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
The staff at this property certainly hit it out of the park. Classic service as one would expect when staying at a Ritz property. From the hot towels at check-in to the exceptional bellmen who make sure your departure is flawless. Made us feel at home and welcomed. Bonvoy Platinum Elite status sure goes a long way here at this property. Special thanks to Roe, Alexis, Aaron & Anna for making our stay a memorable one. Not to mention the text messages from Sara and Melissa to make sure our arrival was ready. Thank you for the complimentary room upgrade and many other amenities. All the best!
Compared to the other competing hotel, Ritz is truly much better in different angeles. It provides luxury service from the valet parking to the reception and room services. Pricing is affordable if it is compared with similar star level .
Stayed here with my husband and 13 y.o. son in the superior guest room. We were a block away from two cable car routes, a wonderful French restaurant (Cafe de la Presse) and Chinatown. We didn't want a hotel in a major touristy section and this fit the bill! The staff is attentive and gracious and the hotel was quiet. They seemed very willing to address any issues that might have come up. We went to the restaurant, Parallel 37, for breakfast one morning out of necessity. Food was very good but pricey considering it was breakfast food. 3 people = $80. But we knew that going in. We "ubered" just about everywhere but there are bus stops nearby if you wanted public transportation. A couple of our Uber drivers who were not familiar with the area got confused because right below the street is the Stockton Street tunnel. Fortunately, there are stairs at both ends of the tunnel that bring you up to the upper level of Stockton Street and right to the hotel. Overall, lovely hotel in a great location.