Resort Roundup: Where to Stay for the Holidays

It’s officially the happiest time of year! Want to know what makes it even merrier? Letting someone else do all the work. Check-in to these luxury resorts throughout the Southwest for a hassle-free holiday full of festive fun, decadent dining, twinkling displays and more. And the best part is you can treat yourself to special room rates and deals at all of them. Merry Christmas to you.

Make this holiday season one you won’t forget at Tilden Hotel in San Francisco. The urban hotel is keeping things classic with holiday-inspired cocktails, cozy fire pits and convenient access to Winter Park at Civic Center Ice RinkThe Deal: The #TildenOnIce Holiday Package includes two Tilden on Ice cocktails (gin, aquavit, aloe, peppermint and blanc vermouth over ice) at the speakeasy bar The Douglas Room, two s’mores kits, two tickets to the Winter Park at Civic Center Ice Rinks and a $10 donation in each guests’ name to the SF/Marin Food Bank. Starting at $129 per night. Valid for stays through Jan. 6, 2019.   


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The Tilden gives you the perfect excuse to stay in the Tenderloin district, the gritty yet up-and-coming slice near Union Square alive with concert venues and underground art spaces. The 1928-built former Mark Twain Hotel may blend into the urban scenery on the outside, but the inside got a glammed-up minimalist makeover with a buzzing lobby and stylishly spare guests rooms; thankfully the vintage two-person lift remains. The first Tuesday of the month spotlights one local artist and exhibits their work in the lobby. Don’t miss The Douglas Room, a just-off-the-lobby bar slinging old-school cocktails with panache. source: Sunset Magazine, by Allison Young


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The Douglas Room is a brand new bar at the Tilden Hotel in the Tenderloin. This not-to-be missed lounge from Brian Felley and Mo Hodges (the duo behind the superb Benjamin Cooper) is masculine and moody, but warm and welcoming at the same time.

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The Tilden Hotel in the Tenderloin tapped the pros behind hot artisan cocktail haven Benjamin Cooper to run its bar program at The Douglas Room.

The Douglas Room

Cocktail bar opened in March as the final phase of the Tenderloin’s new. The Douglas Room Tilden Hotel. The Douglas Room springs from the mind of Mo Hodges and Brian Felley of Tenderloin bar Benjamin Cooper. The new Tilden Hotel venue whips up craft cocktails and bites such as cheesesteaks and duck wings.

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The Tenderloin has traditionally been the part of town your friends warn you about. The name comes from the days when policemen were paid more to work its streets, thereby affording them better cuts of meats.

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Ask someone who hasn’t been to the Tenderloin lately to meet you there, and they’re apt to have one of two reactions — excitement or the side-eye. Why? The long-sketchy neighborhood is the city’s newest hot spot.

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SAN FRANCISCO IS ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE CITIES in the country – in 2016, in fact, it was ranked No. 1 by GOBankingRates. It can be easy, then, to forget that San Fran was once the capital of free.

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With certain exceptions — like the Tonga Room or effortlessly glamorous Starlight Room in the Sir Francis Drake — hotel bars are seldom among the best spots for a cocktail. Even when they aim high and seduce you with elegant martinis, they’re often overpriced and six months too late for the trends they’re lunging at.


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Previously known as the Mark Twain Hotel, this hotspot in the ever-evolving Tenderloin area underwent a stunning multi-million dollar makeover in 2017. Perfectly situated on the edge of the Tenderloin and within a quick walk of Union Square, this stylish boutique hotel can offer the adventures of the Tenderloin and the more traditional tourist attractions all around Union Square.


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The 221-room hotel’s new design was inspired by Mediterranean yachts and exotic ports. Guest rooms include yacht-style finishing. The renovation also includes a new design for the lobby and the full-service bar. The event and meeting space were redone with modern décor and new fixtures. Hotel Zoe also includes a sculpture designed and created by Shawn Man Roland. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust owns the property, and Nobel House Hotel and Resorts manages it.


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The modernist hotel, whose renovation wrapped in March, is decorated with local art and hosts a rotating roaster of artists in residence.

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In the boutique Tilden Hotel in downtown San Francisco, Mo Hodges and Brian Felley (of nearby Benjamin Cooper) bring their inspired cocktails and welcoming spirit to the menu at the new Douglas Room.


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With Mo Hodges and Brian Felley of nearby Benjamin Cooper behind the new Douglas Room, just opened early March near San Francisco’s Union Square in the Tilden Hotel, a warm welcome and excellent cocktails are a guarantee.


Tilden hotel – San Francisco, USA

Thanks to openings like the Japanese bathhouse and tea room, Onsen, the gritty-around-the-edges Tenderloin may be San Francisco’s fastest changing nabe – and it finally has a hotel that it deserves. The 1928-built Mark Twain Hotel has undergone a top-to-bottom transformation to be reborn as the Tilden.


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With a buzzing lobby bar designed by Studio Tack, this boutique spot in the the up-and-coming Tenderloin is squarely aimed at a hip, younger crowd—plus, the café is stocked with scones and brownies from local favorite Jane.


Tilden Hotel – San Francisco, California, United States

In the edgy Tenderloin neighbourhood, the Tilden is an artistic, design-savvy remake of a vintage Art Deco hotel. Come for the cocktails, the social scene and rooms with clean-lined design, little luxuries and high-tech touches. There’s even a secret garden at the back. Public transit stops nearby.


Inside the Lobby of The Tilden Hotel

Centered in San Francisco’s trendy and historic Tenderloin district, The Tilden Hotel exudes authenticity and personality. The hotel, which is located in a historic 1928 building, was entirely redesigned by founder Stephen Yang and designer Brian Smith.


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The Tilden Hotel was also completed in March 2017. The hotel is a Point Hospitality Group property led by Yang, who can count The NoMad and Ace Hotel Palm Springs among the feathers in his cap during his tenure with Square Mile Capital Partners, a controlling investor in both projects.


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The Tilden, a new boutique hotel in the former Hotel Mark Twain, is the latest in the neighborhood’s renaissance, following in the footsteps of Onsen, the Saratoga, Hero Shop, In Fiore, the Joint—all design-forward businesses drawing cultured San Franciscans (in droves) to the notoriously gritty area in search of a culinary, fashion, or beauty fix.