Galleria Park Hotel

A reborn classic in San Francisco
Set in San Francisco's Financial District, Galleria Park Hotel’s building has housed a hotel for more than 100 years. In its past life as the Occidental Hotel, it was a favorite of Mark Twain, who wrote about it in his novel Roughing It. The chic boutique property remains the most historic in brand Joie de Vivre’s collection.

But thanks to a modern 2014 renovation, the hotel has a posh Hollywood Regency appeal that extends to the cozy guest rooms. Up-to-date features include flat-screen TVs, a business center and a compact gym.

What hasn't changed over the years is Galleria Park's proximity to where all the action is. It's a short walk from public transit, as well as luxury department stores, boutiques, high-end restaurants and attractions, including museums, the Ferry Building, Chinatown and theaters. Galleria Park is an ideal home away from home for business travelers who want to enjoy the city or adults on a getaway.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Galleria Park Hotel is at the foot of the Financial District, a prime business center that's also dotted with craft cocktail bars such as Rickhouse, and noted restaurants like Michael Mina's RN74 and Tyler Florence's Wayfare Tavern.
  • Shoppers will be in heaven, with emporiums like Nordstrom, Barneys New York and Neiman Marcus along with boutiques by Bulgari and Bottega Veneta just a few blocks away.
  • From the rooms to the lobby, Galleria Park Hotel has the feeling of a private club or pied-à-terre in the city.
  • The real place to go for a cocktail is Gaspar Brasserie. It's next door to the hotel and connected by a lobby passageway, so you don't have to step outside.
  • The hotel re-created its original speakeasy, The Legacy Room with Art Deco wallpaper lined with memorabilia and coffered metallic ceilings. Then end your evening with some fresh air and take a walk in the garden terrace.
Things to Know
  • The intimate lobby makes an inviting place to sit with a map and figure out your route for the day or enjoy the complimentary wine hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • And if you want some help with primping, head to the lobby’s Blo Blow Dry Bar for a quick blowout.
  • Kids in the Kitchen, takes youngsters behind the scenes with the hotel's chefs, and, yes, cookies are involved.
The Rooms
  • Guest rooms at the San Francisco hotel are cozy, but they include everything you'll need for a pleasant evening. Make yourself coffee, tea or a cocktail at the little wet bar in the corner that holds a Nespresso machine.
  • Slip into one of the downy robes or under the Frette linens and put your iPod on the bedside dock to relax with some of your favorite music.
  • Text guest services for anything you may need or catch up on email via the complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • And though the marble bathroom is small, with a shower built into the corner, it's stocked with a generous collection of toiletries by Lather.
The Restaurants
  • Gaspar is the hotel’s Parisian-style brasserie showcasing French cuisine with local flair. Duck confit and steak frites are always popular here.
  • The upstairs bar at Gaspar focuses on Cognac cocktails (the bar houses the city’s largest collection of the spirit), while the downstairs lounge features champagne.
  • Gaspar offers live jazz every Saturday night to accompany your cocktails.
Getting There
191 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California 94104
SFO (20-30 min)   OAK   SJC  
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