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1 Hotel San Francisco

8 Mission Street, San Francisco

A sustainable sanctuary inspired by Northern California’s stunning landscape and central to the Embarcadero. Our urban oasis is the perfect home base to embrace the area’s iconic culinary influence, harbor history, and dynamic daylife.

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WINTER ON THE EMBARCADERO

Enjoy happenings including creative workshops featuring local makers, sustainable shopping pop-ups, mindful mixology classes, full moon sound baths, and more across our property. Every event aims to bring you closer to our ethos of intention and connecting with nature.

WINTER SOLSTICE

Enjoy a winter escape in San Francisco with up to 35% off your stay. With every booking, we'll make a donation to St. Anthony's, which provides resources to feed, shelter, clothes, and lift the spirits of those in need here in San Francisco.

CRAFT THE PERFECT GATHERING

Make the most of the season by gathering with your loved ones in our nature-inspired spaces. From intimate dinners to festive parties, bring your vision to life while safeguarding the planet every step of the way.

Nature is Home in San Francisco
Geography

San Francisco exists on a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco Bay, and Golden Gate Strait. Known for its steep rolling hills, it’s a gorgeous display of California’s diverse terrain. At Twin Peaks, one of the highest points in San Francisco, see the city from 925 feet above — boasting 360-degree views of the cityscape contrasted with lush hills and sparkling waters. Out in the waters of the San Francisco Bay, you’ll find a group of over 15 islands, including Alcatraz, Angel Island, the Farallon Islands, the man-made Treasure Island, Alameda, and beyond.

Climate

Surrounded by water on three sides, San Francisco has a Mediterranean climate featuring warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. While San Francisco's climate varies day-to-day, it remains temperate throughout the year — summertime temps typically range from 50°F to 75°F and winter from 45°F to 60°F. No matter the season, enjoy a peaceful morning surrounded by the city’s famous misty coastal fog and end the day feeling the fresh evening sea breeze on your skin.

Flora

The slopes and parks of San Francisco are bursting with mosaics of diverse flora. Stroll through fields of brilliant California Wild Roses, California Tiger Lilies, Poppies, Daisies, and Douglas Iris. Gaze up at forests of towering Coast Redwoods and navigate webs of Coast Live Oak branches. At the Presidio, over 260 indigenous plant species still thrive, while a dozen rare and endangered native plant species keep their legacies alive.

Fauna

This coastal city is home to abundant wildlife. From bird watching to whale watching, there are so many opportunities to interact with the Bay’s diverse fauna. On land, we share the city with Tule Elk, mountain lions, bobcats, deer, and a variety of woodland creatures. Soaring through the sky, you might see red-tailed hawks, hummingbirds, sparrows, blue jays, robins, great blue herons, doves, countless species of vibrant butterflies, and so much more. San Francisco's surrounding waters are full of over 500 species including whales, seals, sea lions, dolphins, shrimp, oysters, and salmon.

Natural Attractions

With over 1,000 acres of natural beauty, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is the third-most-visited park in the nation. Spend time strolling through the botanical gardens alongside a number of glistening lakes. Right next to the park on the northwest coast of the city, you’ll find Lands End Lookout — a stunning destination full of winding trails, cluster beaches, and vibrant blooms. Just north of Lands End, explore the Presidio, a 1,500-acre park and former military base with a rich history and ecology. Of course, the San Francisco Bay itself is a stunning natural attraction you can explore through whale watching and island exploring. 

Sustainability

Surrounded on all sides by natural beauty, sustainability has always held a special place in the heart of San Francisco’s vibrant culture. Two decades ago, the city passed a public Zero Waste resolution, aiming to divert waste from landfills and promote a circular economy. So far, the city has reached 80% waste diversion — the highest in the nation. The city continues to champion sustainability efforts and inspire the rest of the nation through green transportation options, sustainable and equitable food programs, and water conservation initiatives (on average, San Franciscans consume the least amount of water in all of California).

Aerial photo of The Golden Gate bridge
Coastline at sunset
Aerial photo of the golden gate bridge
Views of green foliage
woman with dog on Embarcadero
View of the San Francisco ferry building clock tower from ground level
Organic beets set out for purchase, a sign reads Organic Beets three dollars per bunch

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1 Hotel San Francisco
8 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Located on the Embarcadero, explore San Francisco from our urban retreat, walking distance to the historic Ferry Building, celebrated museums, the baseball park, Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, and SoMa.

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