This modern boutique hotel owned by a celebrity chef is a block from the Powell Street cable-car stop, 3 minutes’ walk from Union Square and 7 minutes from Chinatown. The chic, minimalist rooms feature bay windows and exposed brick, and offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Suites add minibars and marble bathrooms. An on-site, buzzy tavern showcases a dinner menu designed by Charlie Palmer, while the bar serves craft cocktails and small bites. A lush lounge with leather sofas and weekend DJs is open to hotel guests all day. Other amenities include a free continental breakfast in the tavern each day and an on-site business center.