Named “Best in America” by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco Club Level offers four tantalizing food presentations throughout the day – breakfast, light snacks, hors d’oeuvres and evening desserts.
Sipping and noshing
A Club Level room was our base for a San Francisco visitfocused on biking, sailing and eating. (And, yes, eating is a legitimate activity!)
We loved the lox and big silver bowls of fresh strawberries and blackberries for breakfast.
In the evening, we sipped Prosecco and sometimes port while reading newspapers by the wood-burning fireplace.
The hotel’s Parallel 37 restaurant also gets rave reviews for its fresh oysters and Kobe beef.
Ritz-Carltons rarely disappoint. And you’d be hard-pressed to find fault with this hotel and its magnificent suites.
Originally built for a life insurance company in 1909, the structure’s white neo-classical architecture is eye-catching.
Lions’ heads, winged hourglasses and 17 Ionic columns adorn the exterior. Inside, crystal chandeliers and 18th and 19th century artworks grace the elegant lobby.
Among the 336 guestrooms, the top two floors are reserved for Club Level guests. And here you step into pure luxury and pampering.
For extra comfort, stay in a spacious 900 to 1,100 sq.ft. junior or one-bedroom Club Level suite.
Calming décor includes thick gold silk drapes, butter yellow wallpaper and gilt-framed paintings. And the feather beds are divinely comfy, with 400 thread count sheets.
Out and about
The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco enjoys an enviable Nob Hill location, close to Chinatown and Union Square shopping.
A complimentary city car is available to drop you off and pick you up from local restaurants – if you feel the need to venture out.
Magazine review of the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco Club Level
This post is an edited version of our hotel stories on the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco published in Black Tie and Cruise & Travel Lifestyles magazines. Click on the image below for the PDF of our Cruise & Travel Lifestyles review: