Best Place to Put Up Visiting Hipsters - 2004
If you'd like your visiting hipster friends to stop crashing on your couch, point them to the Triton, a funky boutique hotel off Union Square. For your pals who want to see the wild and crazy side of the city, the best bet is the "So Hip It Hurts" package: For $289 a night, you get accommodations in one of the hotel's celebrity suites plus a $65 tattoo or piercing credit at Mom's Body Shop on Haight Street. The celebrity suites were designed by the likes of Jerry Garcia, Carlos Santana, and Graham Nash (who called his "The Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"), and today's rock stars still stay at the Triton from time to time. The whole place has a cool vibe: Employees' art hangs on the walls, it's an easy walk to most of the city's downtown destinations, and the staff is helpful and friendly.