972 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Take Highway 101 North towards San Francisco. Stay to the left, following the signs for the Golden Gate Bridge/Civic Center. Take the first exit, Ninth Street, which empties onto Bryant Street. Travel across Bryant Street and stay on Ninth Street for five blocks until you get to Market Street. Go across Market Street where Ninth Street changes to Larkin Street. Stay on Larkin Street for eleven blocks. Make a right turn on Post Street. Within two blocks make a left on Leavenworth Street. Make an immediate left on Sutter Street. The Mithila Hotel is one half block on the right side at 972 Sutter Street.
From the East (Oakland Airport) via the Bay Bridge. Take Highway 80 towards San Francisco, and cross the Bay Bridge. Stay in the left lane and exit at Fifth Street, which is a left lane exit. At the light on the Fifth Street off ramp, merge softly to the left onto Harrison Street. Go one block and make a right turn at Sixth Street. Four blocks later, Sixth Street intersects Market Street. Cross Market Street, where Sixth changes to Taylor Street. Continue on Taylor for seven blocks and make a left turn on Sutter Street. The Mithila Hotel is two and one-half blocks further at 972 Sutter Street on the right side.
Take 101 South towards San Francisco and cross the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the Lombard Street Exit and proceed on Lombard for approximately 1 mile. At Van Ness, turn right. Go 14 blocks to Bush Street and make a left, using the left turn lane at the intersection of Bush and Van Ness. Continue on Bush for 6 blocks then make a right turn onto Jones Street. Head down the hill for one block to Sutter Street and make left onto Sutter. The Mithila Hotel is on the right side at 972 Sutter.
Bring your walking shoes when you stay with us at our affordable downtown San Francisco hotel, which is conveniently close to such popular attractions as Union Square and Chinatown.
Ride the world-famous cable cars to several top tourist spots like Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghirardelli Square. Savor great meals, superb shopping and live theater-all practically right outside the front door of our San Francisco boutique hotel. What’s more, many more wonderful Bay Area attractions are a scenic car ride away, such as Sonoma and Napa Valley and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Fisherman’s Wharf. Known for its historic waterfront, Fisherman’s Wharf has something for everyone. Wander along the seemingly never-ending piers and enjoy breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge along with fresh crab, clam chowder and sourdough bread. Pier 39 beckons with shops, restaurants, street performers and sunbathing seals. For more information, visit fishermanswharf.org.
There is much to see and do outside of San Francisco. Take a breathtaking two-hour drive down Highway 1 along the incomparable California coast and you’ll come upon Monterey, home to historic Cannery Row and the must-see Monterey Bay Aquarium where incredible sea creatures abound. View high-definition footage of amazing deep sea animals and try out underwater robots and other high-tech tools used by scientists in the cool exhibit, “Mission to the Deep.”
About half the distance to the north you’ll discover incredible beauty of another kind in Northern California Wine Country. California’s wine industry was born in the Sonoma Valley more than 100 years ago and it’s never been lovelier-or bubblier. Sonoma Valley produces an extensive range of wines, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. The Napa Valley is one of the world’s great wine-growing regions, producing such Bordeaux grapes as Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Make a day of it by packing a picnic lunch or indulging in a great meal in one of the area’s many fashionable restaurants.Airport & Transportation
Golden Gate Park. San Francisco’s Golden Park offers a relaxing refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life. Highlights include the Japanese Tea Garden, the de Young Museum, the Conservatory of Flowers, Stow Lake (paddle boat rides, anyone?) and plenty of trails that are perfect for taking a leisurely stroll. For more information, visit sfgov.org.
Lombard Street. There is one section of Lombard Street in San Francisco that has to be seen to be believed. Located not far from Fisherman’s Wharf, this steep, wildly curved portion has become known as the “crookedest street in the world.” Travel east and you’ll encounter Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower while going west will take you through the Marina District, where it becomes the main artery to Golden Gate Bridge. For more information, visit sftravel.com/lomabardcrookedstreet.
Ghirardelli Square. Treat yourself to a veritable San Francisco landmark, Ghirardelli Square, home of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company’s flagship store. Savor premium chocolates and out-of-this-world hot fudge sundaes. What’s more, Ghirardelli Square features some of the finest views, galleries, boutiques, culinary treats and special events in the City by the Bay. For more information, visit ghirardellisq.com/ghirardellisq.
North Beach. San Francisco’s Little Italy and home of the Beat Generation, North Beach is nestled between Fisherman’s Wharf and Chinatown. Savor authentic Italian meals. Soak up the neighborhood’s history via walking tours. Relax with a cappuccino in one of the many inviting cafés. In short, experience la dolce vita (the sweet life). For more information, visit sfnorthbeach.org.
Chinatown. Rebuilt after the devastating 1906 earthquake, Chinatown is one of San Francisco’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Explore the bustling markets, mysterious alleys, hidden temples and a most popular tourist stop, the Golden Gate Cookie Factory. Established in 1962, the factory still makes 20,000 fortune cookies a day the old-fashioned way-by hand. For more information, visit sftravel.com/china.
San Francisco Zoo. Encounter 250 species of animals at the ever-evolving San Francisco Zoo. Explore the spacious African Savanna exhibit where giraffes, zebras, kudus, ostriches and other African wildlife co-exist in a verdant three-acre habitat. Experience the Lipman Family Lemur Forest, home to five different species of these precious primates from Madagascar. Discover the new Hearst Grizzly Gulch where two female grizzly bears, Kachina and Kiona, reside. For more information, visit sfzoo.org.
Union Square. Expansive malls with name-brand stores like Nordstrom and Bloomingdales. Classic antique stores. Cozy art galleries. World-class restaurants. Major theatres. Inviting cafés. The renowned cable cars. Add them all together and you’ve got Union Square. For more information, visit unionsquareshop.com.
Alcatraz. This former federal prison was once home to the infamous “Birdman” (made famous by Burt Lancaster in the film, “The Birdman of Alcatraz”). Today, Alcatraz Island, located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, is a top-notch tourist attraction. Explore the prison (what’s left of it) that also housed Al Capone and discover the West Coast’s first-and oldest-working lighthouse. For more information, visit nps.gov/alcatraz.
Asian Art Museum. One of the largest museums in the western world devoted exclusively to Asian art, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco features more than 17,000 pieces in its storied collection. Experience 6,000 years of history that includes seven major regions and the cultures of numerous countries. For more information, visit asianart.org.