Located at the intersection of tourist action and local hangouts, this beautifully appointed hotel bathed in warm gold and red boasts amenities and luxury not usually available at a boutique urban hotel. The stunning lobby is a registered historic landmark and features intricately painted and carved ceilings and the original 1926 chandeliers. At press time, plans were on track for a full (but gradual—the hotel won’t close) renovation to be completed in early 2018. Request a room with a view—rooms on higher floors boast views from Union Square to Twin Peaks. While there is no room service, the adjoined Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s a fun place to grab a beer—they have 18 on tap—or dinner, where upscale bar bites and progressive American cuisine are served tapas-style. There’s even a late-night menu, so you surely won’t go hungry, especially if you indulge in their Mighty Duck Poutine.
San Francisco› Hotel
405 Taylor St (at O’Farrell St)
Our Rating Neighborhood Union Square Transportation Bus 2, 38, 45, 27, 3. Cable car: Powell–Hyde or Powell–Mason lines. BART: Powell St. Phone 415/885-2500 Prices $159–$300 double; $349–$1,000 suite. Rates include morning coffee and tea in lobby. Valet parking $58 and up. Amenities Restaurant; 24-hr. business center; 24-hr. fitness center; free Wi-Fi. Units 236 units URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/serrano.html?aid=1254987&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site Serrano Hotel