The Barnes, built inside a classic building at 225 Powell Street, has newly-renovated rooms with a modern look such as colorful artwork, shutters on the windows and cozy beds. Ownership describes it as “a retro chic ambiance with an urban accent.” It is a pet friendly hotel.
It also has a bar with special cocktails and appetizers, so even if you’re not staying there it’s worth going in for a post-shopping drink or two (Union Station, for those of you who don’t know, the top shopping area in The City).
“Once our guests cross the threshold, the hospitality is urbane and eclectic, a mirror of its city surroundings,” said Richard Sandoval, vice president of operations. “Just outside, the city invites adventures and urban enthusiasts to explore the world-famous culture that is San Francisco. The allure lies in making everyone feel right at home. We’ll be here, to take your coat, shake your cocktail and stir your soul.”
The Barnes name is inspired by the bronzed figure of winged victory located at Union Square. It traces back to Old English roots and means “young warrior” – a brave champion of independent spirit.
The Barnes is owned by affiliates of The Roxborough Group, LLC and AWH Partners, and managed by Spire Hospitality.
Rates start at $179, which is quite good in a city known for high hotel prices.
Address: 225 Powell Street, San Francisco
Website: The Barnes San Francisco