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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Nob Hill's beacon of classic luxury with stellar city views, an indoor pool and a swish spa

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

The Scarlet Huntington Hotel
1075 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Reviews

Avoid it
richl751

They have really gone down. There was no a/c and the city was 74 today. Someone scheduled system replacement. The front desk staff was incompetent. The only good spot was the Big 4 restaurant. Still awesome food and service.

Great Place to Stay
647mbarrett

Friendly, great service in a terrific setting. Room are spacious and comfortable. Nob Hill is an excellent part of the city. Many sites, good restaurants within walking distance. We always make sure to stay here when visiting San Francisco.

Arrogant
marcuscleary

Terrible service from all. Staff weren’t customer focused and spent more time talking to one another than looking after guest. Very unhelpful on checkin and checkout. Also allowed party’s in rooms and noice was loud all night