The Vibe: Room with a view supreme.
The Area: Embarcadero
The DNA: On top of things gets a whole new meaning. Housed on the upper 11 floors of the 48-storey 345 California Center, the city’s fourth tallest, the luxury hotel boasts enviable skyline views of the Coit Tower and sweeping views of the Bay, including landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. A former Mandarin Oriental, it has been refreshed with new rooms and suites. A new all day restaurant and bar will open in 2022.
Suite-Me-Up: You can’t really go wrong here – it is all about the views. However, if size is a matter, there’s two Presidential Suites and both come with a 74m (800 sq ft) furnished terrace; a spacious living room with dining table for six – entertain San Francisco style.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 155 rooms (33-42m2) (350-450 sq ft) & suites (53-111m2) (575-1,200 sq ft) • hotel opened: 1986 (previously Mandarin Oriental and Loews Regency) • architecture: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) • interior design: Marzipan • on-site parking (charged) • pets allowed on request • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible