The Phoenix is San Francisco Bay Area's boutique hotel of choice for up and coming rock stars. The Tenderloin neighborhood is a bit dodgy and the interiors are far from luxurious, but if you want to rub elbows with celebrities and rockers, or at least stay where theyâ€™ve stayed, then this is the boutique hotel for you. The funky vibe starts with the island bungalow dÃ©cor- more quirky than stylish, and continues throughout with a laid back staff and free temporary tattoos.
The courtyard has a heated outdoor pool and tropical garden filled with tribal-esque sculptures. Breakfast is served daily in the courtyard. The boutique hotel's hip restaurant is called Bambuddha Lounge and serves Southeast Asian cuisine with cocktail-lounge panache. Parking is free and in-room massages can be arranged.
The 44 rooms, including three suites, all overlook the courtyard. Inside, the rooms feature bright carpeting and bedspreads with local contemporary art. The overall look is kooky but comfortable.
Funky Rock n’Roll
The Phoenix Hotel is centrally located in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, within walking distance of most of the city’s musical entertainment venues including the Great American Music Hall, the Warfield, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, the Opera House, Golden Gate Theater, and the Orpheum Theater. The Asian Art Museum and government buildings and courthouses of the Civic Center are less than three blocks from the hotel. Other popular attractions such as Fisherman\'s Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square and the Financial District are a short ten-minute drive away.
Known as the ‘Rock and Roll’ hotel in San Francisco, this is where Keanu Reeves, Joan Jett, Vincent Gallo and Little Richard have all been former guests. It boasts it was the launching pad for such great bands as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, the Killers and Bloc Party. You never know who may be chilling out by the pool or posing for a photo shoot in this world renowned music-oriented hotel! The Phoenix is not for everyone as it is more funky than a traditional luxury hotel but the rooms are nonetheless very well-appointed with bright decor in a far eastern Balinese style.
This Joie de Vivre boutique hotel is a landmark in this arty city. The interior décor of this hip hotel successfully combines the elements of water, light and bamboo with jewel-bright colours. Rooms include a complimentary breakfast served by the pool to piped jungle music, free parking, complimentary passes to the Kabuki Springs and Spa and a complimentary tour with a Golden Gate Greeter.
Popular with visiting artists and entertainers, the Bambuddha restaurant and bar provides a high-energy atmosphere which those in the music business will soak up. Ceiling-to-floor waterfalls and slate fireplaces make a great setting for the asian-inspired cusine which is reasonably priced. The Bambuddha is open from Wednesday through Saturday for cocktails and dinner.
This hotel is the ideal choice for the young-at-heart who want a memorable experience at one of the funkiest hotels in San Francisco.