This Is Tilden

The Tilden Hotel celebrates the Tenderloin’s authentic spirit—one rich in artistry, culture, and history—to connect guests with its dynamic community. Pieces from local artists dress the walls to commemorate the hotel’s beginnings as a communal space for creativity. A refined aesthetic composed of mid-century modern furniture, rich textures, and warm woods exudes serenity and sophistication. Dedicated work spaces accommodate business travelers; a full restaurant and cafe feature globally-inspired menus to satisfy every culinary taste. Discover our artsy San Francisco boutique hotel near Union Square, and your own artistic flame.

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Downtown San Francisco

Tilden Tuesday Art Program

The San Francisco Bay Area, is a mecca for artists and creative expression. Tilden Hotel is committed to not only engaging with the community, but also in helping shine a light on the emerging artists that live here. We want to provide a space for thought and respectful discussion where diversity is embraced without judgment. Tilden Hotel was named after Douglas Tilden, the sculptor who created the Ball Player in Golden Gate Park, Admission Day, Mechanic’s Monument, and many more. In that spirit we created a Tilden Tuesday event series.


The Tilden offers free WiFi, pet-friendly accommodations, mini-fridges and flat-screens in our 118 rooms and suites. Amenities also include a 24-hour fitness room, meetings & event space, a doorman, The Douglas Room restaurant, Tilden Cafe and an extraordinary rooftop penthouse.

Explore San Francisco

Our location near Union Square puts Tilden in the heart of it all. The hotel is surrounded by the best of San Francisco, including forward-thinking art, theater, music, shopping, and local restaurants.


The Douglas Room

The Douglas Tilden Room, known more casually as The Douglas Room serves both as a stand-alone destination and a quintessential element of the Tilden, spilling into the lobby and serving the guestrooms of our hotel in San Francisco near Union Square. Central to the experience is a high-energy, social bar scene, featuring a concise, hand-crafted cocktail program of innovative seasonal creations. Open from 7am to 11pm for breakfast, light bites and dinner.


Tilden Café

The Tilden Café serves Equator Coffee espresso drinks and drip coffee, a comprehensive tea program, fresh pastries, hard boiled eggs and fruit to guests, locals and surrounding neighbors. A great place to start your day or a get a midday pick-me-up, our cafe is sure to become your new daily ritual.


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