5 star hotel
Area: Russian Hill
2.44 mi from Congregation Emanu-El
Best Rooms: Book a Bay View room and you'll be guaranteed an excellent view. In general, these rooms are much quieter than City View rooms, with the exception of the Mustard building (those rooms may be a tad bit more susceptible to noise). Room 229 is a City View room, but is has a special terrace on floor 2 that also provides a bay view.
4.5 star hotel
Area: Fisherman's Wharf
2.60 mi from Congregation Emanu-El
Best Rooms: For the best views of the bay, Alcatraz and even the Golden Gate Bridge, you'll want to book a Bay View room or a Specialty Suite View. If you can't nab one of the Bay View rooms, some of the King rooms offer views of the city skyline, the Cannery or Victoria Park.
4.5 star hotel
Area: Lower Knob Hill
2.63 mi from Congregation Emanu-El
Best Rooms: Park View rooms face north and have a nice view of Huntington Park, and if you get up to floor 8 or above, you can see some of the bay as well.
Best Rooms: For unobstructed views of the bay, book a Signature room in the Tower building. Other rooms in the Tower offer unobstructed city views as well, while the Main Building rooms offer mostly obstructed views.
Best Rooms: Rooms facing California St. may offer views of the Bay and Coit Tower. Club Level room types located on higher floors offer better views of the city.
Best Rooms: Deluxe King rooms ending in *01 and *04, on floors 10 - 15 (e.g. 1001, 1404), have views of downtown San Francisco. On floors 16 - 17, the Executive Suite and Luxury Suite rooms ending in *02 and *04 (e.g. 1602, 1704) offer the best views of downtown San Francisco.
Best Rooms: For great city views, request a room facing Market St., as these rooms have views of Union Square. Deluxe View rooms guarantee a great view of the city. The SoMa (South of Market) side of the hotel offers views of Yerba Buena Gardens, as well as views of the bay from floor 9 and up.