Places & Spaces: The Hotel Triton, San Francisco

San Francisco’s Hotel Triton has been a pioneer in eco lodging since the early 1990s.

Kimpton Hotels have been leaders in the industry when it comes to eco-friendly accommodations. The company’s Hotel Triton in downtown San Francisco is no different and actually started it all with an “eco-floor” back in the 1990s, which spread to the rest of the hotel in 2003. Because of its environmental efforts, the Hotel Triton inspired the current company-wide eco-program for all Kimpton Hotels.

Each property owned by Kimpton has a theme and the one for Hotel Triton is pop culture. It was inspired by the imaginations of San Franciscan artisans and the décor is whimsy and fun with personal touches from celebrities that have stayed there, such as artwork, quotes, concert memorabilia, photographs, and personally selected amenities. The hotel is also a supporter of the local arts community by serving as a showcase for emerging artists with a rotating gallery of art.

The Hotel Triton has been called “The best hotel in San Francisco,” and we love the fact that it’s right smack downtown, across from the Chinatown gates. And it’s pet-friendly too!

If you go: Stay in the “Eco Premier King Rooms” which feature different eco design elements a guest can experience first-hand and consider in their own home environments. They each have a special theme like the Trust for Public Land, Happy Planet, the Collage Foundation and the Eco-Chic Room.

Rates start at $180.00USD per night.

Places & Spaces is a travel guide that will inspire you to carve out a vacation on your calendar. All of the gorgeous locations and accommodations in our guide share our concern for the environment. From tent glamping to lavish built environments, fair warning, you’ll feel compelled to pack your suitcase.