If you love travelling, then chances are you’ve experienced having problems when it comes to looking for a great place to stay. Some people, when looking for accommodations, prefer something that looks and feels the same as every other hotel in the world. But if you’re looking for something more culture-specific, or some place that would give you a new experience, you should look into boutique hotels in San Francisco, like the Hotel Majestic for example.
Big hotel chains have always dominated this type of business, but in the early 1980s, small, independent hotels began popping up all over the world, especially in major cities such as San Francisco and Paris. The term ‘boutique hotel’ was coined when the first few owners of this type of hotel contrasted their approach to the department-store style that major hotel chains used. These hotels became popular because they offer a new experience. Since then, boutique hotels have become the preferred type of accommodation for a lot of travelers.
The main difference between boutique hotels and major hotel chains is that the former usually has less than a hundred and fifty rooms. Boutique hotels pride themselves in personalized service, which can only be achieved with a low employee-to-guest ratio. Some boutique hotels even require their staff to address the guests by name, which you wouldn’t get in big hotels anywhere in the world.
As mentioned earlier, major hotel chains usually have the same design for their hotels all over the world—the exteriors are the same, the rooms all follow the same design. Boutique hotels, on the other hand, are usually patterned after the culture of the city they are in, or follow a specific period or theme. The Hotel Majestic for example, an Edwardian hotel San Francisco has, takes you back to the early 1900s.
Boutique hotels are commonly found in major cities where the amount of traffic can keep them profitable. You can find boutique hotels with specific themes especially in cities that have a lot of historical significance or have a well defined culture. Resort destinations are also prime locations for boutique hotels.
The primary target of boutique hotels used to be young travelers, or those who had the time and the budget to properly experience what boutique hotels had to offer. Today though, people from all walks of life prefer boutique hotels over others. The new experience that it offers is a major selling point for this niche in the hotel industry.
So when you’re traveling, you should take a look at the boutique hotels San Francisco California has. Imagine a homey hotel with personalized service. Doesn’t that sound appealing?