Hitchcock buffs might recognize this small, mid-range hotel from his movie Vertigo—it was here that Kim Novak’s character stood gazing out the bay window in her green dress. Today, the hotel embraces its cinematic history, with both rooms and lobby featuring mid-century furnishings, the signature tangerine-and-white colors from the movie’s promotional materials, and wall art inspired by Vertigo’s dizzying spiral motif. The film plays on a loop in the lobby, so you’re sure to catch a glimpse of the fabulous Kim Novak, as the object of Jimmy Stewart’s obsession. If you’re not into the ornate aesthetic of many Victorian hotels in the area, you’ll appreciate Vertigo’s bold simplicity.
San Francisco› Hotel
940 Sutter St (btw Leavenworth and Hyde sts)
Our Rating Neighborhood Union Square Transportation Bus: 2 or 3 Phone 415/885-6800 Prices $149–$499 double; $224–$650 suite. Valet parking $35–$40 Amenities Fitness center; business center; free Wi-Fi. Units 110 units URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/vertigo-san-francisco.html?aid=1254987&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site Hotel Vertigo Other Room rates include morning beverages in lobby.