San Francisco, California
Four Seasons San Francisco
What it is
An art-filled, just-redone hideaway on bustling Market Street with an Equinox Sports Center, pool and sky-high terrace.
What it isn't
A lackluster business hotel. That art collection—with over 90 pieces by California artists—nods to the hotel’s neighbor, SFMOMA.
What we think
San Francisco visitors may feel slightly cramped—thanks to precipitous hills, the city by the bay doesn’t have the same seemingly boundless sprawl of a San Diego or L.A. But the moment you step foot in your room you can breathe a sigh of relief: even the most “basic” (though it’s anything but) of digs here starts at 460-square-feet, with steely and metallic interior design that jibes with the cityscape glimmering beyond your windows. Comfort is paramount; note the down pillows and duvets, refrigerated bar, fluffy terry-cloth robes and housekeeping that shows up to primp twice a day (including turndown). We love that the hotel’s restaurant, MKT, is as locavore as they come, drawing from regional farms for its California-inspired dishes.
You're here because
The hotel pampers all ages—guests with kiddos will find Junior Chef pastry-cooking cooking classes, life-size board games on the al fresco terrace (Jenga! Chess! Connect Four!) and Saturday night movies complete with popcorn galore.
Your fervent obsession with brunch just made it to the next level. Here at MKT, your eyes widen looking at the menu: will you be healthy and opt for the kale salad with Firebrand sourdough croutons and rainbow cauliflower (this is SF, after all), or kick-start the day the way you want to with fried chicken and waffles drizzled in smoked maple syrup? Oh, who are you kidding. Both. Diet starts tomorrow.
Restaurants & Bars
MKT Restaurant / Bar - Sustainable seafood - craft cocktails with a California twist
Just a 30 minute drive from San Francisco International Airport, the hotel sits atop Market Street—a.k.a. The heart of it all. Here, you’re just a block from Yerba Buena Gardens, Ghirardelli, and (wait for it) the Museum of Ice Cream.