With SAS’ new direct route to San Francisco, California’s lifestyle capital is even closer. San Francisco means a bohemian lifestyle, steep streets, farmer markets, Victorian houses, and of course the Golden Gate Bridge, but there are many ways to experience the city and if you are looking for a unique take on the authentic San Francisco, then let Kimpton Hotels show the way.
Hotel Monaco Reintroduced
Kimpton’s San Francisco flagship hotel, the Hotel Monaco, has reopened after an extensive three-month renovation bringing it back to the original feel of bohemian artists, dramatic architecture, and world travel.
The Monaco’s lobby and rooms offer a formal elegance that combines classic décor with modern flair. Large fireplaces and curved stair cases are reminiscent of the grand entry of a historic manor while artistically inspired guestrooms capture the imagination of an artist. The rooms are intimate and personal, and a sophisticated collection of décor selected with the discerning taste of an international traveler in mind.
The Hotel Monaco has been kept in line with the original character of the historic building, the eccentric city, and the unique boutique hospitality of Kimpton Hotels.
Kimpton’s Top 10 Tips to San Francisco
The employees at Kimpton hotels give tips on the local hidden gems to make sure their guests experience the very best of the city
HISTORY & CULTURE
The Exploratorium’s After Dark events are just for adults, only once a month & feature interesting science exhibits, live music, and a full bar – John Gebbia, Bellman/Doorman, Hotel Monaco
One little fire hydrant in the city gets a fresh coat of gold paint every year. Go visit this little helper and take in the gorgeous view from Dolores Park – J.P. Pagoadacruz, Manager on Duty, Serrano Hotel. The hydrant played a big part in rescuing the city after the 1906 earthquakes and fire.
To experience the special beatnik culture of San Francisco Hotel Triton gives you the Independent Spirit package with tickets to the Beat Museum, an SFJAZZ CD, and a booklet with beat and San Francisco quotes.
SOMA Street Food Park where you’ll find a great rotation of local food trucks surrounding a large canopy with picnic tables, and live music. Perfect for a sunny day – Justin Banta, Bellman at Hotel Palomar
San Francisco is a mecca for chocolate lovers and the Chocolatourist package is a must. It includes Kimpton’s own Chocolate Tour map, samples of chocolates from local artisan chocolate shops, and Kimpton bikes to get some exercise between the many chocolate hotspots.
TAKE IN THE CITY
Nothing beats the thrill of taking control of mini propeller plane with Fly Bay Area. Take a flight lesson over the San Francisco Bay with Certified Flight Instructor Gabe, or visit Mar Vista Stables to take a horseback ride along San Francisco’s majestic Ocean Beach. It’s one of the most romantic things you can do with your partner – Tina Tam, Front Office Manager, Harbor Court Hotel
Land’s End Trail is my favorite spot in San Francisco. It is actually a series of partially wooded trails, offering incredible vistas San Francisco treasures – Brad Rhymer, Front Desk Supervisor, Harbor Court Hotel.
If you are the adventurous type, check out Seward Street Slides, all concrete and all fun, bring your own “tools” to ride down these steep thrilling slides – Trey Lopez, Doorman, Serrano Hotel
Being a pet friendly hotel, Kimpton’s four-legged employees also guide guests:
Crissy Field is one of the best places to take in all that San Francisco has to offer for dogs and people. You can see Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and on a clear day, all the way to the Marin Headlands. It’s beautiful, plus there’s water nearby and lots of furry friends to make – Dorothy, Director of Pet Relations, Prescott Hotel.
For the family vacation Argonaut Hotel has created Neptune’s Adventure. The hotel is located right at Fisherman’s Wharf and the package includes a Pier 39 fun pack, boarding passes for the Hyde Street Pier, cable car passes, and not least a special maritime gift for the children
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