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InterContinental San Francisco

Said to be the largest of all the hotels in San Francisco built since the early 1980s, the InterContinental San Francisco is not just a chain hotel. It is in fact, a behemoth (at least by this city’s standard). At 32 stories tall, the 43,000-square-foot blue glass structure houses 550 guest rooms, 21 meeting rooms, and two ballrooms. Needless to say, the SoMa monster was designed with the business traveller in mind, and it’s no wonder-the hotel is within walking distance of Moscone Center, Union Square, and FiDi. Conventioneers with a little downtime can hit the lap pool in the hotel’s 24-hour fitness facility or book a massage at I-Spa. The hotel restaurant, Luce, serves pricey Italian fare-though it does not come highly recommended by the locals. Across the lobby, Bar 888 specializes in vintage grappas and grappa-based drinks. While there ‘s not much to say about the guest rooms in terms of style (contemporary, new), they are appointed with all the amenities for tech geeks: iPod docking stations, WiFi, and flat-screen TVs.

888 Howard Street (Fifth St),
+1 415-616-6500
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