A refreshing alternative to expensive luxury hotels, BEI San Francisco couldn’t have come at a better time. With hotel rooms often exceeding $400 a night, this distinctive boutique offers far more affordable solutions in the City to both the business and leisure traveler. Yet despite its affordability this upscale boutique does not cut corners in its accommodations, dining, activities, and of course, service and hospitality. Learn why BEI San Francisco is a smart choice for your next visit to the City by the Bay.
About BEI San Francisco
BEI San Francisco
50 Eighth St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Opened in 2019, BEI San Francisco is an upscale, yet moderately priced boutique hotel and the sister property of BEI Zhalolong in Beijing, China. Occupying the former space of the Holiday Inn San Francisco-Civic Center, BEI Hotel San Francisco features 396 guestrooms, two dining options and 10,000 square feet of co-working, meeting and event space.
Located near the intersection of Eighth and Market streets, BEI San Francisco is within walking distance to the Orpheum Theatre, City Hall, Asian Art Museum and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Businesses nearby include Dolby Laboratories and Twitter headquarters. Public transportation is easily accessible on Market Street, with bus stops and Civic Center BART station just minutes away. The pet friendly hotel located in the Mid-Market neighborhood recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation.
An integral segment of Davidson Hotels and Resorts’ broader portfolio, BEI San Francisco is led by General Manager Marc Choplick.
The 396 guestrooms average 350 square feet and all very appointed, with multifunctional tables and chairs and premium bedding. Each of the rooms also features a 55-inch flat panel TV, wireless access, laptop compatible safes and city or courtyard views. Superior Rooms and Executive Rooms are available in both double and king configurations, while the latter offers upgraded amenities. Each of the rooms also comes equipped with original artwork, blackout drapes, iron and ironing board, premium toiletries and branded yoga mat and exercise ball. BEI San Francisco also offers “Stay, Work, Play” rooms, with beds that can be propped up against the wall to provide for more work or play space and access to the outdoor terrace. Connecting/adjoining and accessible rooms are also available. The hotel allows pets for an additional fee. A hotel amenity fee is added to the room charge, which include a complimentary happy hour drink and access to qualifying BEI San Francisco events.
BEI San Francisco offers two onsite dining options. Open daily until 2 p.m., Ren is the hotel’s café, offering freshly brewed coffee and to-go items like bottled drinks, fresh pastries and deli items. All menu items like sharables, gourmet burgers, salads and pasta can also be ordered from Sum, the hotel’s main restaurant. Ren also sells premium beer and wine.
Sum offers a full bar and is open daily for breakfast and dinner, with bar seats, lounge chairs and sofas, along with traditional seating and tables nearby. Sum also hosts daily happy hours, with weekly specials like a bartender’s choice on Try it on Tuesday, featured wine on Wine Not Wednesday and games, puzzles and beer on Arts and Drafts Thursday.
BEI San Francisco offers a variety of guest services, including 24-hour front desk, business center, daily housekeeping, laundry/dry cleaning service and luggage storage. Fruit infused water is also available in the lobby. The hotel also offers a self-parking garage on two levels and very competitive parking rates.
What sets BEI San Francisco apart from similarly priced local hotels are its impressive public workspaces, daily fitness classes including Yoga with a Twist and Speaker Series. Currently held on alternating Fridays, the Speaker Series showcases exceptionally talented local innovators and are held at an 8 a.m. Breakfast Club and 6 p.m. Toast and Tell. For more information on upcoming events or to register, please visit beisf.eventbrite.com.
BEI San Francisco also has an 800 square foot fitness facility with free weights and state-of-the-art cardio equipment. The facility is located adjacent to the outdoor terrace on the fourth floor.
BEI San Francisco offers 10,000 square feet of conference/event space, including 3,000 square feet of traditional meeting space and the outdoor terrace. Also available on the ground level is 7,000 square feet of flexible space, which includes public workstations and game room.
Current specials available through BEI San Francisco include the BEI Weekender, with complimentary self-parking and early check in/late check out and BEI Breakfast with complimentary breakfast for two at Sum restaurant. BEI San Francisco is also offering early bird savings when booking in advance and special rates of up to 12 percent off for California residents.
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About The Author:
Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who has covered national/international travel for CBS Local and all things San Francisco for CBS San Francisco. His stories have also appeared in the Daily Meal, CBS Radio, Examiner.com and Radio.com, among others. He is a Media Fellow of Stanford University and a member of the Freelance Council of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW).
He is a lifelong resident of Santa Cruz County, California.