easy access to everything. Great for when you're lugging your shopping hauls and you don't have to walk so far back! Hotel offered a very friendly, helpful staff, it was clean, & the amenities were second to none. Great happy hour & gym was worth getting up for just for the sunrise & view. Bartenders were knowledgeable of area & offered sound advice that proved true about sights & restaurants. Location is unbeatable if you're sightseeing - close to wharf, ferry building, North Beach, and of course Union Square. Cable car & busses are close too. It was a very enjoyable stay.