Best Rooms: Luxury Suites, Studio Suites and the Executive Rooms are all available with views of the Bay. For a Studio Suite with a view of the Bay, request a room ending in *06 (e.g. 1506 or 2106). These rooms are very large and offer great views.
Best Rooms: At just 5 stories high, there are no real views offered. That said, Deluxe Queen rooms offer a view of the patio and courtyard area.
4 star hotel
Area: Financial District
0.37 mi from city center
Best Rooms: For the best view of the bay, as well as of Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge, be sure to book a Bay View room. Ask for one that has a balcony, so you can really experience the views. These rooms exist even on the highest floor, alongside the uber-expensive suites, so they're quite a steal.
Best Rooms: Rooms facing Mason St. that end in *09, *10, *12 and *14, from floors 9 - 12 (e.g. 910, 1112), offer nice city views.
Best Rooms: Rooms facing Mason Street on floors 6 and higher in the Main Building have the best partial city views and are available mainly as Historic Kings. Many Historic Kings also face Geary Street and have good street views. Rooms in the club building that face the pool are the other best options for views; these rooms are mainly available as Premier Kings.
Best Rooms: Inn At Union Square is encircled by equally tall buildings, blocking any potential views of the city.