Kensington Park Hotel
Quirks and English sensibility make for a unique and comfy getaway.
Just minutes from Union Square, this handsome and eccentric little hotel carries on in the style of a traditional British hostelry, with a staff that strives to make each guest feel individually welcome. The small, attractive, ground-floor lobby is shared with the neighboring San Francisco Playhouse. Rooms don't start until the fifth floor; all 92 boast mahogany furnishings, marble-and-brass bathrooms, soft accents in rich jewel tones and flat-screen televisions. Eleven upgraded Royal Court rooms offer special bedding, coffee makers, CD/alarm clock radios, robes and slippers. Guests enjoy complimentary high-speed Internet access, free coffee and tea in the morning, and a tea-and-sherry hour every afternoon in the downstairs lobby. Pat Kuleto's restaurant, Farallon, adjoins the hotel.