This historic property, a 1922 apartment building turned hotel, recently got a floor-to-ceiling redo. Its traditional Georgian exterior belies what’s now behind its walls: Subdued taupe furnishings have been swapped for lavish fabrics and whimsical fittings in vibrant reds, purples, and golds. Some iconic original elements remain, including the lobby’s crystal chandelier and the ornate crown molding in the guest rooms. The sumptuous hotel has long been known for its high service, and many devoted staffers, including doorman James Hudson, have been there for decades. Indulge in a treatment at the luminous spa, then claim a teakwood lounger on the fireplace-equipped patio, where you can soak up city views from the top of Nob Hill in your robe.
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While You’re There
WALK THE LINE at Grace Cathedral. This stunning church is known for the giant labyrinth built into the stone floor of its nave.
PLAYAROUND at Urban Putt, a new high-tech mini golf course housed inside a Victorian-era building in the Mission district. Pregame with craft cocktails at two sunlit bars.
EATARTFUL FARE at Verbena on nearby Polk Street, where inventive NorCal dishes are a treat for the eyes and the palate.