I am always on the lookout for the perfect boutique hotel when staying in San Francisco. There’s something special about staying in a smaller, more intimate hotel versus a huge chain hotel. First the customer service is always better; second the hotel is usually filled with a lot of charm.
When we decided to head to San Francisco for the Fourth of July weekend I knew I wanted a hotel that was not in your typical touristy area. I wanted to stay in an area that had a lot of great restaurants and was a quick Lyft ride to the Embarcadero. That way we could get the best of both worlds.
I had never heard of Hotel Vertigo, but after looking into it I realized it was in my ideal location. Located in San Francisco’s Nob Hill, Hotel Vertigo was the perfect boutique hotel for our weekend away. If you are not familiar with San Francisco, Nob Hill is a short walk from Union Square where all the shopping happens! I will admit that the Tenderloin is nearby which is not the safest at night. However, all the locals will tell you that you will find the BEST restaurants in the Tenderloin (it’s true). Plus, you can avoid walking through this area at night if wanting to explore at night time while staying at Hotel Vertigo.
Checking into the Hotel Vertigo is like stepping into a Hitchcock movie – literally. Back when it was the Empire, the hotel played a cameo role in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1956 thriller “Vertigo.”
The modern and vibrant lobby welcomes you in. I could seriously spend hours in the Lobby alone. Even the staff was incredibly friendly during our stay. During the weekdays the lobby offers guests a nice complementary wine reception in the evenings— a perfect end to your long day, or great start to your fun night. [Read more…]