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.
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We recently stayed here and had an incredible time. From the moment we arrived we were treated with kindness and smiles. Our room was beautiful and the beds were extremely comfortable. The food was delicious, too. My husband was here for business and our toddler and I tagged along for a little family time. We had the best service from gentleman at entrance, check in, concierge, gift shop, housekeeping and room service. I’m very impressed with the hotel and staff!! We travel all over the world and have to say this is the best we’ve ever seen!! Thank you to the Ritz for your outstanding service!!! The Hacks
We stayed at this hotel for our anniversary. The staff was welcoming and the room was very clean and comfortable. They even sent up a half dozen chocolate dipped strawberries with a very nice card shortly after we arrived. When we returned from our evening out they had turned down the bed, left chocolates on the pillows, put on soft music and carefully laid rose petals over the bedspread.
there are many options for 5* hotels in San Francisco; Ritz offers a bit of everything in a location where it is not overwhelming to get in/out. Stunning property; beautiful, well appointed rooms; comfy beds; club level is well worth the extra expense as there are four food presentations daily and they are very well done with lots of comfy seating to share your time with friends. Bar is beautiful and friendly; room service excellent. Doorman exceptionally accommodating and friendly.
I recently stayed at the hotel for 4 nights and had a great experience. The room was very large, a corner suite, I believe. The gym was a good size and not crowded. The hotel staff were all very friendly and helpful. My only gripe was that the restaurant and bar had no vegan offerings. Room service also did not. The bar server was willing to work with me and find something but it would be awesome if the hotel added more vegan or plant-based options to the actual menus. It’s 2019 in San Francisco - I’m sure they would be popular. I look forward to returning.
We love this Ritz. There are a lot of great locations in San Francisco & this is one of them. The hotel is beautiful. The beds are comfy..rooms are really nice..everything you would expect from a Ritz. One day we wanted to go to the gift shop & it was closed. They opened it for us!