Harbor Court Hotel – Shaken From A Frog To A Prince

Before 1989 the Harbor Court Hotel (at that time the Army-Navy YMCA residence) was hidden behind an ugly wall of cement — nobody paid it much attention. But then, as if kissed by a princess, it got a new lease on life when that concrete barrier, the Embarcadero Freeway, shaken bt the earthquake, was torn down that year, revealing a spectacular vista of the Bay Bridge. The 1926 landmark building was then transformed by the Kimpton group into a modern, warm and playful boutique hotel with beaucoup de charme.

Harbor Court Hotel

While it's no longer part of the Kimpton group, the Harbor Court still charms visitors to San Francisco. It starts in the lobby with mango and leaf-green sofas, print cushions and carpets, draped fabrics and soft lighting. Of course you're going to be mesmerized by the open-air views of the bay. But there's more to the Harbor Court than the sweeping views of the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island.

What You Can Expect at Harbor Court Hotel

The elegance continues into the guest rooms — decorated with half-canopy beds, and large armoires with vibrant gold and purple accents. The overall effect is clean, modern and sleek, with plenty of colorful accent cushions piled on the bed. Then there are the modern touches, like soundproof windows and a work area, that complete the package.

As do all the guest rooms, the King Bayview room feature luxurious Frette linens and wide, LCD flat-screen television. In addition, though, the bayview rooms give you amazing views of the bay and the Bay Bridge. We like the playful color palette and the oh-so-comfortable beds.

A major attraction of the Harbor Court is that, for only ten bucks, you get use of the adjoining YMCA fitness club with a huge indoor swimming pool. After your workout, you're able to arrange to have a in-room spa service.

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When you're in need of a sushi fix, head to the Ozumo Restaurant, right next door. The modern, authentic Japanese restaurant is sleek and sophisticated with great views of the Bay Bridge. The sushi bar can handle 30 guests all lined up for fresh sushi or other offerings from the traditional robata grill.

Ozuma's dishes are prepared with bold, intense flavors. Fresh fish are flown in daily from around the world to create their signature sushi, sashimi, tempura and hand rolls. Some faves have included Hanabi, made with avocado, warm ginger and jalapeno ponzu, and the Dohyo, made with spicy tuna tartare, avocado, cucumber, edamame, ponzu and wasabi oil. And what better way to complement your sushi platter than with a Sake Tasting Flight!

Located on the Embarcadero, the Harbor Court is steps from the Ferry Building Marketplace and a short walk to the AT&T Park and the Moscone Convention Center. Business travelers can be accommodated in the Bay View Meeting Room with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Harbor Court Hotel

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