Romantic getaways in San Francisco
Nicknamed The Golden City, San Francisco is a major city in California and the centerpiece of the Bay Area. It is well-known for its hilly terrain, cultural attractions galore, world-class cuisine, liberal community, and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco’s famous landmarks include the soaring Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Victorian architecture, the infamous former federal prison Alcatraz, the largest Chinatown outside of Asia, and many more. In summer, the famous fog creates a romantic mood, adding a bit of mystery to this bustling city.
List of romantic hotels in San Francisco
Fairmont San Francisco
The luxurious Fairmont is a San Francisco institution, perfect for a romantic getaway.
The lavishly decorated rooms sport high ceilings and sweeping views of the surrounding area, such as Alcatraz Prison, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Coit Tower.
Select rooms offer a stunning balcony, ideal for enjoying a meal or just sitting and unwinding. The hotel’s bathrooms boast marble tops and large shower areas.
Guests are welcome to enjoy spa treatments at the in-house spa.
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
This luxurious downtown San Francisco hotel features rooms with a stylish interior and a flat-screen TV.
All rooms have a mini-bar and tea and coffee making facilities, while select rooms feature panoramic city views.
The hotel has an on-site fitness center, a restaurant and a snack bar.
BEI San Francisco, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
This stylish downtown hotel works as an incredible central hub for your weekend getaway, located so that you can easily access the city’s best entertainment and cuisine with just a short walk.
The rooms are cleanly decorated and spacious, boasting private bathrooms with modern shower areas. Select rooms offer seating and even dining areas, as well as panoramic views of the city.
Staypineapple, An Elegant Hotel
Located just a short walk from the famous Union Square, the Staypineapple is the perfect hotel for an intimate weekend.
The cozy rooms sport incredibly comfortable beds and large private bathrooms for guests to enjoy. The unique blend of décor lends the rooms a regal atmosphere.
This incredible and historic Victorian boutique hotel creates a perfectly romantic atmosphere for a relaxing weekend getaway.
The high ceiling rooms boast beautiful Queen Anne style décor, a desk area, and a private bathroom. Select rooms boast a wood-burning fireplace.
The Queen Anne offers a free-of-charge morning car service to certain parts of the city.
Warwick San Francisco
The Warwick San Francisco is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the city, Union Square.
Its rooms are intimate and comfortable, dressed in Classic Victorian blue and white décor with a dash of modern elements. Some rooms offer a seating area and a fireplace. Private bathrooms are standard with every room, with modern furnishings and equipment.
There is an on-site restaurant for guests to enjoy.
Taj Campton Place
Located in the fabulous Union Square, the Taj Compton Place is an amazing choice for your stay while in San Francisco.
Every room boasts window seats that overlook the city; the beds are plush and comfortable and the limestone bathrooms are equipped with deep soaking tubs.
There is a two Michelin star on-site restaurant, the Campton Place restaurant for guests to enjoy.
The Clancy, Autograph Collection
The opulent Clancy Hotel is located in the heart of San Francisco, making exploring the city a breeze.
Its rooms are masterfully decorated, equipped with a seating area for guests to enjoy, with modern and elegant private bathrooms.
The hotel features an on-site restaurants for guests to dine at, as well as a 24/7 market.
The Donatello Hotel
This Italian inspired Donatello hotel is located in the gorgeous Union Square, right in the center of San Francisco.
Its rooms are large and comfortable, sporting sitting areas and a small desk for guests to work at, and the private bathrooms are functional in their simplicity.
The hotel’s main lounge area is a sight to behold, and there is an extremely inviting outside lounge area.
Guests can additionally enjoy the spa services and the hot tub.
St. Regis San Francisco
The St Regis is located in San Francisco’s SoMa district, a bustling upscale location.
Its broad rooms boast large windows that masterfully illuminate the rooms and offer spectacular city views, giving them a vibrant atmosphere. Every room comes equipped with a luxurious private bathroom with a deep soaking tub. Seating and dining areas are offered in select rooms.
The hotel features an infinity pool and an on-site spa that offers numerous lavish treatments.
There is also an on-site restaurant.
Just 5 minutes away from Presidio National Park, the historic Hotel Drisco provides accommodation for those who seek to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The rooms boast Egyptian cotton sheets, goose down comforters and an adaptive sound sleep system to boost your sleeping experience. The rooms also feature distinct seating areas for guests to sit and unwind.
There is a weekday car service to Union Square, to get guests right to the heart of the city, free of charge.
The Petite Auberge is located just a short walk away from many of San Francisco’s most iconic destinations.
The quaint Petite Auberge offers guests an intimate and relaxed hotel experience.
The rooms are cozy and elegantly decorated. Every room has its own private bathroom, while select rooms are equipped with a fireplace and distinct seating area.
Galleria Park Hotel
Located in the bustling Financial District of San Francisco, staying at the Galleria Park Hotel puts its guests right into the thick of it.
The expertly decorated rooms feature a distinct seating area, and every room has their own bathroom with a stunning shower area.
The hotel features a rooftop terrace, and even a walking track perfect for taking an evening stroll.
The Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square
Boasting unique aquiculture and an excellent central location, the Fairmont is an obvious choice for those seeking to escape the stress of daily life.
Every room has an exposed brick laid wall to give it a unique San Francisco look and feel. Select rooms come with distinct seating and dining areas, as well as views of the bay. The rooms also come with a washer and dryer for.
Noe's Nest Bed and Breakfast
This lovely Victorian bed and breakfast is located in the central Noe Valley neighborhood.
Its rooms are uniquely decorated to create an intimate and unique experience.
Each marble bathroom comes equipped with gorgeous shower areas. Select rooms offer a spa bath and sweeping garden views.
This B&B is just a short distance away from local popular destinations.
Romantic things to do in San Francisco
Once you have chosen the perfect hotel for your romantic getaway, let’s find a complementary thing to do in San Francisco so you can get the most out of your couple’s vacation.
Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Explore the beautiful San Francisco Bay area with an amazing one-hour boat tour while enjoying the splendor of the Golden Gate Bridge as you sail underneath it. Take in the natural beauty of the area that surrounds the bay and gaze upon the historic Alcatraz Prison, Angel Island, and Sausalito.
Muir Woods National Monument
Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, this ancient redwood forest sits in an isolated canyon, just a scant few miles from the city. Muir Woods is a protected national park that boasts beautiful coastal redwoods, the tallest living trees on Earth, that dominate the scenery, a small flowing stream, as well as picturesque hiking trails.
While visiting a prison may not seem the most alluring of ideas, the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary is rich with thrilling history and compelling stories about the prison’s infamous inmates like the notorious American gangster Al Capone, making this visit something you won’t forget.
Enjoy the eerie wonders of Alcatraz, with the option to visit it either during the day or during the night, with different activities and itineraries based on your choice.
Golden Gate Park
This large urban park that consists of over 1,000 acres of land is the third most visited park in the United States.
Enjoy the tranquility and harmony of the Japanese Tea Garden, view a herd of American bison grazing in the park’s western end, rent a pedal boat and enjoy a romantic lake boat ride, or visit Steinhart Aquarium‘s impressive collection of marine creatures from across the globe.
San Francisco Whale Tours
From views of the city’s top attractions to sightings of these majestic ocean giants, this is a trip you will never forget.
Depending on the month of the year, enjoy the sightings of humpback, gray, blue and sperm whales, orcas, dolphins, as well as porpoises, seals and sea lions, seabirds, and other glorious wildlife. To see even more species, opt for a guided tour of the nearby Farallon Islands‘ unique ecosystem.
Palace of Fine Arts
The Palace of Fine Arts is one of the most romantic San Francisco landmarks.
This monumental structure designed to look like a Roman ruin consists of is a grand rotunda adorned with pale-pink-hued Roman columns that’s enclosed by a lagoon on one side and a curved exhibition center, comprised of a majestic colonnade on the other side.
For even more spectacular views visit the Palace at sunset or sunrise.
More romantic getaways close to San Francisco
If you want to find more romantic hotels, we recommend these locations below, so you can find the perfect accommodation for your next romantic getaway or vacation.
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