Best Rooms: Hotel des Arts is surrounded by the buildings, so you won't find much in the way of views.
3.5 star hotel
Area: Downtown San Francisco
0.44 mi from TransAmerica Pyramid
Best Rooms: Mystic Hotel is encircled by tall buildings, blocking any potential views of the city.
Best Rooms: Cornell Hotel is encircled by equally tall buildings, blocking any potential views of the city.
3 star hotel
Area: Lower Knob Hill
0.55 mi from TransAmerica Pyramid
Best Rooms: To enjoy a great view of Union Square Park, be sure to request a room on floors 12 - 15, facing Powell St.
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.
Best Rooms: The hotel can't offer any city views because it's surrounded by taller buildings, but rooms overlooking Post St. on floors 5 and above have nicer views.