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.
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Beautiful hotel and great customer experience! My husband and I spent 3 days at the hotel and enjoyed every minute! Staff were attentive from the front desk to the door men; would highly recommend the hotel!
I would like to say that the hotel is truly exceptional. From the moment of check in to the room was flawless. Not to mention, Jimmy the Engineer went above and beyond to assist us to make our stay as comfortable as possible. He resolved the problem within the room, and he even came with M&M candies to apologize for the inconvenience. Great hotel, Great Service, Great people.
as usual the Ritz Carlton is very good place to stay
Liked the style of the rooms as well as the photos of the artists in the hallways of the rooms.
The location is great, very close to china town (1 block away)
High level property, whose distinguishing feature is more the exterior than the interior.
PROs: Ritz Carlton standards are confirmed; kind service; nice location. Fine in room dining.
CONs: they have a garden area but it's basically disconnected from the property (you don't have an organic connection to it). Basically no recognition of my Titanium Bonvoy status. Reason is that Club floor rooms with all day dining included with the lounge access are offered for a significant and justified premium. Yet, upgrade when available should mean upgrade when available. Basic rooms are definitely small -for the RC rate, you can find better, right up the hill.
Conclusions: Fine Ritz-Carlton property, especially for the exterior look.
Booked a weekend at the Ritz Carlton for the weekend. First, it’s located in the financial district which is shut down on the weekend. Scrounging around for a restaurant with gluten free food was challenging. Booked a room on the 4th floor which basically is their first floor; took our bags ourselves only to find a half flight of stairs to pull them down and up. Chinatown next door is not an attraction at all. Homeless people abound on the street. And check in personnel and services were unimpressive. Asked the concierge if breakfast was included and he said he had to check with the front desk! They told us if we booked with our AMEX it would have been. Whaaaat? So 600$ a night for two queen average room (minibar is jamming but you pay through the nose for it), lousy location, mediocre service, and you pay for breakfast as well? Figure out somewhere else to go. Oh Btw if that isn’t enough to pay nightly they actually have a club level!!! What the hell does that cost?? The rooms are average Marriott rooms at best. If you want to dump money for little value, this is the place.