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A March 2003 trip to San Francisco by jdovez

King George Hotel Photo, San Francisco, California More Photos
Quote: Accommodation review and description of the Japanese Tea Garden.

King George Hotel

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King George Hotel Photo, San Francisco, California
As you walk up the hill, you'll be greeted by the presence of two regal lions. These statues guard the entrance of the majestic King George Hotel. A panoply of rich fabrics, paintings, and old English-style furniture graces the lobby, where helpful and friendly personnel wait to assist you in any way they can. The architecture of the building leaves little room for a staircase or large elevator, so if you have a lot of baggage, expect to take more than one trip to your floor. Old-world elegance meets new-world technology when you slide your key card into the electronic lock to open your door into a luxurious room. Stepping inside, you'll be greeted by warm colors and a perfectly made bed comple...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 3, 2003

King George Hotel
San Francisco, California 94102-1783

Japanese Tea Garden

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Japanese Tea Garden Photo, San Francisco, California
I am often amazed at the little pieces of paradise that can be found in large cities. These are the special places where the city lifestyle disappears into the beauty of nature, serenity, and artwork. As a tourist on vacation, those are the ideal spots to rest during an arderous day of sight-seeing, schedules, and entertainments.One place not to miss in San Francisco is the Japanese Tea Gardens in Golden Gate Park. The sheer majesty of the intricately designed gardens, full of historic significance, is enough to amaze the casual bypasser, but to go inside is to walk the trails into fantasy.At the entrance you are introduced to Japanese art and architecture and must pay a meager fee to enter ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 26, 2003

Japanese Tea Garden
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 668-0909