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Omni San Francisco Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   500 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 (Financial District)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Laguna Beach
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“Always a pleasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

I have stayed here several times. It is a lovely, historic hotel, very comfortable lobby.
The lobby was decorated for Christmas. It is a good central location, easy to walk to many sights and fantastic restaurants. Of course, parking is always a nightmare in a major city.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

This was a great hotel. They had fresh fruit and cold tea everyday. The breakfast was delicious. The location was very handy - right by China Town and easy access to the Cable Car. You could walk to great shopping. The room was clean and nice.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Overnighted in San Francisco on our way to Chicago from Sydney. Great location. Easy walking distance to Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf. Staff at hotel showed us a walking route from hotel to Fisherman's Wharf back up through Chinatown and on to Union Square.

After a long flight from Sydney we decided to eat at Bob's Lounge in the hotel. Great food. Would recommend the Omni for a stopover or longer stay in San Francisco.

Room Tip: Booked a premier room to ensure a quieter room and joined Select Guess to receive free wi-fi.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Would highly recommend this hotel. Reasonable walk to everything. You gotta walk in San Fran. Financial district so short walk to north beach, market street etc.
Staff wonderful, especially Joey who booked all our tours. Short walk to restaurants. Will go again and stay there

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We loved, loved, loved our stay at the Omni San Francisco from the moment we arrived. The bell hops were so friendly & welcoming. Our 2 children received back packs with toys (explorer type stuff). We had the adjoining room next to the children's fantasy suite, which was adorable and had bunk beds, child sized robes, step stool & rubber duckys in the bathroom, stuffed animals, games, books, toys, a "mini fridge" filled with milk, choc milk & yogurt. The snacks were above the fridge (just high enough to be out of sight of our little ones) and included cereal, skittles, m&ms. The drinks were 50 cents & the snacks $1.00. That was a pleasant surprise. Each afternoon, fresh cookies & milk were also delivered to our room. The kids loved the stay too & it took some coaxing to even get them to leave so we could explore the city. Fantastic stay & highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

Amazing location, just a block away from Chinatown. Our three year old was treated to milk and cookies minutes after being taken to our very cute room. Beautiful old-world elegance without the stuffiness. Smaller rooms, very nicely appointed. Marble tops in the bathroom, huge tub and nice fixtures, where's the vent though? Some construction going on next door, only in the afternoon though, and not in the morning, as I had feared. If we had stayed longer, a successful naptime might have been an issue for our toddler.

Without fail, every single person on the staff was friendly and took extra time to chat, give tips, and make us feel like our comfort was very important to them, from the front desk reception, to the bellhop, to the valet, to the manager, to the host at the restaurant as we were walking through to access the entrance from the east side!

If you're not an Omni member, join immediately, and get free internet and other perks. It's free, so why not?

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

The Omni San Francisco was perfect for our stay from June 30 - July 4 . The rooms were quite large and very nicely appointed. The front desk staff was very helpful and welcoming. All of our needs were taken care of immediately, such as providing a crib for our baby.

The location of the hotel is not located next to any main tourist attractions in SF, however the location is very central. The California St. Cable Car line is in front of the hotel. The Ferry Building is a short 10 minute walk. Alcatraz Cruises is a 20 minute walk. Chinatown is within 5 minutes and Union Square is 10 minutes. There is also a MUNI Subway station 5 minutes away. Just keep in mind that since the hotel is located in the Financial District very little remains open on the weekends or in the evening, however this wasn't much of a problem for us.

Make sure you sign up for their frequent guest program, it entitles you to a free morning beverage and free wi-fi.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Omni San Francisco Hotel

Address: 500 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Financial District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#1 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Omni San Francisco Hotel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Omni San Francisco Hotel provides luxury accommodations in the heart of downtown San Francisco - the jewel of California. This beautiful downtown hotel is located right on the cable car line and is only a short walk to Union Square, the San Francisco neighborhood that has become a mecca for high-end shopping and art galleries. Ideal for a romantic getaway, the Omni San Francisco Hotel offers modern amenities in a boutique ambiance due to its Florentine Renaissance architecture. Built as a bank in 1926, the lobby is adorned with Italian marble, rich fabrics and Austrian crystal chandeliers.This classic elegance makes the hotel the perfect location for a memorable wedding reception. Bob's Steak & Chop House has carved out a reputation as one of America’s great steak houses. From great food to attentive and seasoned wait staff, Bob’s Steak & Chop House offers an unmatched dining experience in the heart of San Francisco. Located just 20 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. ... more   less 
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