Gautam Balasundar

San Francisco Proper

  • Where:San Francisco
  • Why:Some work, some play
  • When:September 2017
  • Who:Me
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The Proper is a flatiron building, with a coffee shop slated to open at the narrow end

I love a good key design

The view of the sunset from the hallway of my floor

Very cozy bed, and the dark wallpaper creates a nice ambiance

Patterns, patterns, patterns! The hotel is filled with them.

This is the 'Artist's Special,' one of the 49 drinks on the menu

Drooling. The mushrooms, the cream, the perfectly cooked gnudi, delicious.

Villon early in the morning

The lobby has a variety of art and furniture across different eras and styles

Deep in thought while observing the art

A sneak peek at one of the suites

View from the rooftop where a cocktail bar is set to open. Spot the Osgemeos!

Two stops downtown on the BART line gets you to Dolores Park for a relaxing afternoon

Highs & Lows

  • There are a few boutiques in and around SF, but the Proper might be the only modern, creative, and stylish hotel in the heart of the city. This one is for the downtown crowd.

  • New to San Francisco? The whole staff is incredibly friendly, and will give you the insider scoop in no time.

  • Kelly Wearstler. Her touch is everywhere, but it's really in the rooms that her design amplifies the comfort.

  • Sadly the rooftop bar and coffee shop weren't opened yet, but that'll be rectified soon!

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Contempoary boutique

  • Vibe

    Hip but refined

  • Location

    Mid-Market

  • Rooms

    131

  • Music

    Yes

  • Year Opened

    2017

  • Designed By

    Kelly Wearstler (part of the Avalon Hotels group)

  • Pool/Gym

    Gym in the basement with modern equipment

  • Restaurant

    Villon, helmed by Chef Jason Franey, serves a mix of American cuisine in line with the city's foodie-centric culture

  • Bar

    Villon has a 7x7 cocktail menu - 49 cocktails that are split into 7 categories. The rooftop bar is opening soon.

  • Minibar

    Excellent selection including artisinal chocolates, Blue Bottle coffee, and the best gin on the market, Monkey47

  • Children

    Sure

  • Price

    While rooms can go upwards of $400, there are also small rooms with bunk beds closer to $200, for those who plan on spending more time out of the hotel

Major pieces by Roy Lichtenstein, Gerhard Richter, and Ellsworth Kelly, among others. The Edvard Munch special exhibit was a highlight of the trip.

San Francisco MoMA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

Major pieces by Roy Lichtenstein, Gerhard Richter, and Ellsworth Kelly, among others. The Edvard Munch special exhibit was a highlight of the trip.

Grab a scoop of honey lavender and chill out at Mission Dolores Park. Their food market is also across the street, with tons of niche goodies.

Bi-Rite Creamery

Bi-Rite Creamery, 18th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

Grab a scoop of honey lavender and chill out at Mission Dolores Park. Their food market is also across the street, with tons of niche goodies.

Great beer selection, but mostly went for my favorite (vegan) sausage!

Rosamunde Sausage Grill

Rosamunde Sausage Grill, Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

Great beer selection, but mostly went for my favorite (vegan) sausage!

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