Virgin Hotels San Francisco opened its doors earlier this year. And if you’ve not had the chance to stay there yet, you’re definitely missing out. Take a peek behind the big red doors at what the newest Virgin Hotel has to offer…
The hotel has 192 Chambers and two Penthouse Suites across 10 floors. All guest rooms have two distinct spaces, separated by a barn-style sliding door. This makes the rooms ideal for working, recharging, wellness and playing.
The first space, “The Dressing Room”, combines the hallway and a dressing area and has a full vanity, makeup desk with well-lit mirror, a closet for two and a large shower with a bench.
Slide open the door and you’ll enter “The Lounge” with Virgin Hotels’ patented ergonomically-designed lounge bed and a red Smeg mini-fridge stocked with all your favourite drinks and snacks – and they’re all priced at normal street prices.
“The Lounge” also has a high definition TV, yoga mat, round wood table to work from, plus plenty of outlets to plug in your phone, laptop or anything else.
You’ll also get free, fast WiFi and access to Lucy, the app that allows you to control everything in your chamber – from setting the room temperature to requesting your vehicle from the valet. Plus if you sign up to The Know you’ll get an invite to Spirit Hour, the complimentary cocktail hour in Commons Club. The Know also allows you to personalise your stay – request specific items in your mini-fridge or your preferred pillow.
Dining and socialising
Virgin Hotels San Francisco offers three dining and drinking options, including the flagship restaurant, bar and lounge, Commons Club. As well as hosting the daily Spirit Hour, Commons Club offers a members-only experience that’s open to all – whether you’re staying at the hotel or not.
At Commons Club you’ll find The Kitchen by Adrian Garcia, where Chef Garcia uses his experience from world-class restaurants to showcase a seasonally-driven menu. The Bar at Commons Club welcomes at welcomes DJs for nightly music and good vibes. For a more intimate setting, visit The Shag Room, where they sought-after wines and beers served from a European-style bar.
If you’re looking for somewhere to work, Funny Library Coffee Shop offers everything you could possibly need: an assortment of inspiring books and plenty of space to spread your papers out and recharge while you get productive.
Funny Library Coffee Shop has partnered with Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Man coffee to serve two of the brand’s exceptional coffee blends: Colombia Hulia and Dukale’s Blend. A portion of sales supports the Laughing Man foundation, which supports coffee farming communities and helps them access higher education and housing improvements.
The real jewel in the crown at Virgin Hotels San Francisco is Everdene, the property’s 12th storey rooftop bar and lounge. One of the few rooftop bars in San Francisco, Everdene offers skyline views of the city and provides you with a cosy place to enjoy a drink.