4 star hotel
Area: Union Square
0.45 mi from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Best Rooms: Rooms facing Powell Street have great views of the Union Square Park from all floors.
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.
3.5 star hotel
Area: Downtown San Francisco
0.49 mi from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Best Rooms: Mystic Hotel is encircled by tall buildings, blocking any potential views of the city.
Best Rooms: Rooms facing Mason St. that end in *09, *10, *12 and *14, from floors 9 - 12 (e.g. 910, 1112), offer nice city views.
Best Rooms: Centrally located in San Francisco, King George Hotel is surrounded by buildings, so views are limited.
3 star hotel
Area: Lower Knob Hill
0.54 mi from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
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: Though you won't find any sweeping views of the city, as the hotel is only 10 stories, the best city views are found from rooms overlooking Bush St., on floors 8 - 10.