This landmark hotel is a true San Francisco icon. The majestic Palace Hotel debuted in 1875 as one of the world's largest and most luxurious. But the 1906 earthquake and fire practically destroyed the hotel. Undaunted, it was quickly rebuilt, maintaining the elegant lobby and the famous Garden Court. By 1909, it was restored to its original grandeur with a double row of Italian-marble Ionic columns flanking the court, ten gigantic chandeliers and the 80,000-pane stained-glass dome ceiling.
If you aren't staying at the Palace Hotel (and that would be a shame!), you can join a Historic Hotel Tour to see this Beaux Arts gem. You get an insiders tour and learn why the Palace Hotel is always ranked as one of the top luxury hotels in the world. Tours are scheduled for Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ask at the front desk for the exact times.
Guest room highlights include mahogany beds, a warm color palette and comfortable wool carpets. There's a choice of superior, deluxe, grand deluxe and guest suites.
Superior Rooms. These 300-square-foot guest rooms are decorated with rich mahogany furniture, and a soothing palette of cream and butter yellow. Majestic 14-foot high ceilings make the room seem even more spacious.
Grand Deluxe Rooms. Long graceful windows flood the room with natural light. Charming architectural details such as 14-foot high ceilings, elegant crown molding and damask drapes underscore the generous proportions of the 360-square-foot room.
Guest Suites. These 500-square-foot suites have it all — a separate living room that can double as an office with a mahogany working desk. The airy bedroom is decorated in a soft palette of creams, blues and yellows. Two full-length windows overlook San Francisco's cityscape.
The Garden Court Restaurant. It's the only indoor SF historic landmark. The Garden Court debuted in 1909 and has been the setting for special occasions ever since. It's the perfect place to have a glass of champagne at the end of a hectic afternoon of shopping. It's open daily for breakfast and lunch. On Saturdays there's afternoon tea, and an extravagant brunch on Sundays.
Pied Piper Bar & Grill. For more than a century, this historic watering hole has been a favorite spot among locals. The Grill is where you'll find the famous Maxfield Parrish mural, The Pied Piper of Hamlin, hung above the bar. It also has another notable distinction as one of the World's Seven Greatest Bars. You might be tempted by the truffle fries with sauteed shallots, white truffle oil and black truffle aioli.
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