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Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco is the place to stay if you’re looking for a central, convenient location, great service and beautiful bay views. There are innumerable things we love about this Five-Star gem, but here are our five favorites:
1. The location. At Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, you’re steps from public transit, cable cars and some of the city’s best cultural attractions. Union Square is one block away, boasting shops like Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co. Head to Chinatown for some great dim sum and souvenir shopping, or drive 15 short minutes to Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can watch hundreds of sea lions basking in the sun on the docks beside Pier 39. The hotel is also a simple five-minute drive to the gourmet food at the Ferry Building and a host of museums — our favorite is the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
2. The view. We love the view at the San Francisco hotel. For the best vistas in the hotel, ask for a corner room on the 14th floor or higher. Gaze out at the city’s grand buildings and the glistening blue bay while you sit on the padded window seat — a perfect spot to enjoy your breakfast or some wine at sunset.
3.The gym. It’s rare to find a full-fledged fitness center at a hotel, but guests at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco enjoy complimentary access to the 127,000-square-foot Sports Club/LA, a facility offering everything you’d want for a great workout. The gym is replete with treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, a whole floor dedicated to strength training and more than 100 fitness classes, including yoga, kickboxing and spinning. There’s also a lap pool, locker rooms, a sauna and steam room, and free bottled water and earphones.
4. The spa. Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco also includes access to a full-service spa at the Sports Club/LA. Enter from the hotel’s fourth floor and choose from a range of massages — Swedish, deep-tissue, hot stone or Thai — as well as facials, body wraps and scrubs. If you’re feeling especially sore, get an in-room massage. Just ask the concierge for help making an appointment.
5. The food. San Francisco is a culinary destination, but we love that you don’t have to leave the Five-Star hotel to enjoy excellent cuisine. Seasons, the hotel restaurant, is open on the fifth floor for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving simple yet elegant California-inspired fare with fresh, local ingredients. The innovative menu changes often, but we love the stalwart San Francisco seafood chowder with clams, crab and bay shrimp. The restaurant’s steak list is always on point with aged rib-eyes and grass-fed filets. We also love to wind down at Seasons with an evening dessert. Choose from decadent options like dark chocolate mousse cake with raspberry sorbet or vanilla crème brûlée with apricots and a polenta cookie.