Postcard bay views from the center of Ghirardelli Square
Unique floor plans with gas fireplaces, kitchens and semiprivate outdoor terraces (in some)
Comp amenities like 24-hour butler service, daily wine and cheese reception and a house car that services a two-mile radius
What To Know
A 15.5 percent room tax per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
No on-site restaurant, spa, pool or bar
Floors three and four have the best bay views
Street noise, though not entirely obtrusive, can be disturbing for light sleepers on the lower levels
Full non-refundable deposit will be taken at time of booking or seven days prior to booking (applicable from July 15 – Sept 15)
Parking on site
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Chocolate Factory-turned hotel with tricked-out, loftlike digs on historic Ghirardelli Square.
Contemporary loftlike interiors blend exposed interior brick walls, steel staircases and cast iron–trimmed floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the bay, with abstract branch and tree sculptures, nature paintings and modern furnishings. Outside, stairwells lead to card-accessible guest entrances, and on to restaurants and chocolate and artisanal shops.
Bed and Bath
Named after Ghiradelli Square's original cocoa, chocolate and mustard box factories, the 53 suites have intricate layouts. Bedrooms are calm quarters with smoky pine floors and tan carpets, Frette linens and signature Ghiradelli pillow chocolates provided at turndown. There are rainfall showers in the marble-and-stone bathrooms, and open-plan living rooms have gas fireplaces and hand-grooved maple floors that lead to kitchens equipped with refrigerators, wine coolers, built-in stovetops and dark wood tables that seat up to six.
At night, Ghirardelli’s 125-foot sign shines, along with the flickering Alcatraz lighthouse out in the bay. Catch the view on cooler afternoons with a glass of wine next to the firepit or beaneath a heated carillon on the checkerboard-speckled Mustard Terrace. As the morning fog rolls in, a buffet of pastries, fruit and yogurt, breakfast burritos, and fresh orange and grapefruit juice is served in a lounge on the first floor, where a 24-hour fitness center opened in summer 2012.