Loews Regency San Francisco
What We Love
- The Bridge to Bridge rooms, with views going from the Bay Bridge all the way to the Golden Gate
- The location’s prime for business travelers, with easy access to downtown
- The morning juice bar menu
- The uber-efficient Julien Farel blow dryers
What To Know
- Take the house car to your morning meeting or first museum of the day
- The gym is open 24 hours a day
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
It’s all about the view here: hands down, it’s the best in town. The hotel, which occupies the top 11 floors of a 48-story building, is an Instagrammer’s dream. But while you might be tempted to take a long bath in the deep tub while gazing out at the San Francisco skyline, you should probably leave the bathroom eventually….right? When you do, you’ll find the rest of the hotel is just as spectacular: the spa is soothing and the treatment rooms very private, the rooms are spacious and have desks big enough to actually work at, and in addition to a well-equipped gym, the hotel offers summer yoga on the 40th-floor deck, where you can literally salute the sun. While every room has fabulous views (use the binoculars provided for full effect), the restaurant, all the way down on the first floor, unfortunately doesn’t.
In the Area
Just five blocks from the waterfront, the hotel offers easy access to the tourist mecca of the Embarcadero, though savvy travelers will prefer to head south instead, towards the Yerba Buena gardens, St. Patrick’s Church, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of the African Diaspora, which are a half-mile walk away (and all San Francisco must-sees). A BART station is just three blocks away (easy airport access!) and there are heaps of cafes and restaurants nearby. Working while traveling? Stop by Workshop Café, a pay-by-the-hour workspace with coffee and fast WiFi. Once you’re finished, stroll over to Rickhouse Bar, where the after-work crowd mingles and downs creative cocktails like the Rye Maple Fizz. Alternately, there’s 83 Proof, a well-stocked whiskey bar in a welcoming high-ceilinged space.
How to Get There
This hotel was really comfortable and clean. It has great views across San Francisco and views from the outside bar are amazing (dont forget to take a coat!!)
The hotel is based in the financial district so a good taxi ride to Pier 39 and Pier 35 where you get the ferry to Alcatraz.
Staff are lovely, wish I could remember the receptionist name as she was so friendly and helpful
We are on a 14 day trip from San Francisco to LA, via Carmel, Cambria Beach, and Santa Barbara so here goes. Our first stop was the Loews Regency which is a lovely hotel, as it's the staff that make it so welcoming and friendly. The rooms are a little tired and in need if upgrading, and it is rumoured that it may soon change hands to a Four Seasons.
We arrived late evening from our long flight and were promptly checked in. The room was fine until we realised it was next to the lift. The following morning, Bree on reception was most helpful and understanding, and we were moved and upgraded for any inconvenience to a larger room with great Bay views. The location of the hotel is in my opinion the best. Others of a similar class, such as the Fairmont are out of the centre, whereas the Loews is walkable to all points you may wish to visit.
Very comfy bed, good sleep, bathrooms dated with shower curtains etc
The stay was made very special by Michael, the assistant concierge, who is knowledgeable and gets to work straight away on your reservations or tours. His colleague Rosemary recommended Noah's for what are the best Bagels, and a 5 minute walk from the hotel.
In short, the staff could not have been more helpful. as I said, the hotel is tired but it is still luxurious, so don't let that put you off. You get fab views when the fog clears across the city and Bay - we were lucky to be located on the 43rd floor, thanks to the team!
Great hotel with unbeatable views. We take a junior suite with a panoramic view of the bay all the way to the golden gate. Even a huge window at the bath tub. Very comfortable appointments and pleasing decor.