The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
What We Love
- Signature restaurant Parallel 37 serves globally inspired and seasonal California cuisine
- The Lounge offers guests a casual menu with classic cocktails made with local spirits and a selection of local beers
- 24/7 room service
What To Know
- Housed in a 1909 Neoclassical landmark
- San Francisco's historic cable car stops right outside the hotel's doors
- The Terrace Courtyard is popular for weddings
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Originally built in 1905 as the home of the San Francisco Chronicle, the building has had a storied history, having survived the notorious earthquake and fire the following year. In the 1960s, the building was “modernized” and covered with a futuristic-for-the-day white facade that completely obstructed the original’s charm. In 2005, The Ritz-Carlton Club, San Francisco removed the paneling and carefully restored the glory of the original De Young Building, making for a stay that feels up-to-date yet historic at the same time. Guests also have access to a luxe lounge, which is filled with light in the afternoon. On warm San Francisco days, the lounge’s terrace is a fantastic spot for a cocktail or a cup of coffee, with views of ArtDeco skyscrapers all around.
Bed & Bath
Club Residences include one- and two-bedroom units that come complete with living rooms, kitchenettes and large master baths. One-bedrooms start at 1,300 square feet for up to four guests, while two-bedrooms start at 1,960 and can accommodate six. And although the requisite Ritz-Carlton marble is in the bathroom, the units are decorated with San Francisco in mind. The furnishings are both modern and cozy: Four-poster beds are made with crisp white Frette linens, the kitchen is kitted out with stainless steel appliances, and bedrooms are carpeted in earth tones, while the rest of the flooring is a gorgeous dark hard wood.
If you’re one of those people who often checks into a luxury hotel and thinks, “I wish I could live here,” this place is for you. The Ritz-Carlton Club, San Francisco combines Ritz-Carlton amenities and the company’s luxury aesthetic to create a different kind of experience: apartment-style downtown living, rather than a classic guestroom stay. But you’ll still have the hotel amenities you need, like a 24-hour on-site concierge and twice-daily housekeeping And the experience is fully San Francisco: Outside is bustling Market Street, the city’s most vital thoroughfare, alive with MUNI trains, locals and shopping bag-carrying tourists.
How to Get There
Our family of four loved our 3 night stay at this location! The staff is amazing, rooms are spotless and the locations is great! The hotel is close to China Town and the house car even drove our family to Pier 39 for an afternoon outing. The Muni is a few blocks away and the hotel offers a house car that is wonderful to get around town.
My husband and I stayed at this property for 2 nights as part of our 25th anniversary celebration before heading to Napa Valley. This was our 6th stay at Ritz Carlton properties and we always chose to stay in a Club Level room. This stay lived up to every expectation and even went beyond. The Club Lounge concierge are so helpful, friendly but professional with knowledgable advice whether it's a walking tour or dinner reservations. They left us rose petals on the bed along with a nice bottle of wine and canapés one afternoon with a lovely note wishing us a Happy Anniversary. When I needed to go to a clinic for an eye issue they had their house driver bring me and for that I was grateful. Even the kitchen staff, waitstaff, cooks and chefs in the lounge go out of their way to be kind and helpful. The food offerings were amazing with a very nice selection of wine or just about anything you want. Every staff member we encountered from valet, front desk, housekeeping, maintenance, were friendly and accommodating. Hope I have a chance to return to San Francisco but I know I will definitely return to another Ritz property.
Great rooms. Rooms on the inside court are amazingly quiet. Bedding is one of the best, if not the best, I have tested.
Only thing I did not like was the wait for breakfast the first day since all tables were taken (it did not happen again). That is a bit annoying when you are in a hurry. I think the breakfast is not at the standard of Ritz. It is a separate restaurant with a menu only (food is good but nothing spectacular) and no buffet. I love buffet breakfasts in these kinds of hotels, as they tend to be amazing, hence my disappointment
Rest was perfect