The Ritz-Carlton is as luxurious as it gets. The landmark hotel, housed in a mansion atop Nob Hill, treats guests with butler service, a wine tasting lounge and complimentary car service.
The Ritz-Carlton is a 1909 landmark mansion on Nob Hill with a neoclassical façade and columns that are lit from below at night. When guests pull up, they’re greeted by a doorman in a top hat, which sets the stage for everything to come: an experience that will be wholly elegant, and just a tad bit stuffy. The blue and grey rooms all have Frette linens and marble baths. There is a fitness center and spa, and for those on the Club Level, complimentary food and beverages throughout the day. The hotel restaurant, Parallel 37, serves phenomenal globally-inspired California cuisine with an innovative bar program. The JCB Tasting Lounge is the perfect way to taste decadent, limited wines from the collection of legendary winemaker Jean-Charles Boisset with wine flights that range from $35 to $75.
Nob Hill has managed to keep its luxurious and majestic character centuries after the first California barons built their colossal mansions overlooking the bay. Cable cars continue to pack the streets while locals head to SF mainstays like Swan Oyster Depot for dinner and gorgeous Grace Cathedral for yoga on the labyrinth.
Time Out tip: A complimentary house car is available for trips within one mile of the hotel.