Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

2 of 8
BACKNEXT
The Stanford Court
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco.
Stars: 3
Labor Day Weekend rate: $169

The location -- Nob Hill -- says it all. It's an exclusive area of old money, large mansions and luxury hotels. The elevation affords visitors wonderful views in all directions, and the steep streets have served as Hollywood backdrops, especially for high-speed auto chases as in "Bullitt."

As an older hotel, built in 1912 on the property where railroad mogul Leland Stanford built his pre-earthquake mansion, the Stanford has the character more modern hotels often lack. These include stained glass lobby ceilings and entryways, a gorgeous grand staircase and well appointed public rooms. It also has up-to-date room amenities such as individual climate control, CD player and Fax.

Default: The lender, Barclays Capital, claimed the owner walked away from an $89 million debt and the hotel has fallen into receivership. Hotel management has not changed, however, and the hotel continues to run normally.

NEXT: W Hotel San Diego
Last updated July 27 2009: 10:19 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
World's Top Employers for New Grads For an exclusive CNNMoney list, research firm Universum Global surveyed business students at colleges around the world to see where they most want to work. More
Brexit voices: In or out? CNNMoney speaks to British people to find out their views ahead of the referendum on EU membership. More
10 key facts about the U.S. economy Unemployment is down, gas is cheap and America is growing. But just how strong is it? More

Special Offer