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Villa Florence San Francisco
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Why Stay At Villa Florence San Francisco
This 182-room property in the heart of San Francisco is a Tuscan-inspired escape, with classic columns, topiaries, and a wine bar that serves top Italian bottles.
Located one block from Union Square, with easy access to two cable-car lines, San Francisco's Villa Florence was renovated in 2008, and it now exudes the warmth of a modern Italian villa. A white marble foyer, flanked by a pair of classical columns and decorated with a fresco of the red rooftops of Florence, leads to a lobby lined with miniature topiaries reminiscent of those in the Boboli Gardens. The 182 rooms are cozy, while Bar Norcini, in the lobby, is a convivial 24-seat wine bar with a selection of Italian varietals. Hungry? The adjacent Kuleto's Italian Restaurant is an atmospheric trattoria that's been serving northern Italian dishes (such as penne with lamb sausage and veal scaloppini) for more than two decades.
Since the Union Square area tends to bustle all day and all night, request an interior room or suite that does not look out directly on Powell Street's two cable-car lines.
Theater fans, take note: San Francisco's top stages are just a few blocks away.
Arrive at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) which approximately 14 miles away from the hotel. Anticipate between 25 and 45 minutes of travel time depending on traffic.225 Powell Street, San Francisco, California, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Fitness Facilities
- Business Center
- Laundry Service
- Concierge Services
- Wireless Internet Access
- CD + DVD Players
- Mini Bars
- Coffee + Tea Makers
- In-Room Safes
- Designer Toiletries
- Bathrobes + Slippers
- Hair Dryers
- Iron + Ironing Boards
- Wine Bar + Lounge
- In-Room Dining
Why We Love San Francisco
San Francisco is renowned for its patchwork of unique neighborhoods bisected by steep hills and clanging cable cars. It's ideal for anyone curious to explore multiple cultures and eras—from the dim sum palaces of Chinatown to the Victorian houses of Nob Hill.
Where to Eat: Ozumo, in the Embarcadero District, is the place for modern Japanese, from sushi and sashimi to innovative dishes such as fresh uni and shiitake mushrooms in a genmai brown rice risotto. There's also a sake lounge that serves some of Japan's premium sakes.
161 Steuart St. 1-415-882-1333
Dinner for two $110.
Where to Drink: Soak in the sunset view of San Francisco Bay from the 34-seat cocktail lounge in the Slanted Door, a waterfront Vietnamese restaurant in the Ferry Building. 1 Ferry Building #3. 1-415-861-8032
Read More Drinks for two from $25.
Where to Shop: Union Square and nearby Market Street are filled with brand-name stores. For galleries and small boutiques, head to the Hayes Valley neighborhood.
Why Go Now
Through December 18, 2011
Totem by Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil's acrobatics are on display at the AT&T Park, in a production that celebrates the evolution of the human species.
74 Mission Rock St. 1-800-450-1480
Through December 18, 2011
29th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival
This annual music fest includes Erik Jekabson playing Chet Baker.
December 31, 2011
New Year's Masquerade Ball with the San Francisco Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony plays at Davies Symphony Hall. 201 Van Ness Ave. 1-415-552-8000
Through January 16, 2012
"Houdini: Art & Magic"
Check out the first major art museum exhibit that explores the life and career of the legendary magician. The Contemporary Jewish Museum: 736 Mission St. 1-415-655-7800