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
- 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
When we checked in we felt am home. Fernando is so hospitable and welcoming. From the staff member who greeted us at the door to checking in and meeting Fernando grabbing a cup of coffee in there fabulous coffee shop. We usually stay in bigger hotels and we have definitely changed her mind staying in something that feels more like home and has far superior customer service .
What a wonderful boutique hotel! Upon arrival we were greeted by Fernando who was warm, friendly and very helpful. His attention to detail was greatly appreciated. The entire staff was amazing! The location was perfect for walking the city and site seeing. I highly recommend The Tilden.
I stayed in Tilden Hotel in October this year and must say that I chose the hotel because of price and location .. it is a well connected hotel in Downtown and if you don’t want to shell over 500 dollars per night during conference days , this is a good option ... while the rooms are nice the only drawback is gym ( it’s called fitness room but is more like a store room ) .. there is one bike and one rowing machine and nothing else .. hotel management must look at this
It's a good value on hte edge of Union Square, close to Bart and eating. It's a loud neighborhood, if that doesn't bother you, this is a good choice for a boutique hotel that's not super modern, but clean.
Everything was alright, ideal locations and great restaurants around, 6 mins walk to the main train and metro station. Unfortunately a miscommunication between staffs and rude behavior from staffs changes my perception about the hotel.