Hotel Spotlight: The Palace Hotel San Francisco

The Palace Hotel in San Francisco has a history and elegance that lives up to its name. Established in 1875 and rebuilt in 1909 because of the 1906 earthquake damage, The Palace Hotel is one of the oldest and historic hotels in San Francisco. Bordered by China town, Union Square, and the Financial District, the hotel is centered in a prime location just off famous Market Street.

Newly remodeled in 1991, the hotel is decorated with flamboyant style and resonates elegance. From its magnificent lobby entrance with beautiful archways to its grand Garden Court (currently called “Palm Court”) with stylish skylights surrounded by impressive pilaster balconies, the hotel spirit echoes panache. The Palace Hotel hosts 556 rooms and suites with high ceilings, original style architecture, accompanied by modern amenities making it a pleasurable place to stay. The attention to detail like the exceptional cleanliness of the rooms to fresh clean sheets on wonderful luxurious mattresses make staying at the hotel enjoyable and memorable.


The Pied Piper Bar located on the Main floor gives the impression of an old-fashioned establishment with a traditional and emotional sensation. The famous Max Parrish mural hand painted in 1909 overlooks the bar with magnificent detail. It is truly an inspiration to view. The authentic painting is like no other in its class and draws your vision into it as though it was real. The adjoining room to the bar is constructed of exquisite ceilings and wood paneled walls, decorated with beautiful paintings by then dishwasher Antonio Sotomayor who later became a famous artist. Both rooms articulate the refinement and class of the hotel.


The Palace Hotel is legendary in US history and a landmark that made San Francisco famous around the planet. It was the host for some of the biggest world events and played home to the rich and famous. The spectacular hotel can only be described as a spectacular marvel that could never be imitated. Make sure to visit the Palace Hotel when visiting San Francisco, and be part of the proud past and present saga that the Palace Hotel has bestowed upon mankind.

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