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ProductCon San Francisco 2023: Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink

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Carlos González De Villaumbrosia

October 18, 2023 - 6 min read

Updated: May 6, 2024 - 6 min read

Joining us for the world’s largest product management conference on November 16?  Woohoo! We can’t wait to see you at ProductCon San Francisco. To help you get the most out of the event we’ve compiled our top hotel and restaurant recommendations in the city.

Please note: we’re not being paid to recommend any hotels or restaurants, this list was curated with love by the Product School Team based on our own experiences. We hope you enjoy these accommodation and dining options just as much as we have.

With that said, let’s dive in!

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Our top hotel recommendations for ProductCon San Francisco

This year, ProductCon San Francisco will be hosted at the SVN West,10 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103. With that in mind, all of our hotel recommendations are no more than a 10- minute drive from the ProductCon venue. Having said that, San Francisco is a small city, so don’t feel restricted to staying in the vicinity of the conference center if you prefer to explore– everything is just a short cab ride away!

ProductCon location San Francisco 2023

Top Tip: A very large government conference is taking place the same week as San Francisco ProductCon. Book ASAP to secure your choice of hotel.

Hotel Kabuki

One of Product School’s absolute favorites, Hotel Kabuki is located in San Francisco’s Japantown a short 10-minute drive or half-hour walk from this year’s conference venue. The elegant 4-star hotel is connected to the Nihonmachi Mall and features on-site dining, fast WiFi, an on-site fitness center, and much more. In short, everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

hotel kabuki

Location: 1625 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Hotel Zetta

Across the street from Westfield Shopping Center, the Zetta Hotel in Central San Francisco is another top pick. While located just a 10-minute walk from San Francisco's vibrant Union Square and the Moscone Center, this 4-star hotel’s cozy rooms and great amenities – including a seriously happening games room and onsite British brasserie – make it the perfect place to chill out after a busy day in the city. 

hotel zetta

Location: 55 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

San Francisco Proper

Located in a historic flatiron building in the heart of Market Street, San Francisco Proper Hotel, is another favorite of the Product School Team. Boasting several dining options and a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy a drink overlooking the city, this 4-star hotel is a fantastic choice. Just a 15-minute walk from the conference venue, this is an excellent location for anyone who wants a few extra minutes of shut-eye before an exciting day at ProductCon.

Hotel Proper rooftop

Location: Hotel Entrance is at, 1100 Market Street, 45 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Kimpton Hotel Enso

Situated in the heart of Japantown, Kimpton Enso Hotel offers a sense of minimalist Zen amid the hustle and bustle of the city – ideal for curious travelers who enjoy walkability and getting off the beaten path. With an on-site restaurant and bar as well as a cornucopia of Japanese restaurants and sushi bars, this is a great choice for the foodies among you.

Hotel Kimpton Enso Hotel

Location: 1800 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94115

The LINE San Francisco

Located in the Mid-Market district, The LINE San Francisco is just a stone’s throw away from great food and cultural offerings and just under one mile from the conference venue. We love this option for its central location, tasty breakfast offerings( including vegetarian and vegan options), as well as their in-room spa services – perfect for unwinding after a busy day networking at ProductCon!

The Line Hotel

Location: 33 Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Airbnb 

As the birthplace of Airbnb, our accommodation recommendations wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the online vacation rental platform. Offering a wide range of apartments and guest rooms for all budgets, Airbnb offers thousands of options for your stay in the city. Aside from Japantown, the historic Castro area is a great bet for the foodies among you, as is the Marina District with its wealth of restaurants on Chestnut street. 

Speaking of food…

Our top restaurant recommendations for ProductCon San Francisco

Souvla

Just a 10-minute walk from the ProductCon venue, Souvla’s quick and friendly service makes it a top choice for a quick and satisfying lunch or dinner. This modern fast-fine Greek restaurant captures the essence of casual souvlaki joints in Greece, where rotisserie-roasted meats are expertly wrapped in warm, fluffy pita bread alongside seasonal salads and Greek yogurt sauces. Their Greek fries have garnered acclaim on countless "best fry" lists, and their frozen Greek yogurt is a must-try.

Souvla

Whether you're craving comfort food, healthy options, or organic dishes, Souvla has you covered. 

Location: 517 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102 

Sightglass Coffee 

If you can’t start your day without a cup of coffee (working in Product is tiring work!) look no further than Sightglass Coffee. Stocking a range of tasty pastries and yummy sandwiches, Sightglass is the go-to place for a quick morning bite and a caffeine kick! 

Sightglass

Location: 270 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Che Fico

Need to refuel after a busy day at ProductCon? Nestled in chic top-floor surroundings, Che Fico offers a delectable menu featuring handmade pastas, mouthwatering pizzas, and seasonal Cal-Italian cuisine that is sure to hit the spot. Whether you're a dessert enthusiast or seeking a memorable dinner, Che Fico has it all. Note: this upmarket restaurant is so good it tends to get busy. Reservations are recommended!

che fico

Location: 838 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Nopa

If you're in search of an exceptional dining experience in San Francisco, Nopa restaurant is a must-visit. Nopa specializes in ingredient-focused Californian cuisine and offers a creative cocktail menu that's second to none. 

Since its inception in 2006, Nopa has been dedicated to serving honest, organic wood-fired cuisine crafted with seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors. Their mission has always been clear: to build a community gathering place that pours great wine and cocktails while serving generous portions of thoughtfully prepared food

Don't forget to make reservations, as this popular spot tends to get busy.

nopa

Location: 560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Charmaine's Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Charmaine's Rooftop Bar & Lounge is an absolute gem and a must-visit in San Francisco. Perched atop the cityscape with stunning views, this rooftop oasis is the perfect place to unwind with a drink after a busy day in the city. Consistently ranked as one of San Francisco’s best bars and hottest rooftop, this is one not to miss. Reserve in advance to avoid disappointment. 

charmaines

Location: 45 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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Updated: May 6, 2024

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