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The Scarlet Huntington

4.0 of 5 1075 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brasilia, DF
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is located at Nob Hill and there is a stop of California Street street car just in front of the hotel. Union Square and Chinatown are also at a walking distance (the Hotel is up the hill, so it is easy to go to those places but not as easy to come back to the hotel). The room... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place would like to pass themselves off as a boutique version of that but I have to say they are not even close. Aside from the fact they made me wait over 3 hours for my room and lying to me for the first 2 hours of why it was not ready, the service in most departments was sub... More 

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Pittsburgh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The renovations have definitely changed the feel of this still somewhat quaint hotel, for the most part an improvement though as some guests have noted the rooms are hit or miss. Try for an upgrade or a view of Grace Cathedral if they have one left. It's a nice location. As with many modern hotels they're struggling with what do... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here over the weekend, as a way for her to relax after a long week of work and me spending the night after a late concert. When I first saw the building, I wasn't impressed. Once inside, I was impressed how classy it was. At night, you can here the pianist from the restaurant "Big... More 

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Gail I, General Manager at The Scarlet Huntington, responded to this review

Dear Darryl L., Thank you for your considerable and entertaining review. I very much enjoyed your concluding note- "Before I die, I want to stay here again". We are indeed a special hotel- built in 1924 as the Huntington Apartments, we've been home to dignitaries, visiting nobility, and a host of noteworthy clientele. Considering our rich history and unique atmosphere,... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is great with very large spacious room and located in a quite environmental area. The hotel staff are also very friendly and helpful. It is about 15 minutes walk distance to Union Square and China town. Although to return walk uphill could be little hard for the senior or overweight, it is very good for people who like... More 

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Gail I, General Manager at The Scarlet Huntington, responded to this review

Dear John Z., I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your nice notes about the staff and service, as well as the hotel itself. Our location atop Nob Hill is indeed ideal, especially for those whom like to shop and get some exercise in. I see that you're visiting us from Singapore. If... More 

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154 reviews 154 reviews
37 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On check-in we were offered and accepted an OK deal for a room upgrade. Our suite was spacious and clean, the bed was very comfortable and the linens good. Big windows with great views. It's ridiculous that free wifi isn't offered. The bathroom was rather small, and the tub/shower combo is strangely housed (you step through the shower area to... More 

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Gail I, General Manager at The Scarlet Huntington, responded to this review

Dear CAGreens, Thank you ever so much for your gracious review. We appreciate learning what you liked/did not like about the property. I'm delighted to hear that you chose to experience one of our one bedroom suites. We do our best to offer affordable upgrades to all guests, so as to ensure your stay with us superior. Regarding your notes... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that the hotel has undergone a much talked about refurbishment and indeed the rooms and main walkways of the hotel have been fully refurbished. Much like a Schrager hotel though so it feels like a refurbishment. The service was classical and efficient and the facilities minimal. The bar and restaurant also quite classical. The Spa was not... More 

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Gail I, General Manager at The Scarlet Huntington, responded to this review

Dear Samuel S., Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm pleased that you found us to be a practically located and comfortable hotel. We greatly appreciate hearing your thoughts about the renovation. It was our intention to preserve the classic, ornate features of the property whilst taking care of things that needed our attention. Our long-time guests... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a couple of nights. A very comfortable hotel with spacious rooms. The location was great, a central location for all the main sights of San Fransisco. Service was efficient and friendly, and would definitely recommend to anyone staying in the area. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is the fact that the internet in the... More 

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Gail I, General Manager at The Scarlet Huntington, responded to this review

Dear Chris H., Thank you for your laudatory review. First and foremost, I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We understand that a friendly and efficient staff are an important component to one's hotel experience, and I'm glad to hear that we delivered in this respect. In regards to the Wifi: I sincerely apologize for... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel. Lodging at the Huntington on business for four days. Great proximity to the Masonic Center (right next door) where we are putting on an event. Friendly staff (doormen, front desk, and room service). The hotel is old so its not a swanky hotel that some may be use to, but it does have an upscale feel. Rooms have... More 

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Gail I, General Manager at The Scarlet Huntington, responded to this review

Dear MsSCP, Hello, and thank you for your thoughtful review! I'm delighted to hear that you're enjoying your stay with us. We are very grateful for the recent re-opening of the Masonic center, as we now get some of the biggest names in music staying with us. Thank you for noting the various details in your room which you found... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best kept secret for hotels in San Francisco. The staff is great, the rooms are great, the restaurant and bar are great. But what makes this place special is the attention to detail overall.

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Gail I, General Manager at The Scarlet Huntington, responded to this review

Dear RainyTravelJunkie, Thank you for your laudatory review! We feel that Nob Hill in general is one of the best kept secrets in San Francisco, and are honored that you hold us in such high regard. It is perhaps the most peaceful, picturesque area in the city. I'm so glad that you enjoy and appreciate the hotel as much as... More 

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Address: 1075 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Scarlet Huntington 4*
Number of rooms: 134
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Also Known As:
The Huntington Hotel & Nob Hill San Francisco
The Huntington Hotel And Nob Hill Spa
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#9 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#18 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#27 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#31 Business Hotel in San Francisco

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