San Francisco Suites


December 18, 2021

 Dear San Francisco Suites Owner and Friends,

 The colorful, festive lights are on no matter where you look as San Francisco celebrates the holidays. You can view the lights on Nob Hill at Huntington Park, City Hall is ablaze in red and green, Financial area with the Sales Tower light show, and Union Square with the 80-foot tree and lights, as skaters twirl around the rink. Even the cable cars are decorated in holiday wreaths and have Christmas lights thanks to the creative efforts of cable car conductor, Val Lupez.

 So, a terrific way to start your December visit would be to take a taxi tour in the early evening all around the city and then end the evening at Golden Gate Park to view the “Night Bloom” at the Conservatory of Flowers.

Returning to the Suites on Pine Street, you will enter thru the grand black and brass grilled gate after being buzzed in by staff to find the lobby that looks like a Charles Dickens Christmas.

 The perfect glistening Christmas tree, wreathes. poinsettia plants and toy nutcrackers cast a warm glow, while holiday music plays to welcome you home. There is the fragrance of evergreen and hot spiced cider in the air and if it is 4:30 pm then a glass of wine is ready for you to take to your room.

 There are many events in the city to experience during the holiday season. The “Messiah “is performing at Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill while the high-flying circus act, “Dear San Francisco “is performing stories about the City by the Bay in North Beach at Club Fugazi.

 If you want an elegant dinner but prefer to dine outside, the Italian restaurant Perbacco on California Street has a great parklet with warming lamps. Try the pappardelle with short ribs which is fantastic. The new Greek restaurant, Estiaforia Ornos by Michael Mina, with a seafood menu, is next door and there is also the old stand by Tadich Grill which has inside dining but now takes reservations.

 To end the evening, jump on the California cable car and head up to Nob Hill to view the Gingerbread House at the Fairmont and then cross the street to the iconic Top of the Mark at the Mark Hopkins Hotel for an after-dinner drink.

 San Francisco received a last-minute reprieve last week on the mask mandate for offices and gyms. So, offices can let the staff work together without a mask if everyone is vaccinated. So, the Board meeting on January 15 will be held in person if everyone is vaccinated. We will also have the technology set up to Zoom the meeting, so owners who are not at the Suites can also attend. Please look for the agenda that will be posted on the website on January 8 for the Zoom invitation.

 December 10, the property tax bills were due, but many new owners will not receive the tax bill since City Hall has been closed for two years and has just reopened.

 You can locate your tax bill and pay it online by accessing the website: 

 Property Tax Payments

Enter Block 0256T (all owners) Lot which is your share number 030P must be 3 numbers

 You can print out the bill or pay online.

 I encourage all owners, who did not receive a bill to look at the website so that you do not have late fees or penalties. If you have any questions, contact me at

 Lastly, the March BOD Election will be held on Saturday, March 12.

 There will be two positions open. The Call for Nomination notice will go out on the first week of January. If you are interested in running for the Board, please get your one-page resume ready.

 If you are still searching for the perfect gift, why not give the experience of staying at the San Francisco Suites for 7 days a year and owning a slice of real estate in San Francisco.

 I will be happy to assist you.

 Please find the November BOD minutes and newly revised Rules and Regulations below.

 November BOD minutes

 Rules and Regulations

  Happy Holidays,

 Cynthia Reid
General Manager
San Francisco Suites