The Love Chef

Hotel & Resort Reviews

2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone (415) 512-1111

Okay, so I was a captive audience! Having been bedded down there, by the producers of KGO-TV.

It has been a long time since I stayed at this San Francisco icon, which opened in 1875 to a dusty frontier town heralding San Francisco’s coming of age.

Today, after restoration to its original greatness, it continues to shine on the world stage; a “Love Chef” must visit property in your lifetime. The column stained glass marble will cause your heart to skip a beat. Vaulted ceilings, Austria crystal chandeliers are an amazing sight to behold – if the walls could talk it could probably tell many fascinating tales about giants of industry, royalty, presidents, celebs, who have sojourned at the Palace Hotel and, now your “Love Chef”.

Boys and girls, spa time is a must just to relax in the magnificent latticework in an exalted sun dome. Teatime is also a must in San Francisco’s landmark “The Garden Court”, one of the Palace’s treasures. Cocktail time can be spent at the Pied Piper Bar which houses the famous back bar mural by Maxfield Parrish.

This is certainly a “gem” amongst the collection of luxury hotels in a gem of a city. As my fellow Friar Tony Bennett sings (to paraphrase the song) “you will leave your heart in San Francisco,” and I concur by adding @ the Palace Hotel.


“The Love Chef” (Francis Anthony) is the author of several cookbooks and appears on local and national TV. You can find his cookbooks at and/or visit his website “Cooking With Love” and “The Love Chef” are registered trademarks.


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