Hotel Vitale

Embarcadero District, San Francisco, California, United States of America

At a Glance

  • Located right on the Embarcadero with amazing views over the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island

  • The Americano Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge is one the best places to head to at night anywhere in the city

  • An understated design-led hotel offering a blend of location and style

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San Francisco is a year-round destination but has a cool maritime climate. In the summer, the city’s famous fog rolls in mornings and evenings, creating a misty chill in the air. Spring sees the end of the rainy season, and the city’s pretty-in-pink cherry blossom trees dot the landscape. In Autumn Indian Summer comes to San Francisco, bringing warm, dry days with plenty of sunshine. The very best time of year is August to October when temperatures are at their highest and days are often sunny.

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Insider's View

A great place to stay on a Friday evening as there is a fantastic market opposite in one Ferry Building on a Saturday morning from 8am

Use one of the many roof terraces to enjoy the Californian sun - there are 8 terraces!

The spa has a couple of fantastic treatments in their bath tub in a tranquil private area on the roof

You couldn't feel closer to the waterfront if you tried! Huge wrap around windows give you some of the best views in the city.

The hotel is opposite the renowned fine dining restaurant Boulevard.

The location of this hotel really is superb between Union Square & Fishermans Warf. Be sure to hop onto the trolley outside The Vitale, which takes you across the Embarcadero with some food hotspots!

Be sure to visit the Americano restaurant at the Vitale for a great breakfast or a treat at lunchtime!

Call us on 020 3993 8245 to start planning your holiday to Hotel Vitale or take a look at our itineraries to California

Description

The Hotel Vitale is ideally located on the Embarcadero offering superb views overlooking the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island. With a contemporary yet understated design, the hotel blends location and style perfectly.

With 200 rooms, the Vitale isn’t really a boutique hotel, yet certainly feels like one. The hotel has won many design awards, blending earthy, neutral colours to create an unassuming yet tastefully interesting feel.

Vitale has a privileged location overlooking the Bay Bridge and the Ferry Building, a former transport hub turned gourmet emporium. One Ferry building has an amazing market on Saturday mornings, foodie delights are then served from morning until night inside the market hall the rest of the week.

Ideally, try and go for the Superior Water View Rooms with partial harbour views, or even better the Deluxe Waterfront King Rooms offering better views. For families they have a Family Studio with two queen beds and also a sofa bed. Other rooms include the Superior Room which looks over the inner courtyard, the Deluxe City View rooms which lookout away from the harbour. For total indulgence, the Deluxe Circular Panoramic Suite offer the ultimate views and bags of space.

The Americano Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge is one of the places to visit in town, offering a wonderful Italian-Californian inspired menu and adjacent cocktail lounge complete with picture perfect views. This does get very busy so we would recommend booking a table over the weekend period. The Americano Restaurant is also a great place to enjoy a healthy breakfast or a long larger brunch at the weekends

The hotel's pride and joy is its spa which has many different treatments and uses some of the highest quality lotions and potions. The best part about it is the bathtubs on the roof, don't worry they are private!

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Accommodation

There are 200 rooms starting with Superior Rooms looking over the inner courtyard. The Deluxe City Rooms don't offer harbour views. The Superior Water View Rooms offer partial harbour views. The Deluxe Waterfront King offer the better views including delightful bay window seats. The Deluxe Circular Panoramic Suite offers space and views in abundance.

The bathrooms are all very spacious which is hard to find in a City hotel room and they benefit from 'Fresh' toiletries.

Tranquil Interior King

The Tranquil guestrooms are located on the interior of the hotel, offering the quietest location. These rooms are located on floors 2-7 and range in size from 310 to 395 square feet. Limestone bath with a tub-shower combo. honor bar, and a large workstation with an ergonomic desk chair are included.

Embarcadero Waterview King

Unwind in these spacious rooms featuring expansive views of San Francisco Bay the Ferry Building Treasure Island or the Bay Bridge. Bay windows and spa-style limestone bathroom with rainforest showerhead or tub shower combination. Each room ranges in size from 370 to 390 square feet.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Hotel Vitale, however, there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel. The family Studio Rooms are an ideal choice of accommodation if you are travelling with little ones.

Facilities

Hotel facilities include the Americano Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, Spa, Gym. The lounge is a great place to grab a drink at the weekend and is very popular with the locals for an after work drink.

Activities

San Francisco, the West Coast’s unpretentious culture capital offers world-class restaurants, including 17 Michelin-starred eateries within city limits, as well as museums and shopping. Vitale is ideally located to explore the city, take the trolley to Union Square or go on the F line up to Fisherman's Wharf. San Francisco is incredibly easy to navigate by foot, bicycle, bus, trolley or taxi. It’s also a gateway to the nearby wine country of the Napa Valley.

In downtown San Francisco you can browse art galleries, visit bustling Chinatown, go to the Jazz quarter, visit the Academy of Sciences for the planetarium and aquarium, get a handle on the geography by climbing one of the city’s famed hills or take the cable car, go shopping in the fashion epi-center Union Square, board a bay cruise at Fisherman’s Wharf to take it all in from the water or book ahead to visit Alcatraz Island, take a stroll across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and lunch in charming Sausalito.

Reviews

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Ben Peters (Staff)

The Hotel Vitale location, close to the embarcadero, offers opportunities for great food, runs on the bay side, farmers market on Saturday mornings and a break away from the rush of central San Francisco. The boutique hotel has a natural theme throughout and offers excellent views of Bay Bridge from its rooms and its two terraces outside. Conveniently, there is also a trolley stop outside which goes to Union Square, Chinatown and Fishermans Warf.

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Holly Brightwell (Staff)

A light bright and welcoming lobby with great friendly service. The bar restaurant is fantastic amazing waterfront views with lots of atmosphere. Breakfast was a real highlight here, with lots of delicious options. A definite go-to for San Francisco.

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Charlotte Austin (Staff)

A very well located hotel, right opposite the one Ferry building which has some great little shops and lots of things going on. You can easily walk from here up to Fisherman's Wharf or get the F tram; in fact you can walk most places you want to go from here, it just depends whether you are in a hurry or not! The hotel rooms are great, I would recommend a Bay view room where you can see the Bay bridge and the Golden gate bridge.

Experiences

  • Bespoke Tour of San Francisco

    Explore the city-by-the-bay on a bespoke tour. Visit some of the San Francisco's most iconic and famous landmarks including Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge. Tailored to your preferences, the experience will be highly customised.

  • Catch a Baseball Game

    Sports fan or not, you can't help but enjoy the ballpark; it's an experience so quintessentially American. Chow down on dogs and beer, hear the barrel organ fire up the crowd and cry "Outta Sight" as a 'homer' is hit.

  • Cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito

    Hire a bike and cycle over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge from Fisherman's Wharf to charming Sausalito, perched on the hillside between the Bay and the Marin Headlands, or for the really energetic keep pedalling to Tiburon for lunch at Sam's!

  • Explore Alcatraz Island

    Yes it’s touristy, but it’s hard not to be excited as you ride across the choppy waters of San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. Along with a historical prison tour, Alcatraz offers a working lighthouse, tide pools, a fort, gardens and epic city views.

  • Feel small among the Redwoods

    Getting into the redwood forest has been likened to visiting a great cathedral. The redwood forests of cool northern California are a reminder that we are just passing through. Easiest to access are Muir Woods near San Francisco.

  • North Beach Food Tour

    Join this 3-hour tour that explores the Italian restaurant scene and Barbary coast. Visit hidden tunnels where booze was brought during prohibition and the coast's oldest pizza oven. Small group tour with 4 stops.

  • Pier 39 - Sealions and Submarines

    Ever since fisherman first hauled out of Pier 39, sea lions have bellyflopped on the docks. More marine life can be seen at the Aquarium of the Bay, while street performers, fairground rides and an array of boat trips on the Bay thrill visitors.

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    • Offers romantic experiences and adventurous activities
  • California Honeymoon

    San Francisco, Napa, Big Sur, Santa Barbara & Los Angeles

    from £5600 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights

    • Fantastic for summer time or for Easter and early Autumn for best value and less crowds
    • Drive the iconic Pacific Highway from San Francisco to Los Angeles
    • Romantic and luxurious accommodation throughout
  • California Ski, City and Wine

    Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley & San Francisco

    from £5400 pp inc flights & transfers for 13 nights

    • Romantic adventure in the Golden State of California
    • Self drive through some of California's most stunning scenery
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  • Highlights of Northern California

    San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite and Carmel

    from £4500 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights

    • Combine time on the coast with days exploring Napa's wine region and Yosemite National Park
    • California's climate is warm and sunny from April to September, making it an ideal summer or Easter break
    • Enjoy road trip freedom, stopping off at small towns and big sights along the way

Location & directions

Embarcadero District, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Located on Mission Street on the Embarcadero Waterfront in the Financial District of San Francisco. Hotel Vitale is directly across from the historic Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco's gourmet destination.

How to get there

11-hour 15-minute direct flight from London to San Francisco, with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. The drive from the airport to Hotel Vitale is 30-minutes.

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