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If you walk into Hotel Triton San Francisco, you might mistake the lobby for a fine art gallery and the hotel rooms look more like guest rooms in a private home. Rest assured that you will be feeling cozy at Hotel Triton San Francisco and well cared for.

While the 140 room boutique hotel opened in 1913 it has recently completed a $6 million dollar renovation orchestrated by designer Liubasha Rose. Liubasha was striving to create the Danish concept of Hygge, conjuring a feeling of coziness. Similar to the home of a well heeled traveler, she has decorated the lobby and sitting areas with a curated collection of art from New York artist Field Kallop and found objects from Liubasha’s travels.

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Feeling cozy at Hotel Triton San Francisco. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

One of the most unique pieces in the lobby is a “window to the past.” I describe it as Indian Jones meets Mission Dolores. During demolition, an art deco mural was discovered behind the walls of the 1913 property. Created in the 1940’s by impressionist artist Jon Oshanna, “window to the past” depicts Mission Dolores, the oldest building in San Francisco and the oldest intact mission in California. Be sure to check it out when you check into the hotel.

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Jon Oshanna’s Mission Dolores mural is on display in a “window to the past.” Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Formerly a Kimpton Hotel, the property is now independently owned and operated as a San Francisco boutique hotel. There are so many one-of-a-kind touches in the hotel that make it different from a cookie cutter hotel property. The art in the rooms is unique and so is the art in the lobby. For example, the Nigerian Royal Yoruba Head Crowns on display by the reception area are gorgeous.

I’m told that a past guest of the hotel, who is originally from Nigeria, has brought several of his Nigerian friends to Hotel Triton specifically to see this unique collection of crowns.

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Nigerian Royal Yoruba Head Crown. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Grant Avenue Suite

I stayed in the Grant Avenue Suite, room #620, with king bed and flat-screen TV. My room looked out to the Financial District and Soma (South of Market.) Premium king rooms on the right wing of the hotel have a view of Chinatown and the Financial District.

Rates for Grant Avenue Suites range from $349 – $700 depending on demand. All rooms include Argan bath amenities, in addition to hair dryer. All rooms feature Waterworks bathroom fixtures with Carrara marble bathrooms and showers. Suites include white cotton robes and slippers – available upon request.

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Grant Avenue Suite photo © Nancy D. Brown

Need to know:

Rates range from $199 – $349 for full size beds, additionally there are double, queen and king room categories. There are 126 pet-friendly rooms on the 2nd-6th floors. There is no additional fee for pets! Coffee is available from 6:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the lobby. There is a gym in the basement that is available to guests 24 hours. There is a daily $25 urban amenity fee that covers WiFi, fitness center, 2 bottles of water, gluten-free Macaron upon check in and grab and go discount card.

On-site parking is available for $54 with unlimited in and out privileges, while oversize vehicles are $64. Room service is available for an additional $10 fee from Cafe de la Presse. There is a $15 minimum for room service.

Check in: 3:00 p.m.

Check out: 12:00 p.m.

Insider Tip: Remember when I said that Hotel Triton might be mistaken for an art gallery? You can purchase some of the art on display in the hotel lobby at St. Frank. For additional insider tips follow luxury travel writer @Nancydbrown on Twitter or Instagram @Nancydbrown and Hotel Triton on Instagram.

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Chinatown’s Dragon Gate is steps from the San Francisco hotel. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

If You Go:

Hotel Triton (415) 394-0500

342 Grant Avenue

San Francisco, California 94108

Feeling cozy Hotel Triton San Francisco review and all photography by travel writer Nancy D. Brown. As is typical in the industry, I received a complimentary media stay, however, all opinions are my own.