San Francisco may be a tourist favorite, but its hotels are falling short in travel rankings.
The Ritz-Carlton is the only hotel in the city to make AAA’s exclusive Five Diamonds list for 2014 – and for that matter it’s the only one in coastal counties between Santa Barbara (Four Seasons Biltmore) and the Oregon border.
Although most travelers are happy to stay at more affordable lodgings than the Five Diamonds contingent, it’s interesting to note that San Francisco also failed to nab more than one spot on the recently published Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List of 200 U.S. hotels, nominated by readers. The St. Regis is the only S.F. hotel out of a whopping 36 from California, although the Bay Area and Northern California in general have better representation than on the AAA list.