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
- 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
My wife and I spent 2 nights (May 10 & 11, 2018 at The Ritz Carlton SF. We usually stay at Hampton Inns or Holiday Inn Express in our normal travels, so the Ritz Carlton experience was quite an upgrade for us. This luxurious stay was made possible by our benevolent son-in-law who picked up our almost $900 tab for the 2 nights of lodging.
Our room with a queen size bed was very spacious with a fantastic bathroom equipped with every imaginable toiletry. Must say the view from our 6th floor room looked out on a courtyard was not a favorite view available.
Checked out but didn’t use the well equipped health facility & spa areas on the 1st floor.
We ate breakfast at the hotel restaurant one morning and found it to be a bit pricey at $36 for 2 eggs, bacon & home fries + extra charge for juice & coffee. Suggest you find a coffee bar near by.
All in all it was a great lodging experience & a topic of conversation with our friends.
Every detail attended to, service fast and polite. Spa was great. Rooms were quiet
Only thing is quite a walk to get to my room but that was ok
Breakfast excellent get yoghurt and berries or oatmeal .
Good arrival and greeting. Efficient and welcoming staff at check in.
Large comfortable room in good condition decoratively and well prepared.
Location excellent and much preferable to slightly sleazy downtown. Certainly a great starting out point for exploring Chinatown and North Beach.
Didn’t dine at main restaurant but excellent breakfast in the informal dining room.
Only one service glitch: arrived late and so just ordered a BLT in the bar. This did’t appear for 30 minutes and the bacon was like leather. Good service recovery though: slightly embarrassed server said we wouldn’t be charged for it.
Apart from that, pretty flawless service, including the excellent concierge.
We took our 15 year old to San Fran for spring break and stayed at the Ritz. We had a great time! The hotel is beautiful, the rooms are clean and well laid out and the staff was nothing but friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again. Highly recommend!
to stay in San Francisco. The check in was perfect. We booked the Executive Lounge and the hotel granted us upgrade to a wonderful suite.
For a weekend we found the room price very high. Therefore we were happy to had the suite.
Food and drinks at the Lounge are good.
Asia’s Ritz-Carlton are a bit higher class.