Stayed over the New year in 2012. I got a follow-up call from the hotel after my on-line reservation (I was really surprised, never happened before) because I booked 2 rooms under my name and they checked if it was not a double booking. I mentioned that we were traveling with the kids and would like rooms "close to each other". Got a nice surprise at the check-in, not only they took note of it but up-graded the kids room so that we had a connecting room. The bellboy made a lot of efforts to welcome us through the room.
We had wonderful bay views (make sure to select your view when booking) and got to see the fireworks from the windows! WooW We saw sunrise and sunset colors as well as bridge lightings...it was a real pleasure to look through the windows, including bathroom with large view!
The bathroom is a little old fashion considering the price of the room, the beds were great.The room located at the corner of the floor was very quiet, which was pleasant considering the season. We had no elevators/door smashing, neighbors noise coming through. The financial district is not the busiest one during the holidays (walked to Chinatown on the first night) but the view is worth the choice.
The main disappointment was the breakfast, a la carte and very slow service, between the lobby and the elevators. We would have loved a buffet, so on Jan. 1st we just took it in the room before heading back to the airport. I didn't see any other restaurant so it seems short on dining options.
Overall it is an expensive hotel but I compared with same level hotels in SF in detail before booking and I still think that it was a good option. We had a marvelous stay!
- Also Known As:
- Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco Hotel
- Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco Hotel San Francisco
- Mandarin Oriental San Francisco
- Mandarin Oriental
- Mandarin San Francisco
- San Francisco Mandarin
- San Francisco Mandarin Oriental
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 158-room Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is located in the heart of the city and offers unparalleled panoramic views of the bay and beyond from the top 11 floors of San Francisco's third tallest building, 345 California Center. Having recently completed an extensive refurbishment during its 25th Anniversary year with the addition of Brasserie S&P restaurant and bar, and an 8,000 square foot Spa and Fitness Center, the hotel is consistently ranked among the world's top hotels by leading authorities. Features include Conde Nast Traveler 'Hot List' 2013 and Readers Choice Awards 2012 'Top 25 Hotels in N. California', Institutional Investor's 'World's Best Hotels 2012', Travel + Leisure 'World's Best Hotels' Awards 2011, U.S. News & World Report's 'Hotels in the USA', and is one of Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report's 2011 'Top 20 City Hotels in the World'. ... more less
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