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
- 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
Splendid room corner room with a truly incredible view over the city. I had the pleasure of working on the room desk facing the city. Definitely a highlight of my stay.
The service :
Overall good service. I was upgraded on arrival due to my gold status. The staff was welcoming and efficient.
I had the only vegetarian option on the menu twice. I told them I hoped for more options and they took my remark in consideration by offering me to change how the dish was prepared.
I have to point out that the fridge provided was full of drinks and I was not able to utilize it.
The room has no microwave.
The hotel has 2 elevators. One elevator was down the whole week. The second elevator was down for a couple of days. We needed to use the service elevator going through the kitchen!
The staff were great. Rooms very clean.
We loved our room, #4404, a junior suite with the Golden Gate Bridge view from the room and the bathroom. Good blackout drapes, decent shower pressure, and a responsive thermostat. Not sure why the bathrooms do not have heated floors, but the bathroom heat lamp helped a bit. The room is sufficiently high that traffic noise is almost nonexistent. Excellent housekeeping and turn down service. Only two complaints — one of the two guest elevators was not working during our three day visit. Hopefully it’s working now. Also, complimentary coffee is available in the restaurant area until about 8:30. It really should be available until at least 9. Quite possibly the best hotel room view in San Francisco. I usually post a photo of the floor plate to give a sense of the room and floor layout in a hotel. However, the image on the back of our door showed the outline of the hotel and elevators/emergency exits, but not the rooms.
I booked the Loews Regency to celebrate my husband's birthday in February. I called a couple of days before we arrived and spoke with the concierge to let her know we would be arriving by 11:00am and that we were celebrating a big birthday. She was a gracious and helpful and told me she would do her best to make us feel special.
When we arrived our room was ready and she had upgraded us to a beautiful jr. suite with a spectacular view!
From the moment we arrived, the staff was attentive and professional. The room was spotless and the bed was simply dreamy.
Walking distance from the hotel are several choices for great dining. We opted for Tyler Florence's restaurant Wayfare Tavern and had an excellent meal in a very cozy space. There are several other options and the hotel is very helpful with reservations anywhere in the city. This is a great location for business travelers and as it turns out a romantic getaway too. I will definitely return to this gem.
I recently paid for 7 nights of rooms across two separate reservations. The rooms were very nice and clean and the staff was great. But due to a cancelled flight, they would not accommodate only paying for 6 nights, even though I reached out to them as soon as my airline bumped me to the next day. I travel regularly and this is the first time ever that a hotel would not understand this was beyond my control.
Also, they only have two elevators. One was down the entire length of my stay. And there were several times where neither elevator was functioning. You had to use their service elevators and if you were on a higher floor, you had to get off of one elevator and go to another one. Since everyone in the hotel was doing the same thing, it was very inconvenient. I'm not sure how they get away with only two elevators to begin with.