The Scarlet Huntington Hotel
What We Love
- A high-end Nob Hill location, with a cable car stop in front of the hotel
- Excellent views from atop San Francisco’s most famous hill
- The on-site Nob Hill Spa is known as one of the city’s best
- Roaring fireplace and a seasonal menu in Big 4 restaurant
What To Know
- Big Four Restaurant uses mostly local, seasonal ingredients in its breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menus
- Kids under 16 are not allowed in the spa or pool
- San Francisco can be tough to navigate, and stately Nob Hill can be an uphill hike from other neighborhoods
- Rooms were last updated in 2010
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A San Francisco legend on Nob Hill, the Scarlet Huntington is still where the well heeled rest their heads. The hotel’s giant sign has been an mainstay of San Francisco’s skyline since the 1920s, and the property exudes the style of that era with its stately brick and ivy facade and marble floors. The Scarlet Huntington is about the finer things, and that sense of the classic oozes from every corner. This is the spot to sip a Manhattan by the piano, enjoy a multicourse dinner by the fire in the restaurant and spend the next day indulging in one of those spa experiences you see in movies, complete with cucumbers over the eyes and a glass of champagne in the hand.
Bed & Bath
Decorated in a traditional style, the 136 rooms and suites are spacious since they were originally designed as apartments. Superior Rooms measure in at 335 square feet, or you can go full residential style with 715-square-foot City View Suites, which have a separate living and dining area and deliver fantastic views of downtown San Francisco. Whether you go with the suite or not, no two rooms are the same, but all are elegantly appointed and done in subdued hues of green, burnt orange and gold.
The Scarlet Huntington is home to the best pool in the city, hands down. The pool at the Nob Hill Spa is legendary for it’s panoramics, and the spa itself features expert therapists and a variety of services for women, men and couples. Downstairs, the Big 4 Restaurant (named for the nation’s four biggest 19th-century railroad tycoons) takes guests to another era, with its forest green banquettes, lead-glass mirrors and brass finishes. It’s a San Francisco classic, and a must-dine destination even if you’re not bedding down in the hotel’s luxe digs.
How to Get There
Recently I returned from a 4 night stay at The Huntington- my favorite hotel. It is such a treat to stay there- the hotel is beautiful - the location is perfect and the staff is so kind and responsive to your requests. If you ask for Luis Flores- the front desk manager he will do his best to tale care of you. All of the doormen are especially kind and helpful as well! In fact everyone at The Huntington is so nice ..
The hotel is beautifully furnished. It is quiet and charming... and cozy. The Big 4 is perfect for breakfast - lunch - dinner - alone or for business or romance or enjoying time with friends. At night there is a piano player- perfect for a cocktail. .
If you are going to San Francisco- this is the place to stay. It’s a slice of heaven!
Decided to try the Huntingdon Hotel for my recent visit to San Francisco and am so glad I did. Had been to San Francisco twice earlier in the year and stayed at two other very highly regarded hotels. I arrived early (around 10:30) and Jorge at the front desk was very accommodating in getting me into a room earlier than the normal check-in time. He even called me on my cell phone to let me know the room was ready while I was at lunch. I really appreciated this ... you have no idea! In addition, I was upgraded to a one bedroom suite which was absolutely beautiful. I can't say enough about the staff especially the doormen, James and Kiflom, who always had smiles on their faces while keeping track of my comings and goings! James made some excellent restaurant recommendations too. The Nob Hill Cafe was one of my favorite spots. The housekeeping staff was also terrific and so nice to talk to. Special thank you also to Hao who I spoke with today who graciously helped me with a special request and a billing inquiry. I can't wait to return to San Francisco and the Huntingdon Hotel! Beautiful hotel. Fabulous staff. Ideal location. You can't go wrong. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.
Staff, rooms, beds, decor and condition of rooms - EXCELLENT - all the way around. We met in the City for our Mother/Daughter night out to see AC2 next door at the Masonic. The Hotel had upgraded our room to a beautiful and spacious suite (What a pleasant surprise!). The beds were like sleeping on clouds, Room Service was quick and food was delicious, every staff member was attentive, professional and focused on our satisfaction. Loved the whimsical decor. Had stayed at the Mark Hopkins before - the Scarlett Huntington was a much better experience.
I always love a stay at the Huntington Hotel. The staff is always very professional, competent and courteous. The rooms are super comfortable, as are the beds - all necessary for a good sleep. The bar hotel is a classic. Location on Nob Hill perfect. All in all, stay in this hotel - you’ll be happy.
Hotel is nice but old and service is not so great. I almost missed my flight because they didn't set up the transportation properly. Also got charged for valet and never even had a car there. Had to serve my own drinks because waitress could not be found.