Best Rooms: Cornell Hotel is encircled by equally tall buildings, blocking any potential views of the city.
3 star hotel
Area: Lower Knob Hill
0.29 mi from Grace Cathedral
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.
4 star hotel
Area: Downtown San Francisco
0.31 mi from Grace Cathedral
Best Rooms: Rooms facing north face the bay, while rooms facing south look toward downtown. For a view of the bay, however, you'll want to book a Bay View room specifically, and request to be above floor 21.
Best Rooms: Inn At Union Square is encircled by equally tall buildings, blocking any potential views of the city.
Best Rooms: Rooms ending in *27, *33, and *06 have the best city views.
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.