The Palomar is not just another of the boutique hotels in San Francisco, it also radiates distinctive, refined modernity. The rooms, lobby, and restaurant are all done in safari shades of tan, sand, and black, with touches of zebra print, emerald velvet, dark woods, and splashes of deep red or orange in art or accessories to liven things up. Palomar’s in-house restaurant is the illustrious Fifth Floor, one of the best restaurants in San Francisco. The sophisticated dining room invites patrons to strut in their evening best. The small, upmarket bar gives guests a place to mingle, but you won’t find the crowds here. This is a boutique scene. The Palomar’s rooms are small, but offer upscale amenities like down comforters, Aveda bath products, and complimentary wireless access. It even has tall rooms for those who need it. Those with the most space are corner rooms overlooking Market Street. Ask about the Magritte suite with a ceiling of clouds and blue sky.