Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

San Francisco, USA

The hotel

Grown up but young at heart, San Francisco’s post of the Four Seasons collection embraces all ages. The young get a gift from the toy wagon and milk and cookies on arrival, along with treats like a DVD library, summer playroom, and scavenger hunt. While grown up guests get complimentary WiFi and their own Equinox Sports Club, with a gym, spa, sauna, and luxurious lap pool. Of course everyone gets to enjoy its SoMa location, two blocks from Union Square and Westfield, and seconds from MoMa and Yerba Buena Gardens (in fact it’s so close many guestrooms get garden views through their floor-to-ceiling windows). The wall of windows at MKT Restaurant gives views of its namesake Market Street – but inside’s just as eye-catching, with hints of Market Street’s newspaper printing heritage in its brass, oak, and leather infused décor.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the SoMa District, right by Yerba Buena Gardens and the Museum of Modern Art, this hotel is just two blocks from Union Square’s boutiques and Westfield’s brand name shops, one block from Moscone Center, and two blocks from the Financial District. It’s also an easy walk to the Embarcadero, from where you can stroll along the waterfront to North Beach, Pier 39, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Transfer time from San Francisco airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

277 rooms and suites. All with floor-to-ceiling windows, plasma/LCD TV with all-news cable network and pay-per-view movies* (children’s DVDs available), complimentary WiFi, iHome alarm clock, CD player, telephone, refrigerated bar, laptop safe, hairdryer, bathrobes including child-size bathrobes, children’s toiletries, and newspaper. Child-proofed rooms available on request. Deluxe Rooms are 460 sq ft and are on floors 6-10 with views of the city or Yerba Buena Gardens. Each has 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, and a rollaway bed* or crib, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe View Rooms are 460 sq ft and are on floors 11-17 with views of Market Street or Yerba Buena Gardens. Each has 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, and a rollaway bed* or crib, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.

Premier Rooms are 480 sq ft and are on floors 6-17 with views of downtown or Yerba Buena Gardens and San Francisco Bay from higher floors, and of Market Street or Yerba Buena Gardens from lower floors. Each has 1 king-size bed and a rollaway bed* or crib, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.

MKT Restaurant – Bar (steaks, sharing plates, and cocktails, views of Market Street and downtown). Equinox Sports Club (127,000 sq ft fitness and wellness facility; over 15s only, 15-18 year olds must be accompanied by an adult) with an indoor lap pool (75 ft junior Olympic pool), fitness centre (sauna, steam room, classes*, basketball), and spa* (over 16s only, in-room treatments* also available). 24-hour room service. Complimentary WiFi. Concierge (with mobile phone chargers at desk). Babysitting* (24-hour notice). Children’s extras (welcome gift from toy wagon; welcome milk and cookies; colouring books, board games, and DVDs; summer playroom with games, movies, ping pong, football table, bean bags, Xbox, and scavenger hunt). Valet parking $57 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellence at the City by the Bay

Jul 11, 2019 Scenic12632233583

We were warmly welcomed at check-in and had an issues with that. The man who checked us in gave us maps of the area and suggested things we could do. He was extremely helpful and polite. The bed was super comfortable, room and bathroom were spotless. I loved the window cushion, it was supper comfortable, I enjoyed seating there to read. The… Read more
We were warmly welcomed at check-in and had an issues with that. The man who checked us in gave us maps of the area and suggested things we could do. He was extremely helpful and polite. The bed was super comfortable, room and bathroom were spotless. I loved the window cushion, it was supper comfortable, I enjoyed seating there to read. The hotel is situated in an area with loads of shops and restaurants, really close to Union square. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and will return soon. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous stay

Jul 10, 2019 Floridagal65 Miami, Florida

The location of the hotel is terrific. On Market street within walking distance of the Ferry Building, Chinatown and Cable cars to name a few. And can’t say enough about the hotel and staff. The hotel is wonderful. Room and service terrific from start to finish. Everyone is helpful and welcoming and attentive and responsive to all needs and… Read more
The location of the hotel is terrific. On Market street within walking distance of the Ferry Building, Chinatown and Cable cars to name a few. And can’t say enough about the hotel and staff. The hotel is wonderful. Room and service terrific from start to finish. Everyone is helpful and welcoming and attentive and responsive to all needs and requests. Just a fabulous stay and can’t wait for another opportunity to return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Heaven on Earth

Jul 8, 2019 Roam83515

If you would want to be made feel like royalty, make friendships that will last a lifetime and be exposed to the most beautiful place on Earth than you must stay at this hotel. It is so good that I cry when I leave even though it is only an hour away from Los Angeles. The rooms are gorgeous, very clean and modern. The location is outstanding and… Read more
If you would want to be made feel like royalty, make friendships that will last a lifetime and be exposed to the most beautiful place on Earth than you must stay at this hotel. It is so good that I cry when I leave even though it is only an hour away from Los Angeles. The rooms are gorgeous, very clean and modern. The location is outstanding and close to everything. The staff is welcoming, kind, interesting, and honest. They want to make your stay here the best possible. This hotel is one of a kind, it is not only about the beautiful amenities but the incredible people who are the best of the best. It is truly heaven on earth. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The worst Four Seasons in the world

Jul 8, 2019 OnAir46472216096

This hotel can’t be sign as “Four Seasons” at all. Waiters were forced to leave tips even if you were not serviced by them and used only a buffet. When you tell about it to managers they say nothing to you. I was waiting for eggs on breakfast for 20 minutes, said about it in a normal way to a manager, but The Director of Food and Bars in this… Read more
This hotel can’t be sign as “Four Seasons” at all. Waiters were forced to leave tips even if you were not serviced by them and used only a buffet. When you tell about it to managers they say nothing to you. I was waiting for eggs on breakfast for 20 minutes, said about it in a normal way to a manager, but The Director of Food and Bars in this hotel came to me in a public zone and said that I’m agressive person, if I’m not satisfied with the service and can’t wait for food for 20 minutes. In this hotel you can be slandered and insulted by top managers. To get your room - you have to use different lifts. The lava dry service come to your room at early morning at 7 am and disturbing you. The worst expierence Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Special Place

Jul 3, 2019 DanaLosAngeles Los Angeles, California

A very special hotel, one of my favorite on the West Coast. Elegant, quiet, upscale, with exceptional service. Rooms are not massive, but very well appointed with luxury features and exquisite bathrooms. I am looking forward to another stay. Highly recommended