One of the kings of Nob Hill, the stately Huntington Hotel has long been a favorite retreat for Hollywood stars and political VIPs who desire privacy and security. Family-owned since 1924 -- an extreme rarity among large hotels -- the Huntington eschews pomp and circumstance; absolute privacy and unobtrusive service are its mainstays. Although the lobby, decorated in grand 19th-century style, is rather petite compared to its Nob Hill neighbors, the guest rooms are like spacious apartments; they feature Brunschwig & Fils fabrics and bed coverings, antique French furnishings, and dreamy views of the city. Be warned, however, that they are also quirky and sprinkled with downscale items; one room where I recently stayed had motel-quality doorknobs and a tiny, plain bathroom. Where they make up for the room deficiencies is a genuinely gracious staff and the celestial Nob Hill Spa (the best in the city). The lavish suites, so opulent that they've been featured in Architectural Digest, are individually decorated with custom-made furnishings. Prices are steep, as you would expect, but special offers such as the Romance Package, which includes champagne, specialty teas, limousine service, and two 50-minute massages from their spa, make the Huntington worth considering for a special occasion. The Big Four restaurant offers expensive contemporary American cuisine, including the best $16 chicken pot pie I've ever had. Live piano music is played nightly in the lounge.
- © Frommer's 2013
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old world elegance
Have you ever wanted to experience old world elegance - perhaps live in such luxury if only for a few days? I didn't know how much I wanted that very thing until I experienced...
- posted on 11.23.12
- by xpuctr
Excellent stay :)
As I'm starting to visit San Francisco more frequently I've been testing out the hotels in the Nob Hill area. During my last visit in March 2012 I stayed at the Intercontinental...
- posted on 11.21.12
- by czaral
A blend of old school and modern Elegance and Luxury on one of SF's best neighborhoods.
A blend of old school and modern Elegance and Luxury on one of SF's best neighborhoods. The moment you enter the Huntington Hotel, you wonder why you want to ever leave. We...
- posted on 11.21.12
- by Tom K
- Hotel Pool 2007
- Highly Recommended 2009
- Highly Recommended 2010
Please note that facilities upgrades through October 2007 may cause some noise disturbance.
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- 1075 California St
- Between Mason and Taylor Sts
- San Francisco, CA 94108
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