It's the world class spa that keeps visitors and locals coming back to this Nob Hill spot. The colorful Moroccan-themed rooms and stunning views of Grace Cathedral don't hurt either.
Like many of San Francisco’s finest hotels, the swanky Scarlet Huntington sits atop Nob Hill and boasts great views of the bay, the city and Grace Cathedral. It also has one of the best hotel spas in the city, the Nob Hill Spa, a three-level sanctuary with an indoor pool and whirlpool, skyline views, saunas, steam rooms, fireplace lounge, gym and delicious food and wine. The spacious rooms have a colorful Asian-Moroccan theme and sizeable bathrooms. Guests should be sure to visit The Big 4 Restaurant, named after the businessmen and philanthropists who built the Central Pacific Railway, where you can enjoy a classic cocktail made by veteran bartenders while listening to live piano music.
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: Street parking is not impossible to find and will save $59 a day.