Four Seasons San Francisco
Four Seasons San Francisco
Address: 757 Market Street
Web Address: http://www.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco
"HALL OF FAME"
Just steps away from the popular Union Square shopping area of downtown San Francisco lies the inimitable Four Seasons Hotel. It may not look like much from the outside, as it is simply another building hiding indiscriminately amongst the skyscrapers in the financial district, but step inside and let the gilded treatment that the Four Seasons is famous for envelop you from head to toe.
The modern and contemporary design of the hotel is stunning by itself but is enhanced by an outstanding contemporary art collection with more than 90 paintings, sculptures, prints and works in glass by more than 40 California-based artists. Guests can procure an I-pod guided tour of the artwork.
There are 277 guestrooms and suites starting at a very generous 460 square feet. All feature floor to ceiling windows with varying city views. My room boasted a plush window seat, with a view of the Moscone Center and the bay beyond. Each room is a haven of cornflower blues and soft gold, combining into a color scheme of restful harmony. Custom floating silk panels adorn the walls behind each feathery soft bed. The functional yet beautiful office furniture adorning each room was designed by renowned architect Herman Miller. If you are a connoisseur of hotels bathrooms, then you won’t be disappointed here. A large bathtub, a separate glass enclosed shower, a large marble vanity area and L’Occitane toiletries make this a delightful experience.
Perched on the fifth floor and looking out over the vibrant area of San Francisco’s Market Street is Seasons Restaurant. One of San Francisco’s preeminent steak houses, the menu features a decadent selection of California cuts of meat custom tailored with your favorite sauce, then paired with creative sides. Choose rib eye with green peppercorn and bourbon sauce or maybe grass fed filet topped with hollandaise. Asparagus, peas and carrots and potato puree are just a few of the “comfort” food inspired sides that executive chef Mark Richardson has whipped up. Add a glass of wine from the immense selection of California varieties and your dining experience will be complete. The upscale yet relaxed environment offers plate glass window views of San Francisco, elegant lighting and posh table settings.
Appetizers $11-19, entrees $26-58, dessert $9-$17
The Burger Lounge in the Seasons Steakhouse, offered only on Sunday and Monday from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m., is a burger enthusiast’s dream come true. Gourmet burger choices change seasonally, but may include the duck fat burger, ahi tuna steak burger, or the char-grilled sirloin burger. $20 a pop, but the price includes a glass of wine, beer or a cocktail.
Four Seasons hotels are renowned for their service and this one is no exception. The immensely accommodating staff is ready and waiting to cater to your every whim. They seem to anticipate all your needs. But little things like welcome milk and cookies and child-size bathrobes for kids, fresh fruit in the rooms make this a special place.
WHAT OTHERS SAY…
Forbes Five Star
“I left my heart’ here gush guests of this ‘spectacular’ SoMa/Union Square property with ‘marvelous views’, service that ‘can’t be beat’ and ‘acres of marble’ in the ‘stunning lobby’, ‘modern rooms’ have an ‘understated elegance’ and ‘special touches’ (like fresh fruit and truffles) while the ‘wonderful dining’ and ‘impeccable’ staff ‘keeps up with the Four Seasons tradition” ZAGAT
WHILE YOU ARE THERE
The hotel has an indoor pool, fitness center and spa. San Francisco is a great American city with a full range of activities from professional sports, to the arts and theatre, to museums and more. Unique to the City are cable cars, tours of Alcatraz, Cailfornia wine country an hour away, the Golden Gate Bridge, a thriving Chinatown and more.
San Jose: 57 minutes
Santa Cruz: 1 hour 28 minutes
Sacramento: 1 hour 33 minutes