HomeAway puts this in Chinatown, but it's NOT. It's in NOB HILL. This - newly renovated, artfully designed and furnished urban residence is a sheltered and quiet oasis within walking distance of Union Square, the financial district and just across from the Ritz Carlton San Francisco. I used to own a studio (hence some of the references in old reviews) but just moved into a beautiful one bedroom in the same building. The apartment has Meile stackable washer/dryer and high-end stainless steel appliances. The bedroom features a beautiful king size bed with plenty of dresser and closet space.
An abundance of high-fashion boutiques and specialty stores to please the savviest shopper, along with the finest cuisine San Francisco has to offer, all just a short stroll out the door.
With downtown San Francisco as your backyard, this property is reminiscent of a Parisian boutique hotel. Ideally located for seeing San Francisco without a car, and a great hotel alternative when vacationing or attending conventions. Walk to many attractions and meeting sites. Excellent nearby public transportation: cable car 1/2 block away, buses and taxis within easy reach. Laundry in unit, Dry Cleaners nearby.
For your convenience, there is a J&W Market within the building itself. Non-smoking unit/building. Wifi/cable with premium channels included.
San Francisco Starts Here: Bounded by Market, Kearny, Bush and Taylor Streets, this very walkable 32-block area is home to approximately 6 million square feet of the city's finest retail space. In addition, Union Square boasts many great restaurants, live theater, a wonderful concentration of fine art galleries, luxurious salons and day spas.
The heart of it all: Union Square Park is the heart of this vibrant community and just minutes away from many popular nearby attractions such as Yerba Buena Gardens and SF MOMA to the south and Chinatown to the north. There is something in Union Square for everyone -- every age, every taste, and every pocket book. Union Square is the City's most popular visitor shopping destination with one of the highest concentrations of luxury retail shopping in the world, offering the convenience of mall shopping in a historic open-air setting. Most stores are open until 8 p.m., and some even later. Union Square is one of the most popular dining destinations and while it has its share of nightlife, remains a safe and vibrant area to walk around at night. Whether your interest is in art, dining, shopping or theater, you'll never run out of things to do and see in Union Square!
A little History: Union Square, one of the most historic and beloved places in San Francisco, is among the most notable urban spaces in the world. Its history reflects that of San Francisco and each change it has undergone mirrors the greater shifts in the history of our country.
In 1847, the City of San Francisco commissioned Jasper O'Farrell to lay out a design for streets and parks for the city. He chose Union Square for one of two public squares. These squares were later deeded to the city by Colonel John Geary to be held in perpetuity for park purposes. Early maps of San Francisco show Union Square and Washington Square as the two then-unnamed spaces reserved for public parks. Union Square was named on the eve of the Civil War (1861-5) as a demonstration of support for the Union.