Today’s boutique hotel will be San Francisco’s Triton Hotel. There so many reasons to love this hotel and its location, starting with the fact that they give you a rubber ducky to keep. There are so many details about this hotel that make it amazing to me. For starters, it brings back great memories. During the Christmas party of one of my first jobs, I won a night at the Triton. Located right out of the gate to Chinatown, this hotel is incredible and the location is right in the heart of San Francisco. For me this little gem is the best kept secret in San Francisco. From a designer’s point of view, being 5 minutes from the Museum of Modern Art cannot be beat.
Normally, I like a glass of champagne when I check in but they take it to a whole new level. A bottle of wine is sent to your room upon check-in. I’ve stayed at many a hotel and trust me the Hotel Triton treats you like a king or queen. The design style and most of the rooms are eclectic which would make Karina happy. The colors are very bright and cheerful. In fact, some of the colors tend to be very close to neon. Hence you can now understand why that bright yellow rubber ducky is the perfect keepsake for its guests. Honestly, staying at this hotel makes you feel hip and cool and ready for a city like San Francisco. Now I don’t know about you, but probably sometime after 30 I stopped feeling cool and hip. They are referred to as boho-chic hotel because it displays the works of artists of that time period. This is a pretty cool idea… you can be laying on the bed and looking at some of Jack Kerouac’s writing on the wall.
Eclectic style is not as easy as it seems. There’s a fine line to perfecting the look. Too much and you might give someone flashbacks they really don’t want to have. It’s like that show Mad Men. At first it’s really cool to watch a show so spot on about the 50s. But slowly, for me at least, it starts getting a little depressing. I have to give my respects to the past, but I need it in small doses. This hotel toes that line perfectly. It gives the guest a taste of only the best in eclectic design.
So now we come to the visuals. I reviewed about 20 images that I could’ve included with this article and it was hard to narrow them down. So I picked the four that I thought best represented the hotel and it’s eclectic style. Enjoy the view with your designer eye and if you’re ever in San Francisco swing by the Hotel Triton.