It's hard to keep up with all the changes going on in San Francisco these days. Whether there's talk of a high-speed bullet train to Los Angeles, or Google is setting up a mystery barge in the middle of the Bay without even informing the U.S. Coast Guard, high-tech has taken over this city. All the technology brings fast convenience and many comforts, but there are those who yearn for simpler times. If you'd like a bit of both, then head to Hotel Adagio, where the breakneck speed of technological change makes peace with slower, old-school charms.
Inside Hotel Adagio — Photo courtesy of Hotel Adagio
Offering 171 of the largest and most stylish rooms in all of downtown San Francisco, Hotel Adagio is a grand gesture to all that's great in San Francisco's past, present and future. The hotel stands out from its many Union Square counterparts with a stunning outdoor Spanish colonial revival style. This is a marvelous building that's simply hard not to notice.
Once you're inside, you're greeted with the comforts of today in an upscale, contemporary design. And all of this is perfectly located in central downtown, close enough to walk to public transportation and right on the edge of Union Square and some of the world's premier shopping.
Like any rivalry, the place where the old and the new really makes amends is over cocktails. Besides being a first-class place to stay, Hotel Adagio also offers Mortimer's, one of the city's hottest bars that's right on the hotel grounds. Both native-born San Franciscans who can remember the days of one-lane traffic through downtown and the hippest of tech hipsters can appreciate the fantastic cocktails of Mortimer's.
Try Mortimer's Choice, a smooth cocktail with Templeton Rye, Cognac, Orange Liqueur, Peychaud's Bitters and Absinthe Rinse. If you need a nibble with that strong drink, the tasty small plates menu includes a bruschetta trio featuring goat cheese, arugula, prosciutto and a balsamic tapenade.
If you're looking for what San Francisco was, as well as what San Francisco will be, book a room at Hotel Adagio.