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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
How to Get There
I booked this hotel wanting to have a great overnight close to union square. The hotel is pretty and quaint, and staff friendly. However the bed we slept on was incredibly firm and worn out. It had a coil sticking up in the middle of my back all night long. I had very little sleep due to this. Then in the morning I got in the shower. The shower design is scary. It has a tiled raised step that is built for you to get into the deep tub. However there is no door or curtain and the glass separating the vanity and shower is only about 24 inches wide. Therefore the step and floor get saturated with water. Upon exiting the shower I slipped on this step and luckily caught myself with the hand rail, however wrenching my shoulder. I told the manager on duty, who offered to remove my resort fee, and coffee charge. This was not the experience I anticipated for a 5 star property.
Amazing Place, the staff is very nice and helpful, service is very good and the breakfast is also amazing.
We stayed there for 5 days and we loved it.
the rooms are clean and tidy. The location is close to everything you need.
The staff was fantastic - all of them...front desk, doormen, bellmen, housekeeping, concierge. The room was great with lots of special touches; really nothing was missing except ice and an ice bucket. Love the bistro but the wine is overpriced.