4 star hotel
Area: Financial District
0.28 mi from Mechanics Monument
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: There isn't too much in the way of views, as the hotel is surrounded by buildings, but rooms facing Bush St. on floors 2 - 8 are your best bet for views of the city.
Best Rooms: To enjoy a great view of Union Square Park, be sure to request a room on floors 12 - 15, facing Powell St.
3 star hotel
Area: Lower Knob Hill
0.56 mi from Mechanics Monument
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 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: Most rooms have views of the city; rooms facing California St. have obstructed views from floor 8 and below, while rooms facing Mason St. have good views of the city from floors 5 and up. Rooms on the northeast side, on the higher floors, offer views of the bay.