The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

A regal Nob Hill knockout
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.

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.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • More than 100 years old, the building is a striking piece of architecture that sparkles with a grand charm unlike any other luxury hotel in the city.   
  • Stop by The JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset Tasting Lounge for exclusive wine flights, light bites from Parallel 37 and a luxury retail boutique.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco’s club level features complimentary food and beverage throughout the day and special tastings with award-winning local wineries on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • A meal at Parallel 37 is not to be missed. Chef Michael Rotondo’s market-driven menus focus on the best seasonal produce found in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Indulge in an afternoon at Spa L’Occitane by the Bay, a Mediterranean-inspired sanctuary with results-oriented spa treatments designed for relaxation.
Things to Know
  • For a unique way to get around town, hop on the historic cable car that stops right outside the hotel’s doors for a scenic ride through Nob Hill. 
  • Be sure to stop by the lobby boutique from renowned German goldsmith, Wellendorff Jewelers for a luxury souvenir
  • A complimentary house car is available for trips within one mile of the San Francisco hotel.
The Rooms
  • Rooms feature a palette of steely blue, silver and grey inspired by tailored fashion and the San Francisco Bay.
  • The incredibly comfortable beds are dressed in 400-thread-count Frette linens and down comforters for a relaxing night’s sleep. 
  • Luxurious touches in the rooms include 46-inch HD TVs with duel speakers, electronic laptop safes, plush terrycloth robes and slippers and fully stocked honor bars.  
  • Sparkling marble bathrooms feature double sinks, separate water closets and rainforest shower heads.
The Restaurants
  • The San Francisco hotel’s signature restaurant, Parallel 37, offers classic American cuisine with handcrafted cocktails and a selection of wines sourced mainly from the Bay Area.
  • Parallel 37 can host a special diner of any size with an intimate 10 seat chef’s table, a private dining room for up to 20 or grab a seat with someone special at the Boisset Collection wine dinner series.
  • Indulge in weekend brunch at Parallel 37 where they’re serving up seasonally inspired fare like Dungeness Crab Benedict and brioche French toast with cinnamon spiced caramel alongside an incredibly fresh raw bar.
  • Continuing The Ritz-Carlton tradition, the San Francisco hotel hosts an indulgent afternoon tea on the first and third Saturday of each month. Enjoy sweet and savory bites like beet cured salmon, strawberry lemon scones and raspberry cream eclairs.
24-hour room service
House car
Pet friendly
Getting There
600 Stockton Street, San Francisco, California 94108
SFO (20-30 min)   OAK (24-35 min)   SJC (45 min-1 h)  
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