Dec 10, 2019 | Explore the Bay Area
Pure Magic is Happening Just Outside Hotel Abri’s Doors
San Francisco is brimming with art and cultural museums, theaters, shopping districts, and eateries and cocktail lounges, and Hotel Abri is in the heart of it all. With so many iconic destinations within a short walking distance of Hotel Abri, you’ll find yourself in a world of vibrant culture and excitement just outside our front door. Experience the best of downtown at our historic boutique hotel.
The public plaza is a premier destination for upscale department stores, boutiques, gift shops, art galleries, and beauty salons. Standing tall in the center of the 2.6-acre plaza is the Dewey Monument, a striking memorial statue commemorating Admiral George Dewey’s victory in the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. The square is flanked by Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany, Louis Vuitton, BVLGARI, and more cosmopolitan stores that breathe life into the gathering place that pulses with energy. Union Square is particularly magical during the holidays, as the plaza is bedecked with a towering 83-feet tall Christmas tree, twinkling palms, and the pop-up Holiday Ice Rink.
Broadway’s hottest plays, hit musicals, and emerging acts breathe life into San Francisco’s thriving Theater District. The neighborhood spans around 10 blocks and includes venues like the Orpheum Theatre, Curran Theatre, Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, American Conservatory, The Strand, Geary Theater, August Hall, PianoFight and so many more. Walk to this happening district in minutes when you stay with Hotel Abri.
Cultural and artistic institutions are waiting to be discovered at museums sprinkled throughout our San Francisco neighborhood. Celebrate the rich history of one of San Francisco’s most misunderstood neighborhoods at the Tenderloin Museum, dive into California's richly diverse past at the California Historical Society, immerse yourself in the history, art, and culture of the diaspora at the Museum of African Diaspora, or experience innovative exhibitions at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. From the International Art Museum of America to the prestigious San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s collection of Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois, and more works from distinguished 20th century masters, explore world renowned artworks without leaving the neighborhood. For fun, visit the colorful Museum of Ice Cream on Grant Avenue for immersive and innovative concepts designed around the sweet treat.
Bars & Restaurants
Dine at some of the most exciting restaurants in the city - without having to hail a cab. Begin the day with a cup of gourmet coffee and pastry at Caffe Central or Barbary Coast Pastry and Coffee. Find upscale American eats at Mikkeller Bar, Bluestem Brasserie, or Gibson and local catch and steaks at John’s Grille. Experience the city’s Asian food renaissance at nearby Chaat Corner, Old Siam, New Delhi Indian Restaurant, Little Delhi, King Kee, Miyabiya Sushi and Grill, and Dojima Ann. Keep it casual at Johnny Foley’s Irish House and Union Square Sports Bar, both offering classic pub grub and local brews.
Or, don’t leave Hotel Abri at all. Puccini & Pinetti located on Hotel Abri’s ground level serves Cali-Italian inspired pasta and seafood dishes in a lively and welcoming atmosphere. Hard wood furnishings and warm tones greet you for a meal of modern grilled fare, wood-fired oven pizza, and hefty pasta dishes. Visit Puccini & Pinetti Tuesday to Saturday, from 3 - 10 p.m, with a daily Happy Hour happening 3 - 6 p.m. which features excellent deals on mouthwatering small plates, wine, beer, cocktails, and bar specialties.
Want to explore further? Hotel Abri is only steps from the cable car trolley, bus, and Powell Street BART station to access the city’s greatest attractions, from the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz to Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf.
Take advantage of our best available rates and special offers when you book direct with Hotel Abri, a historic San Francisco hotel known for its spacious rooms and suites, high-tech features, and prime location only steps from Union Square.