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The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco captures the timeless elegance of the Bay Area’s most iconic city. Situated within a landmark building dating back to 1909, the downtown hotel puts Nob Hill and Union Square within walking distance. On property, guests enjoy contemporary luxury in rooms and suites, a tasting lounge with exclusive wine flights and the largest full-service Club Level in the city. Additional features include:

  • 336 luxury suites and guest rooms with downtown or bay views
  • Club Lounge with San Francisco-inspired cuisine and exclusive experiences
  • Seasonal California cuisine and regional wines at Parallel 37
  • Three regionally inspired dining venues
  • Wine tastings at The JCB Tasting Lounge
  • The Mediterranean-inspired Spa L’OCCITANE by the Bay and 24-hour fitness center
  • A Wellendorff Jewelers lobby boutique
  • 24,000 square feet of meeting space including a 9,300-square-foot ballroom
  • Live music and Afternoon Tea
  • Complimentary house car service
  • Check-in at 4 p.m.; checkout at 12 p.m.

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Recent Honors & Awards

Below are some of our recent accolades: 

  • AAA Five-Diamond, 2018
  • U.S. News and World Report's #1 in Best San Francisco Hotels, 2018
  • Forbes Four Star Rating, 2018
  • A Readers' Choice Award "Top Hotels in San Francisco" Condé Nast Traveler, 2017
  • Michelin Travel Guide Five Pavilions, 2016
  • Ranked Best in San Francisco, Zagat Survey of U.S. Hotels, 2016
  • Ranked #1 hotel in San Francisco with a “World’s Best Award”, Travel + Leisure, 2016

Guest Room Features & Amenities

  • Recently renovated guest rooms are inspired by tailored fashion, the fog of San Francisco and city architecture 
  • New guest room design features shades of steely blue, silver and grey with roman shades and modern furniture pieces 
  • Artwork depicts San Francisco culture and city scenes 
  • Kohler Performance rain showerheads 
  • 400-thread-count, 100% combed cotton linens 
  • In-room gourmet coffee and tea presentations 
  • Added bathroom shelving and cabinetry 
  • 46-inch, High-Definition TVs
  • Two 55-inch, High-Definition TVs in suites
  • Wireless, high-speed Internet access available for a fee

Property Features & Amenities

  • Fitness Center with steam rooms and spa treatments by Spa L’OCCITANE by the Bay
  • Gift shop
  • 24-hour in-room dining with seasonal menu
  • Car rental service
  • Valet parking, $65 plus occupancy tax per night
  • Same day valet service
  • Complimentary overnight shoeshine
  • 24-hour personal wake-up service

Business Services

  • Copy service
  • Secretarial service
  • Network/Internet printing
  • Post/parcel
  • 24-hour computer kiosks on the second level, complimentary
  • Fax service
  • Translator

Hotel Policies

Check-In / Check-Out

  • Check-in time is 4 p.m.
  • Check-out time is Noon
  • Guest rooms must be guaranteed by credit card or deposit
  • Please note we charge an early departure fee of one night plus tax

In the event that you are unable to keep your reservation at our downtown hotel, please cancel 72 hours prior, so we may apply the appropriate refund.

Pet Policy

  • There is a 30 lb. weight limit for dogs
  • All dogs must be leashed when riding hotel elevators and be carried by their owners through the lobby of the hotel
  • All public areas, including hotel restaurants are reserved for owners only, with the exception of service dogs
  • A $200 non-refundable pet fee will be applied to each guest folio per stay

Other Policies

  • 14% Room Rate Tax per night 
  • 2.25% Business District Assessments per night 
  • $2.75 California Tourism Assessment fee per night
  • Rollaway bed fee of $50 per day
  • Fee for additional Club Lounge guests (more than two guests per Club Level room) applies per Club Level Guest Policy
  • A $100 additional fee per guest applies for all rooms with more than two guests

Green Initiatives

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is proud to promote sustainability and the conservation of energy and natural resources throughout its daily hotel operations.


  • Main entrance
  • Registration desk
  • Accessible guest rooms have a 32 inch wide opening
  • Route to accessible guest rooms is accessible
  • Restaurants and lounges
  • Meeting spaces
  • Spa entrance
  • Fitness center entrance
  • Business center entrance
  • Pathway to registration desk
  • Service animals allowed for persons with disabilities


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