I recently had the good fortune of traveling to San Francisco. While the city is known for its Golden Gate Bridge and delicious seafood, I was enamored with the unique boutique hotels scattered throughout the city. I was so impressed that I just had to share on the blog!
My hotel, the Clift Hotel, is located just one block off Union Square. The lobby hosts a massive, over-sized chair that makes you feel like Alice in Wonderland after she swallowed too much “drink me” potion. If you search Google or Instagram for the hotel you’ll stumble across many humorous images taken by guests. This witty decor is carried across the entire downstairs lobby, library sitting space and restaurant, which are all dimly lit with comfortable seating of various shapes and sizes.
Don’t let this first impression fool you, though. Not everything is dark and dramatic. In fact, guests are in for a colorful surprise when they exit the elevator – all the guest floors have lavender walls! Additionally, the rooms are decorated in whites and neutrals with lavender accents. They are bright, relaxing and uniquely accented with clear, colorful tables and floor-to-ceiling mirrors which help to create the illusion of over-sized rooms.
Across the street from the Clift Hotel is Hotel Diva – the name in bold on the hotel’s facade was what first caught my attention. In true Diva fashion, these modern guest rooms are monochromatic with bright pops of color. Such a great combination! This hotel also has unique pieces of art, sure to be conversation point for all hotel patrons.
The last hotel in today’s post is not far from the Clift and Hotel Diva. A short walking distance from Union Square brings you to the Hotel Triton, owned by the Kimpton Hotel chain and one of their handful of beautiful properties in San Francisco. This hotel caught my attention when I was walking by on foot – it’s hard to miss the brightly painted walls and flamboyant furniture. Colorful pillows and plush accents make the common spaces an inviting area for guests to congregate and enjoy a cocktail.
If you’re headed to San Francisco, I encourage you to opt for one of these festive boutique hotels. Their interior decor is a far cry from the traditional hotel, and a fun environment for any trip…whether business or pleasure.