There’s a hotel for every purpose in San Francisco, from sexy hideaways to snug crashpads, the city has it all. If you’re looking for a room with a balcony and a twinkly view the Hyatt Regency is your answer. Settled next to the Embarcadero waterfront, a large number of the rooms look out onto the famous bay of the city. Book yourself in, order a bottle of wine and watch the sun go down.
In the morning wrap a snugly duvet round your shoulders and watch San Francisco slowly come to life from the comfort of your roomy balcony.
The Bay View Rooms are typically American, meaning they’re luxuriously spacious. Even with a desk, king size bed and lounge area there’s still plenty of room. In terms of decor, it’s standard and fairly plain. It’s all about the gadgets and little touches, like the sound therapy station and the Starbucks cups. Unlike in the UK, you’ll find a lot of the hotel rooms in the city don’t have kettles so the Hyatt Regency is a great option if you’re fond of an English cuppa or two!
If you’re travelling in December there’s another reason to check-in to this hotel. The hotel is a serious contender for the best festive decorations. Like, ever. In the main lobby hundreds and hundreds of lights hang from the ceiling, creating a magical winter wonderland. There’s a miniature Christmas village complete with a replica of the Golden Gate Bridge. It may be a miniature village in terms of scale, but the area it covers is pretty impressive. Sparkly reindeers and trees line the walls, whilst downstairs nutcrackers stand to attention by the doorways. Christmas songs sing from the speakers so you really have no doubts that Christmas is right around the corner.
Aside from being somewhere to stay, families simply visit the hotel so they can experience the excitement. Throughout the day there’s an indoor snow flurry, so children skip and jump around, looking up and down in sheer wonder. However, it’s nothing compared to the huge smiles they wear when they see Santa in his red velvet suit. They practically shriek with happiness when he takes the time to pose for a picture with them.
All Year Long
Whether you travel in December or not, the lobby is pretty impressive. It takes the Guinness Book of World Records’ title for the largest atrium lobby, spanning a staggering 42,000 feet.
Grab breakfast at the hotel or alternatively, walk five minutes to Ferry Building. It’s a beautiful building, full of cafes and small boutiques. The grilled cheese on sourdough toast from Cowgirl Creamery is highly recommended. At the weekends you’ll find Ferry Building surrounded by outdoor stalls and trucks serving even more delicious street food.
A short cable car ride will take you to the famous Pier 39, the starting point for Alcatraz or in the other direction, Union Square and lots of shops. The cable car stop is directly outside the hotel, so it’s a great base for exploring the city in one of the most iconic ways.
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