The Omni San Francisco’s central location in the Financial District makes it a popular destination among business travelers. On a given morning, smartly dressed men and women converse over breakfast in the elegantly curtained dining room. Services like complimentary shoe shining and luxury car transportation within a five-block radius of the hotel further tip The Omni San Francisco in the professional's favor.
Built in 1926, as a bank, the hotel maintains an aura of regality. Italian marble, Austrian crystal chandeliers and luscious fabrics evoke old-world grandeur. At day’s end, guests retire to rooms bedecked with the city’s hallmark crown molding. California Suites afford views of the California cable car line, while the Presidential Suite features a Jacuzzi tub, wet bar, and dining table for eight.
Upstairs, splashes of lavender brighten more neutral rooms, which feature wheelbarrow-shaped chairs and sleigh beds designed by Starck. Merino wool blankets are primed to battle foggy nights, while MALIN+GOETZ bath products soothe well-traveled skin with natural ingredients and science.
Downstairs in the Redwood Room, a see-and-be-seen crowd nurses drinks. The swanky lounge sports sleek backlit shelves, its original redwood paneling, and a bar supposedly crafted from a single redwood tree. Though Clift Hotel sits just up the street from Union Square, it feels far away from the tourists.
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Great for business travelers, the Omni allows
for a walking commute almost anywhere downtown. But even if the Financial
District isn't a priority, the area is convenient to almost any neighborhood in
the city. Walk a few blocks to Union Square for great shopping, or catch the cable
car up Nob Hill. Walk to the Ferry Building, and rent bikes for a great ride to
the Golden Gate Bridge, or catch a ferry to Angel Island or Sausalito.
Need to Know
Rooms: 362 guestrooms and suites. Rates from $266. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check out: noon Dining options:
Steak & Chop House is a quintessentially American
steakhouse, serving corn-fed Midwestern beef in the form of filet mignons,
rib-eyes, and Kansas City strips. Bob’s
Barserves alcoholic beverages, tea and cappuccinos next to windows in
perfect people-watching position. Spa and
gym details: The 1,500 square foot health club is open
24 hours a day, and a Get Fit health kit is available at the front desk.
Who's it for: Luxury business and leisure travelers. Our favorite rooms: The Get Fit rooms include a portable treadmill, a Get Fit Kit, and a
fridge supplied with healthy snacks. Walk it out: The hotel encourages guests to sign up for complimentary walking tours
of the city, hosted by San Francisco City Guides. The tours are offered every
Saturday at 10 a.m., and many begin nearby.