Le Meridien San Francisco Rating: 4.0 Pearls
With a location in the heart of the Financial District, classy meeting spaces, a solid business center, two on-site restaurants, a hopping bar scene, and free Wi-Fi in public spaces, Le Meridien stands out among business-friendly San Francisco properties. Rooms feature all the extras of a five-pearl lodging --- from bathrobes, Frette linens, and 24-hour room service to a well-stocked minibar, a large work desk, and overnight shoeshines — plus there's an on-site fitness facility.
The Fairmont San Francisco Rating: 4.5 Pearls
In the Fairmont San Francisco, business folks find all the cachet that a turn-of-the-20th-century grand dame in a ritzy Nob Hill location offers, coupled with the up-to-date amenities and services of the present. It's chock-full of conveniences like a well-equipped, 24-hour business center — staffed Monday to Friday — a concierge who's on duty throughout the day, a fitness center, thousands of square feet of meeting space, an on-site UPS store, high-end shopping, and a cable car stop right outside for whisking guests around the city. The elegant rooms have Wi-Fi (free for loyalty program members), pillow-top beds covered in Frette linens, deep tubs, plush robes, minibars, snack baskets, iPod docks, 24-hour room service, and, if you really must work, large desks.
W San Francisco Rating: 4.0 Pearls
You can't ask for a closer location to the Moscone Convention Center than this W outpost in the SoMa Art District. Aside from a quick morning commute for convention-goers, the property offers a responsive, on-site concierge and rooms with an extensive pillow menu — body pillows, neckrolls, firm foam PrimaLofts, feather-filled — plus bright work desks, minibars, iPod docks, 24-hour room service, and Wi-Fi (charged daily, though it's free in public spaces). Add the 24-hour fitness center, heated lap pool, 5,000-square-foot Bliss Spa, and a restaurant with an award-winning wine list, and this becomes a stellar choice for the corporate crowd.
Hilton San Francisco Union Square Rating: 4.0 Pearls
With 1,908 rooms, the Hilton is the largest hotel in town with tons of meeting space and plenty of perks, including an extensive business center that prints posters, assists with PowerPoint presentations, provides Fedex services, and makes computers, printers, copiers, and fax machines available after regular business hours. It's as close to sleeping at the office as you can get — with all the attendant hubbub. Luckily, there's a pool, spa, large fitness center (for a daily fee), and solid, if middle-of-the-road, rooms in which to unwind.
Hilton San Francisco Financial District Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Rooms at this fresh-looking property offer lots of space, modern technology, and big desks, making this Hilton a great alternative to more expensive business hotels like Le Meridien, which is four blocks away. The free Wi-Fi and a location close to the Financial District certainly don’t hurt either.
Omni San Francisco Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Even business travelers who don't need to take advantage of the Omni's Financial District location or the ample meeting space will still appreciate the hotel for its terrific service, solid steakhouse, free Wi-Fi (f you sign up for the loyalty program), and fair prices.