“Artsy” gets thrown around a bit loosely or vaguely sometimes, but it very much applies to Tilden Hotel: a 118-room boutique hotel infused with an artistic vibe reflective of our City by the Bay’s creative spirit.
By no means do you need to be an art lover or aficionado to appreciate the hospitality and strategic Downtown San Francisco location we offer. But if you are, you’ll find Tilden full of wonderful artwork and design features, plus regular arts-oriented events—all of it setting us apart as a true destination hotel in one of the world’s great cities!
Art & Design Inspiration Abound at Tilden
Guests at Tilden Hotel swoon over our distinctive aesthetic, a marriage of natural tones and vibrant flourishes that combines Art Deco and Wabi-Sabi interior design features. Minimalist lines and organic textures interweave in our furniture, which crystallizes the overall hotel theme.
The arresting simplicity of that Tilden aesthetic creates a holistic environment that invites lingering—in our lobby, for example, anchored by a rich, velvet-tufted Harvey Probber sofa, and in our boutique guestrooms, suited in high-gloss black with chrome accents—and exploration, as along the hidden, muraled hallway leading to the magical Backyard with its brick walls, cafe-style string lights, and romantic (and s’more-ready) firepit.
The Tilden Hotel Art Program & Tilden Tuesdays
The care with which we’ve designed and decorated our hotel is only the foundation for our artistic focus, which extends beyond to a dynamic engagement with San Francisco’s arts and culture. Through our Tilden Hotel Art Program—supported by such local community partners as Wildflowers Institute, Hospitality House, the De Marillac Academy, and others—we display the works of local, up-and-coming artists in the hotel lobby.
These eight-week exhibitions—sales from which go 100% to the artists—are kicked off by opening receptions on the first Tuesday of every other month, Tilden Tuesdays, which feature music as well as complimentary eats and drinks from The Douglas Room, our very own restaurant and bar.
We love providing these opportunities for San Francisco artists to expand and connect with their audience, to encourage diverse voices and expression, and to support in whatever way we can the city’s artistic community. We also purchase a piece from each of these spotlighted Tilden Hotel Art Program artists to enhance our own art collection.
Artists interested in becoming part of the Tilden Hotel Art Program can learn more and apply here.
Soaking Up Art & Beauty at Tilden Hotel
Appreciate a regularly rotating lineup of local San Francisco artwork and immerse yourself in the lovely interior design of Tilden Hotel, all while taking advantage of our amazing proximity to San Francisco’s fantastic art museums and galleries!