Part of the Japan Airlines hotel chain, the 25-storey Nikko is incredibly popular with Japanese visitors but welcoming to all. The rooms and suites are large, bright and reasonably attractive, furnished with Frette linens, pillow-top beds and pale furniture. Elsewhere, the design is clean with Asian touches throughout - some subtle, some obvious. There's an indoor pool that lets in light through a glass ceiling, plus a gym and a kamaburo (dry Japanese sauna). The Anzu sushi bar and steakhouse isn't a bad place to eat; its Sunday jazz brunch buffet is a favourite.
|Venue name:||Hotel Nikko||Contact:|
222 Mason St
|Cross street:||between Ellis and O'Farrell Sts|
|Transport:||BART & Metro to Powell St/bus 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 21, 27, 30, 31, 38, 45, 71, 91|