Tech-savvy extras are united with sociable amenities at the colorful Axiom hotel.
You can’t get much closer to an iconic San Francisco landmark than the Powell Street cable car turnaround — this also happens to be where the Axiom makes its home. The classic 100-year-old building provides an evocative contrast to the contemporary design within. The 152 highly modern guest rooms and common spaces boast industrial-chic details like glass walls, streamlined lighting and exposed pipework. Smart TVs with Apple TV streaming service, docking stations for all types of devices, and a fiber optic network that operates five to ten times faster than average hotel Wi-Fi are all included in the rates. Guests can mix and mingle at The Turn Café, or collaborate with colleagues in a mezzanine-level communal hang-out/meeting space aptly named the “Cloud” (there’s even a social media-connected “selfie station” here). Guests are welcome to borrow books from the generously stocked Hallidie Library on-site, and green travelers will be happy to know that this boutique hotel has earned its LEED certification.