Holiday Tree Lighting Festivities; San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker; Chinese New Year Parade and Celebration; San Francisco International Art Expo; National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers; Dine about Town.




Japantown Cherry Blossom Festival; San Francisco International Film Festival; San Francisco Examiner Bay to Breakers Race; San Francisco Jazz Festival.




Outdoor neighbourhood festivals take place featuring local artists, live music and ethnic food (North Beach, Haight Ashbury, Fillmore Street, Yerba Buena Gardens); Sausalito and Marin Art Festivals; San Francisco Blues Festival; San Francisco Shakespeare Festival; Major League Baseball with the San Francisco Giants; North Beach Jazz Festival; 2012 US Open at the Olympic Club.




Autumn in San Francisco features the San Francisco Jazz Festival; San Francisco Opera; San Francisco Fall Antiques Show; Major League Baseball with the San Francisco Giants; National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers; Oktoberfest by the Bay; 2012 America's Cup sailing trials start.

Seasonal highlights

Quick Reference

  • Time zone

    GMT -8 hours
    Pacific Standard Time

  • Language(s) spoken


  • Electrical system

    Local voltage is 110 to 120 volts AC. Adapters available; please request through the Concierge.

  • Shopping hours

    General store hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekends.

  • Working hours

    General working hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Most offices are closed on the weekends.

  • Time and distance to city centre

    The Hotel is located in the city centre.

  • Time and distance to shopping

    The main shopping area in San Francisco is Union Square. It is located 1 minute/0.2 miles/0.4 kilometres from the Hotel.

  • Time and distance to financial district

    2 minutes/0.4 miles/0.7 kilometres