Best Business Hotels in San Francisco

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A team of Oyster reporters spent weeks exploring 59 top hotels in San Francisco. We slept in the beds, ate in the restaurants, tested the service, and scoped out the neighborhoods, all with an eye toward selecting the most distinguished properties. Here's a list of our favorite business hotels.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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