You can’t deny the hotels defining characteristics and it has attempted to uphold traditions of high-standards and gracious service which during my visit it achieved. Many of the hotel staff have worked here for more than 20 years and I noticed how guests were greeted in a very personal way and that many were repeat guests. Always a good sign. Admittedly, the decor is not for everyone and one of the signature suites felt like a stage that had been set in an amateur theatre. A little over done in places but if you like quirky, this one is for you.
For me, it is the Big 4 restaurant that stands out most. We are talking about decades of history and character and a definite passion for flavorful cuisine, accented by its celebrated hotel bar – a place both to see and be seen in San Francisco’s iconic Nob Hill.
Traditional interiors make this a gentleman’s paradise so an old fashioned was my drink of choice, of course. As the images indicate be cautious about wearing green. Unless, just a flash from your socks or a pocket square.
And if without dinner plans, don’t just take a drink be tempted by signature favourites and delightful surprises by Executive Chef Miguel Garcia Jr., who is renowned for creating innovative menus drawing inspiration from a rich culinary background featuring Moroccan, Asian-Fusion, Rustic.
The spa – is another great asset to the hotel. Not something you typically find in a boutique.