Fairmont San Francisco
This regal hotel can be found in the shopping district on Union Square atop the upmarket Nob Hill. The classic exterior welcomes you into the magnificent lobby with its imposing marble pillars, potted palms and an inviting old world charm. Rooms are a modern take on a heritage theme with tasteful furnishings accented in royal blues and golds and marble baths. The decor becomes a lot more elaborate in the penthouse and balcony suites, many of which come with unforgettable views of the bay and bridge. An interesting feature of the Fairmont is that it has its own Honeybees & Herb garden supplying organic ingredients for the hotel bar and kitchen.