Located on O'Farrell Street, Hilton San Francisco is extremely close in proximity to Union Square, the cable cars, Golden Gate Park, Chinatown, and the theater district. Many restaurants and shopping centers are also within walking distance. The prime location makes this Hilton hotel a favorite of travelers both young and old.
San Francisco International Airport is only seventeen miles from the Hilton San Francisco. A shuttle is available from the hotel and costs $20. Taxi rates tend to average $45. Renting a limousine to travel from the airport to the hotel is far more luxurious, but slightly higher at $65.
Accommodations at the Hilton San Francisco
Hilton San Francisco houses over 1,000 rooms. Guests can choose between the standard rooms, junior suites, or executive rooms. Every room includes electronic locks, state-of-the-art sprinkler systems, dead bolts, twenty-four hour housekeeping, bathrobes, hair dryers, dual telephone lines, irons, ironing boards, cable television, pay-per-view movies, mini-bars, modems, coffeemakers, work desk, radio alarm clocks, and air conditioning.
Standard rooms come with a king bed or two double beds. A standard room offers 300 square feet of living space with a private bathroom and incredible city views. A standard room costs around $269 per night. Upgrading to $284 per night allows guests to have breakfast at The Café on the house.
Hilton San Francisco offers both one and two-bedroom suites. Suites offer separate sleeping and living quarters. Suites can offer as much as 2,000 square feet of living space and often contain fireplaces. Lush two-story suites cost a pretty penny but include two bedrooms, two marble bathrooms, a pool table, big screen television, and stereo system.
Executive rooms contain 350 square feet of living space. Two double or one king bed with down comforters provide cozy sleeping areas. Bathrooms come with make-up mirrors and scales. In room checkout enables busy business travelers to skip the final trip to the front desk.
Reservations can be made online or through the Hilton's toll-free number. Suites and executive rooms must be booked through the hotel's toll-free number. Online bookings are available for standard rooms only.
Hilton San Francisco has a tremendous onsite fitness club. 2,800 square feet of workout space is packed with the latest in exercise equipment from free weights to free climbers. An indoor pool and hot tub provide for energizing swims and muscle relaxing soaks. After the workout, guests can enjoy a few moments of relaxation in the steam rooms.
A newsstand, gift shop, beauty salon, drugstore, clothing store, and florist are all located onsite. There is also a coffee shop and bakery for early birds.
Hotel staff is multilingual. They can assist guests with travel plans, check cashing, car rentals, luggage, and safe-deposit box rentals. In case of a medical emergency, there is an onsite physician as well.
Dining at the Hilton San Francisco
Four onsite dining establishments make it simple for guests of the Hilton San Francisco to grab either a quick bite or an exquisite sit down dinner. Fare ranges from simple cuisine to exotic Japanese fare.
Located on the top floor of the Hilton San Francisco, Cityscape's ceiling-high windows offer incredible views of San Francisco. Cityscape's does require patrons dress up in at least a jacket and tie. Cityscape is open seven days per week serving dinner and, on Sunday's, Jazz and Champagne brunch. American cuisine is served, but an emphasis is placed on organic foods whenever possible.
Cityscape's Sunday brunch is served from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and costs $52 per adult and $26 per child. Children under the age of four eat free. The Sunday brunch offers a grand selection of salads, crepes, blintzes, egg dishes, home fries, salmon, lamb chops, caviar, fresh fruit, pastries, yogurt, Starbucks® coffee, juices, and more.
The dinner menu at Cityscape covers appetizers and entrees. For $8, creamy lobster bisque with a dash of cognac can start the elegant meal. A pot roast made with buffalo and vegetables comes with buttermilk mashed potatoes costs $24.
The Café is the Hilton San Francisco's casual, family friendly restaurant. The Café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm seven days per week, The Café serves simple buffet choices. Diners can also order a la carte items from the menu. The simple American fare will appeal to even the fussiest eaters.
Intermezzo is open from 6:00 am to midnight, seven days per week. The Italian sidewalk café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals are prepared with speed in mind. Diners love the fast service and scrumptious foods. Wine connoisseurs adore the huge selection of Italian wines.
Kiku of Tokyo requires patrons to be dressed in a jacket and tie. The upscale Japanese fare is among some of the city's finest. Kiku of Tokyo serves Kobe beef delighting many diners. Entrees range from $15 to $20, but many diners feel the multi-course Kaiseki meal at $85 is the best deal. The Kaiseki includes appetizers, soups, entrees, and dessert.
The Hilton San Francisco does have secure, indoor parking. Rates for the indoor parking garage are $41.06 per day. This rate includes the 14% tax. Guests can park their own car or, for the same price, a valet will park for them.
Hilton San Francisco has an ATM on site. The ATM charges a $4 service fee. Travelers needing their currency exchanged can go to the front desk and pay a small fee.
Businesspeople will love the fully staffed business center. Any business need can be fulfilled. The business center offers secretarial services, shipping, conference room rental, fax, photocopying, and more. Prices vary depending on the service needed.