Superior service, stately environs, an abundance of amenities, and the Ritz reputation make this luxury stalwart the premier choice for most dignitaries and celebrities. Rooms are spacious and well appointed, although bathrooms in some of the smaller accommodations are surprisingly basic. Guest amenities include an outstanding fitness center and spa. The casual restaurant, Parallel 37, offers decent farmers’ market–driven American cuisine. The Lounge is the place to be during spring and winter holidays for legendary afternoon tea service, and for a drink or a quick bite year-round. If you’re here in December with a tot in tow, don’t miss the teddy bear tea. The price is steep, but the experience—and the free plush bear—make it worthwhile.
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The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
600 Stockton St (at California St)
Our Rating Neighborhood Nob Hill Transportation Cable car: California St. line (direct stop) Phone 415/296-7465 Prices From $335–$668 double; $359–$1,100 suite. Buffet breakfast $39. Parking $65. Amenities 2 restaurants; 2 bars; concierge; outstanding fitness center; spa; room service, gift shop, Wi-Fi in room $15 per day (no charge in bar and lobby areas) Units 336 units URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/the-ritz-carlton-san-francisco.html?aid=1254987 &label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco Other Pet friendly for dogs under 10lbs.