There are few better cutting-edge design hotels in San Francisco; Hotel Diva’s day has come again. All that edgy Italian furniture from the late ’80s feels completely au courant again. Sculptural, brushed-steel headboards, dark purple carpets, futuristic lighting, and dramatic, lounge-style curtains will make you feel all Studio 54-ish. An investment in great European design rarely goes sour, and thanks to a recent round of renovations, any of Hotel Diva’s former tatters have been mended for a smooth, glossy finish across the board. The fact that you can rent an iPod from the the Hotel Diva concierge says it all. This is home base for hipster fun, from the hard-candy colours of the glass and stainless steel entryway to the free Internet lounges on four floors. If you plan to party all night at one of the premier clubs in San Francisco, Slide, the Diva is extremely convenient Guest rooms include luxury linens and free wireless Internet access. For a larger bathroom, ask for an 08 or 09 room. Night owls will appreciate the free 24-hour business centre for those 3am faxes. If you plan to use your car frequently, though, choose another hotel, as the valet wait here can be infuriating.