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.
4 star hotel
Area: Financial District South
0.18 mi from Moscone Convention Center
Best Rooms: The views offered from this hotel are limited to Union Square from even numbered rooms or Yerba Buena Gardens. However, because the building is surrounded by other buildings, you'll need to get on a high floor, above 20, to get a view.
3.5 star hotel
Area: Downtown San Francisco
0.34 mi from Moscone Convention Center
Best Rooms: Rooms facing Powell Street offer excellent views of the famous cable cars. Other than views of the cable car, the hotel doesn't offer much in the way of views, as it's only 6 stories high.
4 star hotel
0.36 mi from Moscone Convention Center
Best Rooms: For city or partial bay views, ask for a room on or above floor 20.
3 star hotel
Area: French Quarter - Belden Place
0.47 mi from Moscone Convention Center
Best Rooms: The hotel is only 7 stories tall, so you won't find much in the way of views. However, some of the King rooms facing Bush Street offer views of Chinatown.
Best Rooms: Royal Court King rooms, on floors 10 - 12, offer great views overlooking the city and all the way up to Nob Hill, while Corner View room types offer the best views of Union Square and Nob Hill.