Spot Cool Stuff strives to be objective in all our reviews. That’s nearly impossible for us when it comes to the Hotel Triton. This fun, boutique hotel at the edge of San Fancisco’s Chinatown has a special place in our heart. In our early adulthood we spent many nights here while working on a consulting project. It was the first high design hotel we stayed at and our home base for exploring the city by the Bay.
Thereafter our travels did not take us back to San Francisco for six years. When we returned we decided to stay at the Triton again. After we checked in we found a handwritten note in our upgraded room that read: Where have you been for the last six years? We’ve missed you!
How can you not love service like that!?
Apparently you can’t. The Hotel Triton has earned a loyal following among many who have stayed here. The place is especially popular with musicians, film makers, artsy-types and, most of all, anyone looking to have fun and be social. Opportunities to mingle at the Triton abound: morning coffee in the lobby, cookies in the afternoon, complimentary wine parties in the evenings with a masseuse and a tarot card reader. Other freebies include a daily New York Times, 24-hour yoga channel, free yoga kit, in-room wifi and morning town car services throughout San Francisco’s downtown area.
The rooms are fun too. Though small, each room is individually designed and comes with a Nintendo game system and a rubber duck for bath time. Especially great are the celebrity suites designed by, or in honor of, showbiz luminaries including Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia, Kathy Griffin and the inventor of Häagen-Dazs ice cream.
To top it all off, the Hotel Triton is pet-friendly and environment-friendly. The hotel uses recycled paper and cleans with non-toxic agents. One whole floor of rooms—the seventh—takes environmental concerns even more seriously, with energy-saving light bulbs and water saving devices, water and air filtration systems, and organically grown cotton linens and towels.
Stay one time at the Hotel Triton in San Francisco and you may become hooked on this place too.