A regal Nob Hill knockout

276 Rooms / 60 Suites

Even the most blasé traveler would have to be impressed by this stately mansion atop Nob Hill. Built in 1909 as the headquarters of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco has maintained its palatial polish, preserving its neoclassical façade while offering a newly renovated modern-classic haven inside. Club level suites feature options such as 1,000-thread-count sheets and a 1,200-square-foot private balcony. But if you can’t stay in the Presidential Suite, don’t worry — the smaller rooms are only slightly less lavish, featuring a palette of steely blue, silver and grey inspired by tailored fashion and the San Francisco Bay. In addition to the guest rooms' new look, the hotel's 23,000-square-foot meeting space was also recently redesigned, inspired by couture fashion and the fog of San Francisco. The Lounge is a great place to take in the skyline while enjoying classic cocktails crafted with local spirits, paired with a farm-fresh casual menu, and don't miss the California cuisine at Parallel 37, a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant. Throughout the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, the legendary service is gracious, whether you arrive by town car or by hopping off the cable car outside.