What We Love
- The private garden, with brick pathways and a babbling brook.
- A poet-in-residence, whose verses are delivered to guests on postcards alongside turndown service.
- The rotating selection of art here is available for sale
- Malin + Goetz toiletries in all rooms
What To Know
- The hotel’s curbside café stocks pastries from the locally beloved bakery, Jane
- Pets are allowed for a fee
- The hotel’s ritzy lounge, The Douglas Room, is perennially packed
- There are iHome docking stations in each room
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
San Francisco’s endearing but rough-around-the-edges neighborhood known as the Tenderolin was long overdue for a boutique sleep. It’s come in the form of the rejuvenated 1928 Mark Twain Hotel, reimagined by the Brooklyn-based design house Studio Tack. The effortless elegance begins in the lobby, where a couple of sophisticated Harvey Prober sofas are dressed to impress in deep leather. Rooms are light-filled and airy, with a cool industrial feel thanks to an exclusively black, white, and silver color scheme (down to the chrome faucets in the bathroom). But it’s integrating little slices of its surroundings—a locally sourced minibar; a lobby that doubles as an upscale community center; an artists’ program that prioritizes creators in the area—that adds to its homegrown magic. The pièce de résistance: a cozy lounge, with copper-leaf coated walls, from the duo behind one of the city’s “it” bars, Benjamin Cooper, serving bourbon cocktails and gourmet incarnations of classic tavern treats.
In the Area
Sandwiched between Union Square and the Tenderloin (the latter saw its heyday in the Depression Era, when it was deemed an affordable refuge for the working class), the hotel sits at the city’s artistic crossroads. So it’s no surprise you’re just a stone’s throw from some of the city’s most treasured galleries, including a glass-walled spaced that’s named for its burgeoning commissioner, Jessica Silverman, and Spoke Art Gallery, known for its exceedingly accessible collection that includes whimsical showcases spotlighting everyone from Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki to a tribute to the animated television series Bob’s Burgers. Also part of the neighborhood? Bars partaking in the area’s unofficial cocktail renaissance, like Bourbon & Branch and Whitechapel.
How to Get There
Stayed at the Tilden Hotel which turned out to be the perfect place, Tre and Fernanado were stars throughout our stay. In fact all of the staff were brilliant, so polite and helpful.
It has a great coffee shop and a the Douglas was a great place to have a drink.
On our wedding day we were made to feel so important and they went above and beyond, please see the photo of our bed.
Nice clean hotel in the middle of downtown San Francisco.. friendly staff.. functional rooms.
Negatives my window was opposite a brick wall so no natural light.
San Francisco homeless is becoming a problem with so many people laying passed out on the ground or running around shouting their heads off. Made me feel uncomfortable at times, if I go back I’d stay further out of the city centre.
Run far away. First off, despite where they say the are located, it’s in the Tenderloin District. I was scared to walk anywhere around it! Then they charge you $33 a day for their amenities, which was not communicated to us prior. They don’t have any amenities! They say it’s for WiFi but we didn’t use the WiFi. The walls a paper thin! There’s no air or thermostat so you burn up all night. The bathroom is literally the smallest I’ve ever seen. Just run from this place! Run fast!