The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has chosen the diverse and beautiful city of San Francisco for the AAO 2019 Annual Meeting. San Francisco has a variety of neighborhoods and hotels- the AAO 2019 room block has over 80 properties! There are many boutique hotels exclusive to the city, so below are 5 that provide unique amenities for your stay.

Don’t forget that the deadline to book with the Official Hotel Reservation Office is September, 11th; after this date availability may limited and rates may increase. The hotels not within walking distance of the Moscone Center provide a complimentary shuttle bus to-and-from the event. Learn more about the Academy’s Official Hotels here.

The Nautical Hotel: Argonaut Hotel

King room at Argonaut Hotel
King room at Argonaut Hotel

The Argonaut Hotel is in the tourist-friendly Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood. This AAA 4-Diamond boutique hotel brings the Bay to its bedrooms; guest rooms have blue walls and seafaring compass headboards. The water-theme is also upheld at the on-site seafood restaurant, Blue Mermaid, where guests can dine on seaside favorites like clam chowder, raw oysters and crab cakes.

Unique amenities include:

  • 2-hour bike rentals (based on availability)
  • Board games and Xbox One in lobby
  • In-room spa and salon services
  • Express check-out on TV

What to do in this neighborhood? Check out the sea lions and the iconic Pier 39!

The Zen Hotel: Hotel Kabuki

Hotel Kabuki gym
Hotel Kabuki gym

Business travel doesn’t mean you have to lose sight on your wellness routine. The Hotel Kabuki in the Japantown neighborhood is equipped with amenities for your physical and mental well-being. The 24-hour fitness center has group classes, private training, boxing gloves and heavy bags, jump ropes and strength and cardio equipment.

Unique amenities include:

  • Bike rentals
  • Smart TVs with streaming apps
  • 2-hour Meditation Station rental of headphones, floor pillow, face mist and an iPad with relaxing music and guided meditations
  • Zen garden

What to do in the neighborhood? Dine on Japanese cuisine and shop at the Japan Center to be immersed in this East Asian culture.

The Hip Hotel: Hotel Zephyr

Shuffleboard at Hotel Zephyr
Shuffleboard at the Hotel Zephyr

Why is the Hotel Zephyr cool? Because this hotel is all about having fun and providing modern tech amenities. Play with colleagues with games like shuffleboard, ping pong tables, backgammon, dartboards and more. Guest rooms have a contemporary, laid-back look to them.

Unique amenities include:

  • Smart TVs with streaming capabilities
  • Bar-height workstations
  • Outdoor space with fire pit

What to do in the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood? Eat in a variety of seafood restaurants or grab a cone of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream at one of its two locations.

The Self-Care Hotel: Huntington Hotel

Pool at Huntington Hotel
The indoor infinity pool at Huntington Hotel

Feel rejuvenated after a stay at the Nob Hill’s Huntington Hotel thanks to its 3-level Nob Hill Spa. There are saunas, steam rooms, a Zen meditation room, a whirlpool and an indoor infinity pool. You can also schedule nail services from 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. The guest rooms are inspired by the Singapore Straits Chinese, also known as Peranakan culture.

Unique amenities include:Saunas

  • Bedside Bluetooth entertainment system
  • French toiletries
  • Italian linens
  • Courtesy Town Car (based on availability and for drop-offs within a mile of the hotel)

What to do in the neighborhood? Visit the historic Grace Cathedral to see exceptional Gothic architecture.

The Cultured Hotel: Stanford Court Hotel

Standford Court Hotel lobby
Stanford Court Hotel’s lobby

Expect to find local art adorning the walls at Stanford Court Hotel in the Nob Hill neighborhood. Thanks to its central location you can enjoy stunning views of the city, Bay Bridge and Bay. Guest rooms have neutral tones and modern custom-designed furniture.

Unique amenities include:

  • Bike and yoga mat rentals
  • Flowater filling stations
  • Tech library loans of PressReader digital magazines and newspapers
  • Vinyl music library

What to do in the neighborhood? Visit a variety of museums including the Cable Car Museum, Asian Art Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Please note: Hotel rates are subject to change until booked.