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Italian marble, crystal chandeliers, and rich wood paneling in the lobby set the elegant tone in this award-winning hotel. Flanked by city skyscrapers, it’s located at the base of Nob Hill near the Financial District on iconic California Street, where cable cars roll up the steep incline. The hotel boasts ballrooms, a health center, and a popular steakhouse, and has all the trappings of a luxury Omni hotel—spacious rooms, sheets with a high thread count, all the expected amenities. However, its location gears it a bit more to the business trip rather than the family vacation or romantic getaway. But families are certainly welcome; when they arrive, kids receive complimentary backpacks filled with art supplies and other surprises.