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“All that glitters is not gold!” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Adagio, Autograph Collection
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   550 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102   |  
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“All that glitters is not gold!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I have Marriott Gold status and so figured I'd try this new addition to their downtown hotels, rather than go to a more regular haunt. Unfortunately on arrival, there was no valet and we were left to go in to reception and find them ourselves.

There's clearly been some investment in to the hotel with new furniture and an impressive lobby. I was lucky enough to be upgraded to a corner room (thank you) which gave a me a good amount of room with a small seating area and a decent desk.

Whilst the room was fine, the bathroom felt grungy - albeit clean. Room service took 30minutes for breakfast when they said 15 and I had a similar issue to a previous reviewer with the $20 credit being only partially applied to my breakfast.

I had high hopes of enjoying a little luxury, but sadly I'll have to find somewhere else to enjoy it.

Room Tip: Go for a corner room if you can.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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WarmRegards, General Manager at Hotel Adagio, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Dear Travelsmart101,

We appreciate your time in providing us with your insight on your recent experience with us. We apologize for the inconveniences you faced and our oversight in applying the correct amount of credit from your coupon. We have resolved the miscommunication with the members of our staff to ensure that this does not happen again. Your valued feedback is appreciated as we rely on your insight to inform us of our successes and where consideration for improvements should be made. Again, please accept our apologies for failing to deliver the luxurious, comfortable experience you deserve and should expect from our hotel. Your continued Marriott loyalty is greatly appreciated.

Best,
Michael Pace, General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

As a Marriott Platinum Premier staying way over 100 nights per year and often in SF I figured I would try this new hotel to the Marriott club....I will probably not be back.

It is in a decent location but it is in the shadier border of the Tenderloin. There are many better Marriott's near the Adagio.

Upon approach to the hotel there was no where to park and no Valet outside to unload luggage so I had to go around the block....twice...parked but still no Valet...went inside and had to find somebody to take the car.

Nice but small lobby with okay bar/small restaurant...the bar staff are very nice.

The rooms are tired and kinda grungy. The hotel has cheap but very modern looking furniture in a fairly crappy room with very thin doors and poor sound proofing. The TV did not work and took a while to get it fixed...the maintenance guy was very nice but he was out of breath and said he was VERY busy fixing things on several floors at the same time. Clearly lots of things break and they are understaffed. I told him the air conditioning was not working...he tried but could not fix it...room was in the upper 70s during my stay.

Room service was to be about 30 minutes or so they said. It was 75 minutes. The food was warm not hot....again the guy said he was sorry but he was very busy as lots of people were ordering food since it was ~6-7pm...perhaps more staff are in order.

No coffee maker in the room...lame

Finally, I had a coupon for $20 worth of food and it stated that the tip and tax were included. I used it for breakfast (very nice waiter). He told me with the coupon I fully covered and could just go...I did...upon check out they had ~$5 added to my bill from breakfast. I asked for them to explain and they said it must have been the tip, tax, or simply more than $20. No offer to resolve or fix. I was in a rush to get to the airport and $5 is not that big of a deal, but not the best service.

Overall okay hotel but many flaws and with great options near here there is little reason to stay at this hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WarmRegards, General Manager at Hotel Adagio, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Dear Brad S,

We are very disappointed to learn that we missed our mark at providing an impressive stay. Our guests' feedback is always taken seriously and is extremely important to us. The various miscommunications and inconveniences described in your review are unacceptable and will not be overlooked. We have immediately followed up on your comments with the appropriate members of our staff to further investigate the details of your experience. Thank you for bringing your stay to our attention. We appreciate your Marriott loyalty and hope to have the opportunity to exceed your expectations and deliver an improved stay in the future.

Sincerely,
Michael Pace, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We purchased a night at the Hotel Adagio thru Groupon. We were looking for a Boutique Hotel near Union Square. We didn't know anything about this hotel, but the Trip Advisor ratings were good. From the minute we walked in the door, we knew we had found a gem of a hotel. The lobby was inviting and spotless. Every member of the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Special thanks to Kim Ferguson for her special assistance.

Our corner room, located on the the 11th floor was spacious and very comfortable and quiet. We had fabulous views of the skyline as well. This hotel has been renovated recently and the attention to every detail was evident. They offer a well equipped fitness center and complimentary Starbucks Coffee. What more could we want?.......Complimentary WIFI. WIFI was available for a daily fee, which really surprised us.

Overall, I would strongly recommend this hotel for its location, amenities and incredible staff. When we return to San Francisco, we hope it will be to stay at the Adagio again.

Room Tip: We loved our 11th floor corner room with great city views.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WarmRegards, General Manager at Hotel Adagio, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Dear Desertdweller2877,

What a pure delight and honor to be names your gem in the heart of San Francisco! It was our extreme pleasure to provide you with our newly renovated accommodations and incredible customer service. It is wonderful to hear that you felt welcomed and comfortable from the moment you walked through our doors. Thank you for your high recommendation of our San Francisco hotel! We are thrilled that you will be returning to stay at Hotel Adagio on your next visit to our amazing city!

Warm Regards,
Michael Pace, General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights and had a lovely stay. Yes there are homeless people but in San Fran this is not unusual. A 4 min walk to union sq the hotel is on the very outskirts of the tenderloin - most central locations are close to the homeless (where money is!). The room was cleaned and decorated to a high standard. The housekeeping were very efficient (I left notes asking for shower cap etc and when we retuned it was there). In the lobby there is fresh water - with mint&cucumber or strawberry infusion etc, a nice added touch. The Mortimer bar is lovely to relax in and the food we had delicious. We would definitely stay here again.
The only downfall is the wifi - $9.95 (plus tax) per day - which is ridiculous when you can get it free a few doors down in a cafe. Our wifi didn't work the second day so we were refunded but still grudged paying for wifi on the days we had it. Travelling from the uk we needed wifi as roaming cost were extortionate so payed for wifi!! our 4* rating would have been 5* if the wifi was free and good strength. Good stay however!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WarmRegards, General Manager at Hotel Adagio, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear MScott18,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Adagio during your recent visit to the U.S. It is quite thrilling for our entire staff to receive your wonderful compliments on our hotel, services and location. Also, thank you for your valued suggestions, as we rely on your input to inform us of our successes as well as areas where improvements should be considered. We are very excited that you would definitely stay with us again, and hope that it will be very soon!

Best,
Michael Pace, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Hotel Adagio is a perfect place to stay for a trip to San Francisco, the hotel is located just a few minutes walk from Union Square and therefor easy excess to the rest of the city making it perfect for a sightseeing trip. The hotel has recently been refurbished and is very modern and smart. The staff could not do enough for you both on arrival and throughout the rest of our stay. The room was furnished beautifully and the bed very comfortable. The only slight down side was the view from the window but we spent so much time seeing the city this really didn't matter. I would 100% recommend this hotel for your stay in this fantastic city.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WarmRegards, General Manager at Hotel Adagio, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Dear Jacob N,

Hotel Adagio truly is the perfect place to stay while visiting San Francisco! Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed your experience at our newly renovated hotel. Your 5 star rating and high recommendation are very much appreciated by our staff. We enjoy doing all that we can to ensure that our guests enjoy each and every moment of their experience with us. We want you as our loyal guest and will anxiously await the opportunity to earn yet another 5 star rating on your return visit.

With Much Appreciation,
Michael Pace, General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I booked four rooms for Hotel Adagio to stay for one week. Three of us arrived very late for our check in but were still greeted warmly by a wonderful receptionist by the name of Whitney. She assisted with placing us on the same floor and within close proximity of each other. She even told us the details of each room. The final person to arrive in our party was also treated royally. The rest of the staff were very polite and prompt with request calls.

The rooms are large (for San Francisco) and comfortable in design. Bedding was great and the bed itself gave comfortable nights of sleep. The location allowed us to walk comfortably to the Moscone for our meetings.

The price for the rooms was reasonable considering that we were attending a conference at the Moscone and the entire Union Square had higher hotel prices for April 11-18.

The flavored water in the lobby and the complimentary Starbucks Tea and Coffee throughout the day was very welcome. I will definitely recommend this hotel to anyone planning a stay in San Francisco.

Room Tip: Corner room 1100 has a large closet and a couch for the seating area. The room lights are a bit pale...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WarmRegards, General Manager at Hotel Adagio, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Dear avjeth,

Thank you for your one week stay at Hotel Adagio. We are thrilled to hear of your delightful stay with us! All of your compliments on our superior customer service, spacious and sophisticated rooms and great amenities are greatly appreciated. Thank you for recognizing our efforts to always provide exceptional service. It is our sincere pleasure to treat our guests like royalty, and it's extremely rewarding to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for recommending Hotel Adagio to family and friends. We hope that your future travel plans bring you back to San Francisco to see us again soon!

Best,
Michael Pace, General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I have mixed feelings about Hotel Adagio. We were in town for a business conference and the location was very convenient, near Union Square and close to the Moscone Center. The holtel was newly renovated, but our room was not quite ready. First, the staff were very friendly; the beds were comfortable; we appreciated the coffee service in the lobby. But our room was very dusty; there was a dirty washcloth hanging from the shower curtain left over from the previous guest; the vent over the bathroom sink was missing, so there was a hole in the ceiling over the sink; and the closet door was stuck and couldn't move. We also hated that they charged for WiFi and internet access via ethernet!! I think this comes from being a faux boutique, Hotel Adagio belongs to Marriott. The housekeeping staff was very stingy with soap and towels, by our last day we were down to a sliver of soap.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from Geary
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WarmRegards, General Manager at Hotel Adagio, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Dear vacyclist27,

We are very disappointed to hear that we failed provide the quality of amenities and service you deserved during your recent stay at our hotel. We have immediately followed up on your comments to ensure this remains an isolated incident. Thank you for completing the review and bringing these details to our attention. On your next visit to our area, we hope you will decide to stay with us again and give us an opportunity to deliver the impressive experience that our loyal guests have come to enjoy.

Best Regards,
Michael Pace, General Manager
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Address: 550 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
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:
#20 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#23 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#31 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#49 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#62 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Adagio, Autograph Collection 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Adagio recently reopened after a 6-month renovation. Hotel Adagio features a fresh design that bridges its Spanish Colonial Revival architectural roots to a clean and contemporary design aesthetic. In the heart of San Francisco's theater, dining and shopping districts, the Adagio is the perfect destination for exploring whether you're visiting on business or pleasure. Uniquely San Franciscan and clearly Californian, the new Hotel Adagio offers a pace and atmosphere that is luxuriant and aromatic. ... more   less 
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