and a cool attitude. Most rooms
scream minimalism, and bathrooms
are stylish but small. The in-house
Redwood Room is a hopping
lounge. The staff is friendly and effi-
cient. 495 Geary St. (at Taylor St.)
y 800/652-5438 or 415/775-4700.
www.clifthotel.com. 389 units. Dou-
bles $295-$355. AE, DC, DISC, MC, V.
Bus: 2, 3, 4, 27, 38. Map p 139.
★ = Cow Hollow Motor Inn
& Suites MARINA The motel has
spacious rooms, but avoid those on
noisy Lombard Street. The suites on
quieter Chestnut Street are like well-
furnished apartments—ideal for
longer stays. 2190 Lombard St. (at
Steiner St.) y 415/921-5800. www.
cowhollowsuites.com. 129 units.
Doubles $86-$135; suites $225-
$275. AE, DC, MC, V. Bus: 22, 30, 76.
Map p 140.
★★ Fairmont Hotel NOB HILL
This 1907 landmark's exterior and
lobby impress. Historic Building
rooms and closets are very large. For
great bathrooms and views, opt for
the Tower Building. 950 Mason St. (at
California St.) y 800/441-1414 or
591 units. Doubles $269-$499. AE,
DC, DISC, MC, V. Bus: 1. Cable cars:
All. Map p 139.
★★★ Four Seasons SOMA
SF's most luxurious hotel has top
furnishings and large marble bath-
rooms. The impeccable service and
access to the massive Sports Club/
LA add to the wonders. 757 Market
St. (at 3rd St.) y 415/633-3000.
www.fourseasons.com. 277 units.
Doubles $439-$600. AE, DC, DISC,
MC, V. BART/Muni: Montgomery St.
Map p 139.
★ Galleria Park Hotel FINAN-
CIAL DISTRICT Unique features
here are a rooftop jogging track/gar-
den, an easy-access garage, and a
shopping center next door. 191 Sut-
ter St. (at Kearny St.) y 800/792-
9639 or 415/781-3060. www.galleria
park.com. 177 units. Doubles $179-
$299. AE, DC, DISC, MC, V. Bus: 15,
30, 45. BART/Muni: Montgomery St.
Map p 139.
★ Golden Gate Hotel UNION
SQUARE This B&B's petite rooms
have wicker furniture and floral
prints. Nice touches: an antique
bird-cage elevator and afternoon
cookies. 775 Bush St. (between Pow-
ell & Mason sts.) y 800/835-1118
or 415/392-3702. www.goldengate
hotel.com. 23 units, some with
shared bathrooms. Doubles $85-
$130 w/breakfast. AE, DC, MC, V.
Bus: 2, 3, 4. BART/Muni: Powell St.
Cable car: Powell lines. Map p 139.
Grant Plaza CHINATOWN This
no-frills bargain has clean, compact
rooms and bathrooms. Sixth-floor
rooms are newer and a bit quieter.
The hotel does not have a kitchen.
465 Grant Ave. (at Pine St.) y 415/
72 units. Doubles $89-$99. AE, DC,
DISC, MC, V. Bus: 30, 45. Map p 139.
Muted, pale colors infuse a tranquil
vibe at in the ultra-trendy Clift hotel.