San Francisco has a wide variety of hotels to choose from, ranging from funky boutique hotels to international chain hotels and super swanky luxury hotels.

Whatever kind of hotel you choose from, there are some standouts in each category.

To narrow down the list and help you choose the best hotel in San Francisco for your stay, here is my list of the best hotels in San Francisco.

Best Historic Hotels in San Francisco

The Fairmont
The Ritz Carlton

Best Luxury Hotels in San Francisco

The St. Regis
The Mandarin Oriental San Francisco
The Four Seasons

Hotels with the Best Nightlife in San Francisco

The Clift (The Redwood Room bar)
Hotel Vitale (happy hour at Americano bar)

Hotels with the Best Restaurants in San Francisco

The St. Regis (Ame restaurant)
The Ritz Carlton (The Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton)
The Westin St. Francis (Michael Mina restaurant)