After travelling to Paris and staying in less than stellar accommodation, I made a promise to myself NEVER to stay in a substandard hotel when visiting a city. After spending the day sightseeing, walking and enjoying the city, there is nothing better than retreating to your Luxury Accommodation, and The Palace did not disappoint. Accommodation in San Francisco is on the pricey side, but The Palace is a solid choice. At $305 per night I am pretty sure there is not another hotel that offers the superior service, great location and super comfy beds that we found.
On Arrival you are greeted by a gorgeous fresh flower display, and the tea room (below) is stunning. Being a historical hotel the reception area is a little blah, It reminded me of the Waldorf Astoria in New York, but the very bubbly check in staff brightened up the space and before we knew it we were whisked up to our room.
The Room: We requested a quiet room and that is exactly what I got. I have travelled enough to know that it may be exciting to look out of a window and see the bustling street view below, but this is not conducive to good sleeping, a large city always has its sirens and street noise.
The Palace has rooms on an inside court which are absolutely quiet, peaceful and wonderful. I read complaints on Trip Advisor that people were disappointed with this view, I will take a quiet room at night over a view when I am staying in a city. So, If you are staying at the Palace in San Francisco, ask for a courtyard view if you want a perfect, quiet sleep. The beds are heavenly, the towels plush, robes and slippers, perfect. You get a great amenity kit which is perfect when flying with carry on only.
The Public Areas : We made a trip to the Pied Piper Bar and Grill for a drink and were treated to fabulous service and outstanding cocktails. We were made to feel very special as the staff were extremely attentive. When my sister asked about the type of liquor in a specific cocktail, they literally brought out all the liquor that was in the said cocktail and had her taste each one.
The Pool and Gym: After walking for pretty much an entire day, a soak in the Jacuzzi and a quick swim was on the menu. The Gym was well supplied with all the necessary equipment and the Pool and Jacuzzi were fist rate.
The Tea room/ Breakfast room : This gorgeous and I mean gorgeous space is perfect for afternoon tea, a quick coffee in the morning or a lavish breakfast.
Special shout out to Alyssa in Sales, for checking in with me and making sure that everything was perfection. We had a great stay, I just need to stay longer next time! If you are looking for some luxury, I would definitely recommend the Palace. It has a great location, wonderful staff and offers, peace and tranquility from all the sights and sounds of San Francisco.
Tips: Request a room on an inside court for peace and quiet.
The BART station is right in front of the hotel, so if you want to take the train from the Airport, it is literally door to door service for $9.00 per person vs $35.00 for an UBER car.
Coming up next, what to do with two days in San Francisco.