Where to stay
The heading is a question, not an answer.
I have not found a truly special hotel in San Francisco.
And don’t get me wrong, I have always enjoyed my stay. I just feel the same type of concentration, good taste and love that is blooming in the restaurant scene of San Francisco, is lacking from the hotel scene.
Or have I missed a gem somewhere? Please let me know if you think I have.
On my recent trips I have stayed in: Hotel G, Fairmont, Airbnb, Inn at the Presidio and Cavallo Point.
The last two have a special location close to nature which I love. You can roll out of bed, go hiking and enjoy spectacular views. But if you are mainly exploring the city, these locations are no good.
I loved floating in the heated outdoor meditation pool in Cavallo Point. Fairmont has a beautiful terrace garden and the grand building stands on this practical spot in Nob Hill within walking distance to most of my daily destinations when staying there.
Still my most memorable stays have been long outside the city, in Manka’s Inverness Lodge and Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn. Both are located in the middle of nowhere, but that’s part of the fun.