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Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero

  • 222 Sansome Street, San Francisco, California, 94104, USA

    October 2020

    Jason de Vries
Physical Features

Total Number of Rooms: 155

  • Guest Rooms: 127
  • Suites: 28

Number of Stories:

  • Guest rooms are located on the top 11 floors of the 48-storey building
  • Lobby and Reception are located on level one
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Design Aesthetic:

  • Contemporary design inspired by key moments in the region’s history and symbols of San Francisco itself
  • New natural wood floors, modern furnishings, a warm palette of textures with surprising splashes of colour, deep soaking tubs and flexible floor plans allow guests to truly make themselves at home
  • Large windows frame the stunning panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Transamerica Pyramid, and downtown skyline landmarks
  • Spacious, spa-like bathrooms with branded amenities

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Interior Designer: Marzipan


  • The building was originally built in 1987
  • Westbrook Partners purchased the Hotel in May 2019 and following renovations, was newly opened under the Four Seasons brand in 2020


  • Remarkable central location on Sansome and California Street in the Financial District (FiDi)
  • Steps from the California cable car route and local transportation
  • Just a short walk from global businesses, Michelin-starred restaurants, Jackson Square Shops, the Embarcadero waterfront and the Ferry Building, as well as interesting neighbourhoods such as North Beach and Chinatown
  • 20-minute drive from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Restaurant: Orafo

  • Concept: Located on the ground floor lobby level, Orafo offers a California-Italian-inspired menu that pays homage to Italy’s regional specialties - drawing inspiration from Tuscany and Calabria – featuring housemade pastas and a fresh take on classic dishes showcasing authentic ingredients overnighted from Italy as well as Northern California’s abundant, local produce and seafood.
  • On the Menu: Orafo is open daily from breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Seating: 118
  • Design: Designed by luxury design firm, Marzipan, the space features well-appointed interiors with ornate metallic detailing, distinctive industrial-style lighting, velvet and leather seating, and bronze fixtures and finishes; several intimate vignette spaces are ideal for indulging in cocktails and bites, dinners with friends and loved ones, and celebratory gatherings surrounded by fun, shareable plates

In Room Dining

  • Offers menu selections for breakfast and all-day dining

Nearby Dining

  • The Financial District has a variety of some of the city’s oldest restaurants, new fast casual spots, and elegant fine dining options; nearby Ferry Building also houses an array of local restaurants and vendors; every Tuesday and Saturday a farmer’s market spans the exterior of the waterfront building
Leisure and Recreation

Fitness Facilities

  • Located on the 3rd floor
  • A state-of-the-art gym with the latest cardio and strength training equipment by Precor and Hoist Fitness
  • Natural light with large windows spans its length and overlooks Sansome Street and the Financial District
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Nearby Activities

  • Ride the iconic cable cars, with the California Street line steps from the Hotel; it connects with the Powell-Hyde line, known for its scenic route and stop at the Crookedest Street in the World, Lombard Street
  • Boutique shopping trips to Jackson Square, Maiden Lane, and luxury retailers around Union Square
  • Culinary delights and twice-weekly farmer’s market at the Ferry Building
  • Ferry ride across the bay to Angel Island, Sausalito, Alameda or Oakland
  • Sports and entertainment at Chase Center and Oracle Park
  • Photo walking tour of San Francisco landmarks with a local professional photographer
  • Art and cultural museums in SoMa including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
  • Endless urban parks, including Salesforce Park with their rooftop gardens, and Crissy Field with views of Golden Gate Bridge
Special Features
  • Sky Bridges on most of the guest room floors offer guests a panoramic view of the Bay and city; while one Sky Bridge features a fun interactive experience called Eye Spy from the Sky
  • Commissioned sculpture Ohlone by Guy Dill located in the lobby
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