The Line San Francisco penthouse

The Line San Francisco


A lifestyle hotel that embraces San Francisco's exuberant food and art scene.


Cozy concrete (that’s a thing) and local contemporary art.

The Line San Francisco occupies the sleek front corner of the Serif Building, a mixed-use, brutalist-adjacent megalith that takes up an oblong triangular block in San Francsico’s Mid-Market district. Inside, it’s all clean lines and warm industrial, where beige and cozy concrete reign supreme. High ceilings and white walls give plenty of space for shape and texture, and the hotel’s public spaces, with their modular, blocky furniture, bring to mind perusing Ikea on Adderall — or more politely, gray-scale Scandinavian. 

The Line, a small chain with lifestyle hotels in a few major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Austin, and Washington, D.C., is owned and operated by the Sydell Group, who pride themselves on “site-specific” boutique hospitality. This is apparent in the Line’s approach to art. Beginning in the entryway, more than 300 found objects, from polished glass to artfully bent nails, fused with resin and concrete, travel in a meandering path across the walls and into the lounge spaces. This sculptural collage mural was made and arranged by San Francisco–based artist Sasinun Kladpetch, who scavenged natural and man-made materials from the hotel construction site and other places in the Bay Area, including moss, lichen, and twigs from Presidio Park.

Other local art includes photography by Anna-Alexia Basile, Cinque Mubarak and Kelsey McClellan, and in guest rooms, poetry written by San Francisco kids and teens. Root Division, a visual arts nonprofit, also curates rotating exhibits at Alfred Coffee, just off of the lobby. 


Mid-Market is a prime spot if you’re using public transit to hop around the Bay Area. 

The hotel sits on the southernmost block of the Tenderloin neighborhood, one block off of Market Street, northeast of Civic Center, and just southwest of Union Square. Tenderloin has been remarkably resistant to gentrification over the past 100 years — “gritty” and “seedy” are recurring descriptors of it’s longstanding vibe (read: the opposite of kid-friendly). However, it’s a good location if you want to see lots of the Bay Area. The hotel is just steps from the Powell Street transit stop, where you can catch the BART to Oakland, Berkeley or the Mission, or take the Muni to the Castro or Golden Gate Park, or hop on a quintessential SF cable car. 

While you’re in San Francisco, make sure to: 

  • Stroll through the galleries of the world-renowned San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MoMA), where permanent exhibits include work by Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse and Alexander Calder. 
  • Grab cocktails at the plant-filled bar Propagationor the iconic beat café Vesuvio.
  • I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness… Just around the corner, sit in Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s rocking chair at City Lights Books, the longstanding independent bookstore and publisher of Beat icons like Allen Ginseburg and Jack Kerouac. 
  • Explore the Mission District. If you’re hungry, stop in at Tartine Bakery, Bi-Rite Ice Cream, and for God’s sake, get a Mission-style burrito. If you’re there on a Saturday, be sure to people-watch at the sunbathing zoo that is Dolores Park, where you can buy truffle edibles and drink rum from a freshly machete-ed coconut. 
  • Wander the sprawling Golden Gate Park, site of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and visit the Botanical Gardens and the Japanese Tea Room. 
  • It’s suspended, it’s actually orange, it’s iconic. It’s the Golden Gate Bridge — don’t miss it. And while you’re at it, drive over and spend time in the Marin Headlands. 


Warm industrial design pairs neutral, mid-century modern furnishings with local art. 

Natural wood, concrete elements and an abundance of gray and beige articulate a west-coast urban skyline vibe — which makes sense, given the large windows that dominate these guest rooms and overlook San Francisco’s busy intersections. But don’t worry: while The Line San Francisco embraces warehouse chic, the beds are plush, headboards tufted, and cozy bathrobes and slippers are provided. Bathrooms are sleek and modern, with green vertical subway tile lining the showers and soaking tubs, and Cowshed bath products. The Grind coffee machine in each room will keep you feeling lively. Local art is also showcased in guest spaces, including poetry from young students in 826 Valencia, a children’s creative writing program. 


King and Double Queen Rooms : At 200 square feet, king rooms comfortably fit a king-sized bed, a light gray mod couch, LED Apple TV and a small glass-topped table for eating or working. Double pane windows keep street noise at a minimum, and bathrooms have a tiled walk-in shower. Double queens are slightly larger (260 square feet), and start at $215 per night. ADA accessible rooms are also available at this tier.  

Skyline King : All of the features of a regular king room, plus a great view of the San Francisco skyline.

Studios and Skyline Studios : If you’re looking for a little extra space, the 260 square foot studio is a no-brainer upgrade. With a larger gray mod sectional, you can really get your lounge on, and the circular, marble-top table has ample space for spreading out all your work papers — or delicious take-out. Skyline studios have all of the features of a regular studio, plus a groovy view of the San Francisco skyline.

Corner and Skyline Corner Studios : At 360 square feet, you’re living large, bathed in plenty of natural, highrise-tinged light from two wide windows. Bathrooms have a soaking tub and a walk-in shower. Skyline corner studios have all of the features of a regular corner studio, plus— you guessed it — a view of the San Francisco skyline.

Jr. Apartment Suites : This 650-square-foot studio-style apartment makes elegant and efficient use of space with a king bed, desk, large seating area, wet bar and 65” TV. The bathroom has double sinks, a soaking tub and a walk-in shower.

Apartment Suite: This 900-square-foot space has a bedroom with a king bed, plus a spacious separate living area that includes a dining table for six. There’s a 65” TV in each room, so no need to go to a movie theater. Wide windows overlook the city skyline. The bathroom has double sinks, a soaking tub and a walk-in shower.

Balcony Suite : The draw here is the private balcony overlooking San Francisco. The 1000-square-foot apartment has a bedroom with a king bed, plus a spacious separate living area with a dining table for four and a wet bar.  There’s a 65” TV in each room. The bathroom has double sinks, a soaking tub and a walk-in shower.

Penthouse Suite: At 1,500 square feet, this suite is definitely bigger than most rental spaces in San Francisco. It has a bedroom with a king-sized bed, a separate living area with a kitchenette and a dining table that seats eight, and a private balcony with skyline views of San Francisco. The bathroom has double sinks, a soaking tub and a walk-in shower.


The food and drink bar (pun intended) is set high in San Francisco, a city known for inventive cuisine and thirty Michelin star restaurants. Thankfully, The Line San Francisco knows its place — hotel offerings are quality, but understated.


Chef Joe Hou serves up artfully-plated pescatarian cuisine in this intimate Asian-New Californian fusion restaurant. Seafoam green and natural wood decor will calm your senses — before a little tuna tartare with Jimmy Nardello peppers and shallot relish sweetly awakens them. 

Rise Over Run

Solarium isn’t a word you get to use everyday — unless you’re camped out at The Line’s rooftop bar, where you can sip crafty cocktails among high-altitude house plants. 


The San Francisco outpost of this LA-based chain, serving up matcha coffee, and espresso drinks in a playful, cafeteria-style space. 

Dark Bar

True to its name, the Dark Bar is, well, dark. As in, painted black, and also as in, not officially open yet at the time of this writing. 

Wellness Studio

A run-of-the-(tread)mill gym room with cardio machines (including Peloton bikes), a weight rack and benches, and Barre area. The hotel also offers complimentary Priority Bicycles for getting around the city. 


Pet people will be pleased to know furry friends can stay fur free, namely dogs and cats of any weight. Plus, you’ll get treats, a pet bed and a water bowl for your room. 

Valet Parking

The Line offers parking, but it will cost you. Valet parking starts at $68 (plus tax) per night. Your best bet is to skip the car for this city stay. 

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Where is The Line San Francisco located?

33 Turk St, San Francisco, California 94102

When is check-in at the Line Hotel?

Check-in is at 3pm, and check-out is at 12pm. Guests need a valid identification document and a credit card at check-in.

What are the amenities?

The room amenities include: blackout curtains, bathrobes, hair dryers, air conditioning, coffee maker (there’s also a coffee shop), minibar and cable TV.

The property amenities include: valet parking, free wifi, fitness center, pet friendly, meeting rooms, on-site coffee shop, rooftop bar, 24-hour front desk and in-room dining/room service.

How far is the hotel from Oracle Park?

The park is 1.8 miles away.

How far is the Line SF from the Ferry Building?

The Ferry Building is 1.8 miles away.

How far is the Alcatraz ferry from the hotel?

Alcatraz, now a national park, is about 1.25 miles from SF’s northern shore of San Francisco. To get there, take an Alcatraz Cruise from the Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing.

How far is the hotel from the Warfield Theater?

The Warfield is right next door. The Warfield’s address is 982 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102.