Discover high fashion and high style in Union Square, just minutes from our luxury hotel
San Francisco, America's favorite city by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, is renowned for its steep rolling hills, an eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture, and its peninsular location surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. The main attractions include the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, cable cars, the Transamerica Pyramid, Coit Tower, Union Square and Chinatown.
Union Square Shopping
Just steps from the hotel, Union Square is among the most elegant retail destinations in the United States. Named for the mass meetings held here prior to the Civil War, Union Square remains one of San Francisco’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Union Square is where flower stands dot the sidewalks, cable cars run along Powell Street and shop windows tempt passers-by with their colorful displays.
Guests will find our Union Square luxury hotel’s location provides the perfect destination for sightseeing, shopping and dining. Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Macy's border the square. Just a few blocks away, the San Francisco Center is host to Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom department stores along with dozens of boutique establishments. The blocks surrounding Union Square are lined with high-end designer and specialty shops, from Emporio Armani to Tiffany to Wilkes Bashford. And popular establishments like Records, a Disney store, a Virgin Megastore and Niketown keep the retail scene jumping.
Of The City's many hills, Nob Hill boasts perhaps the best view of San Francisco Bay, especially when observed from a California Street cable car, running from the foot of Market Street, over the hill and down to Van Ness Avenue. Nob Hill's noble tenants include Grace Cathedral, a replica of Notre Dame in Paris; Huntington Park, site of many arts shows and graced by a replica of a 16th-century Roman fountain; Nob Hill Masonic Center, an architectural dazzler hosting various musical events. And don’t miss seeing famous Lombard Street, dubbed “crookedest street in the world.” This landscaped street is a photographer’s favorite.
Fisherman’s Wharf is one of San Francisco’s most popular destinations. Known for its historic waterfront, delicious seafood, spectacular sights and unique shopping, Fisherman’s Wharf offers a wide array of things to do for everyone. Its fabulous location in the 'City by the Bay,' puts you within minutes of the Maritime Museum, Alcatraz, Coit Tower and everyone’s favorite, the world-famous San Francisco Cable Car lines. Fisherman’s Wharf offers some of the most incredible views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and the cityscape.