The St. Regis San Francisco
What We Love
- Near the Museum of Modern Art
- Remede Spa is an oasis in the city
- Michelin-starred Ame restaurant
What To Know
- The hotel is in a 40-story tower with residential units
- The tower and hotel opened in 2005
- 24-7 butler service in suites only
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Rising amid San Francisco’s shopping, financial and museum districts, The St. Regis San Francisco is set in a 40-story tower with 260 spacious guestrooms that are more akin to city pied-à-terries and in which everything from the TV to the drapes to the lights is operated with a touch-screen control panel. With art sprinkled throughout the hotel and the Museum of Modern Art a stone’s throw away, this stay is an art-lovers dream. Foodies have much to celebrate here as well with chef Hiro Sone’s renowned Asian-fusion menu at Ame. The Remede spa is one of the best in San Francisco and is worth a whirl if only for a dip in the indoor infinity pool with jaw-dropping skyline views.
In the Area
Head down to the rejuvenated wharf and check out the Ferry Building Marketplace for a taste of San Francisco’s best food, all in one spot. Catch a classic movie at the Art Deco legend Castro Theatre, the anchor of the Castro neighborhood. Stroll around Golden Gate Park and check out the latest exhibits at the fabulously modern DeYoung Museum and California Academy of Sciences. The narrow streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown, the largest outside Asia and oldest in North America, are packed with restaurants and shops selling everything from silks to unusual herbs. Union Square is the die-hard shopping area of San Francisco. You’ll find everything here: Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany’s, Hermes, Gump’s, and Chanel, to name just a few.
How to Get There
I arranged for a parcel to be delivered to the hotel, I then called up the concierge to let them know to expect it and was promptly told that I’d be charged USD 5 for a document/letter and USD 10 for a small parcel. They mentioned it is for “handling fee” purposes since they have limited storage. To which I replied what if I were already staying at the hotel, they could just bring it straight up. Was given some baloney that they have to handle the goods with care and all that nonsense.
I’ve never come across a hotel that charges to receive documents and parcels for a guest. Ever. The Titanium status seems to matter little to them.
So much for the legendary St Regis butler and concierge services. Apparently you have to pay for what other hotels give freely and generously (and with perfect expertise in handling).
Dreading my stay already. Might change hotels for the second leg of my trip.
Excellent service! The rooms are very spacious and well appointed. The bathroom is large with plenty of counter space. Nice location very close to convention center, easy walk to union square and BART.
One of the major attractions of every five star is the food and drinks that come with it. My chicken seemed microwaved, the cocktails looked great but tasted equally bad and there was a poop shoot in my poached prawns which is unacceptable however our server was really nice and so was the room and hence the 3 stars. But I definitely don’t think I’m eating or drinking here ever again