San Francisco isn’t short on incredible hotels, which can make it hard to choose the perfect property. Location, amenities, and views are all important factors. And of course, there's the price. From the not-as-touristy and super charming location in Nob Hill to rooms with incredible views to a relaxed price point, a stay at Stanford Court San Francisco ticks all the boxes. Here’s what we experienced.
The property pays homage to the past as the hotel's history dates back nearly 140 years, when it occupied the site of a private mansion of one of the famous “Big Four" railroad moguls, Senator Leland Stanford. The entire neighborhood oozes wealth, and, despite the hills, it’s a joy to walk around.
Despite the historic roots, a recent renovation transformed this property to be redesigned for the digital-age traveler—appropriate for a tech hub — but certainly nothing too complicated. Guest rooms are outfitted with plenty of charging ports, a Google Chromecast-equipped HDTV, and plenty of functional furnishings. Rooms also have reusable water bottles that can be filled throughout the hotel, which is a nice touch — and wallet-friendly, too.
The check-in desk is situated in the middle of the lobby, making customer service a major focal point. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful.
The Mixing Room hotel’s bar and restaurant, offers a fine selection of locally produced wines and craft brews, which makes for the perfect post-meeting or after-sightseeing cocktail. The hotel also serves a robust breakfast in this area, with hot items, pastries, salads, fruit, cheese and meats, plus high-end coffee.
Those who want to be in the heart of the city will love this property. It’s easily walkable to major attractions. It also provides a lot of comfort and class for a reasonable price point. (The beds and sheets are some of the best we've slept in.)
There aren’t a ton of amenities for children at this property, but we did see plenty of families, mostly with older children.
As part of the property's tech loaner program, guests are able to borrow gadgets like iPads, laptops, GoPros, speakers, and more. The hotel's Nod Hill sleep program, which offers a selection of pillows, white noise, and earplugs to help you catch some quality zzz's, is also noteworthy.
Your room is included in the rate, as is morning coffee and tea in the lobby and access to the 24-hour fitness center, which features complimentary Peloton bikes and Kinima virtual personal training, a Nod Hill sleep menu, Blix electric bikes, New Albion bicycles, FloWater filling stations, and reusable water bottles. In addition, the hotel provides a tech library for guests’ use including Jambox speakers, GoPro cameras, iPads, MacBook Air, and Chromebook computers.
The hotel charges a $36 nightly Nob Hill Destination Fee. Parking costs an additional $72 per night for valet service.
Check the offers tab for the full list of deals and promotions. AAA members and government personnel are also privy to discounted room rates.
The hotel is located in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, and located directly across from the cable car. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Union Square, Chinatown, and the Financial District.
San Francisco Airport is about an hour's drive from the hotel. Expect a rideshare to cost about $70 each way. It’s also accessible by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) for about $10.
For the tech-savvy, health-conscious, or even the leisurely traveler that wants to be in the city's best neighborhood, a stay at Stanford Court San Francisco perfectly fits the bill.