Taj Campton Place
What We Love
- Well-stocked mini bars and 24 hour in-room dining
- The pen-air exercise room
- Dining at the two-Michelin-star restaurant
What To Know
- Rooms can be a bit smaller than others in the area
- Most rooms have views of Union Square
- Baby-sitting services are available
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This turn-of-the-century building boasts 5-star status, its own two-Michelin-star restaurant, and a convenient location just a half-block from the bustle of Union Square. Rooms have soft lighting and neutral tones, for an elegant and comfortable environment that feels more like a regal home than a hotel. Chandeliers are studded along ceilings throughout the hotel, along with gilded mirrors and rich cream-colored curtains that frame views of the city. Request a room with a view of Union Square, especially if you visit during winter when the plaza is decked out in festive decorations. The hotel’s Campton Place Restaurant draws travelers and locals for a its upmarket Cal-Indian cuisine courtesy of chef Srijith Gopinathan, the first Indian chef in the U.S. to receive a Michelin star. It’s no surprise why: his dishes, like curried cauliflower with turmeric, pull from his South Indian heritage, while the ingredients are sourced from Northern California’s best farms.
In the Area
As one of San Francisco’s most centrally located hotels, the city is at your doorstep. Union Square, San Francisco’s brand name shopping mecca, sits just a half-block from your room. Two blocks away is the Dragon Gate—the entrance to Chinatown. Enter at Grant Street, the neighborhood’s most colorful street, which is lined with tea and gift shops and adorned with Chinese lanterns. Book a table at Sons and Daughters, an intimate California fine dining experience, for a special occasion. Nearby is MKT Restaurant and Bar, which serves some of the best steaks in town. Stroll down to the Embarcadero waterfront in the morning for a walk along the water and breakfast and coffee at the iconic Ferry Building Marketplace.
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Reasonably good 3 or 4 star hotel. Very typical of similar mid-level properties in Union Square, SOMA and Financial District.
Not even close to the quality of Fairmont, Four Seasons, Loews and other real 5 star hotels.
Interior is tired and worn. Service is ok.
Stop calling yourself 5-star.
If you want a standard hotel that needs renovations yet clean, this is a good place. If you want upgraded rooms and excellent, go elsewhere.
Service was 4 star. Housekeeper helped with luggage when leaving.
This is very nice clean and comfortable hotel..
Located in Union Square area. All shopping is walking distance.
China Town is less than 5 minutes walk and all good restaurants are close by.
Taj has very nice restaurant with excellent food and service. Must try this.
I have tried many hotels in the area on business trips and most experiences have felt too big and touristy.
Taj Campton place was the perfect balance of an established hotel with a small boutique charm. Staff was. Super friendly, very attentive, and did not miss a detail. Small things like having fresh brewed coffee in the morning, proper amenities like slippers, plush robes, and they even organized by computer and phone cables with branded rubber bands to keep them from tangling.
Breakfast is not usually a specialty at American hotels, but the Taj was an exception having a full menu of delicious options.
I will certainly be back again for business or holiday.
My company usually puts me up at another hotel, but due to a conference, I stayed at the Taj Campton. From the moment I pulled up to the hotel, I felt welcomed. All employees treated me and my family with respect, made sure we felt at home, and continued the incredible hospitality right until we checked out.
Thanks for a wonderful first experience!