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.

On-Site Outlets
Fitness Center

The Fitness Center in The Ritz-Carlton

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Explore Iconic Local Attractions

From Fisherman’s Wharf to the San Francisco Ballet, the Bay Area’s most celebrated attractions are all enticingly near 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.

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Golden Gate Bridge

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world's most beloved cities. During your visit, walk or bike across the Golden Gate Bridge, the most photographed bridge in the world.

Planning Your Trip

Planning your trip to San Francisco.


Ritz Kids

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.

Square bowls with a brownie dessert

Ritz Kids Program

Prior to arrival, a Guest Relations agent contacts each guest to customize their stay and learn about the children's expected arrival. Our Ritz Kids program includes:

A Ritz Kids Registration Desk
  • Kids coloring book

  • Kids colored pencils 
Welcome Ritz Kids
  • Welcome packet with a coloring book and a scavenger hunt kit focused on the Ritz Kids' four key pillars: water, land, culture and environmental responsibility

  • A Ritz Kids menu offered throughout the hotel
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Shopping in San Francisco

Women’s designer boutique House of Azadeh and Parfumeur Krigler are in the lobby of the hotel. Additional retail therapy is located just a block away from the hotel in Union Square, the city’s best shopping venue.

San Francisco skyline at night with the Golden Gate Bridge aglow.

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.


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 skyscapers.

Hidden Gems

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.

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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.

Crudités in The Club Lounge

Club Lounge

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

Wine being poured into a glass

Exclusive Wine Tasting

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

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