Although The St. Regis San Francisco opened in 2005, a recent remodel makes the hotel feel as if it’s brand new. The entire ground floor, including the lobby, restaurant, bar and lounge areas, has debuted a stunning new look by award-winning London-based design firm Blacksheep. But that’s not all — each of the 260 guest rooms has been updated by Toronto’s Chapi Chapo Design, the hotel’s original design team. Although the spa is still closed for renovations, now is a great time to visit the luxury property in the beautiful City by the Bay.
Here is what you’ll enjoy on your next stay at The St. Regis San Francisco:
Located in the heart of busy downtown on Third Street, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel sits next to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). It’s across the street from the Yerba Buena Gardens and a short walk to Market Street and the high-end fashion shops of Union Square. A plethora of delicious restaurants are also within walking distance, and Oracle Park, the home of the beloved Giants baseball team, is a short car ride away.
The accommodations boast unique views of San Francisco. Depending on which direction your room faces, you can overlook downtown and catch a glimpse of the water and the Bay Bridge. Or perhaps you’ll gaze at the rooftop of SFMOMA or tech giant DoorDash. You’ll want to admire the glittering city lights with whichever vista you get.
The St. Regis Bar has always been a hip spot for locals, but thanks to the gorgeous new look, there’s even more reason to come and hang out here. The space is enclosed by a massive brass trellis that brings to mind a jewelry box. Shades of blue, pink and teal are featured throughout the décor. Textures (velvet couches, smooth rock tabletops) and patterns (chevron-print pillows, milky-smooth subway tiles) are also prominent.
The friendly bartenders can mix up any cocktail, from a potent Manhattan to the St. Regis’ signature bloody mary (try The St. Regis New York’s original recipe, which dates to 1934, or sip the San Francisco outpost’s spin on the tipple, the Golden Gate Mary, with tequila and chili pepper), or pour from the extensive list of local wineries. Although the restaurant is still not open for dinner, food is available in the bar and worth ordering if you’re hungry.
The Remote Work Setup
Thanks to the pandemic, remote work is here to stay, but many luxury hotel rooms are not equipped with suitable workspace. That is not the case at The St. Regis San Francisco. Each guest room has a large desk overlooking a window with a view. Take a closer look at the desk: under its layered smoked glass, you’ll see California landscapes from famed photographer Ansel Adams. The inspiring workspace is perfect for taking Zoom calls or writing up presentations. The desks come with paper and pens, charging stations and ample light (and a fax/copy/scanner/printer machine will be delivered to your room upon request).
If you have to work on your trip to the city, a room with a desk at The St. Regis is a quiet and ideal place to do it.
Art is everywhere at the SoMa hotel. Not only is The St. Regis between two decorated museums (SFMOMA and Museum of the African Diaspora), but it also maintains its own art collection. Walk through any part of the property, indoor or outside, and come across some fascinating pieces. There’s Mountain Mist, a fog-inspired watercolor by Janie Rochfort in the dining room, and Stone Paper Scissors, a cheeky sculpture featuring the classic children’s game by Kevin Box, just outside the lobby. The rotating works are part of a partnership with Aerena Galleries.