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Nob Hill, San Francisco, California
Rooms here are spacious and elegant, with modern technology, two-poster beds, redwood furniture, impressive bathrooms, and, in many tower rooms, stunning views.

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 Rooms here are spacious and elegant, with modern technology, two-poster beds, redwood furniture, impressive bathrooms, and, in many tower rooms, stunning views.
Rooms here are spacious and elegant, with modern technology, two-poster beds, redwood furniture, impressive bathrooms, and, in many tower rooms, stunning views. First-class bathrooms feature separate walk-in showers and deep tubs, plush bathrobes, and Miller Harris bath products. The bathrobes in a Deluxe King Room. Even though this former apartment building has been a hotel for decades, the comfortable rooms still feel homey. At 335 square feet, they are larger than the typical San Francisco hotel room and about the same size as standard rooms at higher-priced Nob Hill neighbors like the Fairmont, Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, and Ritz-Carlton. Spacious marble bathrooms have a tub/shower combo and two sinks. The L'Occitane bath products include verbena soap with shea butter, verbena shampoo and conditioner, and orange-scented lotion and bath gel. Cotton buds and tips are provided, as are two terrycloth robes. Fresh off a 2009 renovation, the design is appealing: avocado- or teal-colored walls, dark wood furniture and tangerine armchairs, ivory keyhole artwork, and striking photographs by local artists on the walls. All of the rooms were renovated in 2007, and the bedroom and the bathroom remain in great shape. This 350-square-foot Deluxe Room (the standard) is spacious enough to fit a desk, an easy chair, a small dresser, a bench, and a table ideal for holding a goldfish bowl (you can borrow one for your stay). The hotel's "Art in Motion" theme carries over into the guest rooms with contemporary art on the walls. Guests will find half-cool/half-cheesy animal-print robes in their rooms. They can even bring their animal instincts home if they so desire. The leopard iteration will set you back $120. The Fairmont Heritage's one-, two-, and three-bedroom units are right up there with the best luxury rooms in the city. With full kitchens, dining tables, and living rooms with gaslit fireplaces -- not to mention impeccable styling -- they feel closer to a model home than a hotel room. Sumptuous beds have pillow-top mattresses, super-high-thread-count Mascioni designer Italian sheets, and down comforters. Here, the master bedroom of a two-bedroom unit. The gaslit fireplace and 42-inch flat-screen TV in the living room of a two-bedroom unit. The huge master bathrooms have deep tubs, standing showers, separate rooms for the toilet, large vanity areas, and Miller Harris toiletries. Fully equipped kitchens come with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, including gas ranges, wine refrigerators, and dishwashers, as well as full sets of cookware, dishes, and even a set of J.A. Henckels knives. The Mandarin Oriental's rooms are big by San Francisco standards, and the Asian-inspired design by California-based Susan Caruso sets the Mandarin apart from the city's other luxury hotels. The Mandarin Oriental offers free afternoon tea service, including cookies, delivered to your room upon request. Spacious marble bathrooms have deep tubs, standing showers, Molton Brown toiletries, small personal care sets (shower cap, nail files, cotton swabs), and two types of bathrobes: lightweight waffled cotton or terrycloth. The views from the rooms, which begin on the 38th floor of the city's third tallest building, are so captivating that it may take you a second to notice the luxe details inside. The wallet-friendly Donatello offers spacious, newly renovated rooms one block from Union Square. At 425 square feet, the studio suites rival rooms at hotels that are two and three times more expensive. Renovated in 2006, the rooms are comfortable, and well appointed, with an array of amenities you would normally find only in suites: pullout sofas, mini-fridges, microwaves, toasters, kitchen sinks, and silverware and dishes. It's tough to cook a full meal in these rooms, but if you're traveling with a family you can save money by putting the kids on the pullout sofa and heating up some simple grub in the toaster or microwave. The hotel even provides free candy. The Four Seasons' rooms and suites are among the city's best for size, amenities, and pristine condition. Even the hotel's most basic Moderate Room starts at a hefty 460 square feet. The Executive Suite shown here has an impressive marble bathroom with a separate deep tub, a huge flat-screen TV, and a plush bed. Metallic fabrics and geometric patterns are clearly meant to give the rooms a modern touch, but this departure from traditional Four Seasons style misses the mark. Marble bathrooms have separate, deep-soaking tubs and glass-encased standing showers, with L'Occitane toiletries. A heavy nautical theme and exposed brick walls that reveal the hotel's former life as a canning warehouse make the Argonaut one of San Francisco's most appropriately themed hotels. While room decor is somewhat kitschy, it's also tastefully executed. Last updated in 2003, the rooms are well maintained, spacious, sunny, and furnished with comfortable pillow-top beds. Even if striped walls and headboard compasses aren't your thing, the rooms far surpass many of the other options in Fisherman's Wharf. Modern, beautiful, huge, comfortable ... need we go on? Compared to the smaller, stuffier rooms at competitors like the Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons, the St. Regis' rooms are refreshingly modern and high-tech. Even in standard rooms, marble and frosted glass bathrooms have deep tubs and large separate showers (with both rain and detachable showerheads), mini flat-screen TVs, and Remede Spa toiletries. "Guest Digital Assistant" bedside touch-screens provide direct connection to the butler service, information about the hotel, and controls for the lighting, room temperature, music, shades, and TV. The view from the impressive Astor Suite. Rooms here are spacious by San Francisco standards (Deluxe Rooms, the most basic, start at 400 square feet) and well appointed. The conservative decor -- muted colors, tassled fringe, Chinoiserie cabinetry -- will appeal to some more than others, but there's no denying its class. Marble-laden bathrooms come with Bulgari White Tea bath products. Rooms here feel small (though they're not much smaller than average for San Francisco), but the understated decor -- low lighting and a cream color palette -- along with details like double-paned windows to keep out noise, provides a calming atmosphere. Plush, pillow-top beds have 300-thread-count Frette linens, feather duvets, and goose-down pillows. Cabinets have pear-wood paneling and frosted glass doors. Rooms, like the California Room seen here, come with a loveseat at the foot of the bed or a lovely window seat that's perfect for daytime reading. This beige limestone bathroom has a walk-in shower, a deep soaking tub, and Molton Brown toiletries (though some bathrooms only have a shower area). A super-soft, knitted cotton Ploh robe is provided -- you'll be tempted to pay $225 to take it home. In a style that looks vaguely Japanese -- polished stones, lightly stained wood, and copious horizontal lines -- the guest rooms here have a notably tranquil feel. Plus, all of the fabrics and furnishings are of the highest quality, not the cheaper-looking fixtures at other, more affordable, boutique hotels. The work desk, found in all room types, has a comfortable chair and three easily accessible power plugs. Rooms also have a small, 26-inch Philips flat-panel TV with 23 channels, including HBO and ESPN. Guests can request movies delivered to their rooms for free to watch on the DVD player. The Memorex hi-fi system (also in all rooms) includes an iPod dock and a CD player; down-tempo Elemental Chill CDs are available to borrow.