As most of you know, I attended the Pinterest conference in San Francisco last month. It was my first time visiting the Paris of the West, and my first time in Northern California — however, it certainly won’t be my last. I ate as much food as I could in SF, and crammed in as much sightseeing possible in the short time I was in town. I plan on heading back with Tom shortly to experience the city once again, and to venture out to either Napa or Sonoma since we’re huge wine enthusiasts.
The lovely team at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco hosted myself and one of my blogger friends, Jenn, during our visit — and we loved every minute of our experience. We thought the hotel was in the perfect part of town, had the friendliest, most accommodating staff, some delicious dining options and was within walking distance to some incredible attractions. If you’re planning a trip to San Francisco in the near future, here’s why the Hyatt Regency San Francisco should be your home away from home.
Location, Location, Location
My favorite thing about the Hyatt Regency SF was its location. It’s located right in the heart of the Embarcadero district and steps away from some of San Francisco’s most iconic sites.
At this location, it was super easy to either take the BART or an Uber/Lyft to get around town. Whenever I had spare time during my stay, I would head over to the Ferry Building which was a short 3-minute walk from the property, grab some fresh oysters and a glass of wine, and take in the waterfront views. This neighborhood is a little quiet at night. However, it was a super short ride over to Hayes Valley or Mission District for post-conference cocktails and nightlife.
The Rooms & The Club Lounge
Since we were on a business trip, Jenn and I opted for the Hyatt Regency San Francisco’s 2 Double Beds Room with Club Access. These renovated rooms were spacious, the views were incredible, and we enjoyed some of the modern conveniences in the hotel room, including a Chromecast enabled TV and plenty of USB ports throughout the room.
If you’re a business traveler, I would highly recommend securing Club Lounge access. I needed to get quite a bit of work done during the trip, and I was still very much so on East Coast time and woke up super early every single day, so every morning I would head up, grab a coffee and get some work done while enjoying panoramic views of the bay. The Club Lounge also had complimentary breakfast, hors-d’oeuvres, and all day beverages that guests could enjoy.
Hyatt Regency San Francisco — Dining Options
In a city of full of delicious eats, the Hyatt Regency also had some incredible dining options as well. On our last day at the property, we had breakfast at Eclipse Kitchen & Bar. You could either opt for their breakfast buffet or order items a la carte off their menu. Jenn and I wanted to have a leisurely last meal in SF, so we decided to try some of their most popular items off their menu. They switch up their menu seasonally and offer a great selection of healthy breakfast items, savory dishes, and items that cater to those with a bit of a sweet tooth.
I opted for their Antioxidant Smoothie, and Jenn and I split the Eggs Benedict and Caramel Apple French Toast. You could tell that all of the ingredients were thoughtfully sourced, and our dishes were cooked to perfection. Since it was our last day, we also opted for mimosas to turn our breakfast into a long brunch.
Things to Do in San Francisco
I want to make a few more visits before I make a proper San Francisco Travel Guide, however, here are some things we did in SF that I would highly recommend. Shoutout to Jessica from My Style Vita for being the best tour guide!
- Dining: Enjoy Latin American food on El Techo’s rooftop in the Mission District and Italian fare at a Mano in Hayes Valley
- Walk to a Soulcycle class in SoMA from the Hyatt Regency
- See the Painted Ladies, then grab lunch at The Mill
- Get the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge at Baker Beach