The 10 Best Hotels in San Francisco

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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San Francisco, California
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


Eight architecture projects reviving art deco

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


Meditation in Peace

…Meanwhile, over in San Francisco, the Tilden Hotel has partnered with the locally based meditation app Simple Habit to offer guests complimentary access to the service’s entire library of guided meditations and audio therapy sessions. Choose from over 2,000 short recordings designed to help with issues like insomnia, anxiety or lack of focus, each led by a meditation teacher, therapist or executive coach. by Rona Berg


7 Healthy Travel Trends To Watch In 2019

Long gone are the days when “going on vacation” was code for “eating all the unhealthy stuff.” Now, wellness is a $4.2 billion industry, and hotels, airlines, and excursions are racing to keep up with the 17 million travelers who identify as “health and well-being focused.”…”The No. 1 app trend of 2018 was wellness/mindfulness, and as mental health conversations continue to grow in popularity and become a part of today’s lexicon, we want to make it easy for our guests to explore new ways to relax and unwind,” Jason Webb, the general manager of Tilden Hotel in San Francisco, says of the recent decision to offer guests free access to meditation app Simple Habit… By Emma Loewe


Want An Authentic Philly Cheesesteak In San Francisco? Go Here Now.

The Tilden Hotel is a chic boutique property once known as the Mark Twain Hotel. Originally built in 1928, the reimagined property boasts a rotating art collection of local artists; Tilden Cafe which serves a selection of high quality coffee and tea drinks alongside SF-based JANE’s pastries; a lively lobby that doubles as a great workspace thanks to free Wi-Fi, charging areas, a hip vibe and communal spaces; and last, but certainly not least, The Douglas Room, which is reason enough to stop by The Tilden…By Chelsea Davis


The Tilden Is The San Francisco Hotel You’ve Been Looking For

When you’re planning a trip to San Francisco and looking for an alternative to a pricey chain hotel or the dubious charm of crashing in someone’s Airbnb pad, the Tilden Hotel is a stylish solution. Located on Taylor Street near Union Square and the Theater District, Tilden embraces a minimalist design aesthetic, the better to showcase its art collection. The property was named after 20th century Northern California sculptor Douglas Tilden. The staff always have their fingers on the pulse of what’s happening in the city—concerts, exhibits, new restaurants. On the first Tuesday of the month they invite a few local artists and photographers in to chat with guests… by Fredric Hambermar on Mar 8, 2019


San Diego Magazine – Road Trips

“It’s time to ditch the hassles of airplanes and layovers and enjoy the open road. We’ve curated 21 getaways through California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Mexico, whether you want to drive for two hours or eight. And remember, it’s just as much about the journey (ahem, foodie pit stops) as it is the destination. Buckle up!…In the same neighborhood, the Tilden Hotel’s minimalist design and sauve in-house speakeasy area a welcome respite from the city’s hubbub…” by A. Ram, San Diego Magazine


Escape the winter weather with these 14 great travel deals

With winter weather in full swing, we’re all dreaming of escaping to warmer temperatures and spring vacations. To help find some of the best travel deals for spring break and beyond, Conde Nast Traveler Contributing Editor Mark Ellwood stopped by the show on Monday with his recommendations for under the radar beaches, cruises and cities to check out this year…

Tilden Hotel in San Francisco, California. This modern boutique hotel in San Francisco, California is a short walk from Union Square and includes an outdoor backyard with a fireplace. The spring is a great time to visit San Francisco because travelers can enjoy the annual cherry blossom festival and Macy’s flower festival… by Joe Fay and Courtney Gisriel


How Tilden Hotel’s Art Program Supports San Francisco’s Local Artists

San Francisco’s Tilden Hotel near Union Square is an Art Deco jewel. Designed by Brooklyn-based design firm Studio Tack, the 118-room boutique hotel celebrates art and design with its minimalist furniture and glossy black accents, reflected in both the guest rooms and the wonderfully uncluttered lobby.

Elsewhere, the hotel has a newly updated outdoor backyard with a fireplace (roasting smores is recommended), locally sourced mini retail bar, an on-site coffee shop serving Equator Coffee espresso drinks and drip coffee and The Douglas Room, a bar and restaurant with innovative bites and cocktails—try the Philly cheesesteak and duck confit wings—and what is possibly the tastiest cheese platter downtown…By Laura Parker


6 Romantic Escapes for an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day

Roses are red, chocolates are brown; this Valentine’s Day, fly out of town.

We’re all familiar with the standard assemblage of Valentine’s Day gifts: a box of chocolates; a bouquet of red roses; a bottle of bubbly. And while there’s nothing wrong with resorting to the classics, don’t be shy about shaking things up this year—especially if it’s the last minute and you’re still empty-handed. Consider booking one of these romantic Valentine’s Day hotel packages sprinkled across the United States that are sure to leave your sweetheart starry-eyed.

Tilden Hotel (San Francisco, California)
Why not escape the frigid winter winds with a last-minute escape to California? Bookable throughout the entire month, the Tilden Hotel’s “All You Need is Love” package includes a two-night stay in a spacious junior suite and plenty of romance-infused experiences. Think breakfast in bed room service, VIP limousine transportation, Champagne bubble baths and aromatherapy turndown service. There’s even a “resident Cupid” who will pen customized poems for visiting lovebirds…. BY IAN CENTRONE


Studio Tack melds art deco and wabi-sabi aesthetic at Tilden Hotel

Brooklyn design firm Studio Tack has revived an art-deco landmark in San Francisco‘s emerging Tenderloin district, creating the art-forward Tilden Hotel. Studio Tack co-founders Stephen Yang and Brian Smith looked to minimalism and a modernist palette during the wall-to-wall revamp of the historic building. Originally built in 1928 as the Linden Hotel, the property was later renamed Hotel Mark Twain during the Great Depression. The building gained infamy as the location of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday’s arrest for opium possession. In 2017, the building experienced a third incarnation into today’s Tilden Hotel, named after sculptor Douglas Tilden, who is best known for creating the Ball Player in Golden State Park.

The 118-room hotel now showcases clean lines mingled with organic textures, a combination that evokes the Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy of celebrating imperfection. “Deeply rooted in Japan, wabi-sabi design conveys a certain feeling, look or perspective,” said a statement from the hotel. “It focuses on the minimal, celebrates humble materials, and is a natural intersection of the essential, ageing and beautiful.” Guest rooms range from 320 to 450 square feet (30 to 42 square metres), all hinting to the building’s art-deco heritage with a monochromatic theme that employs high-gloss black and chrome accents. White plantation-shuttered windows lend a sense of urban zen in the face of the nearby bustle of Union Square…By Paul Jebara | 2 February 2019