City Escape: The Tilden Hotel

By Fran Miller
In the hotel industry, sometimes new is best; who doesn’t enjoy state-of-the-art comforts? Sometimes old is best; everyone loves character and charm. San Francisco’s new Tilden Hotel is a vibrant mix of both new and old, providing its guests with the modern amenities expected of a swank spot, and exuding a groovy throwback vibe reflective of its host town and its peripheral Union Square location.

Located at O’Farrell and Taylor, the Tilden bears little resemblance to its former life as the Mark Twain Hotel. Revamped with low slung velvet couches in the welcoming lobby, and a secret, twinkle-lit garden in back, and refurbished with luxe linens and plantation shutters, the Tilden provides its guests with affordable and stylish elegance.

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