Watch the holidays come alive in San Francisco. Located on Union Square, in the heart of the city’s glamorous shopping mecca, The Westin St. Francis is a festive oasis of celebration. Lace up your skates and stroll across the street to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square, presented by Alaska Airlines. Delight in the most decadent decoration of all as you marvel at our spectacular Sugar Castle. And bask in the glimmering beauty of holiday trees and trimmings, created by Joe Vincent Designs. From the moment you arrive, clusters of beautiful green and gold Christmas trees, shimmering garland, patches of snow and dripping LED icicles greet you. Savor the spirit of the season in San Francisco and find yourself perfectly positioned to make the most of a memorable holiday journey.
- Directly across the street from the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines
- Showcasing more than $65,000 in holiday decorations
- White and Silver 15-foot holiday tree in our Landmark Lobby
- Holiday trees and decorations with energy-saving LEDs
- 18-foot holiday tree to greet guests in our Tower Lobby
- Winter Wonderland displayed over the lobby Front Desk
Holiday Catering and Events Offers
View special holiday party offers, including a plated dinner package, station package, and happy hour package - everything you need to make your special holiday party one to remember!
Sugar Castle Display
November 27, 2013- January 3, 2014
On November 27 at 11 a.m., one of the country’s largest sugar castles, created by Executive Pastry Chef, Jean-Francois Houdré and his team, will be unveiled in the celebrated Landmark Lobby. Originally created in 2005, this magnificent castle continually grows more spectacular each year. Since then, it has become a holiday tradition for many families to visit the hotel during the holidays to see this evolving magical palace. *New this year, and in celebration of the hotel’s upcoming 110th anniversary on March 21, 2014, is the addition of the top newsmakers over the past century on display throughout the castle. Spectators will enjoy locating and identifying these life-like elf replicas of politicians, celebrities, athletes and well-known personalities. This exciting event is open to the public and will feature live music and complimentary coffee and cookies. The Sugar Castle will be on display November 27 - January 3.
Make it a holiday tradition by treating yourself and your loved ones to a luxurious overnight stay at The Westin St. Francis. Choose from a selection of festive holiday packages and promotions. For reservations, call (888) 627-8546. All packages exclude tax and are based upon availability.
UNION SQUARE VIEW ROOM PACKAGE
The only hotel located directly on Union Square, take advantage of the exclusive Union Square view rooms from the Historic Landmark Building. Rates start at $239 per night and include complimentary Internet access and local and toll free calls. Valid year round.
MACY’S HOLIDAY SHOPPING PACKAGE
Find just the right holiday present at the West Coast’s largest Macy’s, located just steps from the hotel, with a $100 gift certificate and then spend the night in luxurious comfort. This package includes a $100 gift certificate to Macy's, per night. Rates start $269 per night (includes one gift card per night). No expiration date.
GLIDE INTO THE HOLIDAYS
Ice skate in the center of all the holiday magic under the festive Union Square holiday tree at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink. Guests will enjoy admission for two to the ice rink, skate rentals and a one-night stay. Rates start at $229 per night and include complimentary Internet access. Valid for stays through January 21, 2013.
HOLIDAY SPA SPECIAL
Relax and unwind from the bustle of the holiday season with pampering spa treatments at the St. Francis Renewal Spa & WestinWORKOUT gym. During the holidays, guests who book two or more treatments for themselves will enjoy a 20% discount off all spa products. Choose from a selection of luxurious services including specialty massages, body treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures and waxing. Valid through December 31. For a list of treatments and to make reservations, call (415) 774-0357 or visit spastfrancis.com
THE PERFECT GIFT
This holiday season, treat a favorite friend or family member to some much needed pampering with the purchase of gold-embossed St. Francis Holiday Dollars, valid towards room reservations and in all hotel outlets including dining and spa services. Excludes BOURBON STEAK and CLOCK BAR. St. Francis Holiday Dollars can be purchased in increments of $50 at the front desk.
HOLIDAY MENUS & OFFERS
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Caruso’s Specialty Holiday Drinks
After a busy day of shopping, unwind with one of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” holiday cocktails. Available in Caruso’s, each day will be celebrated with a specialty holiday cocktail. A sampling of drinks includes a Candy Cane Martini, Gingerbread Latte, Caramel Spice Macchiato and a Grey Goose French Martini. For the ultimate wintery indulgence, couple a drink with red berry shortcake, chocolate pot de crème or the signature St. Francis cheesecake. A complete menu of appetizers and sandwiches is also available in Caruso’s.
Chateau Montelena at The Westin St. Francis
Tasting Room is open every Wed. – Sat. from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Westin St. Francis proudly partnered with premier winery Chateau Montelena, revered for winning the renowned Paris tasting in 1976 and featured in the movie “Bottle Shock,” to open a tasting room. Located in the main lobby, guests now have the opportunity to taste and purchase a wide selection of wines for the holidays (including those typically only available at the Château). The wines will also be available on the menus at Caruso’s and The Oak Room Restaurant.
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The Westin St. Francis is featuring several delicious holiday meals prepared by Executive Chef Bernd Liebergesell and his team served in the historic Oak Room Restaurant. For holiday dining reservations, call (415) 774-0264.
The Oak Room Restaurant
St. Francis Holiday Tea
November 30 – December 22; available Saturdays and Sundays only; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Begin this elegant tea outing with a choice of fine Artisan teas from Mighty Leaf or Red Blossom Tea Company, followed by a selection of tea sandwiches, freshly baked black currant scone and seasonal berries with Devonshire-blend cream, preserves and assorted petit fours. Guests may also choose the Royal Tea, which includes the complete tea service with a glass of Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine. Cost: $44 Adults Complete Tea, with Red Blossom Tea $45; $48 Adults Royal Tea, with Red Blossom Tea $51; $24 for children 12 and under for regular tea. Reservations are required. Please be sure to book early.
November 28; 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Bring together family and friends to relax and indulge in an extravagant Thanksgiving buffet filled with a vast array of appetizers, fresh seafood, an assortment of salads and mouthwatering desserts. A sampling of items includes: roasted pumpkin soup; specialty cured meats, cheeses and vegetables; Alaskan snow crab; citrus poached prawns; a selection of salads; and a dessert buffet. In addition, guests have their choice of five entrées which include: slow roasted turkey with whipped potatoes and cornbread stuffing; wild striped bass with parsnip puree and Brussels sprouts; Moyer Farms prime rib with potato gratin; Berkshire pork loin medallions with white bean puree; and three-cheese manicotti. Cost: $89 Adults; $44 Children 12 and under (free for ages three and under).
TIME HONORED HOLIDAY DINNER
November 29 – January 1; 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
After enjoying the holiday festivities and shopping in Union Square, toast the season with a three-course meal at a great price at The Oak Room Restaurant. Guests will have the opportunity to choose from a selection of items including appetizers such as Sonoma baby greens salad with roasted pears and candied pecans or Dungeness crab chowder, and a choice of three entrees - herb and rock salt crusted prime rib, roasted chicken or grilled Pacific salmon. Cap off the meal with a delicious pear upside down cake. Cost: $45 per person. Includes a complimentary glass of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage. Not valid during holidays, special occasions or with other offers.
Christmas Eve Dinners:
December 24; 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
In addition to the regular dinner menu at The Oak Room Restaurant, Executive Chef Bernd Liebergesell has created two special entrees to enjoy on this magical evening: filet of beef with citrus prawns; and pan seared scallops with butternut squash puree. Special entrees $33-45.
December 25; 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Celebrate Christmas dinner at The Oak Room Restaurant with an extravagant buffet overflowing with scrumptious appetizers, salads, seafood, and dessert. Offering countless tantalizing choices for every taste, a sampling of items include: roast corn chowder; cheeses and cured meats; seafood favorites such as rock shrimp salad, Alaskan snow crab and smoked salmon; seasonal salads; and a dessert buffet. Additionally, guests have a choice of four holiday favorites: maple-glazed salmon with butternut squash; roasted turkey with chive whipped potatoes; prime rib with scalloped potatoes; and fig and orange glazed ham with chive whipped potatoes. Cost: $89 Adults; $44 Children 12 and under (free for ages three and under).
New Year’s Eve Dinners:
December 31; 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Kick off the New Year’s celebration with a special dinner at the elegant Oak Room Restaurant. In addition to the regular menu, guests may choose from a selection of two special entrees: lobster crusted petite beef filet with gold potato and mascarpone puree, glazes baby vegetables and charred Romaine with red wine reduction; or pistachio crusted cod with spaghetti squash, roasted beets and greens and a star anise beurre blanc mustard. Special entrees $34-$50.
28; 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For a Thanksgiving to truly remember, enjoy dinner at BOURBON STEAK, owned and operated by acclaimed chef and restaurateur Michael Mina. Featuring a special four-course menu with side dishes celebrating seasonal California products, producers and farmers, the meal begins with sweet potato fries, followed by a choice of butternut squash soup or frisee salad. A choice of two main courses includes either Willie Bird heritage turkey with Brussels sprouts, chestnuts and cranberry or dry aged beef prime rib with purple kale and roasted baby carrots. All guests will also enjoy a selection of sides for the table including traditional stuffing as well as creamy mashed ‘bella’ potatoes and a cauliflower gratin. Dessert features a choice of vanilla and white chocolate mousseaux or warm nutmeg beignets. Cost: $125 per person; wine pairing available for $65 per person.
Christmas Eve Dinners:
December 24; 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
For a holiday meal to truly remember, enjoy a four-course Perigord goose dinner
at BOURBON STEAK, owned and operated by celebrated chef and restaurateur Michael Mina. This decadent experience begins with goose liver mousse served with huckleberry gelee, and winter black truffle. Afterwards, guests will enjoy a goose leg confit salad with poached goose egg and chicory lettuces in bliss maple vinaigrette. The main course is crispy goose breast with caramelized ‘red Rhone’ apple, salsify and farro verde in sauce forestiere. The evening caps off with Cardinal Mendoza goose cheesecake with eggnog espuma, a gingersnap cookie crumble and kumquat. Cost: $95 per person; white truffle supplement is an additional $35 per person; wine pairing $65 per person.
New Year’s Eve Dinners:
December 31; 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Guests will celebrate the past, present and future as they ring in the New Year at BOURBON STEAK with a five-course tasting menu. The evening kicks off with tuna tartar with Asian pears and shaved black truffles, followed by a choice of a mixed chicory salad with lardon and poached farm egg in cara cara orange vinaigrette or a winter black truffle consommé with osetra caviar. Guest can then choose from ‘foraged’ mushrooms with crispy pancetta, confit leeks and black truffle or house made ricotta gnudi with wagyu meatballs and local chard. A choice of crispy king medai with preserved Meyer lemon gel and porcini confit or roasted prime rib eye pave with Brussels sprouts, black trumpet mushrooms and smoked tater tots follows. Finish up the evening and celebrate the beginning of the New Year with a choice of desserts - dark chocolate del ice with burnt caramel or beignets with caramel custard. Cost: $135 per person; wine pairing $65 per person.