4 star hotel
Area: Union Square
0.12 mi from Xanadu Gallery
Best Rooms: Rooms facing Powell Street have great views of the Union Square Park from all floors.
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.
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.
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.
4 star hotel
Area: Financial District South
0.21 mi from Xanadu Gallery
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.
Best Rooms: View room types offer beautiful views of the San Francisco skyline and bay. Tower 1 offers the best views of the city from even-numbered rooms, and the Golden Gate Bridge from odd-numbered rooms.