With 533 rooms, it’s far from intimate — plus it’s popular with conventioneers
The best rooms face east, toward the bay
The gritty Tenderloin neighborhood is just west of the hotel
Parking on site
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Zen digs near Union Square with superb sushi and a hot nightclub
A tranquil stay two blocks off Union Square, Hotel Nikko greets guests with the sound of rushing water, Japanese scrolls, kimono accessories and silk lanterns in a subdued white marble lobby. Sweat out the stress in the state-of-the-art fitness center or enjoy a dip in the glass-encased pool. It may be very Zen, but Nikko also has a wilder side. The hip Feinstein’s at the Nikko lounge hosts a wide range of music and comedy performers nightly, and Restaurant Anzu has a creative sushi menu and an extensive sake martini list.
In the Area
The hotel is centrally located near many beloved cafés and restaurants. Farm:Table features delicious fresh produce for lunch, and the brunch at Brenda’s French Soul Food is wildly popular (hint: arrive late). On a sunny day, take San Francisco’s historic cable car over Nob Hill to Fisherman’s Wharf to gawk at the California sea lions. For more exercise, take one of the vintage Globe bikes available at Hotel Rex and follow their Literary Map of San Francisco created for the hotel by Paul Madonna. With Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Chanel, and Saks Fifth Avenue, Union Square is a bustling commerce hub. For an authentic speakeasy experience and some killer cocktails, book a reservation at Bourbon and Branch (a password is required for entry). On a boat trip under the Golden Gate Bridge and out to the Farallon Islands, blue, gray, humpback, killer, and sperm whales can be spotted seasonally. After Hotel Rex whets your literary appetite, check out San Francisco’s best bookstores: City Lights in North Beach (co-founded by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti) and Green Apple Books, in the Richmond district.
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
222 Mason St
San Francisco, California 94102
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Hotel Nikko San Francisco is San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 19 km / 11.8 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.