Housed in a 1904 landmarked Beaux Arts-era building, San Francisco Proper opened in 2017, bringing a space originally conceived by architect Albert Pissis to life in the 21st century. Completely restored, the space now blends old and new details, with majestic features such as high ceilings, a historic lobby filled with art, and captivating interiors by Kelly Wearstler. Inside, 131 pet-friendly guest rooms join meeting rooms, a fitness studio, and three award-winning dining destinations—Villon, La Bande, and Charmaine’s—that greet guests with dynamic food and beverage options, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, as well as a rooftop lounge for cocktails—complete with miniature firepits and panoramic views. For private dining, the hotel also features Gilda’s, an intimate experience tucked behind the ground floor lobby’s staircase, which guests can inquire about on-site. Guests can also enjoy complimentary morning coffee service in the lobby, valet, in-room dining, and a 24-hour concierge.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying breakfast in a sun-drenched booth at Villon.