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Enjoy the View of the Park from these Park-Adjacent Hotels

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This week we bring you a very special edition of Park Life that explores our favorite park adjacent-hotels. All these hotels are either adjacent to, in, or very near a San Francisco park or plaza. We stuck to only one hotel per park, and steered away from motels. Let's get this party started!

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1. Stanyan Park Hotel

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750 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 751-1000

Located directly across from Golden Gate Park, this historic hotel has been going under one name or another for over 100 years. The Victorian-style 36 room hotel is quintessentially classic San Francisco.

2. Argonaut Hotel

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495 Jefferson St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 563-0800
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Located across from the San Francisco Maritime Historic Park, this hotel offers waterfront views, access to the cable car turnaround, and Fisherman's Wharf. The Kimpton hotel location was originally a warehouse for the California Fruit Canners Association.

3. The Westin St. Francis

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335 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 397-7000
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Located adjacent to Union Square, San Francisco's unofficial heart of the city, and shopping destination, the St. Francis has stood for almost 110 years. The original portion was constructed in 1904, with additions in 1913 and 1972, totaling over 1,200 rooms.

4. Inn at the Presidio

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42 Moraga Avenue, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, CA 94129
415-800-7239

Located directly in the Presidio National Park, the 26-room Inn at the Presidio is a tough reservation, being the only hotel located in the entire park. Built in 1903 to house unmarried officers, Pershing Hall, where the bulk of the room are located, was converted to a hotel in 2011.

5. W San Francisco

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181 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-777-5300

Located across the street from Yerba Buena Gardens, this 31-story highrise hotel offers great views of the park, bay bridge and skyline. The contemporary 404-room hotel was completed in 1999, and also houses Bliss Spa.

6. Hyatt Regency San Francisco

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5 Embarcadero Ctr
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 788-1234
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With it's proximity to Sue Bierman Park, and Justin Herman Plaza, the Hyatt Regency supplies plenty of park access as well as world-class views of the San Francisco Bay. Be sure to stop by and check out the beautiful atrium of this 17-story hotel.

7. Hotel Whitcomb

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1231 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 626-8000
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The historic Whitcomb Hotel, located kitty-corner to the Civic Center/UN Plaza, was originally built in 1910. The hotels location in the seedy Mid-Market area has clearly taken its toll on the on the hotel's ability to upgrade over the years, but with the revitalization of the neighborhood going on, don't be surprised if this survivor attempts a return to a finer style.

8. Hilton San Francisco Financial District

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750 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 433-6600
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Located directly across from "the heart of Chinatown," this hotel is not only adjacent to Portsmouth Square, it is attached to it by a pedestrian bridge. The 27-story hotel also offers near-unobstructed views of Coit Tower, Alcatraz, and Ghirardelli Square.

9. Huntington Hotel

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1075 California St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 474-5400

Opened in 1924, the Huntington Hotel is located directly across from Huntington Park, both named after railroad tycoon Collis P. Huntington. The 12-story Georgian-style brick building houses 135 rooms, the Nob Hill Spa, and Big Four restaurant.

10. Palace Hotel, San Francisco

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2 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 512-1111

With its location across from McKeesan Plaza, the palace Hotel has been catering to the finest of San Francisco's guests since 1909. The historic hotel, located downtown on Market street, features an opulant marble-laden lobby, the Pied Piper Bar and Grill, and afternoon tea in the Garden Court.

1. Stanyan Park Hotel

750 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Located directly across from Golden Gate Park, this historic hotel has been going under one name or another for over 100 years. The Victorian-style 36 room hotel is quintessentially classic San Francisco.

750 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

2. Argonaut Hotel

495 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Located across from the San Francisco Maritime Historic Park, this hotel offers waterfront views, access to the cable car turnaround, and Fisherman's Wharf. The Kimpton hotel location was originally a warehouse for the California Fruit Canners Association.

495 Jefferson St
San Francisco, CA 94109

3. The Westin St. Francis

335 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Located adjacent to Union Square, San Francisco's unofficial heart of the city, and shopping destination, the St. Francis has stood for almost 110 years. The original portion was constructed in 1904, with additions in 1913 and 1972, totaling over 1,200 rooms.

335 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94102

4. Inn at the Presidio

42 Moraga Avenue, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94129

Located directly in the Presidio National Park, the 26-room Inn at the Presidio is a tough reservation, being the only hotel located in the entire park. Built in 1903 to house unmarried officers, Pershing Hall, where the bulk of the room are located, was converted to a hotel in 2011.

42 Moraga Avenue, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, CA 94129

5. W San Francisco

181 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Located across the street from Yerba Buena Gardens, this 31-story highrise hotel offers great views of the park, bay bridge and skyline. The contemporary 404-room hotel was completed in 1999, and also houses Bliss Spa.

181 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

6. Hyatt Regency San Francisco

5 Embarcadero Ctr, San Francisco, CA 94111

With it's proximity to Sue Bierman Park, and Justin Herman Plaza, the Hyatt Regency supplies plenty of park access as well as world-class views of the San Francisco Bay. Be sure to stop by and check out the beautiful atrium of this 17-story hotel.

5 Embarcadero Ctr
San Francisco, CA 94111

7. Hotel Whitcomb

1231 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103

The historic Whitcomb Hotel, located kitty-corner to the Civic Center/UN Plaza, was originally built in 1910. The hotels location in the seedy Mid-Market area has clearly taken its toll on the on the hotel's ability to upgrade over the years, but with the revitalization of the neighborhood going on, don't be surprised if this survivor attempts a return to a finer style.

1231 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

8. Hilton San Francisco Financial District

750 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Located directly across from "the heart of Chinatown," this hotel is not only adjacent to Portsmouth Square, it is attached to it by a pedestrian bridge. The 27-story hotel also offers near-unobstructed views of Coit Tower, Alcatraz, and Ghirardelli Square.

750 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA 94108

9. Huntington Hotel

1075 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Opened in 1924, the Huntington Hotel is located directly across from Huntington Park, both named after railroad tycoon Collis P. Huntington. The 12-story Georgian-style brick building houses 135 rooms, the Nob Hill Spa, and Big Four restaurant.

1075 California St
San Francisco, CA 94109

10. Palace Hotel, San Francisco

2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105

With its location across from McKeesan Plaza, the palace Hotel has been catering to the finest of San Francisco's guests since 1909. The historic hotel, located downtown on Market street, features an opulant marble-laden lobby, the Pied Piper Bar and Grill, and afternoon tea in the Garden Court.

2 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94105