The Hyatt Regency San Francisco at the foot of Market Street and The Embarcadero is a very unique hotel. It was built by Real Estate Developers Trammell Crow, David Rockefeller, and controversial architect John Portman. It was designed in a neurofuturistic style and was meant to be quite daring when it opened in 1973.
It’s a large property with 804 rooms and purported the largest hotel lobby in the world. The cold grey exterior has been renovated inside to feel more homey, more Californian but the design still has its detractors. We on the other hand appreciated our 589 sq ft suite with a private balcony with views of the city, Bay and Bay Bridge.
The balcony is quite large running the length of the entire suite and is a great place to have a coffee in the morning watching San Francisco wake up.
The suite itself features 1.5 baths, a large living room and smaller but comfortable bedroom.
It really feels as if the design was purposely created for entertaining. The living room is essentially arranged around the large floor to ceiling glass doors.
The bedroom is small compared with the living room area but nicely decked out with robes and slippers and a comfortable bed.
Surprisingly the main bathroom only had a shower, no tub.
One of the main attractions of the Hyatt Regency San Francisco is the Regency Club which was original a revolving restaurant. It now offers elite guests 360 degree views of San Francisco.
The design may not be to everyone’s liking but it is unique and we found the management and staff to be friendly, helpful and very good to World of Hyatt Globalists.
In the end we liked the property a lot and really enjoyed our time at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco and as such, really recommend it as a great choice in the Bay Area.