The hotel is located where San Francisco's financial, commercial and social royalty have held court and, as the only indoor historic landmark in San Francisco, the Garden Court (the hotel’s restaurant) has been its throne room. Everything about the Garden Court impresses and that is what San Francisco pioneers William Ralston and Senator William Sharon intended when they opened the hotel in 1875. When the hotel opened it was the largest in the world. With its location on Market Street - the commercial spine of San Francisco - the hotel became the epicentre of the young city's commerce and culture, today known as the Financial District.The hotel offers guests a total of 552 rooms. At the accommodation, travellers are welcomed at the reception area with 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-in/check-out service. Most storeys are accessible by lift. Amenities include a safe. Wireless internet access in public areas allows guests to stay connected. Among the culinary options available at the establishment are a restaurant, a dining area, a breakfast room, a café and a bar. Various shops are available, including a souvenir shop. Additional facilities at the hotel include a newspaper stand. Those arriving in their own vehicles can leave them in the car park of the accommodation. Available services and facilities include a babysitting service, room service and a laundry service.Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning, central heating and a bathroom. The rooms have a double bed or a king-size bed. Cots are available for younger travellers. There is also a safe. A fridge, a mini fridge and a tea/coffee station ensure a comfortable stay. An ironing set is also available for guests' convenience. Other features include internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio, an alarm clock and WiFi. Rooms suitable for wheelchair access are bookable. A shower and a bathtub can be found in the bathrooms. A hairdryer and bathrobes are provided for everyday use. The establishment offers family rooms and non-smoking rooms.Catering options available at the establishment include bed and breakfast, half board and full board. Options include breakfast.The following credit cards are accepted at the hotel: American Express, VISA and MasterCard.