The building is more than 100 years old, but the interior is pure 21st century, making this boutique spot a desirable and stylish urban crash pad. Several iPads mount one wall, while architectural art and lounge music sets a trendy tone. A sitting area with high-backed, mid-century leather chairs and a fireplace adds a cozy vibe. Rooms are spacious by San Francisco standards, but vary a bit due to the building’s history as an apartment building. The bathrooms have been recently updated so you’ll enjoy tons of storage space and new bathtubs. Suites include a sitting area, with a pullout sofa bed, and a desk area. Alas, you won’t find all the big-hotel amenities here, such as room service or a fitness center. Next door, a lively, family-friendly restaurant and bar Puccini & Pinetti serves Italian food (and a great happy hour deal from 3 to 6pm) in a spacious, comfortable setting. Like all hotels in this area, exercise caution at night, as the area can get a little dicey.
- Erika Lennert