HOTELS NEAR AMC VAN NESS THEATRE 14, 1000 Van ness ave (@ O'farrell st.), 94109 


holiday inn san francisco - golden gate way hotel • 1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco 94109

This 26-story hotel is 1 mile from Union Square and the Civic Center BART station, 1.5 miles from Fisherman's Wharf and 14 miles from San Franciso International Airport. Modern rooms have work desks, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and free WiFi; kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Suites have separate living areas and pull-out sofas. A bar and restaurant serves California-influenced cuisine all day (kids 12 and under eat free); there's also evening room service. Other amenities include an outdoor heated pool, 24-hour fitness center, 18,000 sq ft of meeting space, and a parking garage (fee).



HOTEL CARLTON • 1075 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94109

A 12-minute walk from Union Square, this laid-back Nob Hill hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Civic Center. Decorated with hand-painted Moroccan tables, marble-topped writing desks and photographs of 15th-century Nepalese temples, the warm rooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffeemakers and iPod docks. Upgraded rooms provide 42-inch TVs and city views, and a suite has a living room with a pull-out sofa, plus a soaking tub.There's an exotic fusion restaurant, as well as free nightly wine receptions with live music. Free car service to the Financial District and the Civic Center is provided on weekday mornings.


phoenix hotel • 601 eddy st. san francisco, ca

Located in the Tenderloin neighborhood, a 10-minute walk from a BART rail station, this retro motor lodge has hosted many rock musicians and other celebrities since the 1950s. It’s a 4-minute walk from the historic Great American Music Hall nightclub. Funky rooms and suites surround a lush central courtyard and offer free WiFi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. Some also have fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers and ceiling fans. Amenities include free parking, an outdoor heated pool and complimentary weekday passes to a nearby Japanese-style bathing facility. A stylish restaurant and poolside lounge serve seasonal fare and creative cocktails.

HOTELS NEAR fillmore heritage center, 1310 fillmore st.(@ eddy st) san francisco 94115 


Chateau Tivoli Bed & Breakfast Inn • 1057 steiner st. (GOlden gate)

This upscale B&B in a 19th-century mansion is a 3-minute walk from the Painted Ladies row houses in Alamo Square. Several bus stops are within 2 blocks, and the shops and cafes of Divisadero Street are 7 minutes away by foot. The 9 lavish rooms and suites, some with turrets or shared bathrooms, are named for famous people with local ties, and contain antique furnishings and wall coverings. Suites also feature fireplaces, 4-poster beds, dining areas and/or parlors. Free amenities include continental breakfast on weekdays, weekend champagne brunches, and a nightly wine-and-cheese reception. There's also free WiFi on the main floor.


hayes valley inn • 417 gough st. sf 94102

Located in the fashionable Hayes Valley neighborhood amid boutiques, restaurants and hip bookstores, this homey B&B is an 8-minute walk from the Van Ness Avenue Muni bus and light-rail station and a Market Street cable-car stop. Cozy, uniquely decorated rooms with free WiFi feature colorful quilts, plus sinks and vanities. Some also have bunk beds, desks, sitting areas and/or bay windows. Bathrooms are shared, with separate showers. An expanded complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea and cookies are served daily in a communal, country-style kitchen. Other amenities include bike storage and access to a guest computer and printer.


hotel kabuki • 1625 post st. sf 94115

Set in Japantown, this modern, upscale hotel is 3 blocks from the shops and restaurants of Fillmore Street and 1.2 miles from Union Square. Refined rooms with Japanese-influenced decor feature free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, as well as luxe linens, iPod docks and minibars. Many rooms add Japanese soaking tubs, and some feature balconies, sitting areas and/or whirlpool tubs. In-room spa treatments are available (fee). A sleek lounge serves Japanese and American fare. There's a 24/7 gym, plus a serene garden with a koi pond, and 16,000 sq ft of meeting space. Free bathing passes are available to Kabuki Springs and Spa, 2 blocks away.