Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco —

For the history

2 New Montgomery St.,

San Francisco, California, United States

Built in 1875, the first Palace Hotel was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake; its successor, completed in 1909, remains one of the city’s grandest hotels. An extensive reno in 2015 has refreshed the rooms, fitness centre and glass–covered pool. Occupying most of a block in downtown San Francisco, the hotel’s vast Garden Court restaurant serves up light classic fare.