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Iconic San Francisco, a 2024 Bucket List Destination

The City by the Bay is worthy of being on 2024 travel bucket lists because it’s an iconic destination that continues to offer something new for everyone. There’s never a shortage of fun or things to discover, even if it’s rediscovering some of the city’s most historic mainstays in a new way.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco, for example, has been the Embarcadero’s premier waterfront hotel for the last 50 years, and unveiled a $50 million renovation of its guestrooms and suites just ahead of its golden anniversary in 2023. The famous pill-shaped elevators, 17-story atrium and brutalist architecture still give the grand lobby a striking visual aesthetic, and the unparalleled views of the Bay and cityscape are some of the best views in the city, but the hotel guest experience is entirely new. There’s also much to enjoy close to the hotel.

  • $50 Million Room Renovation of its 821 rooms and 45 suites Urban Modernism Enriched by a Diverse Cultural Landscape was the core concept behind the transformation, bringing modernist touches that are grounded by natural wood and concrete tones and punctuated with deeply saturated pops of color. Additional room updates include new porcelain tile that connects the entryway to the bathroom, and the design of the new carpet reflects the hotel’s distinctive angular architecture. Enlarged bathrooms offer spacious showers with rainfall showerheads and stone-counter vanities with ample storage and oversized lit mirrors. Each revamped guestroom includes a large open closet with integrated lighting and platform beds with integrated sconces, up-lighting, convenient outlet placements and motion-activated night lights. New contemporary furniture includes a chaise lounge or lounge chair, stone-surface desk, multi-purpose table and wall-mounted high-definition televisions. Select rooms feature a sliding serenity door that separates the sleeping area from the entryway for additional privacy, and 180 rooms include an updated private balcony with new furniture and unparalleled waterfront or city views.
  • Beautiful Attractions and Experiences Just Outside the Hotel’s Doors – Just outside Hyatt Regency San Francisco’s doors, scenic adventures throughout the Embarcadero await, like wandering through the local shops and vendors at the neighboring Ferry Building, catching a game at Oracle Park, exploring the Exploratorium, hopping on the Market St. Cable Car (the Embarcadero stop is at the hotel!), or sailing on the historic bay.
  • Easy Access to Fantastic Experiences in Local Neighborhoods – Located in the heart of the Embarcadero District, the hotel offers easy access to local neighborhoods: 1.3 miles to the hot new restaurants in North Beach, 2.1 miles to hike the Green Street Stairs up to Coit Tower in Telegraph Hill, 3.6 miles to picnic at the Marina Green, and only 20-minutes to Baker Beach and the Pacific Ocean in Presidio National Park.
  • Best SF Hotels to Bookend a Retreat to California’s Wine Country – Conveniently located less than 20 miles from both San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport, Hyatt Regency San Francisco has the ideal location to bookend a trip to Northern California’s wine country. Enjoy a stay by the Bay before and/or after a scenic drive into Napa or Sonoma County for a wine-filled adventure.