San Francisco, United States

The Battery San Francisco

Rates from (inc tax)$645.00

Price information

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Exclusive members’ club


The city’s hippest address


Every city has that one cool spot everyone’s always trying to get into. San Francisco’s is The Battery, the members’ club with rooms (and a spa, and a restaurant, and four bars) that was hitherto only available to particularly in-the-know guests. But now, we can get you in: just tell ‘em Mr & Mrs Smith sent you… 

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Need to know


Fourteen rooms and suites.


11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 1pm.


Double rooms from $645.00, excluding tax at 16.25 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD749.81), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Hashtag aficionados, prepare to step away from your devices: cameras are verboten in public spaces.

At the hotel

Spa, gym, library, garden, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: Nespresso machines, minibars, Molton Brown toiletries.

Our favourite rooms

Room #1 is the lightest and brightest, and one of the better choices for longer city stays. If you’ve friends in town, book the 6,200sq ft Penthouse and invite them to join you at your 14-seat outdoor dining table…


Hide out from the city buzz in the steam room, sauna or over-sized hot tub. Book from the spa menu in advance to guarantee your deep-tissue bliss.

Packing tips

San Francisco’s the sort of city you’ll see best on foot, so come prepared for lots of walking (up hills) and avoiding rain, at any time of year.


All public spaces are wheelchair accessible; one guest room is wheelchair accessible, and one has features for hearing-impaired guests.


Well-behaved little ones are welcome. Sunday brunch is a family affair with special child-friendly activities.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

For secluded Saturday night drinks, disappear into a booth or an oversized couch. Otherwise, a shared dining table or high-stooped bar perch is the way to go for the more social diners.

Dress Code

No need to dress up (West Coasters err towards the casual), but don’t dress too far down, either – a scarlet lip won’t go amiss.

Hotel restaurant

717B shares its industrialesque good looks with the rest of the hotel, and the buzz starts at breakfast and continues all day till last call at the bar. Most of the ingredients you’ll find on the menu are naturally-sourced, seasonal and organic, and chef Nicolai Lipscomb is a dab hand at deliciousness. As such, you’ll need to book ahead to guarantee your table. 

Hotel bar

There are four – sample them all. First, enjoy a quiet cocktail at the sun-soaked Garden Bar. Later, head to the House Bar for small plates and craft cocktails. The Wine Cellar serves, well, wine, selected by the hotel's expert sommelier, and the Musto Bar is the most exclusive drinking den.

Last orders

Breakfast is served 7am–10:30am, and Sunday brunch 9am–2.30pm; grab lunch 1:30–2:30pm, Monday to Saturday; and you can dine till 10pm (10:30pm on Friday and Saturday). Last call for drinks is midnight (1am Friday and Saturday).

Room service

Room service is available, but 717B is well worth leaving your room for, too.


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The Battery San Francisco
717 Battery Street
San Francisco
United States


A host of major airlines serve San Francisco Airport, about 40 minutes’ drive from the Battery. You’re equally likely to touch down at Oakland International Airport, just 25 minutes from the hotel.


The BART system skips the traffic and connects San Francisco to both SFO or OAK airports. And, the Amtrak Coast Starlight Line takes you north and south through California, if you’re travelling around the state.


You don’t really want to drive in San Francisco. Really. The traffic’s crazy, and the one-way system intimidating (and public transport and taxis are plentiful). But if you must, valet parking’s available at the hotel for $50 a night.

Worth getting out of bed for

Gastro-loving turf and thirst-quenching bars are only a short stroll away, as are waterfront views along the city’s Embarcadero. Worldwide flavours are prevalent: Yank Sing (49 Stevenson Street) provides what many dub the best dimsum in SF, Nopalito (1224 9th Ave – a direct tram ride away) is an organic, Mexican love affair for locals, and the impeccable design inside The Cavalier (360 Jessie St) is the perfect setting for British-style brunch and a bloody mary. Step inside the red brick exterior of Cotogna (490 Pacific Ave) for a dinner of rustic Italian cuisine made using only superior, Northern Californian products, and be tempted by Dorothy’s Distraction or the Hemingway Daquiri on the cocktail menu. At the much hyped about PABU (101 California St), co-owned by celebrated chef Michael Mina, seat beneath the soft glow of Japanese lanterns and heavy timbers, and try out perfected culinary flavours of Izakaya-style dining. Not so peckish? Head to the dynamic bar, be inspired by its 35-page strong menu and remember that the comfiest of pillows will be waiting for you back at home, to rest any weary heads.

Rejuvenate with a walk along the Embarcadero waterfront and a raw, organic juice at The Plant (Pier 3). You can opt to continue the gastronomic experience with a visit to artisan-dense Ferry Building Marketplace (make sure The Slanted Door is in your address book), or hop on board one of Hornblower’s unique cruises to catch that San Fran sea breeze while the beats of local DJs accompany you on the panoramic journey. Slightly further from the hotel, but well worth the adventure, is a bike ride through Presidio to capture that envious Golden Gate sunset shot, a night tour of Alcatraz, and seats at a San Francisco Giants game.


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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this stylish hotel in San Francisco, a full account of their luxury city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside/postcard from The Battery San Francisco hotel in California…

San Francisco’s a fascinating city, and the Battery is an equally fascinating hotel: the one-time sweet factory maintains an industrial air with its exposed brick walls and sky-high ceilings, and the not-your-mother’s-hotel cool factor’s ramped up with modern art and taxidermy on display. You’ll find it in the center of San Francisco, but neatly tucked away from the tourist-ridden hubbub on a quieter street (but still walkable – or Uber-able – from Chinatown or North Beach. Within, each of the 14 rooms is unique, and each is a knowingly cool grown-up playground: bowler-hat lampshades sit alongside tan leather chaises longues. Restaurant 717B plays host to the city’s hippest work-from-homers during the day and serves up delicious organic fare at almost all hours, and the Garden Bar is the place to hide out in the sunshine when the notoriously fickle weather allows.

Originally opened in 2013 as a members’ club with rooms upstairs (convenient after a few of the multiple bars’ excellent cocktails), the Battery soon became one of the city’s most exclusive addresses… and if you’re not a member, the best way to book a room is through your friends Mr & Mrs Smith.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in The Battery San Francisco’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The large modern room and decor breaks out of the mould of many corporate San Francisco hotels. The mood and exclusivity of the Battery is a great selling point. Close to the Ferry Building and just twenty minutes from Downtown. The new SFMOMA is fantastic.

Don’t expect

Although sold as a club don't expect intimate lounges, the communal areas are larger and open.


Stayed on 15 Aug 2016

We loved

Everything! Service, food, decor, linens, fitness, outdoor space ......avocado toast is divine!

Don’t expect

Any caneras


Stayed on 22 Jul 2016

We loved

Range of bars, immaculate rooms, Central location

Don’t expect

Alcohol free bar visits...


Stayed on 11 Jul 2015

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