Best Rooms: As this is a city hotel, you won't find much in the way of views. Then again, the hotel is located conveniently in Union Square.
Best Rooms: The hotel can't offer any city views because it's surrounded by taller buildings, but rooms overlooking Post St. on floors 5 and above have nicer views.
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: If you're looking for the best views, be sure to book a City View room. They're all located on floors 20 and above, so you'll be guaranteed a high floor.
Best Rooms: Inn At Union Square is encircled by equally tall buildings, blocking any potential views of the city.