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Mystic Hotel - Frequently Asked Questions


We have a partnership with the parking garage at 450 Sutter Street, which is right around the corner from Mystic Hotel, and steps away from Chinatown, Nob Hill and the Financial District. It offers Valet Parking and 24-hour Security Protection. Upon arrival, you will be presented with a parking pass that you will present to our Concierge and we will charge the $38 per night fee to your room.

A Chinatown is literally STEPS (8-min walk) from our charming boutique hotel. Just cross the street on Sutter, walk one block down to Grant Street and make a left, and you will have arrived in the heart of Chinatown. You can also walk through the Stockton St. Tunnel, which is to the left of the property and you will be in another section of Chinatown San Francisco once you’ve made it out of the tunnel. Our proximity to Chinatown, makes Mystic Hotel a great lodging choice.

Fisherman's Wharf is roughly a 10 minute drive or 30 minute walk from our hotel. You can also walk out the hotel doors, down to Market Street and hop on the San Francisco's historic streetcar line. It is just $2.00 to catch the F train and it will take you directly to Fisherman's Wharf. Once there you will be right across from The Fairy Building, Pier 39, and many more attractions in San Francisco.

A On a good day, it shouldn’t take any longer than 20 minutes to get to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) from the hotel. It also depends on traffic as well. Should there be heavy traffic, or if you just so happened to commute during rush hour, it will take about 45 minutes to an hour. So make sure to plan ahead! 

Here in Union Square there are a variety of different places to eat with more than 100 restaurants, cafes, bars and eateries. But if you are looking for something close by check out Lori's Diner, which is right around the corner on Sutter Street. Lori's Diner, a 50s style restaurant, is open 24 hours and serves an amazing breakfast.

Check out Eater San Francisco for some of their top spots or just ask our Concierge. 

A A very fun place that we would recommend is Golden Gate Tap Room. Once there, you will experience amazing hospitality from the bartenders and security. They have a variety of games to play and serve amazing happy hour drinks and appetizers. Another local and more traditional bar that we would recommend is Murphy’s Pub, which is just a short 3 blocks away from the property and features local micro brew draught beers. Broadway, a top destination for dining, nightlife and entertainment, is also 15 minutes away in walking distance. 

There is so much to do in San Francisco for the entire family, from the Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39 to the Cable Car Museum. We strongly suggest The California Academy of Science. You can find this lovely museum in the historical neighborhood of Golden Gate Park. The museum offers an amazing oceanic aquarium and other exhibits. Explore the labs of scientists as they study the diversity and interconnectedness of life on Earth. Children can also experience what it’s like to walk on the moon and other planets in the Planetarium. Travel back in time and experience what the locals felt during the famous 1906 and 1989 Great San Francisco Quake in the museums Earthquake Simulation.



A Congrats on your upcoming nuptials! For some of the best wedding photos, check out the famous Palace of Fine Arts, located in the Marina District of San Francisco. The palace has been seen in movies like Mrs. Doubtfire, The Princess Diaries, and The Wedding Planner. You also get a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge, another San Francisco icon. 
A Simply email your itinerary to the email address provided to you by our Concierge and we will gladly print out every document you need to make sure you get home safely, at no additional cost.
A We have two car rental companies within walking distance of the hotel. National Car Rental is on Bush Street, just walk one block through the tunnel that is right next to the property and you will be there. There is also Hertz just 2 blocks away on Powell. If you need directions, please stop by our Concierge desk and we'll point you in the right direction! 
A Whether you are looking for something more high-end or budget-friendly, San Francisco has plenty of options for you. Just three blocks from the hotel is Market Street, which features the famous Westfield Mall, also known as Westfield San Francisco Centre. Standing at nine floors high, you will find many shoes and apparel stores of all types that will meet your budget. The Westfield is a favorite to many tourists and locals due to its high altitude and diversity of the food you will find in its food court. Outside of the mall, you will find many more clothing and shoe stores as you roam our city streets.
A Unfortunately, not. However, there are many gyms in the area that offer daily passes if you would like to work out for the day. Some of the gyms in the area include:
  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • Planet Fitness
  • Crunch Fitness
  • LiveFit Gym
  • Equinox
A The Alcatraz Tour is a very fun and adventurous tour that you can explore during the day. Boat transportation tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket booth at Pier 39. For thrill seekers, we would recommend the Alcatraz Night Tour and witness the paranormal activities that goes on in one of the worlds most haunted prisons on earth. You can also catch a Bay Cruise that will take you around from Pier 39, underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, around Angel Island and Alcatraz, all the way to the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island, and back. For more information about all the different things to do at Pier 39, click here
A Some of the best places in San Francisco to experience great views are Coit Tower, Treasure Island, and Twin Peaks. If you have a car and don’t mind traveling across the Bay Bridge into the East Bay, there are amazing views in Berkeley at Grizzly Peak, which is in the hills past the University of California. You can also get a closer look of the city from the Berkeley Marina.
A Lombard Street, also called the "Crookedest Street in the World" is a popular San Francisco landmark with eight sharp hairpin turns.  To get there, you can hop on San Francisco’s famous cable cars, the Hyde Street cable car or the Powell-Mason cable car lines, and it can take you to the neighborhood of Lombard Street. Just make sure to listen to the car operator so you don’t miss your stop! Lombard Street also is a great place to take photos from the bottom looking up or from the top. Don't forget to pack your walking shoes if you decide to walk up the steep street! 
A Yes! Mystic Hotel welcomes your four-legged friend up to 40lbs. For more information on policies and fees, click here
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