Summer Family Fun at The Palace Hotel
Summer is upon us and the Palace is the perfect destination for family fun. Within our legendary walls are numerous activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. When ready to venture outside the hotel – the Palace is within walking distance of the best dining, shopping and attractions in San Francisco. Take advantage of all the Palace Hotel has to offer as we celebrate summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The Best Indoor Pool in San Francisco
Swim, splash, relax and enjoy pool side snacks. Family fun is waiting at one of the city’s hidden treasures and it’s found only at the Palace! Open daily from 6:30AM to 10:00PM exclusively for Palace guests – the sky lit indoor swimming pool has been voted the best in San Francisco.
On Fridays, join us for Freezie Fridays, poolside popsicle parties from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. On Saturdays evenings, take in a Dive In Movie at the pool at 8:00PM.
Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop at the Palace
Scoop upon scoop of delicious ice cream, dripping with Ghirardelli hot fudge, smothered in whipped cream and finished with a bright red cherry on top. Walls lined with boxes of chocolate, sweet treats and a taste of San Francisco you won’t want to miss!
Three Legendary San Francisco Doormen
Meet Paul, Jorge and Marlon! A dynamic trio of wonderful guys who have greeted guests of the Palace for more than 30 years. For decades they’ve watched ever evolving San Francisco develop and grow while they witnessed Palace history. They’ve seen it all, have amazing stories to tell and they’re personally waiting to welcome you to the Palace! When you see them – mention the magic word “Luxury” and they’ll give you a special Palace gift!
Five Fabulous Les Clef d’or Concierges
They proudly wear the bright, shiny keys on their lapels that signify their Les Clef d’or expertise. They know every inch of San Francisco. They are waiting to share all the fun and exciting adventures this magical city holds. Our team of expert Concierges is the best in the business and they’re ready to curate a custom family fun experience just for you!
Palace History Tour
Gather the family and take a tour of San Francisco’s most historic hotel. Originally established in 1875, the Palace is an icon that has fun and fabulous stories hiding around every corner. Learn about the founding fathers, monumental moments, famous guests and colorful tales of San Francisco’s first luxury hotel. Saturday at 2:00PM. Meet a Palace Ambassador in the lobby by the flowers.
Time for Tea
Life is hectic and filled with too many devices and distractions. The Palace Saturday Signature Tea is a wonderful way for the family to spend precious time together while celebrating the beautiful ceremony of tea. Relax in the magnificent setting of The Garden Court and enjoy savory and sweet items perfectly paired with your favorite cup of tea. It’s a luxurious experience – completely unplugged and absolutely unforgettable! Reservations are suggested.
Father Son Saturday Pied Piper Experience
Enjoy one of the best burgers EVER in one of San Francisco’s legacy restaurants! The Pied Piper is home to the famous Maxfield Parrish painting, delicious food and an array of signature beverages. Sit and visit over a root beer and watch the game. The handsome, welcoming setting of the Pied Piper makes for a great spot to enjoy some real quality time. Seating for our Father Son Saturday Pied Piper Experience is based upon availability. Reservations are not available.
There is something super fun about watching a movie while staying in a hotel. Now enjoying a movie in the comfort of your Palace guest room just got even better! Why? It’s free! Check in under our family rate and enjoy one kid’s movie choice on us!
Travel Tips for Kids
Here’s a great opportunity for kids to learn the protocols of travel. Our Chef Concierge, Jose Lopez, will provide travel tips, hospitality etiquette and the ins and outs of being a savvy traveler at any age! Thursdays 4:30PM. Meet Jose by the flowers in the lobby.