The Tilden Is the San Francisco Hotel You've Been Looking For

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When you’re planning a trip to San Francisco and looking for an alternative to a pricey chain hotel or the dubious charm of crashing in someone’s Airbnb pad, the Tilden Hotel is a stylish solution. Located on Taylor Street near Union Square and the Theater District, Tilden embraces a minimalist design aesthetic, the better to showcase its art collection. The property was named after 20th century Northern California sculptor Douglas Tilden.

The staff always have their fingers on the pulse of what’s happening in the city—concerts, exhibits, new restaurants. On the first Tuesday of the month they invite a few local artists and photographers in to chat with guests.

You'll find MALIN+GOETZ toiletries on hand in the bathrooms and a Peloton bike in the fitness room. On the ground floor, after a few rounds of childish silliness with the giant Jenga blocks, pop into The Douglas Room bar for the adult pleasure of a six-ingredient cocktail. The bowl of duck confit wings with chili and orange Curaçao glaze (also available from room service) is big enough to share but yummy enough that you won’t want to.

Room choices are standard, deluxe or junior suite. Take your pick here.