The buzzy SoMa district has no shortage of hotels. National luxury chains serve guests in historic digs, ultramodern boutiques cater to trendy crowds, and waterfront venues please anyone in town for a night -- and all make wonderful options for baseball fans coming in for a game at Oracle Park nearby. Here are our top hotel choices for anyone making a quick stopover in SF for a Giants game.
Just across the street from the stadium, Hotel VIA is an obvious choice for any ballgame attendee, but it offers more than a roof and continental breakfast. Elegant modern furnishings in every room make VIA feel more like a treat than a quick stop, and the 12th floor rooftop bar provides the perfect perch to scope out the crowd heading into a Giants game.
138 King St., San Francisco, CA 94107
InterContinental San Francisco
You can spot the InterContinental from blocks away by its distinctive translucent blue coloring, which gives the 32-story building a sleek vibe. That cool factor continues within, where you’ll find a high-end lap pool, Michelin-starred restaurant Luce, and plush rooms complete with jaw-dropping views of the city.
888 Howard Street, Yerba Buena, San Francisco, CA, 94103
A pleasant 20-minute walk along the Embarcadero is all that separates guests at the Hotel Vitale from Oracle Park, making the hotel a great option for anyone who wants to spend their (non-game) time looking out on the water. The hotel’s rooftop spa even includes soaking tubs where you can look out on the bay. Other innovative features like a pillow menu and in-room Bose sound systems make Vitale an even better choice.
8 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
The St. Regis San Francisco
If you’re going to spring for a luxury hotel room, you might as well go all the way and buy yourself butler service for your stay. That’s the kind of high-end perk that comes with a suite at the St. Regis. Even if you can’t afford to live like visiting royalty, any chic room at the St. Regis will make you feel like a king or queen for the night, even if you do return to the hotel at night with mustard stains on your jersey.
125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103
For something more modern than the historic SF institutions you’ll find nearby, book a room at the Hotel Zetta, a modern boutique that features fashionable accommodations, eco-friendly stay options like reducing nightly housekeeping, buzzy bars and restaurants, and a “playroom” where adults can unwind before or after attending a game.
55 5th Street, Yerba Buena, San Francisco, CA 94103