Palace Hotel

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Top 1% in San Francisco About the TripExpert Score

17 expert recommendations


Andrew Harper 90.0

Historical hotel established in 1875 then rebuilt in 1909 in a convenient downtown location. Full review →



The Palace is San Francisco's most storied hotel.


DK Eyewitness

Early in the 20th century the Palace was one of the most famous hotels in the world, hosting royalty and heads of state, including President Harding, who died here in his sleep in 1923.



"Majestic" is the word that best sums up this landmark hotel, which was the world's largest and most luxurious when it opened in 1875. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide Tick Recommended

When you walk up the stairs to Palace Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel in downtown San Francisco, the first thing you’ll notice are the elaborate wrought-iron doors with ornate... Full review →


Frommer's 34

The original 1875 Palace was one of the world's largest and most luxurious hotels, and every time you walk through the doors here, you'll be reminded how incredibly majestic old luxury really is. Full review →


Gayot 48

Kings and presidents have slept at this grand dowager, and the luxurious Old World atmosphere makes it easy to see why. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The cushy (if staid) accommodations cater to expense-account travelers, but prices drop weekends. Full review →


Michelin Guide

Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who's the grandest of them all? Why, the Palace, of course. This grande dame proudly shows off her old-world refinement.


National Geographic

Built in 1875; 552 guest rooms feature mahogany furniture, 14-foot ceilings, and marble vanities; Garden Court restaurant famous for dazzling chandeliers and glass dome; central downtown... Full review →


Oyster 4.0

Boasting ample turn-of-the-20th-century elegance and 550 rooms on only eight floors (dig these corridors), the Palace is aptly named. Full review →


Rough Guide

Hushed, opulent landmark building... Stay here for snob value, above all.


Star Service Tick 4

It remains a historic reminder of San Francisco's florid past, making a stark contrast to the gleaming modern city that is being rebuilt around it. Full review →


The Telegraph 9.0

San Francisco's most historic hotel offers luxurious lodgings downtown Full review →


Time Out 70

The elegantly furnished rooms and modern bathrooms are small, but ceilings are high - and none higher than the soaring glass of the Garden Court restaurant, a popular breakfast destination. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

When the Palace Hotel was built on New Montgomery Street in 1875, it was thought to be the largest and costliest luxury hotel in the world. Full review →


Zagat 4.0

"If you want to feel like a princess", try this "wonderfully restored" Downtown "grande dame" with "opulent" public spaces.

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Palace Hotel

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2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA


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