You’ll leave the outside world behind when you step foot in the sumptuous Clift Hotel. Design comes courtesy of Philippe Starck who transformed the historic grand dame with sleek design, dramatic lighting, and playful flourishes. The lobby features a soaring 35-foot bronze fireplace and Through-the-Looking-Glass furnishings, such as a Salvador Dali table and a chair blown up to monumental scale. Don’t miss the legendary Redwood Room, the hotel’s atmospheric bar and lounge with towering ceilings and walls lined with wood that’s supposedly carved from a single redwood tree. Bar bites come straight from the adjacent Velvet Room.

From $188/night

495 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102