I thoroughly enjoyed my second stay at the Scarlet Hunington. Super, steep walk up to California St. was worth it to spend time in this lovely setting. My very large room had a mixture of contemporary and vintage looking decor. Very comfortable. And it comes with it's own refrigerator! A visit to the spa makes it a perfect trip..
My husband and I wanted a get-away hotel and certainly got it here! Completely relaxing with wonderful views, a coastal walking trail, golf if you want it, fabulous breakfast buffet, stellar bathroom, and super-comfy beds. Sitting on the ocean terrace with a glass of wine or cup of hot chocolate was laid-back and great for people-watching. We didn't want to leave!
The old buildings are horseshoed around old parade grounds facing towards the water. The grounds are made for a quiet getaway, and include a spa retreat (which I did not test out). You can walk to a pier overlooking Alcatraz on the far left, San Fran across the way, and the end of the Golden Gate bridge at your door step. Despite feeling like you are at a spa retreat, there is a beautiful old bar and a lovely restaurant on the grounds, both of which we did enjoy. The restaurant was fabulous (highly recommend the front dining for the view and the piano playing). There were a fair amount of business dinners going on so I would say it could be for private meetings or a romantic getaway. The rooms are individual old NCO army housing and adorable. The bathrooms are modernized but the rest of the place is like going back in time, and cozy and personal. Wifi was free too so you could work in the comfort of your own little living room.
The staff, especially the concierge were fantastic! We were celebrating a 50th birthday with a girls weekend; and they gave us such great recommendations on things to do, places to go and restaurant recommendations. Everything was perfect!
Beautiful view, walks on the beach, great experience at the resturants. Just ask the local people where to go and they will give you great advise. Down the road is a place to go horse back riding, will have to try this on next trip. Early morning walk on beach is peaceful. Very nice place to relax and take in the view. Local people recommend Sams Seaffod whcih is next to the Inn ($$$) and has fire pits to roast Smora's which you can purchase and is for 4 people for $20.00.
Barbar's seafood which is a red shack just down the road($$). Great food at both resturants
Everything you would expect from a St Regis hotel.
Food at AME was very good and the bar menu had a steak sandwich on it that if it was a religion I would start praying to it.
Gym was a bit small but had everything you would need, pool is a good size and the spa had great service / attention to detail.
We loved our stay here. The hotel is very close to union square and the Powell street Bart station...very convenient. It is beautifully designed, clean, and comfortable. The staff were friendly and very helpful. I will definitely be staying in a Kimpton hotel again in the future.
The staff at the hotel was fantastic. The entrance, lobby, and restaurant were all very nice. There are only 2 elevators, and they have a long way to travel, so we felt that we waited a significant time for elevators. The room was very comfortable, with amazing mattress, sheets, pillows, and blankets. The shower had great water pressure, and the bathroom was well designed. Overall, we thought the room was great. The view (bay side) was absolutely amazing, and worth the visit on its own. All in all, you won't be disappointed with this hotel.