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What We Love

  • Central location near Union Square, Chinatown and the Financial District
  • Free continental breakfast and WiFi
  • Top craft cocktail bar, the Burritt Room, is open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays

What To Know

  • The second-floor bar can attract a lively weekend crowd; If you are a light sleeper, you may want to request a room on a higher floor
  • Mystic Junior Rooms start at a cozy 150 square feet
  • Guests can purchase day passes to nearby gyms
  • Valet parking is available at a nearby garage (450 Sutter Street)
  • A $150 incidentals fee will be collected at check-in but will be released upon check-out
  • A credit card and ID is required at check-in

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Boutique charmer just a block from Union Square, with 82 modern, minimal rooms and a popular craft cocktail bar

The Lowdown

Just a block from Union Square, Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer is a boutique hotel at the heart of three buzzing SF ‘hoods. The petite lobby shows off a modern style that’s echoed across the property, with bright whites from painted floorboards to soaring ceilings, daybed-style velvet sofas and oversize monochrome artworks. Upstairs, the 82 rooms blend original details like exposed brick and gorgeous bay windows with a clean, minimal style in stark white and autumnal shades. All have flatscreen TVs, ceiling fans (but no AC) and honor bars stocked with locally made treats. The simple tile bathrooms have standalone showers and eco toiletries. On the dining front, Charlie Palmer’s Burritt Tavern restaurant serves a modern American menu featuring local, seasonal ingredients, including Bay Area seafood and ranch-raised meats. The attached Burritt Room bar does double duty as a craft cocktail hangout by night and breakfast lounge each morning. Fuel up on the free spread of fresh baked goods, scrambled eggs, fruit and Starbucks coffee before heading out to explore the best of the Nob Hill, Chinatown and beyond.

In the Area

Busy Union Square is your destination for serious shopping and alfresco entertainment. Hit the racks of Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and more, or check out the square’s ever-changing events schedule from improv comedy performances and live tango sessions to trivia nights and fashion shows. Foodies should make for the farmer’s market at Ferry Plaza every Saturday from 8 a.m., or the Off the Grid Food Truck gathering each Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. at Fort Mason. For some classic SF sightseeing, hop the historic cable car over to Fisherman’s Wharf or hike up Grant Avenue for a cocktail with a view at 15 Romolo.

How to Get There

Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer
417 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Reviews

Wonderful trip
Safari12474040918

I stayed at palihotel for 3 days my stay is amazing the location is great close to everywhere,the rooms are very clean and fresh .the only issue is noise but ok
Thanks to the multilingual ,awesome lady Feriel she helped me with the translation to French which make my stay more lovely she helped me moving my luggage from 6 th floor when the Elevator stocked (hope to see you when I come back sweety)
Definitely will be coming back soon

New boutique hotel makeover near Union Square
skiphilton

**Palihotel San Francisco**
**still undergoing renovations**
This is the old Mystic Hotel on the lower part of Stockton at Sutter (just before the Stockton tunnel, across from Sutter garage). As of October 1st, 2019, Mystic hotel is rebranded as Palihotel San Francisco.

From the hotel:

“Palihotel SF has been reimagined with 82 fully renovated guest rooms and suites. The rooms feature a rich and diverse mix of classic and contemporary California-Centric design and art with all the homey details you need. Rooms include fully stocked mini-bars, Nespresso coffee machines, delightful walk-in rain showers, Palisociety bathrobes, bath products, complimentary Wi-Fi and more.”

The renovated rooms ARE nice. I enjoyed a sizable JR suite King (#614) and the room was comfortable and nicely appointed (Oriental rug bath mat! Plush terry robes! Stylish lighting, furniture and finishes!).

That said you cannot take the old hotel out of the new boutique. Fancy new shower still has so-so water pressure, windows and walls are still thin so city noise may keep you awake, and they are still renovating (floors 2-5) and booking top floors only (6-8) so you will deal with construction noise and dust for the near term.

I would not recommend for business travel (yet) until they complete the project. But it is an affordable option for fun-loving late-nighters on a leisure trip who are making their own noise and will enjoy the fancy finishes and amenities.

Fantastic staff, awesome hotel, quaint rooms
Skoorbr

First time in San Francisco and we stayed at the Mystic Hotel, and although the lobby was under renovation Janelle, Vanora and Khayeree went out of their way to ensure we had a great stay, they can recommend all the best restaurants and places to go. When we had an unexpected change in plans the staff went out of their way to help us get our trip back on track. A special thanks for the cold drinks and hot coffee early in the mornings and always being there with a welcoming smile. Some of the best and friendliest hotel staff we ever encountered. Hope to return one day after the reno and visit again.