Romantic Beach Vacation Packages for Valentine’s Day

The romance experts at San Francisco’s Tilden Hotel have thoughtfully curated a wonderful itinerary for couples seeking to reconnect and enjoy the hotel’s luxurious amenities. During your stay, dine in the Rooftop Penthouse and enjoy a cityscape dinner crafted by the hotel’s speakeasy-style restaurant The Douglas Room while listening to live music. Your package also includes a 30-minute session with a photographer, personalized love poems, breakfast in bed, limousine transportation to the city’s most romantic sights like Lover’s Lane, and an aromatherapy turndown service. They couldn’t forget the champagne bubble bath, roses, and chocolate either.

Rates start at $2,999. Two-night minimum stay required. Available now through February 28, 2019. The All You Need is Love package must be booked 7 days in advance and by February 15, 2019.


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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Tilden Hotel in San Francisco, California, Starting at $157 per nightThis 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.


Local Tastemakers Share Their Favorite Holiday Traditions

Elaborate gingerbread houses. Decadent breakfasts. Lots of cheese and perfect cocktails. When work takes a back seat to family and friends, the small traditions carry added importance. And it’s no different for local chefs and tastemakers. Here’s a sampling of what they’re planning for the holidays. If you’re still looking for a bit of holiday inspiration, keep reading. By Flora Tsapovsky



Toast the Season with Frozen Eggnog, Mexican Christmas Punch, and More Holiday Cocktails

…Whether you’re looking for Christmas-themed drinks, fresh takes on hot toddies and eggnog, or festive sparklers for New Year’s Eve, we have a cocktail that can help inspire your own holiday menu: Tilden on Ice, The Douglas Room, San Francisco. At The Douglas Room, the bar at Tilden Hotel, the Tilden On Ice is made with a base of gin and aquavit and accented with aloe, peppermint, and vermouth blanc for a refreshing cocktail that offers a hint of herbal flavors.


The best bars in San Francisco to grab a drink at right now

From dives to cocktail dens, here are the best bars in San Francisco to visit right now…The Douglas Room

Already an industry favorite, The Douglas Room in boutique Tilden Hotel is a chill bar serving cheeky cocktails. To start, we like the vodka-based La Di Da Di, served with grapefruit, ginger beer and black lava salt or the Old and In the Way (bourbon, sherry, and stone fruit shrub).


12 Holiday Cocktail Recipes From Bay Area Bartenders

“This cocktail was inspired by cold winter mornings in my New Mexican hometown. The poblano chile is reminiscent of the crisp, cold air that carries the smell of green chiles being roasted, and the juniper and herbs that litter the high desert are represented in this cocktail through gin and chartreuse.” —Brian Felley


¾ oz aquavit

1 oz London dry gin

¼ oz Green Chartreuse

¼ oz ancho verde

¾ oz fino sherry

2 dash lime bitters


  1. Stir ingredients over ice
  2. Strain into a rocks glass over a large cube
  3. Garnish with a 1 inch sprig of rosemary.

// The Douglas Room at the Tilden Hotel, 345 Taylor St.


8 Best Boutique Hotels in San Francisco

San Francisco is a stylish city, and the boutique hotels found here reflect the city’s sophisticated-yet-funky charm. From rock-and-roll inspired accommodations to hotels boasting beautiful views of the bay, there is a unique boutique hotel in San Francisco for all types of travelers. Embrace San Francisco from one of these 8 one-of-a-kind boutique hotels in the city.

Tilden Hotel
This Tenderloin district boutique hotel invites guests to live like real San Franciscans do. Guests will find the mini bars filled with San Francisco fare, and Equator Coffee can be found at the Tilden Café. Tilden Hotel operates in a historic building that was once the Hotel Mark Twain. However, after a recent renovation by Studio Tack, Tilden Hotel was born. Poets, writers, and artists alike will feel right at home here. As a supporter of the arts, Tilden Hotel has resident artists and poets, who have their work showcased in the hotel.


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.   


10 Urban Hotels with Loads of Local Character

Forget chains and bland properties—these hotels really embed you in your urban destination…

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


Haute Top 5: Best Cocktail Bars in San Francisco 2017

The Douglas Room is a brand new bar at the Tilden Hotel in the Tenderloin.


The Agenda: The Douglas Room, Wattles Mansion, and WestWeek Icons

The Douglas Room in the Tilden Hotel Now open and pouring spirits into all kinds of handcrafted seasonal creations, drinks include a Tenderloin Tuxedo (made with junipero gin, dry vermouth, Salers gentian, maraschino liqueur, California absinthe, and lemon bitters) and an Old and In the Way—a concoction of bourbon, sherry, suze, and stone-fruit shrub—all served against an American Craftsman-style backdrop designed by Studio Tack that flows seamlessly between bar and hotel lobby.


The Douglas Room

Cocktail bar opened in March as the final phase of the Tenderloin’s new Tilden Hotel. The new Tilden Hotel venue whips up craft cocktails and bites such as cheesesteaks and duck wings. Studio Tack designed custom millwork and furniture to evoke the American Craftsman style, with an expansive bar and hightop and communal tables. The Douglas Room accommodates as many as 60 people. Other private event spaces in the hotel are catered by the Douglas Room, including the penthouse with terrace, which holds as many as 100 for cocktail parties, and the Mechanic’s Room, which holds as many as 50 guests.


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5 neighbourhoods for urban heat-seekers to explore

4. The tech neighbourhood – Tendernob, San Francisco

…Wander a few blocks north and you’re in disputed land between seedy downtown San Fran and bourgeois Nob Hill. Some say Upper Tenderloin, others insist Lower Nob Hill; the compromise is the rather unfortunately named Tendernob. The area’s still got grit, but dense Twenties architecture swings between vaguely Parisian and flamboyantly Ottoman…And with Reddit now in the neighbourhood, across from the new Tilden Hotel (doubles from AED 770; 001-415-673 2332), it can only grow as the digi-developer’s top spot for keeping it real.


Phoenix Magazine – Escape to the Coast

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. Beat writers, anti-war protestors, artists and immigrants have always called the place home, managing to eke out rich lives despite having zero riches. .. Affordable and utterly cool, the Tilden was re-designed to be an oasis in the middle of the Tenderloin – AKA the last frontier in the face of San Francisco’s ever-expanding gentrification – with a hummingbird garden and a new craft cocktail bar and eatery called The Douglas Room.


The Douglas Room Has a Very Absorbing Telenovela

The Douglas Room is a hotel bar locals will want to go to….Until recently, the Tilden Hotel was the Hotel Mark Twain, best known for pictures of Twain and of Billie Holiday (who was arrested there in 1949, for drug possession). Its rebrand was probably crucial for a boutique hotel on Taylor Street that hangs on its proximity to Union Square address but is most certainly in the Tenderloin…by Peter Lawrence Kane


The hottest hotel design trend? Hipster-inspired hospitality

We all know a hipster hotel when we see one — the reclaimed wood, repurposed materials, retro furniture, and a mustachioed hotel clerk who hands you a craft cocktail along with your old-fashioned room key at the front desk — which doubles as the lobby bar, of course.


USA Today

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.


Renovations Breathe New Life Into 7 Boutique Hotels In San Francisco

Renovations are breathing new life into San Francisco’s older boutique hotels. The new designs incorporate modern design and high-end finishes and expand services such as a larger fitness center, more lobby seating, and technology such as keyless entry and high-speed internet…The Tilden Hotel

Architect/Designer: Studio Tack and Stanton Architecture
Completion: March 2017

The former Hotel Mark Twain turned Tilden Hotel underwent a complete renovation. The lobby provides more communal seating for socializing, working, meeting and celebrating. Solid cherrywood walls and custom furniture constructed by Oakland-based designer Christopher Naefke are throughout the lobby.

The overarching theme of the design is organic textures and colors, clean lines and airy, well-lit spaces. The guest rooms offer a simple and serene design. The exterior was freshly painted and consists of a black tile base at lobby level and a white exterior.

The Hotel Mark Twain began operating as the Tilden Hotel in October 2016 with the renovation completed in March. The property’s new restaurant and bar, The Douglas Room, opened earlier this year…by Julie Littman


San Francisco Magazine

For Poetry Lovers: Tilden This modernist hotel, whose renovation wrapped in March, is decorated with local art and hosts a rotating roster of artists in residence. It’s even home to a poet in residence, Tenderloin-based Jesse Johnson, who can often be found at the hotel’s watering hole, the Douglas Room. There’s an expansive lobby and bar, where food is served until 1 a.m. The Hummingbird Garden, with lush greenery and a babbling brook, is an ideal spot to read a slim book of verse.


11 Vodka Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now

#9 La Di Da Di (The Douglas Room, San Francisco). In the boutique Tilden Hotel in downtown San Francisco, The Douglas Room… Playing off a Moscow Mule served in a blackened copper mug, this drink goes for greater depth with the usual vodka, lime and ginger beer enhanced by grapefruit cordial, black lava sea salt, fresh ginger, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur and a splash of Bundaberg rosy guava soda… by Virginia Miller