A Look at San Francisco 'Starwood Luxury Privileges' Hotels

The Starwood Luxury Privileges Program is a hotel collection representing the world’s largest and most diverse collection of iconic luxury brands including St Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels and select Westin hotels that offer value added amenities when booking the Luxury Privileges rate.

San Francisco has three hotels part of this collection that can help you gain extra value for your next trip to the city!



Learn more about the Starwood Luxury Privileges Program here: Starwood Luxury Privileges Program

In the near future this program may be encompassed as part of the Marriott International Luxury Brands Program.  Marriott International Luxury Brands represents the following hotel collections: EDITION, The Ritz-Carlton, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, Bulgari, and W Hotels.

In San Francisco, there are three hotels that are part of the Starwood Luxury Privileges Program, including the Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco, W San Francisco and the St. Regis San Francisco.

Two of the three hotels below are also Virtuoso 'Best of the Best' Properties.  Read more below for highlights of the value-added amenities and differences between the two programs below at each of the hotels.


Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
The Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is a landmark hotel encompassing an entire city block in San Francisco and is conveniently located central to everything the city has to offer.


The hotel first welcomed guests in 1875, as the world's largest and most luxurious hotel, but the earthquake of 1906 destroyed the property.  The building that stands now was constructed in 1909, renovated and retrofitted in the early 1990's and completely remodeled in 2015.


Experience gracious hospitality on a grand scale at the iconic Palace Hotel, San Francisco.  The Palace Hotel is a full-service destination that offers elegant accommodations, evidenced by soaring 14-foot ceilings, original architectural details, opulent bedding, marble bathrooms and a host of thoughtful and luxurious modern amenities.

Review: Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco


SPG Luxury Privileges:
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit per stay, available in following outlets: Garden Court, GC Lounge, Pied Piper, or in-room dining
  • Complimentary Full Breakfast for two daily until 10:00 am for the duration of the stay (excludes Sunday Brunch), available in Garden Court or through in-room dining
  • Complimentary standard in-room internet access
  • Upgrade on arrival, early check-in, and late check-out, which are all subject to availability
Virtuoso Amenities for your stay for 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary full breakfast for two daily until 10:00 a.m. for duration of the stay (excludes Sunday Brunch)
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable ,no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
W San Francisco
The W San Francisco, located in the South of Market District (SoMa), is steps away from great museums, Union Square and offers awesome views of the Financial District and San Francisco Bay.  The hotel offers a convenient location near the main sights of San Francisco and would be a great option for your next trip here.

Review: W San Francisco


SPG Luxury Privileges:
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit per room per stay, (valid for Trace Restaurant only and excludes alcohol)
  • Daily Full Breakfast for two guests in Trace Restaurant
  • Complimentary standard in-room internet access
  • Upgrade on arrival, early check-in, and late check-out, which are all subject to availability

The St. Regis San Francisco
At the most artful address, The St. Regis San Francisco is located in the vibrant SoMa district affording guests magnificent views of the San Francisco cityscape. A modern day interpretation of the St. Regis legacy, the hotel is a prestigious landmark of architectural bravura, seamlessly incorporating the historic Williams Building and a contemporary 40-story tower.

SPG Luxury Privileges:
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, once during a stay
  • Continental Breakfast for two each morning (USD 60 per room credit based on double occupancy)
  • Complimentary standard in-room internet access
  • Upgrade on arrival, early check-in, and late check-out, which are all subject to availability
Virtuoso Amenities for your stay for 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (excluding suite categories)
  • Continental Breakfast for two daily at Grill Restaurant. Also available with room service (Maximum credit of $60 per room, per day)
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Virtuoso travel advisors have global connections to make your trip better. When you check in, you’re a VIP and can expect exclusive amenities such as room upgrade on arrival, daily breakfast, resort credits, early check-in/late checkout, spa treatment credits, special Virtuoso experiences and more!

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