Matthew Placek

Palihotel San Francisco

  • Where:
  • Why:Birthday extravaganza
  • When:November 2022
  • Who:The city (San Francisco) herself

"Combines tasteful, cozy, contemporary, yet classic design"

AT A GLANCE:A city hotel in Union Square, a few blocks from the famed San Fransisco’s Chinatown, this newly opened hotel combines cozy, contemporary, and classic design. If you value a good breakfast, curated pet amenities, a budget-friendly stay, and traveling solo, you will be in for a treat.

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Palihotel San Francisco Morning coffee and some emails in the King Suite

Morning coffee and some emails in the King Suite

Palihotel San Francisco A bed fit for a king

A bed fit for a king

Palihotel San Francisco A true urban San Franciscan façade

A true urban San Franciscan façade

Palihotel San Francisco Bathroom luxuries

Bathroom luxuries

Palihotel San Francisco Lobby sitting area full of curios

Lobby sitting area full of curios

Palihotel San Francisco The impeccable design runs through Palihotel San Francisco in thoughtful details

The impeccable design runs through Palihotel San Francisco in thoughtful details

Palihotel San Francisco The café and bar is a nice place to lean back and chill

The café and bar is a nice place to lean back and chill

Palihotel San Francisco Richard and Gloria took care of me every morning with a smile. J'adore

Richard and Gloria took care of me every morning with a smile. J'adore

Palihotel San Francisco Lobby waiting area

Lobby waiting area

Palihotel San Francisco Bedroom views and soaking in the Cali sun

Bedroom views and soaking in the Cali sun

Palihotel San Francisco Lobby stair to the bar and café

Lobby stair to the bar and café

Palihotel San Francisco King Suite with the well-stocked minibar

King Suite with the well-stocked minibar

Palihotel San Francisco

"The" essential bathroom mirror selfie

Highs & Lows

  • Palihotel combines tasteful, cozy, contemporary, yet classic design. This combination is hard to find in San Francisco

  • Perfectly affordable price

  • Delightful staff and a lovely breakfast café

  • The bath products are chic with a subtle fragrance

  • Great minibar selection, pity it was not restocked during my stay

  • Parking is close and convenient, but you must have your car in by the 12-midnight curfew

  • The rooms have no closets or dressers, so you basically have to live out of a suitcase

Palihotel San Francisco A true urban San Franciscan façade

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 47/50
Palihotel San Francisco Bedroom views and soaking in the Cali sun

Important Bits

  • Type

    Lifestyle Hotel

  • Vibe

    Super chill, comfortable, tasteful and cozy

  • Location

    Centrally located, surrounded by shopping and easy access to the Bay, and Golden Gate Bridges

  • Rooms

    82

  • Pre-Arrival & Arrival Experience

    The website is super easy to use with modern/current navigation. Check in details were received by email and entirely clear. There were no details about parking or valet which would be useful to have handy

  • Future Forward

    Nothing in particular was noticed for such forward thinking hotel

  • Music

    Pleasant background tunes but nothing more

  • Year Opened

    2021

  • Designed By

    The property has been reimagined by Avi Brosh and his team

  • Health & Wellness

    Trust me, walking around San Francisco is all the activity you'll need

  • Food

    Breakfast selection is diverse and has a good selection of vegetarian/vegan substitutions. The staff is SO lovely! The croissant came from a bag which I feel is a shame in a city known for spectacular pastries

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    The hotel has an in-house restaurant — Fisher Loft on the second floor, which is an all-day restaurant, liquor bar and special event venue. I never used the bar and there is no nightlife in the hotel to speak of which is great!

  • Minibar & Retail

    The minibar has a great selection but I was so hungry when I arrived and consumed most of it the first day. No one restocked the minibar during my stay

  • Accessibility

    The hotel is entirely accessible for differently abled persons with ramps at the entry to a historic elevator to every floor

  • Pet Friendly

    The hotel is pet-friendly for a one-time cleaning fee of $125 and comes with curated pet amenities

  • Children

    Yes, though none were in sight

  • Price

    Great value for the cozy, cheerful atmosphere

  • Tel.

    +1 323 327 9702

  • Website

    Visit website

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In the Area

Hotel Location Palihotel San Francisco, Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

The hotel is conveniently and centrally located in Union Square, with easy access to bridges, tons of shopping, and museums within walking distance. The immediate neighborhood/street is quite loud and unattractive to me, however.

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