Union Square's European-influenced refuge

Situated mid-hill, Taj Campton Place fits into the rolling cityscape of San Francisco and is just one block away from Union Square. The prime location allows convenient access to the city’s many art galleries and museums, while upscale retail options such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Neiman Marcus are within walking distance.

The 110-room boutique hotel offers a quaint respite from the busy city, with an intimate lobby designed with tan marble and area rugs placed beneath comfy sofas. Antique-style armchairs and gilded elevators contribute to the historic European feel of the hotel, while colorful artwork and hallways with windows overlooking a stone courtyard modernize the space. Guest rooms feature charming window nooks, many with views of the city. The plush beds and Molton Brown bath amenities add a touch of luxury, and spacious closets and well-stocked mini-bars are simple conveniences.

Aptly named Campton Place, the fine-dining restaurant in the lobby focuses on contemporary California cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh seafood dishes. It offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with weekend brunch, so travelers can stop for a bite on their way out or refuel after a busy day in the city.