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Experience The City by the Bay


Situated in Nob Hill, near the Financial District and Union Square, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco resides at the intersection of some of the city's most attractive destinations. Step back in time on a cable car ride through the city — all the lines converge at nearby Nob Hill — or browse the food hall and artisan shops of the San Francisco Ferry Building. Indulge in luxury shopping at Union Square, or spend an afternoon among the artworks of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Discover the best of the city, curated by the experts at The Ritz-Carlton.

A building-covered hill with a tower at the top

From Fisherman’s Wharf to the San Francisco Ballet, the Bay Area’s most celebrated attractions are all enticingly near to this downtown hotel. Explore iconic neighborhoods like Chinatown with ease, or venture farther afield to visit the shops and restaurants of Sausalito. The hotel also offers complimentary car service for trips within a one-mile radius of the property.

Explore Local Attractions
Cable car on a city street

One of the most eclectic cities in America, San Francisco is filled with neighborhoods that have diverse and rich histories, with much of those histories well-preserved. (Where else can you find cable cars still roaring through streets?) Trace the path of the beatniks, who called North Beach their home, or visit the ruins of the city’s old bathhouse on the water. And don’t miss the many museums that can stand up to those of New York, London and Paris.


Children receive a red-carpet welcome at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. From a special registration experience just for kids, to a discovery-filled scavenger hunt, the hotel’s Ritz Kids program is designed to channel children’s natural curiosity into experiences that engage with San Francisco’s unique environment. Discover kid-friendly activities, special children’s menus and more at this family-friendly hotel.


Journey Deeper

Rediscovering San Francisco's Charms

Born and raised in the Golden State, fashion bloggers Dylana and Natalie Suarez return to their roots with a trip to The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco and The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. 


Explore the City

Shopping at Union Square

Retail therapy is just a block away from the hotel in Union Square, the city's best shopping venue.


Immersive Local Events

Explore events and happenings at or nearby the hotel. From local farmer's markets, art exhibits, or special dining offers. We have curated a mix of activities and adventure just for you.

Muir Woods National Park near San Francisco, California

Journey Deeper

Explore California's Natural Wonders

Venture across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument to experience the awe-inspiring magic of nature's skyscrapers.

A vineyard's field

Culinary Culture

Take an Epicurean Tour

San Francisco’s close proximity to the Napa Valley and the Northern California farmland makes it an incomparable destination for dedicated foodies and oenophiles alike.

Club Lounge

Club Level

Elevate your Stay

Our exclusive Club Level and Lounge offers a respite from the vibrant buzz of the city. Enjoy food and beverage offerings and a dedicated concierge. 

A long dining table beneath an opulent chandelier


Exclusive Wine Tasting

You do not have to leave the city or the hotel to indulge in exclusive vintages from famed winemaker Jean Charles Boisset. 

San Francisco Memories