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Suggestions for an interesting, funky hotel in San Francisco?

Asked by figbash (7463points) August 23rd, 2008

I’m going to San Francisco on Labor Day weekend and have been looking for a great place to stay that not only has character, but isn’t extremely overpriced. Any suggestions based on experience?

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dvchuck's avatar

We stayed once at a hotel called “Hotel Californian.” I think that property could fit the bill.

marinelife's avatar

Luckily, San Francisco abounds with them.

The old section of the St. Francis is fun. (Union Square)

The Palace Hotel has the cachet of having a President die there “officially.” Actually, he died in the saddle in a nearby house of ill repute, but Harding was carried back to the hotel for posterity.

The Chancellor Hotel in Union Square is fun, and they give you a rubber ducky.

The Mark Hopkins is full of robber baron chic and has a revolving bar with a nice view of the city. (Top of the Mark)

gailcalled's avatar

Try the SF Zen Center. It has a lovely little apt on the third floor, with a balcony overlooking a courtyard with fountain and plants. The only downsize is that the monks and guests get up at 5:00AM to chant. Someone bangs a huge gong.

Zen Center
http://www.sfzc.org

300 Page St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 863–3136

emilyrose's avatar

Hotel Triton. Near Chinatown, Union Sq. It’s a kimpton hotel and has a happy hour with free wine. It is pretty hip as they go, lots of cool art. Check it!

http://www.hoteltriton.com/index.html

marinelife's avatar

@emilyrose And they give loaner rubber duckys too!

jaredg's avatar

I stayed at the Hotel Bijou once. Each room is named after a movie that was made in the city back in the day. The rooms are a little small, though.

http://www.hotelbijou.com/

Enjoy your visit.

unacornea's avatar

the phoenix is apparently where rockstars stay when they’re in sf.
http://www.jdvhotels.com/phoenix/?cid=gl_phx

i’ve heard this b&b is pretty great:
http://www.innsf.com/

alan515's avatar

I would go with the Triton or Hotel Monaco

pathfinder's avatar

I wish to go over there with you but I have not any suggestion.

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