The Ritz-Carlton has been the de facto choice for dignitaries and heads of state for years. As you might expect, then, the rooms and suites are sumptuously appointed, immaculately clean, stocked with luxurious treats and new gadgets like 32in LCD flat-panel TVs and iPod docking stations. Amenities include an indoor spa with gym, swimming pool, whirlpool and sauna; the Dining Room, a top-class French restaurant; daily piano performances in the Lobby Lounge; and an armada of valets to meet your every need. Mere mortals can pop in for the Sunday Jazz Brunch, held on a sunken roof terrace.
600 Stockton St
|Cross street:||at California St|