This storied downtown S.F. hotel is about as classic as they come. With its elegant décor and luxe amenities this old-timey spot is a celebrated Bay Area lodging haven. And the pool doesn’t fall flat either. The large indoor swimming pool sits in the atrium area of the hotel and is ideal for those looking for everything from a mid-afternoon dip to a full-on workout. Plus, it's heated, so if Mother Nature throws a curveball you can still utilize it. We recommend trailing a hotel guest friend for entry to this wow-worthy watering hole.
Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street (between Stevenson and Market streets); 415-512-1111.
Photo: Courtesy of Palace Hotel