'Tis the season for finding the best gingerbread houses in the city.

To make it a little easier for you, we've put together a list of San Francisco hotels and restaurants with amazing gingerbread houses to feast your eyes upon, including a two-story Victorian made from gingerbread bricks.


The Fairmont's gingerbread mansion is always a sight to behold. Courtesy of The Fairmont

The Gingerbread House at the Fairmont San Francisco

Location: 950 Mason Street, San Francisco

Viewing dates: Through January 1, 2017

Specs: More than 22 feet high, 23 feet wide

Labor of love: The Fairmont San Francisco's culinary team meticulously planned the construction of this year's enormous gingerbread house, which will be equal in size to last year's stunning, "two-story" Victorian.

Candy intake: The house was built with a completely edible exterior using thousands of gingerbread bricks and more than a ton of royal icing and candy décor.

Special additions: Due to popular demand, the gingerbread house's railroad track has been extended, which will delight train nerds. More holiday characters and moving parts have also been added to increase the holiday magic!


One of the castles at the Westin St. FrancisCourtesy of BARTable

Castle at the Westin St. Francis

Location: 335 Powell Street, San Francisco

Viewing dates: Through January 2, 2017

Specs: Each castle is approximately six feet tall

Labor of love: Not one, but two one-of-a-kind castles will be unveiled in the Landmark Lobby.

Special additions: This life-like magical castle features grand circular towers, individual rooms, and colorful illuminated windows. It's also surrounded by holiday sugar cakes.


One of the gingerbread houses in the Marriott's competitionCourtesy of the Marriott

Gingerbread House Competition at the Marriott Marquis

Location: 780 Mission Street, San Francisco

Viewing dates: Through December 28, 2016

Holiday competition: The Marriott challenged its staff to create unique gingerbread houses. As such, there are 24 various gingerbread houses for guests to enjoy, and visitors can cast their votes for their favorites. If you can't make it to the hotel lobby, you can simply vote on their Facebook page where they have posted pictures of each contender.


Ferry Building replica gingerbread houseCourtesy of Waterbar

Gingerbread House at Waterbar

Location: 399 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Viewing dates: Through December 31, 2016

Specs: Six feet long, 2.5 feet tall.

Design: This year's display is a replica of the neighboring Ferry Building, depicting the architectural beauty of the city landmark. Also included is a festive farmers market scene and holiday touches.

Labor of love: Created by pastry chef Angela Salvatore, the replica was made with 61 cups (or 18 pounds) of flour, 36 teaspoons cinnamon, 16 teaspoons ginger, 18 sticks of butter, 13.5 cups corn syrup, 11.5 cups brown sugar, and 18 pounds of powdered sugar.


Gingerbread Castle made by Bob's Steak & Chop House at the Omni hotelCourtesy of the Omni

Bob's Gingerbread Castle at the Omni

Location: 500 California Street, San Francisco

Viewing dates: It will be taken down by December 29th.

Specs: Approximately 5 feet, 4 inches tall.

Labor of love: Courtesy of Bob's Steak & Chop House, construction of this massive confectionary required two months, seven people, 40 sheets of gingerbread, and 30 pounds of candy! Too large to move through a conventional door, the gingerbread castle was transferred to the Omni lobby on a dolly through the staff entrances.