San Francisco Hotels
Cable cars are now a symbol of San Francisco.
California's landmark statewide smokefree law$B!!(Bprotects millions of Californians
from secondhand smoke exposure.
In January 1995, many of California's enclosed public places and workplaces
went smokefree, and restaurants
and bars went to 100% smokefree in January 1998.
In 2009, the city of Boston enforced all hotels and motels a total smoking
ban inside, excluding a guest room.
Further, Marriott and Sheraton in North America announced to abolish all rooms which allow smoking, and
declared to be smoke-free. Small number of hotel, e.g. Hilton San Francisco
Union Square, provides a smoking
room; however, the percentage to total rooms is merely 1.6%.
Smoking ban in hotels in San Francisco, California
The Fairmont San Francisco
(L) The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco (M) Sir Francis Drake Hotel (R) Mark
Hopkins San Francisco
(L) San Francisco Marriott Union Square (M) Renaissance Stanford Court
(R) The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
(L)JW Marriott Hotel San Francisco Union Square (M) Renaissance Stanford
(R) Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Smoking Ban in Hotels at the Union Square 2012
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square: 1195 rooms/all non-smoking
Sir Francis Drake Hotel: 416 all non-smoking
Renaissance Stanford Court Hotel: 393 rooms/all non-smoking
The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco: 335 rooms/all nonsmoking
The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, 591rooms/all nonsmoking
$B"((BThe Fairmont hotel removed all smoking rooms and became smoke-free in May
However, a hotel guest may smoke on the balcony in 74 suite rooms of the
San Francisco Marriott Union Square 400 rooms/all non-smoking
JW Marriott Hotel San Francisco Union Square 337rooms/all non-smoking
Mark Hopkins San Francisco: 380 rooms/all non-smoking
Grand Hyatt San Francisco: 659 rooms/all non-smoking
Hilton San Francisco Union Square: 1,908 rooms/smoking 32 rooms ( 1.68%
$B"((BSmoking Rooms are located on the 14th floor of the Tower 2.
Hotel Nikko San Francisco: 532 rooms/ all non-smoking
Sheraton San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
Holiday Inn, Marriott and Raddison hotels at San Francisco Fisherman's
(L) No-smoking sign at Marriottl (R) Hilton Hotel at San Francisco Fisherman's
Smoking Ban in Hotels at the Fisherman's Wharf 2012
Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel: 531 rooms/all non-smoking
Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf: 313 rooms/smoking 5 rooms ( 1.60% )*
Hilton Sanfrancisco Fisherman's Wharf: 230 rooms/all nonsmoking
$B"((BSmoking is allowed on the first floor courtyard.
Holiday Inn San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf: 585 rooms/all nonsmoking
Raddison Hotel Fisherman's Wharf: 355 rooms/all nonsmoking
San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf: 285 rooms/all nonsmoking
Legend: * Total guest rooms at the hotel/The numbers of smoking rooms
( The percentage of smoking rooms to total rooms )
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a non-smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.
$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Tokyo
$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Korea
$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Macau
$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Bangkok
$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Hong Kong
$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Vancouver
$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Seattle
$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels at San Francisco
$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Shanghai
$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Nice
$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Austria
$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Germany
$B!!(BNon-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Switzerland
Total smoking Ban in hotels at Moscow, Russia
Total smoking Ban in hotels at Saint Pertersburg, Russia
$B!!(BSmoking ban in hotels of Canberra and Sydney
$B!!(BSmoking ban in hotels of Gold Coast
Smoke-free hotels in Japan
Smoke-free hotels in Tokyo
Smoke-free hotels in Kyoto and Nara, Japan
A partial smoking bans in hotels do not protect guests from dangers of
Hotels, that have both smoking and non-smoking rooms, do not adequately
protect people from the dangers
of tobacco. That is the conclusion of a new San Diego State University
study published in the Journal Tobacco
Researchers took air quality readings and tested surfaces for evidence
of tobacco-smoke in a random sample
of San Diego hotel rooms. Ten hotels had complete smoking bans, while 30
others had some dedicated non-
smoking rooms. Compared with hotels that prohibit smoking, hotels with
only partial ban had higher surface
and air nicotine levels.
That was true even in the non-smoking rooms in hotels with a partial ban. Only five U.S. states, Indiana,
Michigan, North Dakota, Vermond and Wisconsin, require all motels and hotel
rooms to be smoke free. Four
cities in California, including Santa Monica, have such a law. Researchers
say guests who want to avoid
tobacco exposure should stay only in smoke-free hotels.
Source: KPBS, San Diego, May 15, 2013
US West Coast and National Parks 2012
Midwestern US and at San Francisco
Seattle 01 Seattle 02 Amtrak to Glacier National Park Glacier National Park Grand Teton National Parks
Yellowstone National Park 01 Yellowstone National Park 02
San Francisco 01 San Francisco 02 Hotels in San Francisco UCSF Medical Center
Smoking ban in National Parks Smoking control in Midwestern US and at San Francisco
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The article was written in July 2012, and all photographs were taken in
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
An information was added in May 2013, October 2014 and August 2016.