Time Out – Tilden Hotel

An affordable hotel that celebrates local art, located in the Tenderloin district.

Named after local sculptor Douglas Tilden, Tilden Hotel’s airy lobby is a dedication to his legacy, filled with a curated rotation of works by local artists from in and around San Francisco. It’s a theme that extends beyond the hotel’s decor, to the Tilden Tuesdays Art Program that creates a space for San Francisco’s creative community to host exhibitions, events, performances and discussions.


Eat, Drink And Be Merry With These San Francisco Holiday And NYE Offerings

Eat, drink and be merry with the Douglas Room during the holidays! Stop by for warm beverages and delicious bites including Oaxacan hot cocoa with peppermint s’mores, and spiced cider with rosemary goat cheese with nutmeg pear. Read more about our delightful holiday offerings in this piece by Forbes.



…At Tilden Hotel, weeks before convention travelers arrive, the property works with San Francisco Travel, Dreamforce leadership and housing bureaus to ensure a thorough understanding of the upcoming convention. After getting the event details straight, the property preps its team to know who is coming, what the convention is about, itineraries and potential transportation routes and options. With a well-informed team, Tilden Hotel is able to effectively direct guests and satisfy their needs.

“Since we are a popular hotel for convention travelers, we always aim to provide the best level of service so that our guests know they can rely us on for their stays for future events,” says Jason Webb, general manager at Tilden Hotel. “Even with labor in the San Francisco Bay Area being tight, making sure we have the staffing levels to provide the service we expect is always one of our top priorities.”

The property often adjusts its food and beverage program to accommodate the convention that is in town with custom specials and tailored menus such as the upcoming Dreamforce menu. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Douglas Room or the quick and convenient Tilden Café. Additionally, the lobby provides plenty of space to gather over drinks or get some work done with complimentary Wi-Fi… By Megan Ekstrand, November 20, 2019


Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Magazine, November 2019

Tilden Hotel is featured in the November issue of Mabuhay Magazine. The article, Downtown Expressions was written by Laura Kiniry and photography by Mathew Scott.


10 Sexiest Boutique Hotels in San Francisco

Tilden Hotel one of the 10 sexiest boutique hotels in San Francisco by 7×7. “Blonde wood, midcentury modern lines, and industrial elements make the Tilden a hipster heaven.” By Jen Woo Oct 08, 2019


2019 Readers’ Choice Awards Winner: One Of The Top 10 Hotels in San Francisco

We are thrilled to be named one of the top 10 hotels in San Francisco in Conde Nast Traveler 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. Condé Nast Traveler readers rate their top hotels in the City by the Bay. Thank you to everyone who voted for Tilden Hotel. October 7, 2019


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Cosmopolitan lists Tilden Hotel as the place to stay in San Francisco. “Located a stone’s throw away from Union Square, the financial district and Market Street, The Tilden’s location is brilliant. Tidy and unique, the hotel prides itself on supporting and promoting local artists, giving it an edgy vibe. Check out The Douglas Room for a night cap and speciality cocktail, or hang out in the lobby for a game of Connect 4 on their navy corner sofa.” by Dusty Baxter-Wright October 5, 2019
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“For all those who love modern outlook and amenities, Tilden offers nothing but the best. For comfortable beds with pillow mattresses, choose Tilden. The minibar is stocked with local treats like Tcho Chocolate and many more. The fine dining is also quite appealing and exquisite.” by Mindy Wright, September 27, 2019


25 Best Hotels in San Francisco

Tilden Hotel is honored to be listed as one of the top 25 best hotels in San Francisco. Just as tech money and business travelers have fueled its growth in recent years, the hotel scene has boomed right along with it. by JENNA SCATENA September 17, 2019


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Tilden Hotel listed as number 5 of the 10 best hotels in San Francisco.
“Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, the 10 best San Francisco hotels measure up.”
“SF’s gritty yet fast-changing Tenderloin district might explain the reasonable room rates behind the Tilden Hotel, but this is far more than just your basic budget find. The ground floor’s low-slung couches and natural lights make it feel more like a living room than a lobby, and there’s more surprises in store in the form of a hidden garden and local artwork. Upstairs, a Scandinavian-like urban minimalism—courtesy of Brooklyn-based design firm Studio Tack—give guest rooms a sleek-yet-homey feel with cherry wood and white walls, framed plant artwork, shuttered windows, and bathroom products by Malin + Goetz. Pecking? Order up room service (tater tots; Wagyu beef burgers) from ground-floor cocktail lounge The Douglas Room—or grab an espresso and croissant to go from the curbside café, which is fast becoming one of the area’s go-tos for morning coffee.” By Lindsey OlanderJuly 9, 2019


Swank Cocktails, Diverse Eats + Hipster Hotels

Modern Guide to the Tenderloin: Swank Cocktails, Diverse Eats + Hipster Hotels

…The Tilden Hotel’s (345 Taylor St) furnishings have a crisp, organic feel that will surely be a stylish sanctuary from the sensory explosion that is downtown San Francisco. Look out for rotating works by local artists and a streetfront cafe serving Equator Coffee, breakfast, and snacks…by Yasmeen Waliaga and Lola Desmole Jul 09, 2019


Pink Traveler: 11 Musts For A Great San Francisco Weekend

…If you’re looking for the perfect marriage of old-school San Francisco accommodations with a modern sensibility (and a great price point), the Tilden Hotel a few blocks away from Stanford Court is just what you need. The rooms are small and don’t feature air-conditioning, but we’ve yet to be in this city when we’ve needed it. Downstairs, the Douglas Room is a fab place for a nightcap just before bed. Or a middaycap just before venturing out…


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Think of the three-day Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park as a feast for all your senses. Sure, there’s an impressive line-up of performers, ranging from Paul Simon to Childish Gambino and Grammy magnet Kacey Musgraves. What sets it apart—and marks it as distinctly San Franciscan—is the gourmet food and wine on offer alongside the music. More than 80 top-tier local restaurants will host-pop ups at the fest, whether classics like wood-fired pizzeria A16 or newcomers like Michael Mina’s latest, Trailblazer Tavern. Wash it all down with a drink from one of the more than 70 wineries and breweries nearby like Scharffenberger Cellars. To splurge on a few vintages, save money on your accommodation with a room at the minimalist Tilden Hotel, which has doubles for under $200 and is just blocks from Union Square…by Mark Ellwood, June 26, 2019


San Francisco Pride 2019: Where To Eat, Drink And Celebrate

Pride Cocktails and Jell-O Shots at The Douglas Room

Head over to the swanky The Douglas Room at Tilden Hotel to indulge on rainbow drink specials all month long. Cheers with Strawberry Froze made with a homemade strawberry margarita sorbet topped with sparkling rosé and a rainbow sugared rim, or enjoy multi-flavored and multi-colored vodka Jell-O shots… by Chelsea Davis, Dining & Drinking


Review: Tilden Hotel, San Francisco

On the cusp of the city’s Tenderloin and Union Square districts, this reimagined Art Deco hotel highlights the works of new and emerging local artists

…Tilden Hotel itself is housed in a 1928 Art Deco building that for years was known as the Hotel Mark Twain, where police once arrested jazz great Billie Holiday on charges for which she was later acquitted. Named in honour of American sculptor Douglas Tilden, whose works can be found in places such as Golden Gate Park and along Market Street, the Tilden Hotel oozes a modern design sensibility while holding on to many of its historic elements – such as steam heating, exposed piping throughout the halls and an exposed staircase that winds its way up through the hotel… by Laura Kiniry


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Tilden Hotel, San Francisco by Studio Tack

Brooklyn design firm Studio Tack has revived a historic hotel in San Francisco that is the famed location of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday’s arrest for opium possession.

The design aims to evoke the Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy of celebrating imperfection, using clean lines and “humble materials”…


Hospitality Design Magazine’s 15th annual HD Awards Winner

Tilden Hotel has been named a winner for best midscale public space in Hospitality Design Magazine’s 15th annual HD Awards, the industry’s premier competition, which celebrates the best in hospitality project and product design.

Winner: Midscale Public Space
Tilden Hotel, San Francisco
Interior Design Firm: Studio Tack, Brooklyn, New York
Architecture Firm: Stanton Architecture, San Francisco
Owner: Yang Capital


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…June 4: Celebrate Pride at Tilden Hotel

You can’t (neither do you want to!) escape Pride, so why not give it an artistic spin? On Tuesday, June 4th, from 5pm-8pm, the chic Tilden Hotel welcomes local artist Eric Dyer for a two-month artist showcase on the ground floor. Dyer’s oil on canvas paintings, inspired by walks around San Francisco and personal experiences, will be accompanied by a bar reception and a lit fire pit, with complimentary elevated bar bites and beverages crafted by The Douglas Room. Cheers! BY FLORA TSAPOVSKY ON MAY 31, 2019


B-Eat Magazine

…Nur drei Blocks vom Union Square hat 2017 dieses zauberhaft luftige
Boutique-Hotel mit seinen 118 Zimmern eröffnet. Mid-Century-Charme trifft hier auf 70er-Jahre-Glam und viel Schwarz-Weiß. Die weitläufige Lobby ist perfekt, um ganz entspannt Leute zu beobachten. Für einen Auftakt-Cocktail empfehlen wir den „Douglas Room“, das „Tilden Café“ für ein kleines Frühstück mit extrem gutem Kaffee…


If These Walls Could Talk: 23 Famous (and Infamous) Hotel Rooms

#5 Billie Holiday Suite, Tilden Hotel, San Francisco
Chanteuse Billie Holiday stayed in room 203 in 1949 while on tour, fresh from controversy after a New Year’s Eve brawl that resulted in charges for the singer. A week later, the feds raided her room at the Tilden, where they claimed opium was discovered. Holiday beat the charges, and had the last laugh – her San Francisco tour was a sell-out.



Hotel designers are now busy elevating lobbies…White-washed walls and minimalist cherry-wood furniture by Brooklyn’s Studio Tack create a pared-back look at The Tilden in San Francisco…By Katharine Sohn