Union Square, San Francisco, California
Rooms are around 260 to 400 square feet, which is average for a historic building in this area. Philippe Starck's minimalist design and strategic use of wall-to-wall mirrors makes the rooms feel larger than they really are. The near all-white palette with cool lavender accents also helps keep the rooms feeling as open and airy as possible. But if minimalist design sounds alarm bells, fear not: The furnishings are still extremely comfortable, the technology is modern and top-notch, the toiletries are made by Korres, and the minibar is well stocked.