more nice, welcoming and efficient. No hassle, just excellent service! Welcoming drinks appreciated! Clean rooms, stylish bathrooms and nicely firm yet comfy bed. Excellent window blinds to darken the room for a good sleep. Very good location just beside the city tram attraction. Would recommend most def! 5/5

Cool fun!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Emblem Hotel is a unique concept, creatively designed around a Beat Generation theme, which could have gone awry in the wrong hands, but this place gets everything right. Every little touch and detail works, from the wall of books in the lobby to the Ginsberg stencils in the bathroom. The rooms are not huge, but well appointed, with amenities beyond the usual (need a typewriter on which to bang out some poetry?). The staff was all pleasant, knowledgeable and eager to please. Experts mixologist crafted cocktails that were excellent as well as esoteric. The place is different and fun. Great location. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Fun and great location
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice boutique hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful. Orion at the desk was particularly great with directions and recommendations. Thanks for making our trip better. Close to all attractions. Nice bar too. Very relaxing.

Love everything about this hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is a gem! The people are great, the design is amazing, and all the little details add up to an experience at this hotel. There is a coffee shop next door/connected to the main lobby with delicious coffee.