Stay in San Francisco the Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Palomar way

 
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Stylish hotels for a seasonal splurge From the simply elegant to the wildly extravagant, San Francisco hotels have something to offer for seemingly every visitor. For upscale holiday hotel experiences, check out the following: RITZ-CARLTON This luxury hotel just minutes from Union Square i...

By Karen Leland // 12.18.08
 

Stylish hotels for a seasonal splurge

From the simply elegant to the wildly extravagant, San Francisco hotels have something to offer for seemingly every visitor. For upscale holiday hotel experiences, check out the following:

RITZ-CARLTON This luxury hotel just minutes from Union Square is a great spot for holiday dining and entertainment. Through Wednesday, children can gather daily at the Lobby Lounge's cozy fireplace for the traditional Teddy Bear Tea with Binky the Elf. The afternoon includes classic holiday storytelling and a visit from and photograph with the cuddly Ritz-Carlton Teddy, complete with cookies, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. www.ritzcarlton.com.

HOTEL PALOMAR A member of the Kimpton Hotel Group, this boutique hotel offers a shop-till-you-drop package for those who engage in retail therapy. The hotel has partnered with Bloomingdale's West Coast flagship store nearby to bring an exclusive VIP shopping experience to guests, which includes a personal shopper, Champagne welcome reception, makeup makeover and a romantic dinner for two at acclaimed restaurant the Fifth Floor. www.hotelpalomar-sf.com.