Situated a short walk away from Union Square and many of San Francisco's trendy shops and restaurants is our base during our time here, the 4-Star Palace Hotel. This beautiful and historic hotel was established in 1875 and rebuilt in 1909 after the 1906 earthquake, and still retains its old world charm that is delightfully mixes with some wonderful modern amenities. These include an array of dining options, including elegant afternoon tea in The Garden Court and delicious cuisine in the restaurant, The Pied Piper. There is also a swimming pool and a well-stocked fitness centre that is open 24 hours a day. The comfortable rooms are decorated in neutral tones for maximum relaxation. They are also air-conditioned throughout, and come with an in-room safe, a television, a hairdryer, a minifridge, and internet access (payable locally).