Best Rooms: Premier Queen Room with Skyline View at the Monarch Hotel is the best option for a good view. Remember to ask for one of those on floor 6.
Best Rooms: For the best views of San Francisco from this hotel, choose a Ballet room ending in *07 or *08, on floors 6 - 7 (e.g. 607, 708).
Best Rooms: Although the buildings around Civic Center Inn aren't skyscrapers, they're high enough to block any potential views.
Best Rooms: Mithila Hotel is situated on one of the blocks next to Sutter St. surrounded by buildings, so you don't find much in the way of views.
2 star hotel
Area: Cow Hollow
1.05 mi from Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
Best Rooms: Americas Best Value Inn San Francisco is encircled by equally tall buildings, blocking any potential views of the city.
Best Rooms: Rooms at Days Inn San Francisco Lombard face different directions; however, they offer a similar view, which is of the other buildings.