Hotel is San Francisco's rock-and-roll guesthouse, a reputation it
earned for its popularity among music world visitors. Built in 1955 as
the Caravan Lodge, the hotel in the Tenderloin was a stomping ground for
Hollywood celebrities in the 1950s and 60s. Renovated in 1987 by its new
owner, Joie de Vivre Hospitality, the Phoenix has more than 250 original
works of art in its rooms and courtyard. The best known of these
is Francis Forlenza's pool-bottom mural, "My Fifteen Minutes/Tumbling Waves."