The Mystic Hotel, San Francisco

The Mystic Hotel, San Francisco

You probably heard of people leaving their hearts in #SanFrancisco and in this trip, we became one of them. Staying in the Mystic, made the deal sweeter as it had everything we needed a boutique hotel to be. Opened in 2012 by Charlie Palmer, the rooms were cozy, the food was heavenly and the location is strategically located right next to everything we needed.

We had a great trip out to San Francisco the last week in May and we were lucky enough to experience the city before the June gloom. We loved our stay at The Mystic, a great little boutique hotel located in downtown San Francisco. The highlights of the hotel for me were the excellent continental breakfast and the Burritt Room bar with live jazz every night.

Mystic Hotel entrance
Mystic Hotel entrance


The Mystic Hotel is a refurbished 82 room boutique hotel in a Victorian era building. A short walk from San Francisco’s Union Square, Financial District, and Chinatown, the Mystic was opened in 2012 by famous chef Charlie Palmer (which explains why the food was fantastic). The staff is friendly and accommodating, the location is prime, and the rooms are comfortable with simple modern design.

the Mystic was opened in 2012 by famous chef Charlie Palmer 


Centrally located in downtown San Francisco, The Mystic is about a five minute walk from Union Square and one block from the main entrance to Chinatown. Within walking distance of several great restaurants (including the Kuleto’s, a classic Italian restaurant that’s been a SF staple for twenty years, and Tadich Grill, California’s oldest restaurant), and loads of shopping including one of our favorite Japanese chains Uniqlo!

The lobby at the Mystic
The lobby at the Mystic

The Room

Our room was small and cozy with high ceilings, a bay window with a view of the shops below, and a wall mounted flat screen TV. The queen size bed had a plush white comforter and we had excellent sleep our entire stay. The small, elegant bathrooms have a white tile shower, marble wall tile, and a pedestal vanity.


The awesome continental breakfast was my favorite part of our stay at The Mystic. The breakfast is served in Burritt Tavern with Motown tunes playing every morning from 7-10am. The breakfast includes hard boiled eggs, mini quiche, breads, pastries, and croissants with Nutella and homemade berry jams, grapefruits, orange, orange juice, teas, and coffee.

The breakfast is served in Burritt Tavern with Motown tunes playing every morning from 7-10am.
Continental breakfast in Burritt Tavern
Continental breakfast in Burritt Tavern


The Burritt Room is The Mystic Hotel’s bar and lounge. They have live jazz every evening and we stopped in one day for happy hour beers and hummus. It was by far the best hummus we’ve ever had. The O.R.T. Hummus had whole chickpeas, roasted red bell peppers, oven roasted tomatoes, heirloom tomato, and lavender crackers. It’s rare for hummus to be so memorable and I highly recommend it!

from  $249

Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer

 417 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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The Burritt Room and Burritt Tavern, the hotel restaurant which serves modern American cuisine, were named after nearby Burritt Alley made famous in Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon.

The Burriit Room bar and lounge

Bottom Line

We would definitely stay at The Mystic Hotel again and highly recommend it.  

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