Stylish Stays in San Francisco

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San Francisco crafts a unique cocktail of old-world luxury and contemporary California style. Known for its bohemian spirit and start-up cachet, the City by the Bay is the perfect spot for a getaway filled with charming neighborhoods, wine, shopping, world-class restaurants and, did I mention, wine?

Here are our picks for hotels that rise above the city's famous fog---which has its own Instagram account, of course. Stay tuned for more SF tips and picks next month!

Hotel Zetta
Neighborhood: SOMA
Price point: from $250

This tech-savvy hotel, a member of the Viceroy Hotel Group, has a shared games room and a lively lobby scene where you can mingle with budding tech tycoons.

Hotel Vitale
Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Price point: from $300

The selling points of this serene boutique property from Joie de Vivre Hospitality are a stellar location on the Embarcadero and views of the Bay Bridge from the rooftop patio.

Fairmont San Francisco
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Price point: from $250

Perched atop Nob Hill, this luxury landmark hotel is swathed in history and grandeur, and is home to the famous Tonga Room tiki bar.

Hotel Monaco
Neighborhood: Union Square
Price point: from $210

This playful and pet-friendly property from Kimpton Hotels has a 1920s theme plus a complimentary nightly wine reception and an enviable location close to Union Square.

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St. Regis San Francisco
Neighborhood: SOMA
Price point: from $450
An elegant hotel that sets itself apart with its butler service, spa and Bentley for hire, this property is high on sophistication and style.

Hotel Tomo
Neighborhood: Japantown
Price point: from $115
This minimalist boutique hotel, outfitted in Japanese pop art, is a re-purposed budget hotel from Joie de Vivre Hospitality, and close to iconic music venue The Fillmore.

Phoenix Hotel
Neighborhood: Tenderloin
Price point: from $150

A converted midcentury motel in a neighborhood in transition, this property has hipster appeal and a vibrant pool scene.

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Hotel Kabuki
Neighborhood: Japantown
Price point: from $140

This affordable and modern property features a koi pond, Japanese garden and unique sauna suites, away from the hustle and bustle of Union Square.

Clift Hotel
Neighborhood: Union Square
Price point: from $260

Art Deco opulence meets surrealist whimsy in this Phillippe Starck-designed hotel near the city's central shopping district.

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Cavallo Point
Neighborhood: Sausalito
Price point: from $330 This relaxing hotel across the Bay, the sister property to Big Sur's Post Ranch Inn, sits on a former army base in Golden Gate National Park.

This post is written by Trip Styler fashion and lifestyle blogger Heather, who's heading to San Francisco this week!

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