There's nothing like staying in a hotel that's not only in great proximity to all the city's hotspots, but also is completely luxuriously accomodating and genuinely comfortable, which the Kimpton Alton Hotel exceptionally all is. Located on the Fisherman's Wharf waterfront, this creative retro-chic boutique getaway opened in 2021 is the absolute perfect choice for a stay that's magnifiecntly refined as it is fun, thoughtful, and exquisitely inviting.
With everything essential to San Francisco, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Ferry Building, Coit Tower, Ghirardelli Square, and more all being under a 20 minute drive, the Kimpton Alton Hotel sits at the most idyllic hub at 2700 Jones Street, although you may just also want to indulge on all their inventive interactive features offered right from inside.
Simply by opening their unassuming minimalist white oak door immediately transports you to radiant musical oasis, complete with brilliant natural skylights and bucolic draped greenery all just within their sleek lobby. Charming contemporary furniture pairs with the masterpieces adorning the walls to craft a cozy nearby gathering space that vibrantly comes to life with their happy hour DJ sets complete with complimentary beer or wine.
Such thoughtful ingenuity and creative hospitality truly embodies the spirit of the hotel's namesake Alton Kelley, the late psychedelic artist known for being a member of the 1960s “Big Five” rock poster artists. The Kimpton Alton values his significance to musical influence not only their ecclectic lobby, but elevates his artistry throughout all of their 248 rooms in impeccably stylish, sustainable, and Kimpton Alton-exclusive amenities.
Each room features Victrola record players which come with three personalized records from their large Record Lending Library available at the front desk. These range from relaxed electronic, soul, modern indie, and more, all sourced from San Diego's Fivespace, and OffBeat in Jackson, Mississippi. The iconic and must-visit City Lights Bookstore also provides curated titles in their Library Lending Shelf.
Put on the right record to create the perfect ambience for the other luxurious room features, such as a complimentary and ecologically-friendly Nespresso, large tub, open shower, and a decadently plush mattress.
The inclusive hotel also boasts valet parking, a cutting-edge gym, and a highly professional full service spa that brings Soothe Spa's divine massages and facials right to your room with a 20% discount.
While in the lobby definitely be sure not to ignore the irresistably enticing aromas of the incredibly acclaimed ABACÁ, located right on their ground floor.
This swanky hotspot by Chef Francis Ang uplifts Filipino cuisine by utilizing traditional cultural ingredients and recipes, and revamping them into sophisticated contemporary reinventions. ABACA will undoubtedly beckon you here either for their delightful morning pastries, or to refuel with artisanal tropical cocktails and cuisine after a long day of exploring the hotel's walking-distance sites.
The Kimpton Alton Hotel is truly a work of dedicated, authentic, and kind art. From the superb services, to their detailed decor and elegantly cozy features, staying here is a cultural adventure that challenges and exceeds all other traditional hotels.
See their website for more information, and we can guarantee you'll be booking an encore at this musical wonderland.
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