Jerry Hulse missed the boat, or should I say the hotel. No way can you list the best small hotels in San Francisco (June 15) and leave the York off the list. Having just returned from a stay at that attractive and comfortable hotel, I can vouch for its inviting warmth and unusual staff and service. The (free) continental breakfast is the best I've had anywhere (fresh-squeezed orange juice!). And a real stretch limo takes you (free) to all the inner city. And the Plush Room had Michael Feinstein, who is just wonderful.
The York is at 940 Sutter St., San Francisco 94109, (415) 885-6800. Rates $79 to $89.