Two San Francisco hotels offer holiday bed & breakfast packages

Despite the number of people who travel to see family and friends during the holiday season, it is often a quiet season for hotels. In an effort to fill their rooms, many hotels offer bargain rates, which can benefit those who -- like me -- prefer the surroundings of an upmarket hotel to bunking on a relative’s air mattress or hide-a-bed.

Travelers who plan to be in the San Francisco Bay area during the holidays may be interested in Holiday Bed & Breakfast Packages being offered by two Hilton properties: the Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 San Francisco.

TransAmerica Pyramid, San Francisco skyline
TransAmerica Pyramid
Featured from Nov. 21 through Jan. 1, 2017, the Hilton San Francisco Union Square’s Holiday Bed & Breakfast Package starts at $179 per night for a Standard King Room. The offer is available for two people and includes accommodations and breakfast buffet for two in the hotel’s Urban Tavern restaurant.

The Parc 55 San Francisco’s Holiday Bed & Breakfast Package also starts at $179 per night for a Standard King Room and includes accommodations as well as breakfast for two in the hotel’s Cable 55 restaurant. The Parc 55 package is also valid from Nov. 21 through Jan. 1, 2017.

Both properties are located in the city’s vibrant Union Square area and are ideal for those who want convenient access to shopping at the city’s largest selection of retail stores, outlets, boutiques and department stores; ice skating at the Union Square Holiday Ice Rink; taking in a holiday production at one of the many neighborhood theaters; visiting Santa Claus at Macy’s; enjoying The Nutcracker at the War Memorial Opera House; taking a ride on San Francisco’s legendary Cable Car; or just walking through the streets of Union Square, which will be all decked out for the season.

Once the day’s shopping and sightseeing is over, guests can relax at San Francisco’s newest viewing lounge, the Cityscape San Francisco Lounge, located on the Hilton San Francisco Union Square’s 46 th floor. Just opened in September, the viewing lounge welcomes guests from 5:00 p.m. to midnight every day of the week and offers breathtaking, 360-degree panoramic views of the entire Bay Area including San Francisco’s most iconic landmarks.

The view from Golden Gate Corner, Cityscape, Hilton San Francisco Union Square
The view from Golden Gate Corner, Cityscape
Cityscape offers small plates and appetizers, signature cocktails, wines by the glass, a variety of beers on tap, fine spirits and the best, most coveted viewing platform in the city.

Designed as one of the top “must see” attractions in San Francisco, Cityscape is the quintessential destination for those who want to experience the city’s most dynamic views. Cityscape offers guests sights that can only be seen from the vantage point of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square’s Tower One.

Both the Parc 55 San Francisco at 55 Cyril Magnin Blvd. and the Hilton San Francisco Union Square at 333 O’Farrell St. are just a short – and importantly, level – walk from the Powell Street cable car terminus, several Muni stops, and the Powell Street BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station. Their proximity to BART provides a convenient alternative for visitors flying in to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), who can then take BART into the city.

More information about, and reservations for, Hilton San Francisco Union Square are available at the hotel’s website or by calling (415) 771-1400. More information about, and reservations for, Parc 55 San Francisco are available at the property’s website or by calling (415) 392-8000.

Those headed for Baghdad by the Bay may also want to check out What's New in San Francisco, a guide to activities compiled by the San Francisco Travel Association.

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TransAmerica photo by Carl Dombek
Cityscape photo provided by the property
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Full disclosure: Although no longer employed by the company, I worked for a Hilton property is Seattle from 2010 to 2015.