Located in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful, exciting and diverse cities, the SW Hotel is only a short walk, taxi, or cable car ride away from hundreds of world-class shops, restaurants and attractions for travelers of all ages and interests.
Our front desk concierge can assist you with recommendations, maps, and directions. We’re also happy to help with any tour bookings, dinner reservations, or transportation services you may need. We hope you have a wonderful stay in San Francisco, and if there’s anything we can do to make it better, don’t hesitate to ask.
San Francisco is packed with memorable sites, activities and neighborhoods for you to explore. Right outside the doors of the SW Hotel is Chinatown, the largest Chinese community on the West Coast. Chinatown offers a colorful array of shops, outdoor markets, restaurants, and more.
Just around the corner is historic North Beach, home of San Francisco’s vibrant Italian community. Explore this neighborhood for a true taste of San Francisco, featuring historic institutions like City Lights Books and Vesuvio’s, plus great shops, entertainment, and plenty of fine Italian cuisine.
Downtown San Francisco’s prime shopping destination, Union Square, is just minutes from our hotel. Union Square features many of California’s top department stores, plus boutiques, restaurants, fine art galleries, theaters, and much more. Union Square is also the site of the historic San Francisco cable cars.
Also close by are two of San Francisco’s major waterfront attractions, Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39. Fisherman’s Wharf is a uniquely San Franciscan combination of shopping, street performers, music, seafood restaurants, cruises on the Bay, and more. Pier 39 features over one hundred shops and restaurants, plus live nightly entertainment, and an up-close view of San Francisco’s sea lions.
From the colorful small shops of Chinatown and North Beach to the grand department stores of Union Square, San Francisco is a world-class shopping destination. Visit Nordstrom’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, plus thousands of smaller shops and boutiques that represent the diversity and creativity of the City.
Home of hundreds of cuisines from around the world, San Francisco offers a true cornucopia of culinary delights. Choose from a wide range of tastes for any occasion and budget, with many fantastic Chinese and Italian options, in particular, within blocks of the hotel. Our concierge will be happy to assist with recommendations and reservations.