Watch the tide roll away from 40 stories up at San Francisco’s new Four Seasons hotel.
San Francisco is renowned for its views. Thanks to the scenery—the bridges, the buildings, the bay, and the many hilltops from which one can take it all in. There’s no hill, however, that offers quite so impressive a panorama as the one at the new Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero.
The hotel, which opened in October in the Financial District, places its 155 rooms and suites on the top 11 floors of the 48-story 345 California Center. At 725 feet, it’s the fifth-tallest skyscraper in San Francisco.
Whether it’s from their bed, or one of the building’s glass Sky Bridges, guests can see the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the Transamerica Pyramid, Coit Tower, the Bay Bridge, and more. Depending on which window they’re looking through, of course.
Want to take those landmarks home with you? Make use of the hotel’s altitude with a private virtual lesson with award-winning photographer Adam Jacobs. Adam teaches amateur shutterbugs how best to capture the City by the Bay.
“San Francisco is definitely one of the world’s best cities to photograph,” Jacobs says. “From the top of the hotel, you’re treated to a sweeping, unobstructed view that’s perfect for panoramic photographs, as well as being able to shoot all the major landmarks. Of course, watch out for ‘Karl’—the affectionate name given to the mystical ocean fog that rolls into the city many months of the year.” After a temporary closure, the hotel will reopen in April with rooms from $520 per night, fourseasons.com/embarcadero. Photo classes start from $190 per person, adamjacobsphotography.com