The Phoenix is the original rock ‘n’ roll hotel, a 20-year-old retreat with an underwater mural in its pool and piped-in jungle noises in its overgrown garden courtyard. Past host to Kurt Cobain, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joan Jett, and Pearl Jam, the Phoenix’s décor seems more South Seas island than urban retreat, courtesy of 1950s-style bamboo furniture and lush tropical plants. Escape today.

601 Eddy St.
415-776-1380
www.jdvhotels.com/phoenix