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The Scarlet Huntington
Ranked #13 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A Great Old Classic forever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Stayed here using Platinum American Express and really got a lot
extra. We did receive an upgrade to a jr Suite, huge and really gorgeous!
We had a wonderful breakfast which was part of the Platinum reservations
as well as a ride to the airport with a car and driver. The rate was very good
compared to other Nob Hill hotels. Small luxury hotels property, just perfect
in every way. Staff very well trained and friendly. Will stay here again and again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

We checked in for 3 nights here. When we got to our room, there was no drinking water—I don't mind if there's no complimentary water but at least couple bottles for us to drink and charge to the room? Then, I went down to ask the front desk where I can get some water. They told me to go buy some at the spa reception desk. I ended up bought four small artesian water—$2 each. Little that I know we could have walked to into the pool/spa facility and get ice water or tea there. We stayed for 3 nights and only got two bottles of water on our first night after the turndown service.

Our room were on 11th floor and facing the city, all the windows in our room allow for a nice sunlight and the wind to come into the room—who doesn't love the light and fresh air! The fact that our room is in the corner, isolate us from all the noises from other rooms. The room is very clean from the floor to ceiling and even all the windows. The AC is a bit loud but it helps block out the outside city noises at night.

I love the spa/pool facility. They have both sauna and steam room which are both great, especially the steam room that has a nice scented oil smell. I got the scalp & skin and a foot scrub treatment which was amazing, the therapist was very professional and well skilled—knows just the right pressure to apply.

All the staff are helpful and friendly. Except one guy at the front desk who charged us $30 when we wanted to get another key card because we lost one. Lame!

The hotel is located in a great area away from the city craziness, but also walking distance to many good places to eat and very convenient when it comes to public transportation.

Overall, we would stay here again.

Room Tip: Corner suites are bright and airy. Higher floors has great views or the city (request a room that is...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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HuntingtonHotelSF, Public Relations Manager at The Scarlet Huntington, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Dear SayaQueenBee,

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It is so helpful for us to view our hotel from the guests' perspective. I am very sorry to hear about the issues regarding the drinking water and lost key. It is our policy that we provide our guests with complimentary water at Turndown service. If however you had a 'Do Not Disturb' sign on your door, then you would not have received water. Moving forward, our front desk will be instructed to send more water up to your room if you didn't receive it for any reason.

In regards to the lost key issue, we do not charge our guests for lost or additional keys. We do charge a $30 fee if a 3rd person is staying in the room. It sounds like a misunderstanding; I have addressed the issue with the folks at the front desk, and it won't happen again.

I'm glad to hear that overall your stay with us was 5 stars, that you enjoyed the spa and your fabulous suite. Our location atop Nob Hill does allow our rooms an exceptional amount of sunshine and fresh air that other hotels in the city just don't get. I have ensured that the problems you experienced will not happen again. Please come back and see us soon.


'm glad to hear that overall your stay with us was 5 stars, that you enjoyed the spa and your fabulous suite.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

The Huntington is a classy stylish hotel which manages to combine the right amount of old world charm without being in any way pretentious. We had fantastic service from the first moment we went there. We were upgraded to a lovely top floor suite with amazing views. The breakfast was of excellent quality but what makes the hotel exceptional are the people we met.
Angie was incredibly sweet and helpful at breakfast and our little girl loved her..Also the concierge service was brilliant.
Particularly knowledgable was Rick Porcella who practically helped us every single day with advice on various restaurants, walks and interesting things to see.
So was Chris.
All the staff were very helpful and that's what made our stay amazing
We would love to go back

  • Stayed October 2013
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Westwood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

The Huntington is located in one of the better parts of San Francisco. The doormen greeted us with a friendly smile and engaged in conversation welcoming us to the hotel even making recommendations on some of the sites to see. The hotel has a boutique vibe like setting with cozy seating in the lobby, dark wood bar/restaurant and elevators that at one time had operators. Although I did not use the pool or spa they seemed like a great place to relax. I did however use the gym which can use an upgrade on equipment plus the room is tiny. But, if you need a workout try the hills of San Francisco, they will not disappoint you. My room was spacious with a wonderful view of the park across the street and water views. The bathroom is large, clean and updated. The bar attracts a lot of tweed, great menu items accompanied with a piano player.

Room Tip: Always ask for an upgrade when you check in... Our room faced the park and had water views.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

I stayed there for 2 nights and It was an average hotel, old, room smelly and small. Needs renovation badly. Location is great but thats it. Not recomended for the price. Stuff are very kind and helpful

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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HuntingtonHotelSF, Public Relations Manager at The Scarlet Huntington, responded to this review, 20 October 2013
Dear Franciscojpcd,

First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel. We appreciate any feedback our guests can offer us. I am sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction with your room, and I apologize on behalf of the hotel. We have preserved a limited number of our rooms with a traditional decor and style that isn't always congruent with our guests preferences. In the future, please let us know if you are unhappy with your room, and we'll ensure that you are moved to one that meets your expectations.

That being said, the Huntington Hotel is undergoing extensive renovations beginning first thing next year. All of our rooms will receive a renovation, as well as our lobby and other areas. All of the things you noted will certainly be addressed during that time.

I'm glad to hear that our staff was 'very kind and helpful' to you. We strive to provide first-class, exceptional service to our guests, and enjoy receiving kudos on the staff's behalf. Please come back and see us again, I'm sure that we can provide you with a different impression.

William
Public Relation Manager
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

My stay at the Huntington Hotel had exceeded my expectations. I was first greeted by the doorman and had offered to assist me with my luggage. The hotel lobby was very impressive. The high ceilings and ornate moldings would remind you of a time passed. The front desk had pulled up my reservation immediately. I had Room 907 which was a renovated room. The room was simply beautiful. It had a very large flat screen tv, a work desk, comfortable chairs, smartly appointed furnishings. The bathroom was a proper size and appointed with chrome fixtures. The view was breathtaking. It had an amazing view of Grace Catheral. I would highly recommend that you consider this fine hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

We loved this hotel. Our room was spacious and beautiful. The historic features of the hotel were well kept and gave an impression of stepping back in time - in a good way. The service was wonderful and the restaurant served delicious food - don't miss Summer in a Jar! The park across the street was a lovely vision each morning and all kinds of San Francisco landmarks are within walking distance. We will be back!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Scarlet Huntington

Property: The Scarlet Huntington
Address: 1075 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-2251
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#10 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#15 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#17 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Scarlet Huntington 4.5*
Number of rooms: 134
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed to spark the imagination and provide an adventure for the senses, the much beloved and newly renovated Huntington Hotel re-emerges in May 2014 from a $15 million renovation as The Scarlet Huntington. The Scarlet Huntington builds upon the property's original charm, graciousness and exceptionally high standards while introducing locals and visitors to a unique and avant-garde style that is influenced by a vibrant Singapore Peranakan heritage woven together with the opulence of San Francisco. More than just a name, The Scarlet possesses a distinguished charm and charismatic aura, likened to a gracious hostess who indulges guests with a luxurious stay experience. Providing a warm ad familiar welcome, the iconic red of the former Huntington Hotel's exterior - as displayed in the brick facade and illuminated sign high atop the hotel - will permeate the new aesthetic, representing the hotel's heritage while embracing the passion and allure defined by The Scarlet; offering uninhibited luxury to every guest. ... more   less 
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The Huntington Hotel And Nob Hill Spa

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