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What’s the scoop with San Francisco hotels?
With the news in that San Francisco’s hotels are now supposedly the most expensive in the world, we wanted to check the theory out for ourselves. With apparently a whopping 88% increase in the average price since last year, the price for a night in a hotel in San Francisco is now around $397, according to Bloomberg.
88% sounds like an incredible increase, so we checked around and found that Bloomberg actually based the study on prices for during next February’s Super Bowl, so San Francisco’s title of most expensive place to stay in the world is unfair at best.
However, we still wanted to check prices for a typical luxury stay in the city, so looked at reviews and Hotel Vitale seemed a good bet. US News Travel ranked the hotel number 7 of the Best Hotels in San Francisco and it’s rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor, with top marks for location.
What’s the breakfast deal with Hotel Vitale?
The Stay for Breakfast promotion gives you $50 daily breakfast credit per room, to only be used at the Americano restaurant. Gratuities are not included and there’s a 72-hour cancellation policy in place.
We checked rates for the sample date of August 14th, 2015 for two adults. A San Francisco City-View King or Queen room is $370, but including taxes and fees (and the mandatory $30 fee to use the Urban Retreat), the cost jumped to $460.84.
Tell me a little about the Hotel Vitale…
The hotel is located on the Embarcadero waterfront and has amazing views of the infamous Bay Bridge. With a penthouse level spa with rooftop soaking tubs, Hotel Vitale offers daily wellness experiences, as well as free WiFi, daily shoe shines and a morning town car service.
How do I get the Hotel Vitale breakfast deal?
You can book here online. Strangely, the website doesn’t show when the offer ends or if there’s any blackout dates or restrictions.
What else do I need to know about Hotel Vitale?
We tried checking out some of the hotel’s other offers, but at least two of them were unavailable, despite still being advertised. We tried four different dates (including weekdays) for the ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ promotion, but the rate wasn’t available. Then when we tried to book the ‘Summer Break’ offer, it added the promotional code WEEKEND, which wasn’t recognized on the booking page.
Vitale is a stunning hotel, but the website booking area needs some serious work.