4 star hotel
Area: Financial District
0.05 mi from Embarcadero Center
Best Rooms: There isn't too much in the way of views, as the hotel is surrounded by buildings, but rooms facing Clay St. on floors 4 - 11 are your best bet for views of the city.
Best Rooms: As this hotel is located in the Financial District and surrounded by taller buildings, there isn't much of a view. That said, the best street views are from Superior rooms, overlooking Bush St.
Best Rooms: Though you won't find any sweeping views of the city, as the hotel is only 10 stories, the best city views are found from rooms overlooking Bush St., on floors 8 - 10.
3 star hotel
Area: Lower Knob Hill
0.62 mi from Embarcadero Center
Best Rooms: The hotel is only 8 floors high, so the views from the rooms are usually of the surrounding buildings. That said, for a partial view of the city, ask for a room on the west side of the hotel facing Mason St.
Best Rooms: Rooms facing Howard St. offer views of the bay, better from floors 25 - 28. The north side of the hotel has limited views due to obstruction from the neighboring St. Regis Hotel. The Fabulous Corner Rooms, ending in *02 (e.g. 2002, 2102), have great views of the bay out of one window and AT&T Ballpark from the other.
Best Rooms: The northwest-facing side of the hotel offers views of Market St. For street views, book an Executive or Luxury King room.
Best Rooms: At just 5 stories high, the hotel is surrounded by taller buildings, so there's not much of a view. That said, Deluxe Queen rooms located at the back of the hotel face down hill, offering a better view of the city. Deluxe King rooms face Bush St.