Hello Bay Area, I have left my $$$$ in San Francisco. For better or worse, the city has become the “New York of West Coast” comprising mainly of startups, tech companies, and outrageously expensive real estate. In turn, creates limited comfortable hotel options when I’m in the city. Not to worry, all you need is one – St. Regis San Francisco.
This upscale city skyscraper hotel is in the center of the city within walking distance to Union Square, Moscone Center, fine restaurants, and shopping/entertainment.
I stayed in the Astor Suite with a gorgeous skyline view of the city. The design of this hotel emulates a luxury condominium.
Like all St. Regis, each room comes with a 24-hour around the clock butler for your personal needs. For this particular stay, I give big kudos to the butler taking the initiative for getting a portable microwave just for my take-out sandwiches from the airport upon check-in.
The bedroom, albeit nothing special, has its own skyline views with an extremely comfortable bed. At the end of the day, a simple cozy bed is all I need for travel.
I had some unexpected guests that evening. He attended a wedding and had a long day. Since I’m such a generous bear, I decided to let him crash on my sofa for the night.
An awesome perk about this hotel is their complimentary Bentley car services around the city. New York and San Francisco are the only two St. Regis hotels in North America that provides this type of service.
This Flying Spur Bentley can fit up to three passengers, so my guests for the weekend came on for all the rides.
Whether it is to attend a dinner, an event, or a simple brunch around the city, it is always nice to arrive with a St. Regis driver in an ultra-luxe car.
Just like the Four Seasons Westlake Village, the highlights of the hotel are the amenities not the room itself. If someone asked me, “Hey Chai Bear, what is your favorite thing about St. Regis San Francisco?” I would answer with the 3 B’s – the Butler, the Bed, and the Bentley.
To no fault of its own, the St. Regis San Francisco is an overpriced hotel relative to what you can get around the world. With the tech industry driving the real estate bubble up, the cost of this hotel is going nowhere but up. That being said, it is still the best hotel in San Francisco. In my opinion, no other hotel developments around the city matches up to the services and class of the St. Regis.