The Palace Hotel at 2 New Montgomery St. in San Francisco opened in 1909. The original hotel burned after the city’s earthquake in 1906.(Palace Hotel)
Now the Palace Hotel has renovated rooms and suites, as well as updates to its Garden Court dining area and pool.(Palace Hotel)
The hotel’s indoor pool measures 60 by 20 feet and is surrounded by neutral-colored stone. The skylight has been restored. Guests may sit poolside in chaise longues or work out with a swim.(Palace Hotel)
The splendid mural of the Pied Piper of Hamelin created by artist Maxfield Parrish hangs above the Pied Piper Bar and Grill at the Palace Hotel.(Palace Hotel)
The Palace had a “chic, city residence feel” in mind when it renovated rooms and suites. This suite pairs neutral colors with a clean, simple design.(Palace Hotel)
A living room with fireplace in one of the Palace Hotel’s renovated suites.(Palace Hotel)
A room with king-size bed at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.(Palace Hotel)
A superior room with a queen-size bed at the Palace Hotel.(Palace Hotel)
Plum, charcoal and gray are the colors used in the Palace Hotel’s renovation.(Palace Hotel)
Gilded columns, Austrian crystal chandeliers and a glass ceiling are part of the Garden Court, the decorative heart of the hotel.(Palace Hotel)
The landmark Palace Hotel in San Francisco recently added a contemporary vibe to its early 20th century self -- and invites Californians to see the new look at a discounted rate.
The renovation at the luxury hotel, which dates to 1909 (the 1875 original burned down after the 1906 earthquake), adds modern amenities and colors of plum, charcoal, ivory and gray. The idea was to update the hotel while remaining true to its Beaux Arts roots.
Some changes: The famed glass-domed Garden Court dining area now sports a GC Lounge, and the indoor pool topped by a restored skylight has been redone too.
The deal: To get this deal, you must show a valid California ID when you arrive to confirm that your are a resident.
For a limited time, superior rooms are discounted to $250 a night excluding tax. The price is good for stays Thursdays through Sundays. You also receive free parking and cocktails for two at the hotel’s Pied Piper Bar, which takes its name for the room’s fabulous mural by artist Maxfield Parrish.
Use the link sfpalace.com/mypalace to find this deal online or call to make a reservation.
When: Plan to go soon because the offer is good only through August.
Tested: I checked availability for Aug. 7 to 9 and found a superior room for the Californians-only rate of $250 a night, excluding tax.
Here’s how the savings stack up: The lowest-priced room I could find on the same dates cost $329 a night plus tax. You save an extra $59.28 a day for parking ($72.96 a day for over-sized vehicles) and cocktails that run about $14 each.
Bottom line: If you’re in the market for a luxury stay and a bit of San Francisco history, the Palace Hotel discount will save you a bundle.
Info: The Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St., San Francisco; (415) 512-1111