The Best Luxury Hotels in San Francisco

by Davina van Buren  |  Published June 3, 2019

Known as the City by the Bay, San Francisco sits at the tip of a peninsula in Northern California. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, the city is the fourth-largest in the state, and known as the cultural and financial hub of California. It is home to around 900,000 people and scores of tech companies like Twitter, Uber and Airbnb. The city is known for its hilly landscape, restored Victorian homes, and perpetual fog. Alcatraz, the infamous prison that housed many of America’s most hardened gangsters back in the day, sits on an island in the surrounding waters, and visitors can take tours of the now-closed penitentiary.  

A wildly popular tourist destination, San Francisco offers much in the way of the arts, history and outdoor recreation. We have selected the following luxury hotels based on amenities, location and guest reviews. Settle in, hop on a cable car and take your time exploring the many city’s vibrant neighborhoods and universities.