St Regis Hotel
- Style Arty modern elegance
- Setting San Fran's cultural hub
Hotels really don’t get much more refined, tasteful, sophisticated and centrally located than San Francisco’s St Regis Hotel. It's hard not to be impressed by perks such as a Bentley on hire for city tours, a butler to unpack your clothes and a state-of-the-art spa. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed the new tower, which stands alongside the museums in the SOMA district and offers spectacular views of the city. There’s also a superb restaurant and a cool cocktail bar.
Need to know
- Rooms 260 (47 suites).
- Rates Double rooms from $425.00, excluding tax at 16.12 per cent.
- Facilities Spa, valet parking, butler service. Rooms have Remède toiletries, big showers and all the stylish mod cons you'd expect, plus underfloor heating, roll-top baths and minibars.
- Poolside The spa's indoor infinity pool has day beds to lounge on while you admire the high-rise views.
- Check–out Midday, but ask reception. Check-out as late as 4pm and early check-in are subject to availability.
Children It's more of an adults' hotel, but children can be accommodated; cots are available.
- Hotel closed Never.
- Also Pets allowed (US$150 deposit). There are smoking and non-smoking rooms. The gleaming white Remède Spa offers customised treatments, prefaced by champagne, cheese and truffles.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Rooms here – tricked out with art and finished in zebra wood and leather – are among the city's largest; there are even LCD TVs in the bathrooms. The higher you go, the better the views: superior rooms are on floors 5–8; Deluxe rooms are on floors 6–18. Executive Premier corner rooms have views of the museum and the bay. Metropolitan Suites are lovely – 1408 overlooks the Yerba Buena gardens and you can have a bath with a glorious city view. St Regis Suites are corner sites on the 19th and 20th floors with commanding vistas of the Financial District and Bay Bridge; there are six-seater dining tables, enormous beds facing giant windows, and vast bathrooms with limestone wet rooms. If one of the luxurious suites is beyond your budget, try to book a room on the same floor as the spa – they have the highest ceilings.
- Packing tips Cute flatties for jumping on and off trams in sprightly fashion and for negotiating those famously steep streets.
- Also The butler can help you unpack and press anything crumpled, and is on hand to make reservations at the spa and restaurants for you. There's also a house Bentley – book it for a glamorous drive around town.
Food and drink at St Regis Hotel
- Hotel restaurant Ame is in the Williams Building lobby and serves New American cuisine with an emphasis on seafood - the sashimi bar is excellent. Take breakfast in the light and airy Vitrine brasserie, or alfresco on the Yerba Buena Terrace.
- Dress code City chic – this is one of the best restaurants in town, so you should dress accordingly.
- Top table Go for a table at the back by the windows and watch the world go by.
- Last orders Lunch, 2pm; dinner, 10pm; drinks, 1am.
- Room service 24 hours.
- Hotel bar The dramatic and sexy bar is classic American club style with a hefty helping of streetwise pizzazz. Need a hangover cure? The NY St Regis invented the Bloody Mary, so you've a good reason to be in here as early as you like, curing a sore head.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details