“Where should I stay in San Francisco?”
You could do Airbnb. Why not? Many do. But it can be risky. And spotting the homeowner’s half-used Kirkland toiletries in the bathroom is always a deflating sight. For visitors who yearn for more top-drawer treatment, staying at one of San Francisco’s many hotels is a must. (Also good for locals who want to get away for the night without having to leave the 7×7-mile confines of the city.)
Only the best hotels have made this cut; though keep in mind, the list is presented in no particular order. The collection includes historical stunners like the Palace, the Fairmont, the Sir Francis Drake, the Obama-approved Intercontinental (one of several SF hotels with a presidential suite), the even the kitschy coolness at the Clift.