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The Timeless Elegance of the Palace Hotel: A San Francisco Landmark

Nov 27, 2023 | San Francisco

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There’s a San Francisco landmark that is a testament to the timeless elegance and historical grandeur of the city by the bay, and that is…drum roll please…the Palace Hotel. This iconic hotel is a journey into the luxurious past of San Francisco.

As you step into the opulent lobby of the Palace Hotel, you’re greeted by an ambiance that blends classic charm with modern sophistication. A majestic garden court, with its stained glass dome and intricate marble floors, will transport you to an era now visible only in our imaginations. It’s not just a San Francisco landmark – it’s a living piece of history.

The rooms and suites at the Palace Hotel are a perfect blend of historical elegance and contemporary comfort, offering a quiet sanctuary in the heart of San Francisco. Each room ensures a stay that is as relaxing as it is mesmerizing.

Here are some interesting facts about The Palace Hotel San Francisco:

  • In 1906, the Palace Hotel was entirely destroyed by a fire. This fire was caused by the horrific earthquake that devastated San Francisco that year.
  • The Palace Hotel is home to the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The Pied Piper of Hamelin measures five feet tall by sixteen feet wide and hangs over the Pied Piper Bar inside.
  • Nineteen U.S. presidents stayed at this San Francisco landmark – the most recent was Barack Obama. Other impressive guests include John D. Rockefeller, Oscar Wilde, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, Charlie Chaplin, Sarah Bernhart, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, Whoopi Goldberg, Goldie Hawn, and Sean Penn, just to name a few.
  • The Palace Hotel has a movie resume! That’s right, folks, this San Francisco landmark has dabbled in entertainment. “The Game” (1997) starring Michael Douglas. Filming was both inside and out. “Jade” (1995), starring David Caruso, was filmed in the hallways and Grand Court. “Patch Adams” (1996), starring Robin Williams, and “Herbie Rides Again” (1974), starring Helen Hayes and Ken Berry, were also filmed in this iconic San Francisco landmark.

They would have quite a bit to tell if the Palace Hotel walls could talk. Perhaps we could inspire you to visit this San Francisco landmark and talk to the walls, and tell us what they have to say. We promise not to say a word.

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