Taj Campton Place

Union Square's European-influenced refuge
VERIFIED LUXURY
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. 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.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The Campton Place Restaurant has an exciting new culinary direction and menu since executive chef Srijith Gopinathan, a native of Southern India, took over the kitchen in 2008. His French-California cuisine has a subtle Indian influence, so look for dishes such as a Wagyu beef rib-eye steak with foraged morel mushrooms or slow-cooked halibut with vadouvan spices.
  • If you want to get married at the Taj Campton Place hotel, expect top-notch, attentive service and planning assistance at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel. Showers, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions can all be hosted at the hotel and this is a hotel that once arranged a City Hall wedding with less than 24 hours' notice.
  • If you or your children don’t find anything appealing on the room service menu, the accommodating cooks are happy to create something they’ll happily eat.
Things to Know
  • As you’d expect from a luxury hotel in San Francisco, the concierge speaks a variety of foreign languages. Besides English, the concierge  and hotel staffers at Taj Campton Place speaks Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Arabic, Hindi and Mandarin Chinese.
  • If starting your day with a jog is essential, the concierge at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Taj Campton Place can give suggestions for a pleasant run. They’ll provide a map can direct you along the Embarcadero, the long path along the San Francisco Bay.
  • Staff at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Taj Campton Place know how attached some guests are to their pets. Cats are not allowed, but if you’re planning a trip with Fido, dogs of up to 15 pounds are welcome to stay with at Taj Campton Place for a non-refundable $100 fee.
  • San Francisco's climate makes it popular throughout the year but for the best weather, plan a trip for September or October. That's when the city is dry, mostly sunny, and reliably warm enough for you to wear short sleeves during the day.
The Rooms
  • The Taj Campton Place, a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star San Francisco hotel, wraps the perks of a luxury hotel into a smaller, boutique-style environment. Its 110 rooms (nine of them suites) are decorated lavishly, with many providing phenomenal views of bustling Union Square.
  • Standard room perks include Frette linens, Bose sound systems, swiveling flat-panel televisions, Molton Brown bath amenities, Nespresso machines, plush microfiber robes and slippers, twice-daily housekeeping service, safes, turndown service, and 24-hour room service.
  • Suites at Taj Campton Place take comfort to another level, with some offering separate powder rooms, large dining tables, kitchenettes, and libraries. All guests have access to the hotel’s fitness center and concierge services.
  • The executive boardroom was renovated in 2007, when a 63-inch plasma television with videoconferencing capabilities was installed. The following year, the Campton Place restaurant was refreshed with new carpeting and tables and that same year , the 110 guest rooms were all upgraded as well.
Nearby Attractions
  • Union Square, the city's shopping area, is literally across the street from the hotel; whether you prefer luxury houses like Chanel, the San Francisco luxury department store Gump’s or cheap-chic standbys such as H&M, you'll find plenty to choose from.
  • Go to a museum. A host of cultural spots, from SFMOMA to the Contemporary Jewish Museum, are only five minutes away by foot.
  • The busy streets of Chinatown are just up the street from Union Square, though it’s uphill all the way. If you’re really determined, press on into the Italian neighborhood North Beach a few blocks away.
  • If it’s baseball season, it’s worth the effort to get tickets for a Giants game. The stadium is modern and beautiful and there’s nothing like watching nine innings just off the bay.
  • The Ferry Building is a year-round gourmet market filled with shops selling fine artisanal chocolate, wine, cheese and salumi is heaven for any food lover. If the weather is good, it’s a nice stroll from the hotel, or hop on the BART train at Powell Street and take it to the Embarcadero station.
Getting There
340 Stockton Street, San Francisco, California 94108
TEL415-781-5555
NEARBY AIRPORT(S)
SFO (20-28 min)  
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