Phoenix Hotel

The Property

Sitting at the intersection of the Tenderloin, Civic Center and Little Saigon districts, the Phoenix is an oasis amid the grit of downtown San Francisco.


Set in "humble" (read: seedy) Tenderloin District environs, the Phoenix is a pioneer of the hip hotel in a dubious locale.


  • Bar

  • Coffee

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Dog Friendly

  • Flat Screen TV

  • Pool

  • Restaurant

Some History

The story begins in 1956 with the Caravan Motor Lodge. Legend has it that Neil Young lived here with his pet bush babies while recording Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s seminal album Deja Vu. It fell into disrepair in the 70’s and 80’s until the party really began in 1987 when Chip Conley, then a fledgling entrepreneur, bought the place and built his first boutique hotel with the idea that the large parking lot would be perfect for bands on tour who needed a place to park the bus for the night. Legendary nights ensued and the stories that have accumulated are a testimony to the Phoenix’s place in rock n’ roll history, like the note on Phoenix stationery found in Kurt Cobain’s pocket after his death. It serves as a crossroads for the creative, serving the likes of Debbie Harry, Sinead O'Connor, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linda Ronstadt, and the Gypsy Kings.


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