The Instagram #JumpforJoy Campaign

Posted by Dana Andrews on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

Celebrating the little moments with Personality Hotels!

Sometimes people need a reminder to celebrate the little moments along with the big. In an effort to promote the simple joys in life, we're launching a #JumpforJoy campaign on Instagram! Snap a photo of yourself in mid-jump and post to Instagram with "#JumpforJoy @PersonalityHotels" in the caption for a chance to win a FREE NIGHT STAY at any one of our San Francisco hotels. 

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Tags: Personality Hotels, Instagram, fun, #JumpforJoy, #celebrate

Escape to The Flamingo Resort and Spa

Posted by Megan Brandt on Thu, Sep 05, 2013 @ 03:35 PM

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Picture this: You're basking in the summer sunshine, breathing in the fresh country-side air, and sipping some of the best wine in the world. Bold statement, we know, but we have to brag about the fact that wine country is basically San Francisco’s backyard. And, at just about an hour north, Sonoma County is the closest place for a rejuvenating escape.

Now picture this: You're lounging poolside under the gentle Sonoma sun after your relaxing morning spent at the spa enjoying a warming ginger body scrub. The on-site tennis courts looked appealing, but hey, they’ll still be there tomorrow. As will all the other amenities our Sonoma Personality Hotel offers.

A historic landmark put on the map in the 1950s, The Flamingo Resort and Spa delivers a classic charm while flaunting all the modern amenities after its recent renovation. And with its central location, Sonoma's endless recreational options are at your disposal and ready to be explored, especially since those warm summer days tend to last well into October.

From hiking in the redwoods to wine tasting in the vineyard-rich valleys, Sonoma offers something for everyone and The Flamingo can be your home away from home. 

*Visit the Flamingo website to plan your next trip or reach the reservation desk at 1-800-848-8300. 


Tags: Personality Hotels, The Flamingo, Wine Country

Valentines Day with PH

Posted by Roohie Naseer on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 @ 03:13 PM


Here at Personality Hotels, we're counting down the days till Valentine's Day. We believe Valentines Day is a day to relax and enjoy the beautiful things life has to offer – the last thing February 14th should be is stressful. For our lovely guests, we have three packages that are being offered at Hotel Diva, Hotel Union Square and Kensington Park Hotel.

There’s a package for all couples between all price ranges.

The “Cheap Date” package is sure to bring out your inner hipster - playing off of all things "cheap" this package includes a slightly sweet and people pleasing bubbly bottle of Andre Champagne, box of hearts, a little romance kit and more. This package will leave your date thoroughly impressed with your sense of humor and ability to give them a good time, on a dime!

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The next package, “Va-Va Voom" is centered on making the best memories derived from the most simple of actions. The “Va-Va Voom” includes an intimacy kit to unleash the lover in us, a bottle of La Grand Courtage Sparkling Wine, late check out and more. You would be surprised how much your sweetheart will enjoy a simple, loving February 14th.

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And finally, our “True Love” is a special promotion to celebrate those who have been together for 20+ years. Upon check-in, show us any proof -- picture of your marriage certificate, engraved jewelry with your special date, a ceremony invitation, a news article -- anything, really -- and we will reward you! Enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne and a box of delicious chocolates. Your treats will be delivered to you in your room.

There has to be a package here that will satisfy you and your sweetheart. So come on out and enjoy this Valentines Day! 

Tags: Hotel Diva, Personality Hotels, Kensington Park, #kensingtonparkhotel, deals, #hotelunionsquare, champagne, #vavavoom, #vday, #valentinesday, feb14, #cheapdate, #truelove, pacakges

What's your New Years Resolutions?

Posted by Emily Detert on Fri, Jan 11, 2013 @ 02:00 PM

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Now that the dust has settled and the excitement of the Holidays is over, we have been able to give some thought to our goals and aspirations for 2013.

When taking a poll throughout the office of Personality Hotels we received and array of resolutions from simple and sweet to thoughtful and inspiring to simply just naughty. Here are a few of our favorite resolutions.

What are yous?

Tags: Personality Hotels, NYE2012, office talk

President Obama in San Francisco

Posted by Danika Garlotta on Mon, Oct 08, 2012 @ 04:00 PM

Welcome President Obama



Obama just touched down in San Francisco!

Welcome to San Francisco President Obama. We know that nights in SF are difficult to come by so if you need a room in this lovely city, we will take care of you…and your entourage too :)

Did we mention that we have beer too, we thought you might be thirsty.

Personality Hotels in San Francisco is serving up some tasty brew from our friends at Half Moon Bay Brewery. Take a peak at our Presidential Package for a fun way to cast your vote!


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Happy 75th Birthday Golden Gate Bridge

Posted by Nicole Redding on Thu, May 17, 2012 @ 09:00 AM

Not many people can say they were alive to see the birth of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. But imagine, if you could interview someone that was there. A picture may be worth a 1000 words but a first hand interview is priceless.

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Personality Hotels interview with a San Francisco local,     Mr. Personality.


Golden Gate Bridge and a Sombrero

What was your favorite memory of the Golden Gate Bridge?

On May 27th, 1937, I walked accross the Golden Gate Bridge wearing a Mexican sombrero. I was going north toward Marin County and walking back toward San Francisco.  But, why the sombrero you may ask? Simply, because everyone was wearing different costumes and all I owned was a sombrero. I didn’t go out & buy a new outfit or costumes like everyone does now; I used what I had. A sombrero.


What do you remember most during the time the bridge was built?

As the construction crews were close to the finishing the Golden Gate Bridge, I rode my bike to see the final stages. I knew, I was going to walk this unbelievable monument no matter what! Even, if I had to play hooky from work. I did end up calling in sick that day. Best day I spend sick I ever had!

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What was it like to be part of such a historical structure being built in your community? 

It was unbelievable, I asked myself how could they construct this to fit within a single span?

Did you go to the "grand opening" of the bridge?

Yes & I walked it alone. I was 19 year old. My family did not want to go, so I went by myself. I remember that it was a beautiful day with lots of people. They were just walking back & forth across the Golden Gate Bridge. There were no vendors. It felt like it was just me and the Golden Gate Bridge enjoying each others company.

Get Golden Package

If you want to make your own memories with the Golden Gate Bridge, now is the time. On Saturday, May 27th the Golden Gate Bridge celebrates its 75th birthday. Don't miss the birthday party. Instead, plan on getting golden with Personality Hotels this weekend!

Our "GET GOLDEN" Package:

 Celebrating 75 years of the Golden Gate Bridge $65 ($90 Value) 

  • Don't ride solo like Mr. Personality instead have a 2 all day bike rentals from Blazing Saddles
  • A Ghirardelli chocolate bridge (to fully appreciate all that is San Francisco)
  • A pack of healthy snacks 
  • Deluxe accommodations

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    To book click on the link above or contact us at or call us at 800.553.1900


Tags: packages, Personality Hotels, Golden Gate Bridge

A Five Star Yelp Elite Event @ the Hotel Diva

Posted by Nicole Redding on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 @ 05:01 PM

San Francisco's boutique hotel chain, Personality Hotels are known for gaping the distance between residence and hotel: providing guests the best of home life in the most desirable environment away from home. And now thanks to YelpSF, last night Personality Hotels was able to let its hair down and showcase a different side of its "Personality."Yelp Elite Blog image copy resized 600So what is all the Yelping about? 

According to Yelp :
  • Yelp was founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses like dentists, hair stylists and mechanics

Why we <3 Yelp: Real People, Real Reviews!

The Who's Who of Vendors:

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Picayune Cellars-- Picayune is pronounced {pi-ka-’yun}. Where Picayune comes from is Spain. It is a Spanish coin worth half of the value of a “real” one.

Mission Minis-- Big things, come in small packages! No wonder Mission Minis made it to the television show "Cupcake Wars!"

T-We--T-We Tea's motto is ‘we are tea,’ they strive to create an all-encompassing community of tea drinkers.

Hey Cookie-- is a Yelp 5-star bakery located in the Castro. What's more famous than their cookies is Christa's Personality!  

Blue Moon-- Blue Moon was established in 1995 at "The Sandlot" in Dever, Colorado. It didn't take long before Blue Moon won the World's Beer Championship 3 years in a row for their Belgian White. 

San Franola-- It's all about the granola with these guys. They put the 'goodness' back into granola.

Rosenblumcellars-- Rosenblum Cellars is all about the Zin. Rosenblum Cellars is home of some of the highest rated, most-awarded Zins from California’s most highly regarded vineyards.

5th Stitch Collective-- is a men's and women's clothing store located in the Castro. Ask about their Terrariums!

REMRIDG Wines-- is owned by the husband and wife team Jeff and Karen Roberts and a few long-time friends, REMRIDG Wines is a vineyard-driven wine brand. REMRIDG Wines sources 100% of its grapes from FARM Napa Valley clients.

Farm+Cellar-- is grown organically from the media powerhouse that is Third Street Works, Farm+Cellar represents the combination of several proven talents from the advertising, filmmaking, education, food, wine and hospitality industries.

Sudwerks Brewing-- Since it was established in 1989, Ron Broward, Dean Unger and Brewmaster Jay Prahl have been producing award winning lager.

See what some of these Yelpers had to said about us @ the Hotel Diva:

Maria S. said, "You don't need to be a Diva to go here, but you'll feel like one afterwards."

Moua L. said, "Thank you to the YELP team for making these events memorable and Hotel Diva staff for treating us like royalty."

Noel M. said, "I walk past Hotel Diva daily but never gave it a second thought beyond the burlesque-esk window shades.  Inside the vibe continues, this isn't your everyday hotel.  For instance, the themed room packages are unique and if you put a techno beat in the elevators, you've got a party."

Special thanks to photographers, Jorge Nova and Jeremiah. Thank you to DJ SonnyPhono for all the Diva Classics!  

This all was made possible because of Yelp's finest: Jennifer, Nique and Ruggy!

Last but not least, thank you to our partners Perrier for supplying the sparkling water to all of the Yelp Elite writers!

Like what you've read then "Like Us" on Facebook, "Follow us" on Twitter or simply spend the night at one of our hotels to see what all the Yelping is really about!

Tags: hotel union square, Hotel Diva, Personality Hotels, Kensington Park, san francisco, Hospitality, Boutique hotels, Yelp, Sudwerks, Picayune Cellars, REMRIDG Cellars, Mission Minis, Rosenblum Cellars, Hey Cookie!, Blue Moon, Farm+Cellar, San Franola, 5th Stitch Collective, T-We

The Mission in San Francisco- a few spots to see on your next trip!

Posted by Brenna Layne on Fri, Mar 09, 2012 @ 09:36 AM

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The Mission District

The Mission District has turned into the place to be for young people, artists, activists and people just looking to experience culture. The district has so many different businesses for everyone to enjoy: cafes, thrift stores, produce markets, used book stores, trendy restaurants and boutiques. The area is filled with things to do from enjoying a cup of coffee while people watching to taking in the area’s history and rich Latin culture. (best part is it’s right off the 16th st/Mission BART stop)


The Best Places To Start Your Visit:

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Bar Tartine: A popular bakery that combines Tartine’s Californian-Mediterranean style menu with a wine bar. Dark wood floors and tables and along bar overlooking the open kitchen.  

561 Valencia St.


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Yamo: If you love finding those one-of-a-kind and delicious spots to eat, then this place is for you. It’s a small counter-only Burmese restaurant, family run and owned. The food fuses the tastes ofIndia andChina with dishes from delicious rice and noodles to curry. This is the place you want to go if your looking for good food, even if you aren’t a big fan of those dishes, just try it, you may be surprised!        

3406 18th St.


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Idol Vintage: Miss the 80s? Then shop here and have all your best memories come alive again. This store has everything you could have in the 80s, from leg warmers, boxy sweaters along with racks of coats, pants, sweatshirts, jeans and dresses. Those things you never thought you’d see again are here, so get your 80s on!                                                     

3162 16th St.


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Adobe Book Shop: This book store is a must! It has a backroom gallery featuring local artists; it’s often opens up at night for live music and has a great supply of unique books. It has a cozy feeling to it, while still staying hip and you can even grab a book and relax in a comfortable chair.                                                       

3166 16th St.


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Blondie’s Bar and No Grill: This popular bar has purple neon décor, sidewalk seating and an extensive martini menu. It’s always crazy crowded on the weekends, but a good way to have a good time and interact with everyone from everywhere.

540 Valencia St.

Tags: Random Facts, Personality Hotels, san francisco, What to do, Cool, Mission District


Posted by Danika Garlotta on Fri, Mar 02, 2012 @ 10:11 AM

Look what we found! 

Cruising around on the internet we came across some amazing photos of Hotel Union Square. Make sure to check them out and enjoy.

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Posted by Danika Garlotta on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 @ 02:46 PM


In this world of business, cards seem to be a stamp of approval, something that personally identifies you.  Come on, you know you have an over abundance of random business cards hiding in your desk drawer, your fancy business card holder or scattered all over your desk. Don’t you wish you had a cool device that could store all these cards in that you might one day need?

Strolling through the corporate halls of Personality Hotels, we couldn’t help notice that a few people are bringing cool back with ROLODEX’s!!! Yup, that bulky thing that sits on your desk and rotates.

You have to ask yourself what ever happened to the Rolodex in the first place? There hasn’t been some amazing new replacement? Everyone still has business cards, so what happened? What went wrong?

It doesn’t matter because either way, Personality Hotels is bringing the iconic office staple back to being cool.

Ok so maybe only two people are bringing old school back but that doesn’t matter because give us a couple week and guaranteed more people will have these fabulous contraptions sitting on their desks…once again. 

I dare you to come up with a better idea, because it simply doesn’t exist. 

Tags: Personality Hotels, san francisco, What to do, Cool

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Hotel Unions Square's DUGOUT SUITE is featured in this months 805 Living Magazine

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7x7 Magazine names Flamingo Resort & Spa one of the best places to recline in Sonoma!

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