It takes but one hour in San Francisco to know why songs were written about it. And if it calls to you, there is no dearth of hotels from which to enjoy its views or explore its treasures: the city has big and small, old and new, expensive and cheap.
Just kidding about the cheap part! Actually, there are some low-cost options, but pay close attention to the reviews. As one reviewer said of his budget hotel, “There was poop in a bucket in the shared shower room.” So, a word to the wise.
If dollar amount is not the deciding factor for your dreams, my San Francisco hotel pick is the Mandarin Oriental. It boasts fabulous views from its 151 rooms and 7 suites, and it’s within walking distance of the Bay, Fisherman’s Wharf and Chinatown.
I think it was the hallways that sold me.
But the views from the rooms are no less impressive.