Alise Hotel: Review

Allie and I love, love, love to travel. We have stayed in A LOT of hotels in the last few years, some good and some not so good. Here is how the Alise Hotel in San Francisco stacks up!

Staypineapple Hotels

The Alise Hotel is a Staypineapple Hotel. Staypineapple is a boutique hotel chain. Currently, they have locations in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, and Chicago.



Today a lot of hotels are cookie cutter clones, but Staypineapple hotels are not all the same. They are modern, fun and stylish hotels found in urban locations.


Now, about The Alise.


The Location

The Alise Hotel is located in Union Square, San Francisco. I loved staying in Union Square. There is tons of amazing shopping and great restaurants. Some of the best views in San Francisco can be seen from the rooftop bars in Union Square.


The one downside is that it is in close proximity to the Tenderloin. You will remember if you read my San Francisco Travel Guide, that this is the rough area of San Francisco. I noticed a lot of homeless people around the hotel and didn’t feel safe when I had to walk down the street alone. This is unavoidable though because of how close Union Square and the Tenderloin are to each other.



The Room

Our room at the Alise Hotel was absolutely beautiful. The decor was simplistic with neutral colours and bold gold accents. They use pineapples in their decor wherever possible but make sure to do it tastefully. My favourite instance was the black wallpaper in the closet that had tiny gold pineapple accents.



What really set our room apart? The bed! It was one of the best sleep I have ever had in a hotel. Instead of one large duvet to share Allie and me, each had our own cozy duvet to ourselves. This allowed us to cuddle if we wanted but do not have to fight over the blankets (something that happens every single night with us). The fact there was a cute teddy husky on the bed that you can buy to support charity.



My heart broke, but sored, a little when I noticed they thought Lily would be coming with us. The Alise Hotel is pet-friendly and we had miscommunicated with them a bit and they set up Lily her own corner of the room. They had a cozy yellow bed set up with pineapple dog bowls for food and water. They also had a tin of treats and a roll of poop bags for her.



The Vibe

Allie and I don’t always get to travel fancy. We are still pretty young and have only just finished university. This doesn’t allow us to stay in 5-star hotels all the time. Staying at the Alise however, I felt like royalty. There was a doorman who helped us with our bags and took them right to our room.



All of the staff was extremely friendly and chatty. They really made us feel welcomed!



The Bar

In the lobby of the Alise is the Pineapple Bistro. This is not only the perfect place to grab coffee in the morning but the perfect place to sit and grab a drink in the evening. The bartender was super friendly and attentive and we met some really nice locals here!


Final Thoughts

I loved staying at the Alise Hotel and would go back in a heartbeat. The friendly staff, amazing decor, and fun pineapple themed atmosphere really did it for me.



I’m hoping that we can stay at another Staypineapple hotel in the future!




  1. November 21, 2017 / 11:34 am

    That hotel looks awesome! I didn’t know that Staypineapple Hotels existed, but will have to add them to my list next time we visit one of those cities!

    • November 21, 2017 / 7:32 pm

      You totally should! It was such an amazing stay. I am sure all of their locations are as good as this was!

  2. November 18, 2017 / 2:49 am

    This looks like such a cute, fun hotel! Anywhere with friendly staff is a place worth visiting for me, haha. It’s funny that they allow (and reserve spots for) pets as well. Seems like a nice experience!

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    • November 19, 2017 / 5:46 pm

      The staff definitely helped make the trip great. It was such a fun trip!!

  3. November 17, 2017 / 8:33 am

    Looks like a welcoming place to stay. Staff is so important to making the experience complete.

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